Government should not be concerned about Mohamed Fahmy

Canadian citizens who leave to fight for Islam should forfeit their passports

To the Expositor:

The mainstream media is filling the front pages of their papers with stories about how Canada should be saving Mohamed Fahmy. The prime minister, Stephen Harper, should phone Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Our Foreign Minister should intervene. Canada must act to have Fahmy released.

Why? Why should Canada be concerned about Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy? Mr. Fahmy is an Egyptian born immigrant to Canada. He is using a Canadian passport as a passport of convenience. He was working in Egypt for Al Jazeera supporting the Muslim brotherhood in their opposition to the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Abdel Fattah was elected to president following the popular peoples uprising of 2011 in Egypt. His government has been responsible for economic reforms and many improvements in the lives of ordinary Egyptians.

The Muslim Brotherhood, on the other hand, is a group of Muslim extremists bent on their caliphate and installing primitive Islamic Sharia law in Egypt. They are the same guys who assassinated former Egyptian president and winner of the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize, Anwar Sadat. Now tell me again why Canada needs this guy.

Canada would be well served to institute laws that would see persons who leave this country to fight for Islam forfeit their Canadian passport at the door and we sure as hell don’t need to pay to get them back.

Gaye Smith

Paisley, Ontario