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Ethnic (Arab Muslim) profiles eased by U.S.
The Toronto Sun, November 1, 2002 ^
| The Toronto Sun, November 1, 2002
| Ethnic profiles eased by U.S.
Posted on 11/02/2002 6:06:39 AM PST by dennisw
|Ethnic profiles eased by U.S.
By David Gamble
The Toronto Sun, November 1, 2002
OTTAWA -- Canadian citizens born in some Middle Eastern countries who
travel to the United States will no longer be fingerprinted by U.S.
Immigration, Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham announced yesterday.
Graham said he spoke to U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci and was assured that
Canadians born in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan or Syria will no longer be targeted.
"(Cellucci) informed me that in the future Canadians carrying Canadian
passports will not be treated any differently depending on where they're
born," Graham said.
Graham said Cellucci told him he'd spoken to U.S. Secretary of State Colin
Powell and Attorney General John Ashcroft, who gave "firm assurances" that
Canadians would not face the anti-terrorism security measures.
"A Canadian is a Canadian for all purposes," Graham said.
The decision pleased Brampton MP Sarkis Assadourian, who is Syrian-born.
After vowing a day earlier never again to visit the U.S., he said yesterday
he's changed his mind.
Yesterday, outspoken U.S. TV host Pat Buchanan called Canada a "Soviet
Canuckistan" for criticizing the U.S. for demanding photos and fingerprints
from Canadian visitors born in the Middle East.
"It's the blame-America-first crowd," Buchanan said. "That place is a
complete haven for international terrorists."
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posted on 11/02/2002 6:06:39 AM PST
Nice pathway for the Canadian Hezbollah and other Canadian Islamic terrorists.
In Tel Aviv last week, in Court, Hezbollah terrorist Faouzi Ayoub was
interdicted entering Israel under a fake US passport. Now Ayoub
claims to be Canadian. Canada admits that he is a Canadian Hezbollah operative
and met with him at his request.
Hope the Israeli "interrogators" squeeze him dry. Thanks for the photos.
posted on 11/02/2002 6:54:30 AM PST
Michael Moore may have been prophetic in his film "Canadian Bacon." The USA may have to invade Canada!
posted on 11/02/2002 6:56:12 AM PST
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this guy looks like the lead singer for a death metal band.
nah uh...no...that punk looks like some we metalheads eat for breakfast :)
We caved. We got rolled. See how easy it is.
Terrorists must be laughing their heads off.
Of course it's a cave. Are they bothering you at airports? This Indo-Canadian fellow quit the US in disgust. Due to his wife's nagging in my opinion.
TORONTO -- Rohinton Mistry, one of Canada's most celebrated authors ( I never heard of the dude), has cancelled his U.S. book tour, complaining that he has faced "unbearable" humiliation as a result of racial profiling in American airports.
posted on 11/04/2002 12:33:20 PM PST
SOmeone else said its a PR stunt. I agree and he wins brownie points with the salon crowd; in England and India and Canada.... So he gets frisked! BFD.
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