Mean­while, from the war-on-ter­ror file


Are Cana­di­ans shocked to dis­cover that their own gov­ern­ment ac­tively tried to get Car­leton pro­fes­sor Has­san Diab ex­tra­dited, and con­victed, for a crime he didn’t com­mit? I cer­tainly am.

The syn­a­gogue bomb­ing in France in 1980 for which Diab was ar­rested was a hor­ren­dous crime. It’s no won­der France wanted to find and con­vict the per­pe­tra­tor. But they ap­par­ently didn’t care if the man they got was guilty or in­no­cent – and nei­ther did the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment.

If the present gov­ern­ment does not fix our ex­tra­di­tion law, it will hap­pen again.

Diab is not ask­ing for money for his or­deal. He says it is mean­ing­less com­pared to the joy of be­ing with his chil­dren.

El­iz­a­beth Block Toronto

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