April 17, 2018

UPDATE: Supporters of Edmonton Mall refugee sex assault victims pack courthouse for final submissions

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

I'm at the Edmonton Courthouse today covering final submissions in the Syrian refugee West Edmonton Mall sexual assault trial.

Soleimen Hajj Soleimen, a 39 year old Syrian refugee and father of six, stands accused of six counts of sexual interference and six counts of sexual assault against six girls aged 13 to 15.

The charges stem from a series of alleged gropings and sexual assaults that took place at Edmonton’s World Waterpark February 4 2017.

Once again, the accused required full Arabic to English word for word translation, despite being in Canada for two and a half years, again a lone CBC reporter was in the courtroom.

The prosecution's closing argument focused on the positive identifications from the minor victims, the police officers, security guards and lifeguards as well as another unrelated witness to the incidents. All identified the accused at trial from the stand and all described the accused on the day of the incident as a brown or olive skinned man with a beard, in blue swimming trunks and goggles.

The closing from the defence focused on the possibility of a false identification, despite very similar descriptions from every witness, pointing out inconsistencies in the descriptions of the length of the man's beard, hair length and shade of swimming trunks.

That's the legal wrangling story of today, but there was so much more than legal machinations in the courtroom.

For much of the two weeks of trial at the end of January and beginning of February, I was the solitary reporter in the courtroom and, with the exception of one or two other people and Hajj Solomon's rotating cadre of six aging liberal do-gooders, the courtroom was empty.

But today the courtroom was so full of support for the six girls that we had to switch to a larger courtroom!

The same six people supporting the accused attended but there were also several family members of the victims and around thirty bikers - men and women - who showed up in force in their regalia to show support for the girls and their families.

One woman I spoke with said she felt compelled to be there after learning that no one had been there for the girls during the trial.

Clint Goodrich, president of the local chapter for the Guardians of the Children Canada told me that he was not here to intimidate anyone but rather, that his group came to show support for the girls, to offer them strength and help give them confidence as they faced the accused.

Vinny Wilcox. president of the Urban Bulldogs Against Kid Abuse said he was contacted through a mutual friend of one of the girl’s moms and he and his organization came to be there for them too.

Both men told me their respective non profit organizations work to fundraise to help child victims of crime and assured me they will support the girls long after the trial is over.

That’s the good news. The girls have a community rallying around them. The bad news is that justice won't be meted out until July 6 2018, when the judge delivers her verdict.

I’ll be here for that too.

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commented 2018-04-18 17:56:47 -0400
Vajay jay…. when you get out of detoxification, you’re not supposed to start back doing the things that you went in for. Your post reads like that alternate reality you live(d) in.
commented 2018-04-18 17:00:34 -0400
JILL AND JOHN WARD commented: "BTW, WHERE IS ALL THE COMPASSION FROM CANADIANS AND OUTRAGE AT THIS SO CALLED “MAN’ FOR THESE POOR CANADIAN CHILDREN AS THERE WAS OVER THE LITTLE ISLAMIC GIRL WHO LIED ABOUT BEING ATTACKED BY A “ASIAN” MAN WHOM SHE CLAIMED TORE OFF HER HEADCOVERING??? SEEMS TO ME CANADIANS DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THEIR OWN

