November 26, 2015

Liberals must commit to screening Syrian refugees for dangerous ideological views before arrival

Brian LilleyArchive

In a victory for common sense and sanity, the government is slowing down their plan to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada in a month, and now they’re also committing to doing the security screening overseas rather than waiting until they get to Canada.

That’s good, but are we really taking security screening seriously? I’m not sure we have this right yet.

We’ll screen for known terrorists or war criminals, but what about those that support the views, the goals and the tactics of ISIS? Will we screen for them?

Yes, I’m talking about screening for ideology whether some like it or not. When we’re importing a medium sized Canadian city into ours from a country and culture in a very dangerous part of the world, I don’t think it’s a bad thing to identify and exclude people that share the beliefs of ISIS jihadis.

Call me crazy, call me a bigot, but I don’t want people that believe in those things to come here.

I tried to ask Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale about this during his news conference but he and the other ministers didn’t leave much time for questions, only responding to less than half of the journalists that put their names forward.

I then put in a request to Goodale’s office, which included a link to the DOHA Institute poll with its disturbing findings. and asked to have the minister on camera or at least a reply to my question asking: “Will the government be vetting for ideology?”

We’re now ruled by people that stress their love for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms so I wonder, where in the Charter does it say throw homosexuals off tall buildings? Where does it say kill Christians if they won’t submit to Islam? Where does it say, kill women who bring dishonour to their families by being raped through no fault of their own? What about the negative attitudes towards Israel and the United States and attitudes to various minority groups?

They responded by sending the text of Goodale’s remarks on collecting biometric data and screening the day before, along with this gem, “Throughout our history, the immigrants and refugees that have come to Canada have enriched our country and we want to offer these newest arrivals the means to integrate successfully into our society. With counselling, cultural orientation and other services, they will receive assistance to adapt to Canadian society as quickly as possible.”

None of that answers our questions. I’m glad t’s they’ll assist these people in adapting to Canadian society as quickly as possible because one way or another, they’re coming so I’d rather it be successful but why not screen on ideology in the first place?

We’ll keep pushing on this question until we get an acceptable answer.


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commented 2015-11-29 12:55:25 -0500
Screening? One word………“tacqyia” That is how they will get past. Trudeau will have his Muslim army! Apologies if the spelling in incorrect.
commented 2015-11-27 14:16:39 -0500
My fear is less terrorism and more cultural. What we need to worry about is the introduction of sharia law into Canada, FGM, honour killings, ect. Also increasing the ranks of CAIR Canada to misinform us about the nature of Islam. Luckily these numbers are small in comparison to the insanity in Europe. I mean if I see any more burkas downtown I am going to flip my lid. It is a form of a passive aggressive cultural attack on our values when these women choose to do this here. I’m just worried it won’t stop at 25,000.
commented 2015-11-27 12:30:31 -0500
Here is the absolute hypocrisy of the multi-culti situation: I find it intriguing that humanity, in its supposed scientific bent, recognizes the need for “order” and relies upon the laws that govern “order” to make valid conclusions about the protection of ecosystems around the world while denying scientific application in other areas of extreme importance. The hyper diligence of protecting the Galapagos Islands from outside interference comes to mind immediately … indeed the global scientific community guards that sanctuary vehemently. And they have good reason to be so committed. The world has seen so many ecological disasters by both the forced and the inadvertent introduction of “invasive species” on a global scale: from rabbits, rats and cats in Australia; to Asian carp in the Mississippi water system; to constrictors (snakes) in Florida; to purple loosestrife in Ontario; to African killer bees in central America. All these and many more must surely have taught us something.
The world is now jettisoning the lessons learned through science by embracing the popular humanistic idea of “multiculturalism” … wherein the extremely stupid smashing and mashing of peoples and cultures together, to satisfy a liberal “feel good about ourselves” agenda, has been endlessly foisted upon the masses. There are no known and verifiable benefits of forced integration in our times – no, not even educational benefits which can be obtained much easier and much cheaper through study than through clashes of culture. If we were to extend our current societal experiments to ridiculous lengths we should be demanding that the world start setting up programs that send Eskimos to Australia or New Zealand; Mexicans to Iran or China; Nigerians to Siberia or Iceland! Invasive environmental strategies have only produced chaos in the various ecosystems of the world … so why would we expect it to work in the various sociologies of the world? Science, itself, and the “order” that it depends upon declares loudly that multiculturalism is a very bad idea and that forced multiculturalism is an absolute disaster!
commented 2015-11-27 11:28:36 -0500
DREW WAKARIUK Then he should grow a set and speak up other wise he is just another liberal puppet. WHICH HE IS
commented 2015-11-27 10:44:28 -0500
I’ve never seen Ralph Goodale so uncomfortable in his skin as when he is talking about the Liberal refugee plan. Could it be that the intelligent, enduring Mr. Goodale doesn’t like being the front man for the boy wonders folly.
commented 2015-11-27 02:39:49 -0500
there is no viable way for the government to screen the refugees as they will have no trustworthy docs. those that will have doc. may have forged docs. the whole refugee system is in a state of upheaval with nothing certain. add to this a possibility (more probable) that there will be isis agents amongst the so called refugees and we have a dangerous mix,one not recommended for inclusion into our population. Bravo to the the US states that refuse refugees at this point. An option would be for accepting Xian and Yazidis refugees,easier to assimilate and less problems in the end. chances for getting the latter refugees are slim as the “Organization of Muslim Cooperation” , some say a terrorist organization,have infiltrated the UNHCR and thus send out only muzzies. NOT A GOOD STATE OF AFFAIRS. I WOULD LEAVE MUZZIE REFUGEES BE UNTIL TRUE SCREENING BECOMES POSSIBLE. I KNOW WE DONT WE WANT A SIMILAR SITUATION EXISTENT IN EUROPE ,HERE
commented 2015-11-27 01:15:52 -0500
1939 seems so long ago. In all these years since then Canadians have surely become more tolerant and better informed. When we rejected the Jews in 1939 we were bigoted and ill-informed. We have grown a lot since then.
What is a screening questionnaire going to do? they are still Jews.
commented 2015-11-27 01:01:59 -0500
What is a screening questionnaire going to do? It is not like some terrorist is going to tell the truth anyways.
commented 2015-11-27 00:58:52 -0500
The Canadian “comedian” Rick Mercer tries to give us a dose of his liberal morale superiority by trivializing the current serious concerns about rushed and/or shallow screening of Refugees coming into Canada. As predicted by those who study the leftist ego, he even not-so-subtlety uses the 1939 Liberal Government’s refusal to accept a ship of young Jewish refugees trying to escape Nazi Germany, to demonstrate how unethical the current requests to assess the Syrian refugees is, and not automatically accept them all. He then concludes his silly rant exclaiming, as his hero says, that it’s 2015 of course. And of course, he doesn’t realize that that is the point. This current 2015 Refugee situation is unlike any other in the past especially regarding the potential (and actual) use of Refugees to either commit terrorist acts and/or work to implement Sharia Law and the violent Islam Culture globally.
commented 2015-11-26 23:42:26 -0500
Islam is possibly the most Peaceful Religion EVER. I listen to the CBC. There is no reason to vet them.
commented 2015-11-26 23:23:29 -0500
Bill, could you respond to the screening questions below?
commented 2015-11-26 23:21:21 -0500
Seriously. People from Calgary, do you consider yourselves bigots?
commented 2015-11-26 23:21:09 -0500
Screening immigrants for dangerous ideological indoctrination is an indispensable policy in this era, it’s even more important this be done with those we send to Ottawa
commented 2015-11-26 23:20:08 -0500
I am just imagining screening for ideology. It wouldn’t work with Syrian refugees because of the language difference.
But it would work with people from Calgary.
“You have a Muslim mayor and you live in a pluralistic town. Are you an extremist?”
“You live in a town that was the source of bigotry and discrimination by the duly elected Prime Minister of your country. Can you prove that you did not support Stephen Harper? Can you provide documentary proof?”
“You have a provincial government that many people label ‘socialist’. How do you respond to that?”
commented 2015-11-26 23:17:07 -0500
Absolutely these attitudes about these issues have to come out from each applicant and these questions need to be put to them not once in only one way – but several different ways with a different approach or way of saying the same question – see and note how many times the applicant contradicts’ himself or themselves!
commented 2015-11-26 20:41:01 -0500
@ Bruce Kirk

