July 19, 2005

"humanitarian or compassionate grounds"

I wish someone would just put Canada out of its misery.

The Supreme Court of Canada says Leon Mugesera helped incite the slaughter of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda in 1994 and should be sent home to face trial.

But Justice Minister Irwin Cotler says Canada will not order Mugesera extradited unless it gets a binding assurance he will not be executed if convicted of the crimes...

...Cotler says Mugesera can still appeal to the immigration minister to remain in Canada on humanitarian or compassionate grounds.

Mugesera has lived in Quebec for more than a decade. (Link thanks to John Koetsier)

And the really aggravating thing is that Canadians probably feel that coddling a mass-murderer puts them in a position of moral superiority. And you know, if they still go to church, I bet it's the modern sort where they always pray for "justice." (Instead of, you know, those silly old things; salvation, forgiveness of sin, God's help for missionaries, etc.) Glecchhh.

Posted by John Weidner at July 19, 2005 4:06 PM
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