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First sexual assault by Syrian refugee in Canada

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A 39-year-old man has been charged in connection with several sexual assaults that occurred at the West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark over the weekend.

Police were called to the waterpark at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Officers allege a man followed and inappropriately touched six teenage girls while they were swimming at the waterpark 

“It’s fairly shocking,” EPS spokesperson Scott Pattison said. “It’s involved and traumatized six individuals and their families.”

Pattison said all six girls were under the age of 16.

“The girls were very courageous in coming forward and talking to the lifeguard, that’s not always the case,” Pattison said.

Soleiman Hajj Soleiman, a Syrian refugee and father of six, has since been charged with six counts of sexual assault and six counts of sexual interference.

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30 minutes ago, Throw Long Bannatyne said:

Sexual assault happens every day but it is rarely newsworthy, why is this case any different?  Typical "see, I told you so" story.  Should I protect my children from water-parks or Syrian refugees??? 

Look what's going on in Europe.  I would say that you should start at water-parks, and protect them from everyone.

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12 minutes ago, kelownabomberfan said:

Look what's going on in Europe.  I would say that you should start at water-parks, and protect them from everyone.

Sure, I'd be very aware of the surroundings if I took my kids to any waterpark.  But the topic title you chose wasnt about being careful at waterparks. 

I agree though, we need better vetting of refugees.  They should be interviewed by psychics to weed out those that might commit a crime in the future.  Wasnt that a Tom Cruise film?

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A whole lot of stuff is being covered up (more so in the East of Canada) where their is a lot of issues with Syrian boys at school and the Men treating women terribly.      Lots of stuff the media isn`t covering.

I`m amazed the feminists have not attacked this yet since many of the refugees are trying to impose their behavior here in Canada which is terrible towards women. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Brandon said:

A whole lot of stuff is being covered up (more so in the East of Canada) where their is a lot of issues with Syrian boys at school and the Men treating women terribly.      Lots of stuff the media isn`t covering.

I`m amazed the feminists have not attacked this yet since many of the refugees are trying to impose their behavior here in Canada which is terrible towards women. 

 

Well ive argued the point about Sharia law and the practice of Islam but others here like to shout it down.  Cultural diversity is wonderful up to a point where it crosses beyond Canadian standards. 

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38 minutes ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

Click bait. Like the one about how illegals are committing murder in the USA. Does it happen yes but it's minor compared to 10000 who are murdered every year.

 

The point though is that from what I've seen, the illegals committing the crimes are people that have been caught and sent back over the border multiple times.  There doesn't seem to be any way to stop illegals from coming back over the border and so the Border patrol in the US feels helpless.

http://www.latimes.com/topic/politics-government/government/chuck-grassley-PEPLT002489-topic.html

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A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by the Associated Press show.

 

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39 minutes ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

Click bait. Like the one about how illegals are committing murder in the USA. Does it happen yes but it's minor compared to 10000 who are murdered every year.

 

I don't think the families of those six girls think this is "minor".

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5 minutes ago, kelownabomberfan said:

I don't think the families of those six girls think this is "minor".

Is the point of the title of this thread for Canada to adopt the US ban on Syrian refugees?

This is what everyone is dancing around here, and why people have posted the questions to you they have.  The wording of this thread title is ... this is the first, implying there will be more.  If there will be more, well how do we stop it, etc, tc.

The next question is why do we not post about every sexual assault that happens in this country, why is this one singled out?

Is it a horrendous crime?  Yes.   Should people like this be allowed in the country?   No.   So, are you suggesting all Syrian's shouldn't be allowed in Canada because we now have a "first" Syrian refugee who did this?

If tomorrow an immigrant from Ireland does this, are you going to post a thread saying "First Sexual Assault by an Irish Immigrant in Canada"?  Probably not.

So yes, this is a tragedy and shouldn't happen.   Lock the guy up and / or throw him out of the country.   The title you chose frames it in a certain light, and it makes people question the motivation of the thread.

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2 hours ago, Brandon said:

A whole lot of stuff is being covered up (more so in the East of Canada) where their is a lot of issues with Syrian boys at school and the Men treating women terribly.      Lots of stuff the media isn`t covering.

