Seriously, if you need any further proof that we need to cull the evil and the stupid from among us, you need only read some of the horrifying comments on some of the recent Star articles regarding Suaad Hagi Mohamud. On this recent article, here's one of my favourites in terms of seeing the true ugliness and bone-deep stupidity of Canada's conservative bigots:
This is typical Toronto Star "racists behind every tree" nonsense. There is absoloutely NO EVIDECNE of racism in this case or any other that I've ever heard of. This woman let her passport photo get out of date and was arrested by KENYAN, not Canadian, officials because they beleived that she was an imposter.
Mohamud's case is a perfect example; her nightmare began when a functionary in the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi agreed with a Kenyan airport official and decided she wasn't the woman whose photograph appears in her passport. We were told, incredibly, that it had something to do with her lips. She was immediately declared an "imposter" and Kenyan authorities were asked to prosecute her.
Kenyan officials were only suspicious -- it was Canadian authorities who agreed, then handed Mohamud over for prosecution. That same appalling stupidity surfaces in another comment on that same page:
In any case, the FACT that Mr. Hume and many of the posters here are IGNORING is the fact that it wasn't Canadian officals who detained her. It was KEYNAN officials - who were probably as African as this woman is, not some "racist" Canadian government officials who determined that she was not who she said she was. I've seen several different photos of this woman and she looks entirely
How do you engage that kind of rancid ignorance? Seriously, what possibility of discourse is there?