ppauper wrote:Cuchulainn wrote:“My family is obviously psychologically and physically shattered by the betrayals and the criminality of what has happened over the past five years,” Boyle told The Star. “But we’re looking forward to a new lease on life, to use an overused idiom, and restarting and being able to build a sanctuary for our children and our family in North America.”
Boyle added, jokingly, “I have discovered there is little that cannot be overcome by enough Sufi patience, Irish irreverence, and Canadian sanctimony.”
this is the US/Canadian who were captured and held hostage when they allegedly went backpacking in afghanistan
I posted some stuff on it in the afghan thread
Note "sufi patience" suggests they are muslim
the husband was previously married to the sister of omar khadr, who was sent to gitmo as a youth for killing a US medic in afghanistan
I wonder what he/she means by "betrayals," Did they think the taliban were their friends?
Freed hostage Joshua Boyle is currently in police custody, and is facing over a dozen criminal charges over alleged incidents that took place between Oct. 14 and Dec. 30, 2017.
Boyle is facing eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault and two counts of unlawful confinement. He also faces one count each of misleading police to “divert suspicion from himself,” uttering a death threat, and administering a noxious substance, namely Trazodone.
The incident caught the attention of politicians at all levels of government.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his heart goes out to the girl.
"I can't imagine how afraid she must have been," Trudeau said at a cabinet retreat in London, Ont. "I want her and her family and her friends and community to know that that is not what Canada is and that is not who Canadians are."
Meanwhile, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne called the incident "a cowardly act of hatred."
"This does not represent who we are," Wynne wrote in a tweet. "We must stand firm in our support of this young girl who was assaulted simply for wearing a hijab."
Toronto's mayor added that he was "shocked and appalled."
Like the US, Australia has protested against rules in the province of British Columbia, where local wines can be sold in grocery shops but imported wine must be sold in a "store within a store" with a separate cash register.