Thursday, August 20, 2009

Moving on to the next screwed-over brown person ...

Huh. This sounds vaguely familiar:

2nd Canadian stranded in Kenya
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 | 7:42 PM ET

Members of Canada's Somalian community say their relationship with the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, is strained following a second case of disputed identity.

Abdihakim Mohammed, a 25-year-old Somalian-Canadian, has been stuck in Kenya for three years, accused by Canadian diplomatic officials of being an imposter.

Mohammed is autistic. His mother took him to Somalia five years ago because doctors believed being around extended family could help him.

After leaving Mohammed in Somalia with his grandmother, his mother returned to Canada.

However, when she tried to bring him back to Canada three years ago, she was told the person travelling with her was not her son because he didn't look like his passport photo.

I could have sworn I've seen this movie before. Maybe we can get Blogging Tory Sandy Crux involved -- she's all about the autism. Or would being brown make a difference?

I'm just asking.

P.S. Here's the money quote:

Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon isn't willing to draw any conclusions yet, but he said senior officials are looking into what happened.

"We're not looking for anything else than the truth," Cannon said.

At this point, I don't think the name "Lawrence Cannon" and the word "truth" should be allowed in the same paragraph. If I were the word "truth," I'd take out a restraining order against Cannon.

1 comment:

sooey said...

He means the truth that whoever the brown person is - is guilty.