Very Good Point.
Where are the conservative politicians on this issue?? Chicken andy scheer was all over twitter quickly condemning the attack on hijabi girl. Not even a peep on six sexual attacks by a rapefuge mohammedan on Canadian girls and these politicians want us to believe in their integrity & leadership.
commented 2018-04-18 14:03:10 -0400
BTW, WHERE IS ALL THE COMPASSION FROM CANADIANS AND OUTRAGE AT THIS SO CALLED "MAN’ FOR THESE POOR CANADIAN CHILDREN AS THERE WAS OVER THE LITTLE ISLAMIC GIRL WHO LIED ABOUT BEING ATTACKED BY A “ASIANMAN WHOM SHE CLAIMED TORE OFF HER HEADCOVERING??? SEEMS TO ME CANADIANS DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THEIR OWN ESPECIALLY THEIR WOMEN AND GIRLS AS THEY ALL SEEM TO THE ISLAMIC WOMEN , GIRLS AND CHILDREN AS THERE IS MORE MEDIA, EVERY POLITICIAN , GOVERNMENT AND CANADIANS MAKING SURE THEY ARE ALL PROTECTED AND WELL LOOKED AFTER WHILE OPEN SEASON ON OUR OWN CHILDREN AND WOMEN IS NO ON AS ALL THIS TRASH INVADES AND ARE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO DO AS THEY PLEASE AND THEN CLAIM THEY DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS AGAINST THE LAW AND WHATEVER OTHER LIES THEY SPREAD! I AM COMPLETELY DISGUSTED WITH CANADIANS WHO ALL ARE TRAITORS TO NOT ONLY THEIR COUNTRY BUT THEMSELVES AND THEIR OWN FAMILIES ESPECIALLY DAUGHTERS, MOTHERS, WIVES AND SO ON! COWARDS !!!!!!
commented 2018-04-18 13:56:09 -0400
you can bet this neanderthal knows plenty of Englisn- enough to get he and his family a fortune in tax free welfare dollars (more than Canadians on welfare receive) each and every month, enough to invest the money they receive, return home many times per year for weeks at a time on vacation, enough to ensure he can drive , buy a car, get his free gold plated health care and the list goes on and on and on! I am sick to bloody death of these people and sick of the psychopath on parliament hill who continues to REPLACE US WITH THIS CULT and who ensure they are ALL ABOVE THE LAWS JUST AS HE IS AND THAT THEY CAN COME AND GO FREELY, NO QUESTIONS, HAVE THE EAR OF EVERY POLITICIAN, GOVERNMENT ,AND OF COURSE MOHAMMED TRUDEAU WHO BELIEVES OUR MONEY IS NO OBJECT WHEN IT COMES TO THIS TRASH OR HIMSELF! I WANT TRUDEAU REMOVED, CHARGED AND JAILED WITH TREASON, BREAKING THE LAWS AND STEALING/THROWING OUR MONEY ALL OVER THE GLOBE. I THEN WANT ALL HIS MONEY/ASSETS SEIZED TO BE GIVEN BACK TO WE CANADIANS, AND HE ALONG WITH HIS FAMILY AND ALL THE TRASH, CRIMINALS, TERRORISTS, PARASITES REMOVED, DEPORTED FROM CANADA PERMANENTLY WITH ONLY THE CLOTHES ON THEIR BACKS AS WE OWN THE REST! ALSO, STRIP THEM ALL- BEGINNING WITH TRUDEAU AND HIS FAMILY OF ANY CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP AT THE SAME TIME! HE IS NO CANADIAN, THEY ARE NOT CANADIAN, HIS ENTIRE CABINET IS NOT CANADIAN (VIA THEIR WORDS AND ACTIONS AND SO ALL OF THEM MUST BE DEPORTED WITH THEIR CITIZENSHIPS REVOKED AS WELL)! TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY NOW OR WE ARE DONE AS OF 2019! CANADA IS NOT A ACTUAL COUNTRY RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF OUR NON EXISTENT BORDERS AND ALL LAWS PERTAINING TO THEM AND HE IS GOING TO ALLOW THEM ALL TO VOTE IN 2019-FOR HIM! BRING HIM DOWN NOW , SHUT OFF ALL THE TAPS/NO TAXES PAID! PERIOD! REMOVE YOUR MONEY FROM THE BANKS AND SIT BACK AND WAIT. JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO BRING IT ALL DOWN! EITHER THAT OR START DIGGING YOUR GRAVES, OR BUILDING REFUGEE BOATS EVEN THOUGH THERE IS GOING TO BE NO WHERE FOR US TO FLEE TO – ESPECIALLY NOT ANOTHER CANADA AS THERE HAS BEEN FOR THE WORLDS TRASH WHO ALL HATE US AND HAVE DESTROYED THEIR COUNTRIES AND NOW COME TO PILLAGE AND DESTROY OURS AND US! GROW THE BALLS NEEDED CANADIANS LIKE YOUR BRAVE MEN BEFORE US AND TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY OR BE WIPED OFF THE PLANET AND OUT OF THE HISTORY BOOKS!
commented 2018-04-18 11:44:10 -0400
Thanks, Sheila. I was happy to hear that the girls were supported by the two biker groups. I have seen a show on how they will even give rides to school and let the girls know that they are not the wrong doer. It is refreshing to see people who are unafraid of politics or other groups step up and be counted. They are a reminder to all of us to stand for something (like the attacks on these girls) or stand for nothing.
commented 2018-04-18 10:58:41 -0400
Keith & Helen Harvey—I believe that Trudeau only hands out checks to killers. Molesting little girls
doesn’t really take the same skill according to his book.
commented 2018-04-18 09:55:39 -0400
Thanks SHEILA , more Canadians are watching what’s left out of the LUGENPRESSE.
More Canadians are watching THE REBEL
commented 2018-04-18 09:39:39 -0400
Many witnesses described the accused as “a brown or olive skinned man with a beard, in blue swimming trunks and goggles”. The case seemed to fall apart when the defense asked what colour is “olive”. One witness said “dark green, but sometimes black.” The defense asked if his beard was blue or his trunks were. The witness said that his beard was blue, his googles green, and his skin was as olive coloured as periwinkle. The defense asked if his skin was as green as a periwinkle and the witness said “yes, every bit as green as periwinkle.” The defense pointed out that ‘periwinkle’ may be light purple, “something like his trunks and goggles”.
commented 2018-04-18 08:43:09 -0400
The google ads on this site keep repeating these date muslim women ads. I keep reporting them, they keep repeating them. I find it incredibly offensive.
commented 2018-04-18 07:57:55 -0400
I’m glad to hear that people showed up to support the girls.
commented 2018-04-18 02:25:15 -0400
If this guy were to walk, then that means those girls are at fault for all of this and should be charged.
If he is found guilty, they will probably sentence him to community service work for a month, to be served at the pool where this all started. I’m sure Justin will be present upon his release to offer him a job helping to rehabilitate ISIS members. Perhaps Justin will get him a job working in one of Aunt Winnie’s Ontario Schools teaching Kindergarten Sex Ed. Either way I would expect a fresh cheque would be included with a plum job offer.
commented 2018-04-18 01:27:03 -0400
Karan Singh—Max Bernier made his first move last week by saying, “The people that got Scheer voted in were Fake Conservatives.”
That doesn’t seem like much, but the MSM were all over it. They want Bernier as he is so much more exciting than the Liberal Scheer. The last part is just my opinion.
Also, Bernier has written a book, ready by the end of the year.
commented 2018-04-17 23:52:19 -0400
That is heartening. Maybe this will encourage even more people to stand up for these girls, and all Canadian children. We can’t allow any group to have precedence over the safety of our kids.
commented 2018-04-17 22:46:03 -0400
Good job Sheila. I kinda wish you’d interview those 6 Liberal do-gooders as a way of outing them!! I want to know who they are and their twisted mindset so’s we can fight against them!!
commented 2018-04-17 22:00:01 -0400
Is the judge a Muslim? If so – the judge had better have a very quick passage from the Edmonton courthouse!
This is whats happening – judges of pislamic orientation are being placed (by the chief POS TruDope) in our courts to exonerate these savage POS – hope his passport is current!!
commented 2018-04-17 21:36:14 -0400
This is what’s wrong with our system. For some bizzar reason defense attorneys get to charge more when you exercise your right to a trial by jury and with legal aid being under funded no defendent that uses legal aid gets a jury trial. Now I’m in no ways sympathetic towards the defendent, based on Sheila’s outstanding reporting on the case I can safely say without a doubt that he is guilty as charged. A jury trial would not have this overwhelming delay of justice and these brave little girls would be able to start the healing process now instead of 3 months from now. Of course if the verdict is guilty and it better be, I can only imagine how much longer to have a sentencing hearing for the POS.
commented 2018-04-17 20:33:38 -0400
The grovelling maggot “Mohammad” Trudeau will view him as the “real victim” and look to cut him a cheque and of course an apology
commented 2018-04-17 20:28:12 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 35,146 Attacks, 228,042 Killed, 307,898 Injured that we know of.
commented 2018-04-17 20:27:43 -0400
Glorious actual journalism! Outstanding!
commented 2018-04-17 20:20:53 -0400
“The same six people supporting the accused attended but there were also several family members of the victims and around thirty bikers – men and women – who showed up in force in their regalia to show support for the girls and their families.”

