I remember filling out applications for refugee status and citizenship in Canada many years ago. I had to provide tons of information:
- addresses over the previous decade
- support documents for persecution
- blog data
- FBI background check
- multiple interviews
- a full hearing in Toronto, etc.
But what was the point of all that when now the Canadian government is allowing confirmed ISIS members and other terrorists into the country?
Around 180 individuals, referred to as “extremist travellers” by the Canadian government, who have connections to Canada have travelled to various countries to fight for Islamic State and other radical Islamic terrorist groups. The Canadian government officials call the returning jihadists “extremist travellers” and are now worried that many of them may be a serious security risk to the safety of Canadians, broadcaster Global News reports.
One of these ISIS members even answered questions from the media:
One Islamic State returnee spoke to Canadian media about his experiences as part of the terror group’s “Sharia Police”. The unnamed Pakistani-Canadian brushed off his time with the terror group saying: “We all do things that we regret … All that’s behind me.”
Yeah, just like having an extra slice of pumpkin pie.
Former Conservative Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government had passed a motion to strip terrorists of their Canadian citizenship. The motion was later overturned by current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau which also restored the citizenship of an Islamist who plotted to bomb Toronto.