We told you about the initial decision here last October to give refugee status in Canada to a white South African, Brandon Huntley, because Huntley claimed he faced persecution in the ‘rainbow’ Nation because he is white. In light of recent events in South Africa (detailed here at Atlas Shrugs) I believe it is going to be increasingly difficult for Canada to now renege on its earlier decision on Huntley. If they send him back now he is a dead man.
You can tell they are scared as hell that “white people” could be the subjects of racial persecution anywhere in the world because that would really turn the tables on the worldview of the Leftwing lovers of the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees. I raised the specter here just last week.
This is from the Times last weekend:
The 31-year-old made international headlines in August when the Canadian immigration board granted him refugee status after it found him to be a victim of crime, genocide and affirmative action back home.
Huntley – a Cape Town-born martial arts fanatic – was declared a refugee after claiming he had been robbed, and stabbed seven times by attackers, who had called him a “white dog” and a “settler”.
Following a massive backlash, the Canadian government announced it would go to court to seek a review of the decision.
On Wednesday, the federal court in Toronto was set to hear an application by the country’s minister of immigration, Jason Kenney, for a review of this “plainly wrong” decision.
Lawyers spent the morning arguing a procedural issue as Huntley, in papers before the court, suggested the Canadians wanted a review of his case purely due to political pressure from South Africa.
“It is clear to objective observers that the applicant’s motives in commencing this judicial review were purely political and in reaction to complaints by the South African government,” Huntley’s lawyer argued in papers before the court.
Kenney, however, rubbished Huntley’s claims, accusing him of going on a “fishing expedition”.
The minister noted that the South African’s reasons for seeking a review were not the subject of the court matter.
“It is worth remembering that the reasonableness of the board’s decision is what is at issue in this judicial review application,” Kenney said.
A spokesman for the Canadian department of immigration told the Sunday Times that there were several reasons why Kenney was challenging the decision.
“The board’s decision contained several errors, including an error in its finding that Mr Huntley did not have access to state protection and an error in equating random acts of violence that Mr Huntley claimed to have experienced with persecution due to his race,” she said.
In addition to the white flight from South Africa, I envision the day when Europeans (Danes, Swedes, Brits and others) will attempt to follow Huntley to Canada or the US using the 1951 Convention on refugees to escape the Islamification of Europe.