Prosecutors let them plead guilty to a less serious non-indictable offence, allowing them to avoid the threat of being deported back to Syria.
In what many are calling another example of how Canada’s authorities often fail to stand up for Canadian values, prosecutors have let a Syrian couple plead guilty to a less serious charge in order to avoid deportation, even after they threatened to murder their daughter for dating a Canadian man.
According to the National Post, “A Syrian refugee couple who threatened their adult daughter with an honour killing for dating a Canadian man have made a plea deal with New Brunswick prosecutors that will save them from possible deportation back to their war-ravaged homeland. Ahmad Ayoub, 52, and his wife Faten, 48, were freed this week after 72 days in jail, after pleading guilty to uttering threats as a summary conviction offence, and being sentenced to time served.”
Notably, “If they had been convicted of the more serious indictable offence of uttering threats, for which a trial was scheduled in the summer, they would have faced a sentence in the range of six months to a year, up to a maximum of two years.”
They were sponsored by the federal government, and have been in Canada since 2016. Neither of them have jobs.
What makes this disturbing is it seems they were purposely allowed to plead guilty to a less serious offence, even though it was clear that they uttered threats.
The report notes that “The threats were made against their daughter Bayan, 25. They were spoken in Arabic, once face to face, otherwise on the phone, and they only came to light when Bayan told her Canadian boyfriend, who encouraged her to go to police. She soon recanted, however, and was described in court by prosecutor Claude Haché as a reluctant participant in the prosecution.”
When Bayan’s mother heard she had told the police about the original threat, she threatened Bayan saying she would be killed unless she told police that she lied.
Her father had said about her boyfriend, “for his own dignity, it would be better to slaughter her.”
Those kind of disgusting attitudes are totally incompatible with Canada, and have no place in our great country. Clearly, most people will be thinking that they should have been deported.
But, the politically correct authorities in this country rarely follow common-sense, and have once again failed to protect Canadian values. Instead, it has sent a message that threats of ‘honour-killings’ will be given just a slap on the wrist. As a consequence of this pathetic weakness, Canada becomes a more dangerous place for some of the most vulnerable women in our land.
And yet, don’t expect our ‘feminist’ prime minister to say anything about it.