7.25.2009

abdelrazik et al: shame, disgust and a question for wmtc readers

The updated news in Abousfian Abdelrazik's case - yet more shameful revelations of the Harper Government's treatment of Canadian citizens (who are brown and have non-Anglo last names) - came as I was heading into a blogging lull. Lucky for wmtc, someone else always says what I'm thinking. (If you're not up on the story, follow the links.)

A letter to the editor in today's Globe and Mail:
I have been increasingly sickened and shamed by the revelations of the actions of my government in the case of Abousfian Abdelrazik. Before this came the news that Canadians diplomats were acting in a manner that arguably amounted to ever so softly enabling the murder of a Canadian citizen.

For the first time in 30 years, I regret being an atheist. If I weren't an atheist, I'd believe in God. And if I believed in God, I'd believe in hell. And if I believed in hell, I'd prefer Dante's version of inferno. And that is where I would delight to think of those bureaucrats spending eternity.

Mick Mallon, Iqaluit

Now, could enough people who feel this way all live in some key ridings and vote these bureaucrats out? And more to the point, will we ever get the chance?

I definitely need a new category name for these incidents: Arar, Khadr, Abdelrazik, Abdihakim Mohamed, Suaad Hagi Mohamud. What should I call it? Your suggestions welcome.

5 comments:

M@ said...

Submission: Things that morons from CIC have done while they weren't monitoring my activities via my blog.

Okay, it's a little long. But at least your friendly neighbourhood CIC hall monitor will know in advance that he's able to ignore those posts.

L-girl said...

Oh sure, the old TTMfChdwTWMMAvMB.

Rolls right off the tongue.

Kim_in_TO said...

Is "Islamophobia" too general?

L-girl said...

Is "Islamophobia" too general?

Hmmm, good question.

Islamophobia would go under "bigotry". I purposely decided not to have separate categories for sexism, racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism (and so on), since they are all different forms of the same problem.

So I guess, yes, too general.

impudent strumpet said...

TTMfChdwTWMMAvMB

That would probably be pronounceable in Salish