Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sleepless in Sudan - Abousfian Abdelrazik

Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Canadian citizen, has been trapped in Sudan for six years, ever since returning to the country to visit his sick mother in 2002.

Why? He was blacklisted and put on GWB's no fly list. If you're not filled in, you can read more here, or google the guys name "Abousfian Abdelrazik" and get a full story.

I suppose he was added to the "no fly" list after leaving Canada, otherwise, how could he have flown out?

I see two distinct possibilities. Either he is a terrorist threat, or he isn't. It is that simple.

But how do we find out?

Well, we could ask the Sudanese government to arrest and torture the truth out of him. Oh, wait, we did that. Unfortunately, a confession under duress is not admissible in court.

My solution - give him a polygraph. If he's innocent, he should have nothing to hide and should pass. Put him on a plane or a boat and ship him home. If he is guilty, then find out whatever you can about him, and other terrorist links, and continue doing what we're doing.

Ask questions regarding terrorist links, activities, feelings about governments, loyalties, beliefs, etc.

Now you have to expect he's a bit pissed off about being treated like crap by our government, so take that into account when you ask the question, "Do you wish any harm upon the Canadian government?"

As you can see from some of my previous posts, I don't have the highest opinion of Canada's immigration system. Here, here, and here, and here,

If you read those, my wife got her resident's visa six weeks ago and we are happily reunited back in Canada.

I have to assume, since he's being strung out, that there is a dodgy terrorist link preventing his return to Canada. If there isn't, like in the case of Arar, then expect our government to shell out another wad of cash for gross incompetence.

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