I`m amazed the feminists have not attacked this yet since many of the refugees are trying to impose their behavior here in Canada which is terrible towards women. 

 

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As teachers at a Fredericton High School bent over backwards this spring to help Syrian students only to have some of them harass and bully both teachers and other students, a school vice-principal suggested the federal government should help.

That vice-principal is right. Misbehaving students is, sadly, an all-too-common problem in our country’s schools but most of the time educators have (or ought to have) the tools to deal with these problems.

But when the offending student is part of a wave of recently arrived Syrian refugees — unable to speak English and at odds with Canadian values of pluralism and tolerance — extraordinary help from Ottawa is required. The teachers are saying so themselves.

New Brunswick’s capital had accepted about 450 Syrian refugees since last fall and 29 of them became part of the student population of 1,900 at Fredericton High School (FHS) early in the new year.

Most of the Syrian students were eager to learn. A handful were not. The teachers described how some bullied younger students and were insolent and disrespectful to teachers, particularly female teachers. One told a teacher that rocket-propelled grenades was his “hobby.”

 

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/07/03/misbehaving-syrian-students-are-a-federal-problem

As to why feminists aren't doing anything about the treatment of women?  It is totally bizarre, I agree. 

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32 minutes ago, Rich said:

Is the point of the title of this thread for Canada to adopt the US ban on Syrian refugees?

 

Nope.  I guess I just wanted to post this as it doesn't seem to be getting much attention, and I am curious as to why.  When you look at what's going on in Europe right now, with all of the sexual attacks at swimming pools, perhaps people in Canada need to be aware about them, or perhaps not, I don't know.  It's been interesting to see the reaction though to this story on various forums I follow.  A lot of visceral reactions and anger that this is even being reported on by anyone, with the excuse that other sex crimes aren't reported on so why is this one making head-lines (though I think six girls being molested by one guy in one day is pretty news-worthy).  Is that right, to just cover these stories up completely and not talk about them at all?  I don't know the answer to that one, so that's why we discuss these things. 

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1 minute ago, kelownabomberfan said:

Nope.  I guess I just wanted to post this as it doesn't seem to be getting much attention, and I am curious as to why.  When you look at what's going on in Europe right now, with all of the sexual attacks at swimming pools, that people in Canada need to be aware.  It's been interesting to see the reaction though to this story on various forums I follow.  A lot of visceral reactions and anger that this is even being reported on by anyone, with the excuse that other sex crimes aren't reported on so why is this one making head-lines (though I think six girls being molested by one guy in one day is pretty news-worthy).  Is that right, to just cover these stories up completely and not talk about them at all?  I don't know the answer to that one, so that's we discuss these things. 

Dont pretend you're just posting an interesting story about sex assaults at a water park.   You posted this specifically as a commentary on a Syrian refugee without explaining your point.

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12 minutes ago, kelownabomberfan said:

Nope.  I guess I just wanted to post this as it doesn't seem to be getting much attention, and I am curious as to why.  When you look at what's going on in Europe right now, with all of the sexual attacks at swimming pools, perhaps people in Canada need to be aware about them, or perhaps not, I don't know.  It's been interesting to see the reaction though to this story on various forums I follow.  A lot of visceral reactions and anger that this is even being reported on by anyone, with the excuse that other sex crimes aren't reported on so why is this one making head-lines (though I think six girls being molested by one guy in one day is pretty news-worthy).  Is that right, to just cover these stories up completely and not talk about them at all?  I don't know the answer to that one, so that's why we discuss these things. 

What's going on in Europe right now?  Can you link to some stories?  Here's a few I found...

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/04/refugees-crime-rumors/480171/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany-crime-idUSKCN0YT28V

https://www.thelocal.de/20160610/why-refugee-crime-numbers-have-plummeted

I tried to stick with neutral sites (no Breitbart or Huffington Post).  Seems there are issues but not surprising considering the amount of refugees they have in Europe.  And not overly terrible perhaps even overblown going by a few of the stories I read.  

