Acquitted B.C. ISIS supporter fights to stay in Canada

Days after being acquitted of terrorism charges, Othman Hamdan appeared before the Immigration and Refugee Board on Tuesday to begin his fight to stay in Canada.

The Canada Border Services Agency is investigating whether Hamdan should be allowed to remain here after Facebook posts supporting the Islamic State and an admission he was once involved in an international hashish smuggling ring.

A Jordanian citizen, Hamdan came to B.C. from the U.S. in 2002 and made a successful refugee claim based on his conversion to Christianity. He later rejected his new religion.

Canada Border Services official Randal Hyland told Refugee Board member Trent Cook that Hamdan, 35, is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada.

And he said the agency had grounds to believe that Hamdan was inadmissible as a security risk as well as because of his serious criminality.

This has gotta be worth 3 or 4 million at least.

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops


    (Yes, I’m shouting. Sorry for the swears.)

    • Maurice Miner

      Mops, I prefer to use the donkey-neutral term “ARSEHOLE”. No need at all to apologise.

      But, that’s how I was brought up.

      This poor fellow, Othman Hamdan, deserves at least a $10.5 million cheque for even having to go through the trauma of having to go to Court to fight to stay in Canada. It should be a simple administrative process.

    • felis gracilis

      The second best time to deport him is now. The best time was 15 years ago when he first arrived.

  • Del Evans

    Unless he is convicted and sentenced to 3 months or more there are no grounds to expel him. They can deny him citizenship in the future but I would’nt hold my breath. He is here now.
    Someone will pretend to chastise him. He will pretend remorse. End of story.
    Until he goes jihad in six years [speculation]

    • Alain

      Only in Canada, eh?

    • k1962

      He was part of an international hashish smuggling ring. Good enough excuse for me to send him home to the perfectly safe country of Jordan.

  • JoKeR

    He sounds perfect for our new federal MIB (Ministry Investigating Blasphemy).

    And here is our first squad of Mothers Investigating Blasphemy, also abbreviated as MIB.

    • Observer

      And how do I know those aren’t Men In Black?

  • But … but … I thought Justin wanted us to be mad about Khadr or something.

    Air-lift Hamdan back to Jordan sans parachute.