Life is Belief & Struggle - Ahmed Shawqi

Friday, September 11, 2015

A Human Smuggler by night...and a grieving father by day.

 This comes from The Australian:
Ms Abbas also lost two children when the boat capsized shortly after leaving Bodrum for the Greek islands. After the tragedy, Mr Kurdi told the media he took over steering the boat after the captain panicked and jumped ship. But Ms Abbas said Mr Kurdi was the driver of the boat, and the man she paid to book her passage told her it would be safe because the driver was taking his wife and two children. “When I lost my kids, I lost my life, how can he lie to the media?” her cousin Ms Tahseen said, translating for Ms Abbas. “He said, ‘Please don’t dob me in.’ That was in the water.”

Ms Abbas said Mr Kurdi was speeding in the overcrowded boat, which did not have enough life jackets.  She said her husband told him to be careful just before the boat capsized, reportedly killing at least 12 people. Ms Abbas is now in Iraq and her family has called on the federal government to include them in the 12,000 refugees Australia has pledged to take in.
I have no idea how true this claim is, but it does seem like a rather reputable newspaper - as far as one can be selling 'news'. It would certainly solve the mystery of 'why' a grieving father returned to the allegedly 'war-torn' city he was fleeing for his and his family's life from.

It would be nice if our own newspapers would do a little digging before publicizing many of these human smugglers refugees has the NDP committed to bringing into Canada before the end of December? 10,000 was it?

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