Muslim terror plotter likely deported within six months, lawyer says

“…Audrey Macklin, a professor and chair in human rights law at the University of Toronto, said Malik’s case highlights a practice the Canadian government has engaged in for some time when it comes to non-citizens accused of terrorism-related crimes.

“It is the case that the government has generally assumed it is easier to deport than to prosecute,” she said. “They don’t have to satisfy the same burden of proof. They don’t have to present the same quality of evidence. The decision-maker is not as independent.”

Macklin said deporting a person accused of terrorism means they aren’t given due process.

“Maybe he will be able to walk free in Pakistan and live a happy life,” she said. “Maybe he will be tortured and executed without the benefit of any legal process. In either event, those are arbitrary and unpredictable and not the sort of things we imagine comply with the rule of law.”

Macklin said the Canadian public is not very well informed about the federal government’s continued efforts to deport non-citizens in these cases instead of using the criminal justice system.”

We owe him nothing.


  • Squiggles

    I am not seeing the problem here. Have I missed something? Because as far as I am concerned, get rid of him. Sooner rather than later.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Macklin wants a welfare program for the legal profession. Screw these bottom feeders.

  • Martin B

    What part of “non-citizen” does Ms Macklin not understand?

  • tom_billesley

    Deported within six months. Why not six hours?

  • Jay Currie

    And WTF was he doing here in the first place. If our immigration people cannot positively vet people from Islam infected countries – which, I’m afraid, includes most of Europe – they should not let them in.

  • barryjr

    If Macklin is so concerned send her also to make sure things are ok. The guy is a terrorist get either deport him or execute him. As to Macklin get your head out of your a** and get a real job rather than commenting from your dream land in academia.

  • Alain

    Any government has every right to deport non citizens and normally do so when those non citizens commit criminal acts. Committing or planning to commit a threat to the national security of a country and its citizens is even more reason for deportation. As for Audrey the equivalent would be squatters invading her home and then thrashing it while threatening her and her family, and she would be the first one demanding the eviction of the squatters. This is the same thing on a national scale.

  • Maggat

    “Due process”, He was processed and put on a plane out of here, with due haste. Sounds like a process that needs MUCH further use.

  • Bataviawillem

    I predicted this already a few of day’s ago, and there it is.
    “Maybe he will be tortured and executed”

  • chayisun

    Looking at the photo of this muslim I see a copy of Charles Manson. The eyes, cold and dead and hopefully he will be sooner then later.