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1 minute ago, The Unknown Poster said:

Dont pretend you're just posting an interesting story about sex assaults at a water park.   You posted this specifically as a commentary on a Syrian refugee without explaining your point.

Ok, have I explained my point now?

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17 minutes ago, kelownabomberfan said:

Nope.  I guess I just wanted to post this as it doesn't seem to be getting much attention, and I am curious as to why.  When you look at what's going on in Europe right now, with all of the sexual attacks at swimming pools, perhaps people in Canada need to be aware about them, or perhaps not, I don't know.  It's been interesting to see the reaction though to this story on various forums I follow.  A lot of visceral reactions and anger that this is even being reported on by anyone, with the excuse that other sex crimes aren't reported on so why is this one making head-lines (though I think six girls being molested by one guy in one day is pretty news-worthy).  Is that right, to just cover these stories up completely and not talk about them at all?  I don't know the answer to that one, so that's why we discuss these things. 

Fair enough.  I have no problem with discussing the news item, and I can't speak for other forums, but I think if your thread title had even said Sexual Assault from Syrian Refugee, you wouldn't have received the same reaction as you did here.

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7 minutes ago, Brandon Blue&Gold said:

What's going on in Europe right now?  Can you link to some stories?  

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/iraqi-refugee-raped-10-year-old-boy-swimming-pool-vienna-austria-sentence-conviction-overturned-a7377491.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/asylum-seekers-sexual-assault-germany-girls-swimming-pool-arrested-isis-rapist-syria-fighter-nusra-a7569811.html

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/704315/teenagers-sexually-assaulted-Iraqi-migrant-arrested-Stuttgart-swimming-pool-attack

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35326090

Just yesterday:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4202942/Two-migrants-charged-molesting-girls-swimming-pool.html

Part of the issue is that the media doesn't seem to want to cover these attacks.  Or the only sites that cover it are ones deemed to be "fake news" by certain elements and so therefore potentially they are just made up.  So it's a self-fulfilling prophecy - the media that is "trusted" won't report it, so therefore there is doubt as to whether it exists.  Case in point - it doesn't appear that the Edmonton molestation story has been reported by the CBC.  Is this because they deem it not newsworthy?  Or are there other reasons?  Is this willful blindness to cover these stories (if this indeed is happening) beneficial to society and the greater good?  I am just asking the question.

 

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3 minutes ago, kelownabomberfan said:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/iraqi-refugee-raped-10-year-old-boy-swimming-pool-vienna-austria-sentence-conviction-overturned-a7377491.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/asylum-seekers-sexual-assault-germany-girls-swimming-pool-arrested-isis-rapist-syria-fighter-nusra-a7569811.html

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/704315/teenagers-sexually-assaulted-Iraqi-migrant-arrested-Stuttgart-swimming-pool-attack

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35326090

Just yesterday:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4202942/Two-migrants-charged-molesting-girls-swimming-pool.html

Part of the issue is that the media doesn't seem to want to cover these attacks.  Or the only sites that cover it are ones deemed to be "fake news" by certain elements and so therefore potentially they are just made up.  So it's a self-fulfilling prophecy - the media that is "trusted" won't report it, so therefore there is doubt as to whether it exists.  Case in point - it doesn't appear that the Edmonton molestation story has been reported by the CBC.  Is this because they deem it not newsworthy?  Or are there other reasons?  Is this willful blindness to cover these stories (if this indeed is happening) beneficial to society and the greater good?  I am just asking the question.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/west-edmonton-mall-wem-water-park-sexual-assault-1.3972344

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1 minute ago, bb.king said:

Interesting from that article:

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Mohamed Huque, executive director of the Islamic Family and Social Services Association, said his concerns proved to be well-founded Wednesday after news stories identified Soleiman as a Syrian refugee.

"I'm disappointed that his nationality and immigration status was even identified in this case," said Huque, whose agency helped 250 Syrian refugees settle in Edmonton last year.

"This is an isolated case that should not cast a negative light on the thousands of other refugees who have come to this country without incident.

 

When we have the executive director of the Islamic Family and Social Services Association advocating for suppressing facts in reporting, that's a serious problem.

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