Isaac Schrödinger, a frequent commenter here and a fine blogger
, is a Pakistani apostate from Islam, studying in Canada. He became an apostate in Canada, and is now fighting to obtain asylum and be allowed to remain there—for as we know too well, apostates from Islam are punished by death, and in general, the punishment is administered as gruesomely as possible. “No compulsion in religion”, my foot.
Unfortunately, he is having difficulty putting his case across to unsympathetic immigration bureaucrats, as he engagingly narrates here.
"PAKISTAN, Punjab, Lahore
Fear is unspecified/unclear
appears to fear persecution because of his anti-Islamic views."
Yikes! Can you imagine your life hanging by a tenuous thread, awaiting the decision of one whose first impression is that your fear is “unspecified/unclear”? To think that your life hinges on the favor of an indifferent bureaucracy. It doesn’t exactly inspire a spring in Isaac’s step, understandably. As an apostate from Islam myself, I would be dismayed and terrified, to say the least.
He has until a date in January to file documents bolstering his case, and he intends to make good use of it.
Fortunately, a lot of people in the blogosphere have jumped to Isaac’s side, offering any and all support that he might need in pleading his case. We are standing with Isaac as well, and I would like to offer him whatever assistance I’m capable of giving. I will be keeping a close eye on his case.
If Canada can find room for such a vile collection of parasites as the Khadr family,
surely there is room in that great nation for a man like Isaac Schrödinger, who legitimately fears for his life.
I believe Isaac has a strong and legitimate case for asylum, and we must do everything we can to help him stay in a civilized country. Any country should be honored to have someone like him. Canada must not squander the chance to keep him.