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The Paris Shooting Had Nothing To Do With the Majority of Muslims

Armand Birk | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Armand Birk

I am not a Muslim. The driver had made the assumption that since the colour of my skin was brown, I must believe in Islam. Thirdly, not all who follow Islam are terrorists. In fact, the grand majority of them are not. A terrorist is someone who commits an act of terror. An act of terror is an act of violence or intimidation, done in the pursuit of political gain. One does not to be a member of any particular religion or creed to become a terrorist.

Why An Anti-ISIS Coalition Could Be 'A Problem'

CBC | Posted 11.15.2014 | Canada

"The terrorist threat is global and the response must be global." Those were the words of French President François​ Hollande at the outset of an...

How Do We Stop Syria's Sickness from Worsening?

Bessma Momani | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada
Bessma Momani

The Assad regime continues to kill indiscriminately in a desperate effort to regain control. The merciless army it has deployed to wipe out dissent is destroying entire rebel-held towns. The horrifying chemical weapons attacks it most likely carried out on innocent civilians may be only a terrible prelude to more massacres.

Why Canada's Not Doing More For Syria

Glen Pearson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

It remains a difficult thing for Canadians to embrace when hearing little concerning the injustices of the governments of such regions as Syria. Certain voices indeed have been raised from within the Muslim/Arab communities, but the lack of overall response until it is too late remains a mystery. But is that enough to refuse any kind of intervention? Clearly not.

The Arab League: A Dictator's Paradise

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

This is a grouping of dictatorial regimes, the majority of which are ruled either by monarchies, or worse by military regimes that came to power by killing or removing the previous rulers of those countries. We are talking here about a rulers' club which has nothing to do with the Arab people, and that is why it should be called "The Arab Rulers' League."

Why Canadians Should Ignore Syria

Peter Worthington | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

What to do about Syria? It's a valid question, about which there is no valid answer. Perhaps a better question would be, is there anything we (meaning the developed or civilized world) wants to do? The outside world is neither policeman nor colonizer. Syria wouldn't be the pushover Libya was, and if we became involved it could well boomerang when democracy doesn't occur, and a different tyranny ensues.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Arab Spring

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

We have seen such coordination in times of open war, responses to cross-border aggression, and need for territorial defence. But this was different. Neither Egypt nor Libya was attacking anyone else -- this time it was what they were doing to their own people that prompted international action.

Canadian Oil Giant Withdrawing From Syria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Canadian oil giant Suncor Energy Inc. says it is pulling out of Syria in order to comply with new international sanctions aimed at further i...

Arab League Approves Sanctions Against Syria

CP | AP | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada

BEIRUT - The Arab League overwhelmingly approved sanctions Sunday against Syria to pressure Damascus to end its deadly eight-month crackdown on dissen...

Democracy Unlikely in Syria After Assad

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Does Assad have a date with the war crimes tribunal at the Hague awaiting him if he quits? Probably not if he leaves willingly. Almost certainly if he's forced out -- and isn't assassinated. The choice is his, but don't hold your breath for our sort of democracy to come to Syria after Assad.

What Stops the World From Taking Out Assad?

Avi Benlolo | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

Since Syrian crimes can be classified as "crimes against humanity" especially because they are state policy, why has Right to Protect not been invoked by the international community nor has reasonable action been undertaken by the Security Council and the ICC? The answer is simple: politics and personal interest. Without exception, it is believed that the atrocities committed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime are far worse than those of Muammar Gaddafi. The UN estimates more than 3,500 people have been murdered; tens of thousands have vanished and are believed to be incarcerated.