I can only hope we get the effects sooner than later – I wonder how the gay boy pm will handle it?
commented 2015-11-26 20:30:25 -0500
Brian, All those Muslims that support the so called IS, will be the first to be allowed in to Canada. These are the, Trudeau led, Liberals best friends. The Americans, some time ago, took two years to cheek out 10,000 so called Migrants. How long will it take Team Trudeau to check 25.000 of them, two months? Goodale, who.s name alone turns my beer skunky, is a complete idiot and should have been put out to pasture long ago.

The Liberals have one agenda and that is to convert Canada to an Islamic State, ruled by Sharia Law.

Welcome to Canadistan.
commented 2015-11-26 20:29:02 -0500
Great Article Brian! I wonder why more media will not ask such a simple, lucid, and important question? Keep up the pressure. I am rooting for you guys!
commented 2015-11-26 20:06:41 -0500
Sadly, I have come to the inescapable conclusion that we in Canada are going to feel the full effects of brutal conflict on our soil and it will be played out in our communities and backyards.
We have been incrementally marching toward self-destruction as a nation for nearly a generation and that march, toward open conflict, is getting faster. Fueled ever onward by our own apathy and appeasement. In much the same fashion that Chamberlain naïvely declared there was no reason to fear the threat of Hitler and the Nazi’s, we in the western world have become willfully numb to the reality of the threat at our own door. We as a society have once again naively accepted the notion that we can simply ‘dialogue’ away the obvious threat to humanity and our own Canadian freedom and peace.
Canada now has a government that is actively denying the reality of threat from ISIS madmen. We have all seen the destruction only a few determined ISIS killers can inflict. And yet, this trudeau government has set itself on a path of illogically racing to bring thousands of virtually un-vetted “refugee’s” into Canada. Even though ISIS has openly told the world they will insert their extremist Islamic killers into the ranks of those fleeing for their lives for the sole purpose of fulfilling, what ISIS has openly declared, they want to destroy Canada and kill Canadians.
George Santayana: “those who cannot remember history are condemned to repeat it”
It is safe to say that we in Canada have forgotten history. We look upon the sacrifices of 10’s of thousands of Canadians before us as little more than some distant memory that had something to do with grandpa and grandma. Oh we make our token indulgence once a year on Remembrance Day, but rarely do we take the time to understand the reason WHY those thousands entered into the hell of open war. Instead we content ourselves with our lives of freedom and peaceful comfort never giving thought to the cost paid for our freedom, let alone the cost of maintaining that freedom, we take for granted.
The cost of maintaining our freedom in Canada is going to be paid for with Canadian blood, again. Except this time that blood will be shed on Canadian soil, not some distant battlefield on the other side of the Atlantic or Pacific ocean.
The threat will come from within and our government is actively importing that known, publicly declared, ISIS threat into our nation.
I am convinced that we as a nation will not be shaken from our lazy politically correct stupor until we are subjected to the hell of open conflict, lost lives once again.