Maher Arar’s grand bargain with the far left is now coming back to haunt him. With a well-publicized $10 million in his pocket, the Syrian-born telecommunications engineer is being seen as an easy mark for cash by a tree-hugging extremist currently being held in a B.C. prison awaiting extradition.
Tre Arrow, a.k.a. Trey Arrow, a.k.a. Michael Scarpitti, fled to Canada to escape arson charges in Oregon stemming from the protest destruction of logging and cement trucks in 2001. He has been branded a domestic terrorist by the FBI. Here he is doing what he did best in the “prime of his career”, making an ass of himself on an 11-day sit-in on a concrete ledge during a 2000 protest at the US Forest Service Building in Portland, Oregon:
Now, in a desperate attempt to avoid deportation, he has reached out to none other than Maher Arar in an attempt to secure the $1 million bond set by a Canadian judge. From Willamette Week March 27, 2007, “Tre’s Latest Call” :
In a March 18 email to supporters, dictated from jail, the 33-year-old Arrow says he recently reached out to Arar on the phone.
“The two of us have very important contributions to bring forth to the restoration of justice and democracy within the political and social structure of our cultures,” says Arrow, who got 6 percent of the vote as a 2000 congressional candidate for the Pacific Green Party in Oregon.
Arar’s media contact said Arar wasn’t immediately available for an interview about Arrow, whose appeal hearing is scheduled for April 18 in Vancouver.
Sorry, Maher, but it seems the money isn’t just yours anymore. The left wants its pound of flesh. They gave you their support, now they want yours. And, frankly, you owe the left big-time – without their money and pressure, you’d be $10 million poorer today.
Apparently, this is what usually happens to people who win the lottery – life can become miserable.