“Wearing Muslim skullcaps, colorful turbans of Indian Sikhs or hip beanies of secular university students, thousands protested at the largest mosque in India’s capital on Friday, a turbulent scene that played out in multiple cities across the country.”
Six months before he made a refugee claim in Toronto, Canadian security officials deemed retired Brig.-Gen. Khaled Saber Abdelhamed Zahw “inadmissible” to Canada because of national security concerns.
“The Liberal Party believes that terrorists should get to KEEP their Canadian citizenship … because I do,” Justin Trudeau told a Winnipeg town hall. “And I’m willing to take on ANYONE who disagrees with that.”
Jack Letts — dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by British media — could be prosecuted and jailed in Canada if there’s evidence of wrongdoing, and would make for a powerful voice against radicalization, said the father.
Zakaria Amara is a convicted terrorist, serving a life sentence for his role in a plot to murder scores of Canadians. And now, thanks to a Trudeau government bill passed through the Senate,Amara will be given the privilege of Canadian citizenship.
Federal auditor general Sylvain Ricard recently probed whether all three government agencies involved in refugee determinations have been consistently processing asylum claims in an efficient and timely manner. The audit found Canada’s refugee system has a backlog of asylum claims that is worse now than ever before.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale immediately stated there is no known connection to national security. According to this Liberal MP, there never is. As in the case of the Danforth Syrian refugee who murdered two teenage Canadian girls in cold blood, the idea a connection to radical Islam exists is a near-impossibility
It’s not just for our sake, but for theirs as well. Because the longer we allow cultural and linguistic silos to flourish, the more likely it is that we will get a Trump-sized backlash here.
Three of the amendments cause the concern: reducing the amount of time spent in Canada before applying for citizenship; limiting the requirement to speak one of the two official languages; and, eliminating the “intent to reside” provision.
“The changes to our recruitment process outlined today will allow us to continue building a diverse workforce so that we are better able to serve all Canadians.”