Friday, July 17, 2009

Kafka, redux

The Toronto Star's John Goddard is turning into another Paul Koring, staying on the Suaad Hagi Mohamud case like a limpet.

It's been more than a week since Mohamud's fingerprints--taken at her own insistence--have been in the possession of Canadian consular officials in Nairobi. To become a Canadian citizen, she was fingerprinted several years ago.

The High Commission in Kenya is still refusing to return phonecalls. A frightened woman is confined to her hotel room, penniless and without a passport to return home. Her 12-year-old wants her back. Everyone in her neighbourhood, it seems, will vouch for her.

How long does it take to compare two sets of fingerprints?

Perhaps Mohamud should
have changed her name to Smith.

Lawrence Cannon: have you no decency, sir?

(That's a rhetorical question. We all know the answer to that by now.)

Why not let him know what decent Canadians feel about this latest outrage?

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Telephone: (613) 992-5516

Fax: (613) 992-6802


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