Alan Kurdi was a three-year-old Syrian boy of Kurdish ethnic background who made headlines around the world after being drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, as part of the Syrian refugee crisis. Photographs of the toddler’s body were taken by journalist Nilufer Demir and quickly spread around the world, prompting an international response. Because Kurdi’s family…

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“On Sept 28th, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in New York City to receive an impressively named award — the World Statesman of the Year — bestowed by a U.S.-based inter-faith group. Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger, himself a 1999 World Statesmen of the Year awardee, gave a glowing introduction to the prime minister. He characterized Harper…

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