Questions asked to migrants intercepted at the Quebec border by the RCMP causes outrage
Labeled "troubling", "shocking", and "discriminatory" against Muslims, the 40-point questionnaire was used as a screening tool on migrants crossing the border illegally in and around the Lacolle, QC area this summer. After voicing his "outrage" on the subject, Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale ordered the usage of the questionaire to be stopped.
French article on the subject from Le Devoir
Toronto Sun article
Notice that nowhere in these articles are the words "crossing illegally" used - the migrants concerned by the questionnaire had not made a formal request for asylum, nor had they applied for citizenship through the usual means. We know literally nothing about their background, beliefs, or place of origin, hence the usefulness of asking a series of key questions before we accept them in our fucking country.
Critics argue the questionnaire unfairly targets muslims; the questions that sparked the most controversy include "What is your opinion on women who don't wear the hijab?" and most crucially "What is your opinion of ISIS and the Taliban?", though the questionnaire (which i will post later) also included a number of run-of-the-mill questions such as "Have you ever committed a criminal offense?" and "Why did you not come to a border crossing?"
(((Mitchell Goldberg))), President of the (((Canadian Association for Refugee Lawyers))), stated:
>« These questions are not at all relevant. I may be in disagreement with an individual on religious grounds, but that does not imply that this person is a security threat. These are the types of questions asked in the leadership race for the conservative party. »
From the Toronto Star article:
>Speaking in Vancouver on Friday, Ahmed Hussen described the Mounties’ interview guide as unacceptable, saying it is incompatible with the government’s anti-discrimination policy.
>That line of questioning is simply not consistent with the way we do things in Canada,” Hussen said. “It is unacceptable. It is against our values as a society to treat everyone equally.”
Fo Niemi, president of the CRARR (Commitee on Research-Action on Race Relations) stated that the questionnaire was a
>"contemptible and discriminatory practice. What are we actually researching via these types of questions? What message are we sending?"
This is another example of the encroachment of (((human rights))) theology into domestic affairs. The trend towards severely crippling the border authorities' ability to screen and refuse applicants continues.
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