Tonight, I've got a story out of Fredericton, New Brunswick, from their local paper, the Daily Gleaner.
It’s about two of Trudeau’s Syrian “refugees” — and I say that word with air quotes, because almost none of Trudeau’s Syrian refugees were actually from Syria, or real refugees...
Specifically, the story is about a mother and father who repeatedly threatened to murder their daughter for various “honour crimes.”
"The first [time] was in April 2016, two months after the family arrived in Canada, court heard, when the father became irate when he discovered [that his daughter] Bayan had an iPad she’d won in a contest. He threatened to poison her food at that time, Haché said.”
"The next threat came in June and July 2017, he said, when the family learned Bayan had met a non-Muslim man and was communicating with her through social media. Ahmad Ayoub told his daughter 'for his own dignity, it would be better to slaughter her' than to let her be in such a relationship, the prosecutor said.
"The victim also told police her father threatened her on Feb. 13, 2018, when he saw she was receiving messages on her smartphone, court heard, telling her he’d kill her if the messages were from people she'd worked with during a placement at the local food bank.”
"Haché said Bayan Ayoub subsequently told police her mother, Faten Ayoub, called her Feb. 27 to tell her to tell the police she’d lied about the allegations she’d made about her father, that she was crazy and to admit herself to hospital."
How many other young Muslim women are threatened by their own parents to recant complaints to police? Whose own mothers call their victimized daughters “liars”?
So what’s the sentence in this case? Nothing.
One defence lawyer explained that, after all,
"Syrians have a different way of speaking with one another..."
So they walked out of court, having
"already served 71 days in custody (...) The atmosphere outside the courtroom following the sentencing was celebratory, as family members and friends embraced the couple."
This is the grossest story I’ve seen all year.
But other than the New Brunswick Daily Gleaner, and its sister paper in Moncton, I haven’t seen this story anywhere. I've looked.
(And, by the way, you can’t find this story online — I had to subscribe to the Daily Gleaner, because it was behind a paywall.)
Say: if this is what they grudgingly cover at the Daily Gleaner — how many stories, and how bad do you think they are — that they don’t cover...?
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