Legit refugee or not?

Apparently, 18-year-old Rahaf Alqunan was locked up in her room in Saudi Arabia and badly mistreated by family, but she still managed to have an expensive cell phone to stay in touch on social media.

At the same time she was locked up by her mean-spirited father, she somehow obtained a passport and had the tens of thousands of dollars required to book a flight to Australia with a stop-over at an expensive hotel in Thailand.

Australia's not so dumb. They've been stung by scams like this before, so before this spoiled little rich girl even landed on Australian soil, they said whoa, she isn't coming here to pull the refugee scam.

Now Canada is taking her in and granting asylum. Wonder what this one's going to cost the taxpayer?

Jim Sutherland, Kelowna

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