President Trump put a freeze -- perhaps temporary, perhaps permanent -- on allowing Syrian refugees into the USA. Canada's Prime Minister (and chief advocate for diversity in the free world) Justin Trudeau, promptly declared that anyone turned away from the Land of the Free was welcome to come to Canada. Especially Syrians, provided they're Muslim Syrians. Just say the magic words, "I vote Liberal!" and you're in.
What to make of the suggestion that some of those to be allowed in to the Great No-longer-white North are potential terrorists, or at least criminals? Oh pish-tush! quoth Hairboy. These are just peaceful people who have been oppressed and marginalized and disadvantaged, and deserve nothing but sympathy... and welfare cheques to show the love.
Walt wonders if M Trudeau has heard today's news from Edmonton, Alberta. That's the site of West Edmonton Mall, one of the biggest shopping centres in North America... hell, in the world! [How big is it? Ed.] It's soooo big that it has its own lake, complete with a little submarine you can ride in, part of a huuuuge water park, all indoors. (Anyone who's been to Edmonton will understand why.)
This weekend the waterpark was booked for a private party by the Non-Academic Staff Association which represents non-academic staff working on the University of Alberta campus. Police were called in about 10:30 PM on Saturday, following reports that a man had inappropriately touched six teenage girls while they were in swimming.
In his mild-mannered Canadian way, police spokesthingy Scott Pattison told the meeja, "It's fairly shocking. It's involved and traumatized six individuals and their families." The girls, all under 16, "were very courageous in coming forward and talking to the lifeguard," he added. "That’s not always the case."
Police arrested a man on scene and took him into custody. [Are we coming to the surprise ending? Ed.] Yes. The alleged pervert, now charged with six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual interference, is Soleiman Hajj Soleiman, a Syrian refugee and father of six, who was not heard to shout "Allahu akbar!" as he was led away.
Innocent question: If Mr Soleiman is convicted, will he be sent back where he came from? Obvious answer: NO. Lifetime pct .989.
Footnote: Last year Sweden took in 163,000 "refugees" and asylum-seekers. CBC News (which doesn't seem to have the West Edmonton Mall story yet) quotes the Swedish Minister of the Interior as saying that 60,000 to 80,000 of them are to be deported or "asked to leave voluntarily". So polite those Swedes. But Canucks will be even more polite, even if it kills them!