News like this gives me some hope that we Canadians won’t be going down the British or Swedish way. Due to our coward, corrupt, greedy, traitorous politicians we may loose some battles and it may take us several years but if we continue to resist their every repressive move we’ll win the war.
What we need is to unite, right now we all are fighting our own battles, we are too scattered, our society is fragmented. United we stand, Divided we fall.
Conservatives do bring some hope but their current leader is as good as liberal turdo, I don’t have high hopes from him either.
When politicians & our leaders fail us then it’s time for law-abiding, freedom loving masses to act on their own & select a new leader. He doesn’t have to be a politician but a bold, resolute, diplomat to lead us in this fight.
Diversity is our weakness, it’ll be the cause of our downfall.
commented 2018-04-17 19:51:07 -0400
Great to see the support for the girls who were victimized. Bikers? Yeah, they can have a heart too when they want to. Knew one fellow years ago when I owned a property next to his wife and family. Respected me enough that he pledged he would do anything for me simply for a six pack of beer! Never did employ that offer and have long since sold off the property. CBC Reporter? A spy to report back to Jihadi Justin and the Lieberals. Too bad the verdict is gong to take so long. Plenty of time for political interference to get the perve acquitted.
commented 2018-04-17 19:18:02 -0400
I think that this Guy will walk, the fact that he was wearing goggles will be used as a reason for ‘uncertain identification’. In addition, the Judge will not want to be seen as Racist.
commented 2018-04-17 18:55:59 -0400
Sheila, thanks so much for the update. It’s unfortunate a verdict will not be rendered until July.

It is very uplifting to hear the victims and their families were shown so much support today. Thumbs up to the members of Guardians of the Children Canada & Urban Bulldogs Against Kid Abuse.