Canadians Must Demand Answers On Syrian Refugee-Marissa Shen Murder
Five years– and not a single detail on accused child-killer Ibrahim Ali has been exposed by media.
Five years, and not a word. This is where it stands regarding a Syrian refugee accused of the murder of 13-year old Marissa Shen of Burnaby, British Columbia.
The date of the murder was July 17th, 2017. Four and a half years have passed since young Ms. Shen 's body was found dead in a park in suburban Vancouver. Since that day, not a single revelation on accused child-killer Ibrahim Ali has been exposed by media.
Just this week, a local paper announced the murder trial has been pushed back yet again. It is now scheduled for Sept 19, 2022 at BC Supreme Court in Vancouver.
There is good reason for Canadians to be outraged by this case. The accused is a Syrian refugee brought to Canada through Justin Trudeau's immigration program. Some may recall his first major policy decision as prime minister-- a pledge to import 35,000 Muslim refugees to our country.
"Tonight they step off the plane as refugees. But they walk out of this terminal as permanent residents of Canada, with social insurance numbers, with health cards, and with an opportunity to become full Canadians.”
In a statement at the time, Trudeau was quoted as saying “I will be personally responsible for harm brought to any Canadian citizens.” When questioned on the case by media, Trudeau let out a nervous chuckle before offering an evasive response.
It is now early 2022. And still, not one word of substance on the case. We do know that Ibrahim Ali was accused of the murder. We know that he has been charged, and that a trial date was set. And reset several times. What we do not know-- meaning what media has held back from public knowledge-- is a single detail beyond this meagre output.
Today, Marissa Shen would be a 17-year old high school student. By the time finality comes to the murder trial-- if it ever does-- Ms. Shen could have graduated from university.
To this day, her family has never issued a public statement. To this day, the Liberal Immigration Minister at that time-- MP Ahmed Hussen-- has never made a statement on the case.
It is a wonderful piece of convenience. MP Hussen is himself a refugee who came to Canada from Somalia. As selected for the Cabinet position by PM Trudeau, Hussen was shifted to Minister of Housing in early 2020. He is off-the-hook. Mr. Trudeau is off the hook. The accused Syrian refugee will be for a five year period protected by a cone-of-silence.
Why? Is it because a conviction would reflect poorly on the Trudeau administration? Is this man a political pawn in public relations refugee game? Is maintaining the integrity of Canada's refugee policy more important than the life of a 13-year old Canadian school girl?
Western News Watch offer our opinion on the case: it is the most outrageous legal case in decades. All Canadians should feel this way-- but they don't. Most remain unaware of the circumstances. Far be it for the CBC or Globe & Mail to focus on such "trivialities."
Instead, it's dark secrets set aside for political purposes. For weeks, local citizens protested in front of the Vancouver Police station. Nothing came from it. This Ibrahim Ali character has appeared in court on several occasions, whisked in and out faster than you can say "woke revolution."
Five years will have passed. In a case which Canadians should be screaming about to the high-heavens, our passivity continues to allow government to do anything they want to-- and get away with it.
The Marissa Shen murder case is more than a national disgrace. Justin Trudeau plainly stated he would be responsible for the behaviour of refugees coming to our shores.
Five years later, neither government nor media have fulfilled their responsibilities.