Sick Extremists Vacationing in Canada and the Responsibility of Stephen Harper
After publishing ``Harper`s Immigration Administration Granting Visas To World Famous Anti-Semites``, some Moroccan media picked up on the issue. Perhaps what makes the story for them to attract audience is not the failure of Immigration Canada under the Conservatives, allowing extremists to visit the country in multiple occasions. What makes the story for them is denouncing in the mentioned letter the fact that such extremists were rewarded by the king of Morocco. Chouf TV retracted an article talking about me asking Canadian authorities to deport Sheick Abdelbari Zamzami shorty after publishing it due to pressure from Moroccan authorities - according to many commentators - . The same source reported later that Zamzami left Canada after having a major health problem, and that he is suffering from a dangerous liver disease that was diagnosed in Sheikh Zayd Hospital after returning from Canada.
Could it be a coincidence that the extremist cleric Abdelbari Zamzami suffered from a sudden liver problem while on a short visit to Canada?
It is most probable that this is no coincidence. Liver diseases are not like a stroke type of health problems that can surprise a patient and show up without notice. Patients with liver diseases are known to display symptoms such as the loss of appetite, debilitating fatigue , weight loss or sudden weight gain, bruises, yellowing of skin or the whites of eyes (jaundice), fluid retention (edema) and swelling in the ankles, legs, and abdomen (often an early sign), brownish or orange tint to the urine, confusion, disorientation, personality changes etc...Therefore, living with such symptoms may not be the best time to take a transaltlantic flight and go from North Africa all the way to North America for vacations. In fact, long-haul flights can be extremely dangerous for patients with liver diseases.
The information available does not allow us to know if Sheick Zamzami came to Canada carying one of the five hepatitis viruses or malaria. The Moroccan media did not disclose any further details and only reported that he is suffering from a dangerous liver disease after returning from Canada.
Immigration Canada under the conservatives failed not only during the screening process in identifying an outspoken radical Anti-Semite and Anti-Shiite cleric, but also failed in identifying a sick applicant. Some believe it is because Canadian public administration is under funded, some believe that key positions are granted to unqualified individuals based on their partisan affiliation. In both cases, Harper and the Conservatives are responsible.