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"The fact that this is something that I have to say is troublesome."
He just couldn't bring himself to condemn Talwinder Singh Parmar by name or condemn those who hang posters of this martyr.
Police have yet to confirm a motive.
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This week, Canadians observed the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism. For Sikh Canadians and Jewish Canadians alike, the Day of Remembrance has particular resonance. That our two communities have shared experience in facing terrorism was pointedly on display during the 2008 Mumbai attack.
Among the Air India 182 bombing mystery, lies, cover-ups, court trials, conspiracy theories and missing tapes, the stories of the 82 murdered children have remained lost. It's these hidden stories, messages, and lives that B.C. poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar resurrects in her BC Book Prize-nominated book of poetry.
VANCOUVER - Convicted Air India bomb maker Inderjit Singh Reyat has lost the appeal of his prison sentence for perjury in connection to his testimony at the bombing trial.A B.C. Appeal Court panel rej...
Recently, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) released an intelligence assessment entitled "Venues of Sunni Islamist Radicalization in Canada." One observation is that as "radicalization is usually a social process, it can occur wherever humans interact, in the real world or in virtual ones." Some examples of where radicalization might happen include the family, on the internet, or in prison. There is also extensive research showing that radicalization occurs on the internet in "virtual communities."
Radicalism exists across ethnic and religious divides and on any end of a given political spectrum. One of the most gruesome terrorist attacks in recent memory was committed in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik, an anti-Muslim radical convinced that Islam was destroying Western civilization. Non-Muslim radicalism is also prevalent in Canada.
Many theories have been put forth to explain why certain individuals become radicalized to the point where they are willing to commit violence. Needless to say, radicalism becomes problematic when it is leads to acts of violence, such as terrorism. Examples of violent radicalism in Canada include the FLQ bombings and kidnappings in the 1960s/1970s, the 1984 Air India Bombing.
OTTAWA - Air India bomb maker Inderjit Singh Reyat has lost his bid to have the Supreme Court of Canada hear his appeal against a perjury conviction.The high court has dismissed Reyat's request and, a...
VANCOUVER - Inderjit Singh Reyat is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a perjury conviction for his testimony at the Air India bombing trial, further prolonging a saga that began with the...
VANCOUVER - The only man convicted in the 1985 Air India terror bombings will be back in a B.C. courtroom on June 14 to appeal his sentence for perjury.Inderjit Singh Reyat was convicted of perjury af...
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - On the anniversary of the Air India bombings, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is looking both to the past and to the future. Harper is in Montreal today unveiling the la...