Royal Canadian Mounted Mistake
Friday, September 22, 2006
Maher Arar is not a terrorist, according to a report released this week by a government commission in Ottawa. The document describes how Canadian and U.S. law enforcement blunders led to Arar’s deportation to his native Syria, where he was held for ten months as a suspected Al Qaeda sympathizer and tortured. Toronto Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente tells Mark Jurkowitz how the Mounties used the media to help smear Arar.