Open letter to MP Ryan Leef:
It was with horror and disbelief that I viewed an online video on Global National News dated June 26, entitled “Federal Conservatives use ISIS propaganda in political attack ads.” The ad showed several clips of ISIS videos of people about to die in horrible ways.
These people, whose faces are very visible, belong to families who have lost them to terrible atrocities. I am sure you are not without sympathy and respect for their grief. Your ad, however, does not convey this. Rather, it is an exploitation of these horrendous circumstances.
There is a place for legitimate discussion of various foreign policy options; this attack ad does nothing to advance that discussion. Surely you can convey your message without resorting to such appalling and disrespectful advertising.
Judy Harwood Dabbs