Anti-dhimmitude in Canada. The PFLP is a Marxist group, but this ruling should be capable of being applied to members of jihadist groups as well. “Belonging to terror group not a right: judge,” by Stewart Bell in the National Post, with thanks to Paul:
TORONTO – A Beirut-born man who argued he should not be deported because his involvement in a Palestinian terrorist group was a form of “freedom of expression” has lost his bid to remain in Canada.
The Federal Court ruled against Issam Al Yamani, a volunteer at a Palestinian non-profit organization in Mississauga and the alleged former Canadian head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Mr. Al Yamani, 50, had argued that his activities for the PFLP terror group were protected by sections of the Charter of Rights that guarantee freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression.
But the judge ruled that Mr. Al Yamani’s complaint was “without merit” since “his right to belong to a terrorist organization does not fall within the rights protected by Section 15” of the Charter.
The Canada Border Services Agency said the decision “brings us one step closer” to deporting Mr. Al Yamani. “Individuals that commit crimes against humanity, war crimes, acts of terrorism or pose a threat to Canadian society are not welcome here,” spokeswoman Anna Pape said yesterday.
Amazing that it has to be said at all, but in any case I am glad it is being said.