Canada: Persecution News Update
VANCOUVER — They are descended from Vikings, most of the senior employees at Amaruk Corp., a Norwegian-based wilderness expedition outfit with operations in western Canada. Some are battle-tested warriors. Amaruk “greatly values the experience and skills acquired in the military,” reads a jobs notice on the company’s English language website.
Things it does not tolerate: Long hair and braids on male workers, except on First Nations people and “individuals of Viking ancestry who are free to keep their beard [sic] braided.”
Christians won’t feel welcome either.
“The Norse background of most of the guys at the management level means that we are not a Christian organization, and most of us see Christianity as having destroyed our culture, tradition, and way of life,” Amaruk’s hiring manager, Olaf Amundsen, wrote last month to Vancouver-area job applicant Bethany Paquette, the first in a series of bizarre, angry emails sent from company officials in Norway.
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OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird encouraged Canadian travellers and diplomats in North Africa and the Middle East to exercise added caution Friday after the United States issued a major terrorism and travel alert for the region.
“It’s not for me to discuss the nature of the elevated risk that causes them (the Americans) to take these decisions,” Baird said.
“Having said that, when a close friend and ally has made this determination, obviously at a bare minimum it puts us at elevated risk, and we’re encouraging a higher degree of caution.”
Baird said Canada has no plans — yet — to close its diplomatic missions on Sunday, a regular work day in the region, as the U.S. has done.
But Baird said his deputy minister and director general of intelligence are monitoring the situation carefully in consultation with the U.S.
“Obviously in the run-up between now…
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The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Pakistan and how a young girl has now found peace in Canada.
The link below is to an article reporting on a plot to attack Canadian railways and the arrest of al Qaeda linked terrorists.