Monday, December 19, 2005

The Globe and Mail: Canada says no to border fence

It must be election time again in Canada. Americans are threatening to build a fence on the Canadian border and they won't have it!!!
Canada has long fought the perception it's a haven for terrorists, combatting the mistaken belief some of those involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks entered the United States from the north.

There have also been complaints from some U.S. legislators that Canadian immigration policies are too lax, although there are an estimated 50,000 to 120,000 people in Canada without legal status, compared with more than eight million in the United States.
Are they suggesting that the millions of Mexican illegal aliens are potential terrorists? I don't think so, but anything to bash the U.S. and divert attention from their own problems.

From the first page, same edition, a 24-year old Canadian citizen named Abdullah Khadr was arrested Saturday accused by the U.S. government of procuring munitions for al-Qaeda. Just your typical immigrant.
Born to Arab parents who were naturalized Canadian citizens, the six Khadr children grew up mostly in Afghanistan and Pakistan during their 1980s and 1990s. Their father, an ostensible charity worker, was a hard-line Islamist who was friends with Osama bin Laden and hostile to Western values. A decade ago, he was briefly held in custody in Pakistan for involvement in a deadly bombing, but he was ultimately let go.

After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the Khadr family fled Afghanistan as U.S. forces invaded. One son, Karim, was disabled in an attack that killed his father. Another son, Abdurahman, spent more than a year in U.S. custody before being allowed to return to Canada. A third son, Omar, was involved in a battle with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. He remains in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and has recently been charged with murder.
Just one of their legal immigrants. Connect the dots with this PDF.

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