Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Join the Abousfian Abdelrazik Facebook group...[updated]

...and send a little money his way to help him buy a plane ticket home.

My letter:

Dear Mr. Abdelrazik:

I am enclosing a token contribution to assist in purchasing an airline ticket home.

As one of your fellow citizens, I am sickened by the actions of our government and Foreign Affairs officials in their treatment of you.

The government has apparently warned that helping you out in this way is illegal. If they are serious about this, they know where to find me.

All the best, and, in the near future I hope, Bon voyage and happy landings.


[via Alison]

UPDATE: (February 25) As of this writing the Facebook group has a whopping 22 members. Come on, "progressives," stand up and be counted!

Meanwhile the Globe and Mail, in an otherwise sound editorial yesterday, described Abdelrazik as
"a citizen, if not an ideal one." Readers are invited to speculate: what does the editorialist think is less than "ideal" about him? Better still, why not write to the Globe to ask? Send an inquiry to the editor.

UPPERDATE: For those with Facebook issues, just send a donation directly to Abousfian Abdelrazik, c/o The Embassy of Canada, PO Box 10503, Khartoum, Sudan.

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