As stated by Canadian Cynic: Hello? Blogging Tories? *Tap*. *Tap*. Is this thing on?
Indeed. When the Kingston police charged 3 suspects who were family members of of Zainab, Geeti and Sahar Shafia and of Rona Amir Mohammed with their murders, the Blogging Tories were all over the case like white on Wonder Bread. The blogging air was blue with indignation, recriminations and outrage. Feminists / progressives stood accused of callous indifference to the death of these women.
"Honour kiiiiiiillings!!!" was howled and shrieked over and over and over again by the usual rightwing conservative reformaTory sycophants.
Now observe the MASSIVE silence over in their ranks as the facts regarding the shameful treatment Suaad Hagi Mohamud received from Canadian officials at the embassy are published and broadcast - information that progressive bloggers and media have been saying for weeks now.
Suaad Hagi Mohamud is still very much alive. When she gets home, she will give her son three months worth of hugs.
Oh. And among those who demonstrated the most callous bureaucratic and racist indifference to her plight are Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan and Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney - all non-muslim white men of privilege and members of Stephen Harper's Conservative Government.
UPDATE: Hostile staff at the Canadian consulate are not apologizing & they are being surly and unhelpful, as observed by Dr Dawg.
Check out Broadsides, for Antonia's take on the double-speak/double-standard of the HarperCons.