Three months after a Toronto woman was detained in Kenya because officials questioned her identity, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday that Ottawa is working hard to bring her home.
Mr. Harper said it's not an easy case, but added his government wants to see Suaad Hagi Mohamud return to Canada.
I'm guessing that, from Stephen Harper's point of view, this is "not an easy case" only because he's so unfamiliar with giving a crap about brown Canadians in trouble overseas. Here's a suggestion, Stephen: the more you do it, the easier it gets.
It's just a thought.
BY THE WAY, has anyone considered what would have happened if Mohamud hadn't had a son for DNA comparison purposes? What if she'd been single and childless? What then? Because if the assclowns in the Harper government take the position that it was the DNA results that clinched it for them, then they have to address what would have happened if that test couldn't have been done.
That question can't be dismissed as a "hypothetical." It's absolutely fair given the government's current position. And it should be asked. And answered.
AND LEST YOU THINK THIS ISN'T AN ISSUE, let me reproduce the final paragraph of the Globe article linked to above:
It wasn't until the genetic tests confirmed her identity Monday that the federal government began preparing emergency travel documents that would permit her to return to Toronto and reunite with her 12-year-old son.
So I ask once again, how in God's name could Mohamud have verified her citizenship to the current group of ugly racists running things in Ottawa if it hadn't been for the DNA confirmation? What other options were open to her?