Here's a photo of Stephen Harper with representatives of MQM Canada (from their website). And who is the MQM?
...a Pakistani political party that human rights groups and even Canadian officials say has a violent past.
"The MQM has a long and well-deserved reputation for violence, extortion and other criminal acts such as murder," said Tom Quiggin, a former RCMP terrorism expert now working at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
The MQM Canada backed Stephen Harper's Tories in both 2004 and 2006, and the front-page of their website promotes the MQM/Tory connection in both pictures and text. As they say, hmmm! Someone's got some explaining to do.
Just a quickie update: The wiki article on the MQM says that they have partially withdrawn from the terror business in the past decade or so, but:
... it is still involved in 'jagga tax' extortion in areas of its influence in Karachi and other urban parts of the province of Sindh
Note too: anyone who reaches this story from ProgBlogs will see the header as "Harper Consorts with Pakistani Terrorists", which is factually incorrect. I wrote it, published, and rewrote the title, but the aggregator caught me between drafts. Whoopsie!