Isaac is a Pakistani immigrant living in Vancouver, Canada. A blogger, he is an ex-Muslim with pro-American sentiments. He was called to Toronto recently to have his case reviewed, to decide if he would be allowed to claim refugee status in order to remain in Canada, or if he would be deported back to Pakistan.
It’s difficult to believe that a bureaucrat wouldn’t grasp the fact that an apostate is eligible for execution in the old country. Maybe they slept through the recent brouhaha in Afghanistan when the Muslim-turned-Christian was sentenced to die. Only international pressure allowed him to escape to Italy, which offered him refuge. And Afghanistan is more reasonable (excepting the Taliban) than Pakistan, so just what are this man’s chances if he is deported?
However, IS has to return to court in January to explain why he shouldn’t be deported.
While comments of sympathy and concern are good, what he needs is excellent legal representation… which costs money. Thus, I am calling on our Canadian bloggers to set up some funding source - a bank account, for example - to pay for attorney’s fees. Surely if enough of us contribute say, the cost of a vente latte, we can prevent a negative finding in January, one which would result in Isaac Schrodinger’s deportation.
As soon as the Baron comes up for air (he’s writing his blockbuster 9/11 post) I’ll ask him to create an image we could all use on our sidebars to link to a Canadian source of funding.
Calling all right-thinking Canadians! You are the ones able to provide leadership for us here.
UPDATE: Here’s the Baron’s off-the cuff idea for an image link to donations for Isaac S.
Now let’s find a place for those contributions to go.