On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I reported on Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland posing in a photo-op with a young Saudi woman she "rescued" from a Bangkok hotel. At the same time, Freeland has remained silent on China sentencing a Canadian citizen to death.
About ten days ago, a young woman Rahaf Al-Qunun wrote this tweet from a luxury airport hotel in Bangkok, Thailand:
"I am the girl who escaped from Kuwait to Thailand, my life is at stake and I am now in real danger if I am forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia.”
I like the fact that she wants to be free. That she’s a woman. That she rejects Islam. What a pleasant change from the Muslim extremists who flood into the west, seeking to colonize and convert and bring sharia law — this woman looked like the opposite, didn’t she? The fact that she’s a pretty teenager who speaks English helps, too.
At least that’s what Chrystia Freeland, our foreign minister, must have thought. She’s had a terrible month.
So Freeland saw an opportunity for a quick media win. This young woman, Rahaf Al-Qunun, originally wanted to go to Australia. Australia was considering her application for asylum, looking into the facts of the case.
But Freeland moved faster. She didn’t need an immigration hearing — She'd seen tweets!
So Freeland brought Al-Qunun to Canada on the weekend — and made sure she was there to mug for the cameras at the airport. You have to see her weird, domineering, handsy, smothering showboating with this telegenic young woman.
This situation wasn't really a crisis. But it was a great opportunity for Chrystia Freeland.
Certainly better than dealing with this news:
After a one-day trial, a Canadian has been sentenced to death in China, for drug smuggling. He wasn’t originally sentenced to death there. But they kicked it up a notch after Canada arrested Meng in December.
At least as I go to air, Chrystia Freeland hasn’t put out a public statement on this Canadian sentenced to death in China.
And she's offered no help for Asia Bibi, a Christian who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan, for blasphemy, because she would not submit to Islam.