‘Targeted for extermination’: Harper says prioritizing Christian and religious minority refugees isn’t discriminatory

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says his government’s policy of prioritizing certain refugees, primarily Christians and other religious minorities, isn’t discriminatory.

The government is merely prioritizing those Christians and other Muslim minorities — as opposed to Muslim Sunnis and Shiites — who are being targeted by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, Harper said this week.

“We are giving priority to the people who are the most vulnerable,” Harper said during a campaign event in Richmond, B.C.