This Pakistani student's obsession with Justin Trudeau is pure gold

Published: February 19, 2017
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PESHAWAR: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s love for and association with the Muslim community in Canada has the won heart and soul of 16-year-old Muhammad Harris Khan in Peshawar.

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Pakistan has taken its Justin Trudeau obsession to another level

Impressed by Trudeau’s gesture of dressing in Muslim clothes and praying alongside Muslims before praising Islam in a lecture at a mosque on July 2, 2013. Harris has the Canadian prime minister all over his room, social media and mobile phone.

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“Trudeau’s deep love and association with Canadian Muslim impressed me and I love him very much,” Harris shared.

The ninth-grader, who is already called Trudeau by his classmates, wants to change his name to Harris Trudeau. He uses Photoshop to edits himself into pictures with Trudeau in them. He then puts them up in his room and on his social media accounts.

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“My friends laugh at me for the things I do, but I told them that God will fulfil my dream and I will meet Trudeau once in my life,” he said while speaking to the Express Tribune. “It is my dream to meet Trudeau and take pictures with him.”

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The young man, who lost his father at an early age, lives on Kohat road in Peshawar with his two elder brothers. Though he has an uncle working abroad, Harris is not interested in leaving Pakistan. “I am not keen on visiting Canada [specifically]. I just want to meet Trudeau anywhere,” he said.

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Speaking to The Express Tribune, Harris said Trudeau strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a Quebec Mosque in January 2017, and acknowledged that victims were attacked because of their religion, “and showed solidarity” by telling Canadian Muslims that the nation was with them.

“I hated politics but this man impressed me. Now I want to join politics after graduation and follow Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who wins the heart of people everywhere in the world,” he shares.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Shuaib
    Feb 20, 2017 - 4:50AM

    So sweet.Recommend

  • AK
    Feb 20, 2017 - 2:14PM

    What an idea to get Canadian citizenship easily !!!Recommend

  • Saeed Masood
    May 11, 2017 - 1:42PM

    Copy him really…not only photo shots…follow your dream to his success story…Recommend

  • shaukat ali
    May 11, 2017 - 1:49PM

    Justin Trudeau, like his illustrious Father, is a gentleman. This young leader is so humane, so modest that that every one, young and old, get to like him and and love him. Carry on Justin and, Stay Blessed. Amen.Recommend

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