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Canada must wake up too

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Submitted by Barry Kumar (Canada), Nov 23, 2004 at 01:23

In 1985, Sikh terrorists with ties to Canada, the UK, the Punjab, and Pakistan, blew up an Air India flight, killing all 329 people aboard, including a friend of mine. Because the victims were mostly Hindu, and because of the political power wielded by Sikh politicians in Canada and Pakistan's role in helping the West in the Cold War, the government of Canada, the intelligence service, and the media did almost nothing to investigate the Sikh-Muslim international terrorist network. To this day still, those responsible for this terrorist act (the second worst in North America, following the WTC attacks) have not been brought to justice.

As a Hindu, I have felt that Canada has not had the interests of my community at heart. Instead of cracking down on illegal immigration, Canada has since promoted it, particularly because the ruling Liberal Party of Canada relies on the immigrant vote to stay in power. Thousands of fake refugees enter Canada illegally each month, many of them Muslims from North Africa, Pakistan, and Bangladesh and Sikhs from the Punjab. Most are allowed to stay because refugees are given free legal assistance (and social assistance and medicare) and with the help of corrupt lawyers formulate elaborate (but fictitious) stories of oppression. Almost none belong to oppressed minority groups.

Coincident with the massive influx of fake refugees, there has been an increase in hate crimes against Jews and Hindus, including the desecration of Jewish cemetaries, synagogues, and schools, and the destruction or vandalization of Hindu Temples.

Just walking the streets of Montreal in a Muslim or Sikh neighbourhood is difficult for me as I am readily identifiable as a Hindu because I don't wear traditional Muslim or Sikh attire. I have been threatened about a dozen times on the street in the last ten years or so, most of the time by Bengali Muslims from Bangladesh (who discrimate against non-Bengalis as well).

I feel that I have become a second-class citizen in my own country because Canada selects for fake refugees who are very good liars (and consequently, not decent individuals). These individuals will thus not make good citizens. They also bring with them religious and ethnic intolerance, as well as a general disdane for the equality of men and women.

I personally have many friends who are Muslim or Sikh and who are kind and tolerant. However, they do not speak up against the corruption and fundamentalism in their communities and do not take criticism well.

I worry about the future of Canada, a future that I see as increasingly intolerant and a far cry from the Canada I had once loved.


Sincerely,

Barry Kumar
Montreal
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