Toronto (Canada), Apr.29 (ANI): A British lawmaker, George Galloway, was barred entry to Canada last March after the government deemed him a supporter of a terrorist organization, but surprisingly, a Kashmiri agent dubbed 'Mr. XXXXX' was let in despite giving 40,000 rupees to an Islamist terrorist.
Galloway scuttled his 2009 Canadian speaking tour upon being declared a persona non grata, but a man with a vastly more checkered past landed on the tarmac of Vancouver International Airport.
According to the Globe and Mail, under questioning from federal agents, the South Asian caught with a false passport revealed his secret story.
He said that he had once dreamed of dying as an Islamist terrorist. He had handled guns and fired assault rifles in his youth.
Pressed about his line of work, he told border guards he had been operating as a spy.
And during that December, 2008, interrogation, the border guards heard his views on the previous month's carnage in Mumbai.
"It's stupid. It's crazy," he said, disagreeing with the terrorists' tactics. " ... They should not kill people in the streets. They should do it at the border."
Nearly 18 months later, this man - referred to only as Mr. XXXXX in court documents, owing to refugee-anonymity laws - is living in Canada despite being initially declared inadmissible.
He is one of only 30-odd people that Immigration Minister Jason Kenney declared "inadmissible" that year as national-security threats, Mr. Galloway being a more prominent example IRB decision. (ANI)