Some of you might have heard that Canada denied entry to Winnie Mandela recently. However, our favorite felonious misogynistic, convicted armed robber, Akon apparently is not going to have any problem entering Canada this week to perform. According to his website, he is scheduled to appear in FIVE Canadian cities with in the next ten days. Probably on the "Sweet Escape" tour. According to the spokesperson for Canadian immigration, when asked about Mandela being denied entry, "people convicted of serious crimes" are not allowed entry into Canada. Well hearing this piece of information I figured there was an oversight so I took time to alert the Canadian immigration minister of Akon's impending entry into Canada.
The Honourable Diane Finley, P.C., M.P.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Dear Minister Finley,
According to Karen Shadd-Evelyn, spokesperson for Citizenship and
Immigration Canada (CIC), "people convicted of serious crimes" are not
allowed entry into Canada.
I wanted to alert you of one such individual who is planning to
perform in your country shortly . The American Hip Hop artist Akon,
whose given name is Aliaune Thiam is scheduled to appear in concert
in Canada on June 7,2007 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario,
The MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 10, 2007, Rexall Place
in Edmonton, Alberta on June 12th , Calgary, Alberta on June 13th at
the Pengrowth Saddledome, June 15th at General Motors Place on June
15th in Vancouver British Columbia. All of these dates are based on
the artist's published concert schedule.
Akon was convicted of armed robbery and drug charges in the United
States (See http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/City_Supplements/Bombay_Times/My_time_in_prison_was_critical_to_my_music/articleshow/1142775.cms
) He served several years in prison.
In the past month Mr. Thiam has been involved in several onstage
incidents involving members of the public attending his concerts that
may pose a public safety concern for Canadian officials. The most
recent incident occurred this week during a public performance at a
music festival in New York. Thiam threw a 15 year old boy from a
concert stage into the crowd during a concert last weekend in upstate
New York. (See http://www.mediatakeout.com/6732/tossed_fan_comes_forward_akon_to_be_charged.html).
When you review the video which is readily available on the internet,
a reasonable person could conclude that Mr. Thiam endangered both the
teenager he threw from the stage, but the members of the public the
young man was thrown at. He is currently under investigation by
police in New York.
In a previous incident on April 12 , 2007, at a concert in Trinidad,
Akon was videotaped simulating sex with a15-year-old girl onstage.
That incident is also readily available on the internet. You and the
parents of children and teens attending these concerts in Canada
should be aware of the possible dangers associated with joining Mr.
Thiam on stage. If you have any questions, video, or the links to
videos are available on my site, WhatAboutOurDaughters.blogspot.com.
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Take time today to warn our neighbors to the north that a menace is headed their way and they should lock away their children! You can e-mail the Minister Finley at Minister@cic.gc.ca.