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Islam Is Not A Religion Of Peace In Societies Where Faith Is Law

Kacem El Ghazzali | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Kacem El Ghazzali

Do tolerance and social peace prevail in Muslim-majority countries which enshrine "Islam" in law? Nowadays in most such countries, atheists, apostates and those who convert to another religion are persecuted. In a religion of peace, freedom of conscience and belief should be guaranteed to everyone.

The Fight Against Radicalization Begins With Disengagement

Vernon White | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Vernon White

De-radicalization is really about a process moving toward disengagement. Academic research supports that changing what is in someone's head is difficult and may be impossible, as it isn't something we can "see, feel, taste" -- but their actions are. Disengagement means the bias present within the individual is something they have moved away from, and that should be our goal.

I'm Canadian, But Trump Makes Me Want To Be American

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Before I talk about the wretched Muslims ruining America, I'm going to admit I'm not American. I am Canadian, which I realize is pretty unfortunate. To make up for this deficiency, I've always pretended to be American. I pretend because it is feels great to be "exceptional" and more civilized than the rest of the world. I pretend because it makes me feel safer to fear others who are different. I pretend because American Republican politicians aren't afraid to demonstrate their overt bigotry by generalizing an entire group of people. Now, it's time to finally stop pretending and fulfill my true destiny.

Rejecting Political Islam Can Help Counter ISIS' Ideology

Tahir Gora | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Tahir Gora

Why aren't more Muslims living in the West actively speaking out against a series of terror acts inspired by Islamic State ideology? Are the press releases against such acts released by traditional Islamic centres enough to show our solidarity with our neighbours? These are the questions in my mind.

This Book Rests On A False Premise About ISIS

Farzana Hassan | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Farzana Hassan

Journalist Gwynne Dyer's book Don't Panic: ISIS, Terror and Today's Middle East rests on the premise that ISIS poses no major threat to the Western world. Dyer suggests the West is not affected by events in Syria and must not be involved in the civil war. However, there is a moral imperative that we need to acknowledge.

Why I'm Still Sponsoring A Syrian Refugee Family

David O'Leary | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Impact
David O'Leary

Those who were indifferent before the Paris attacks are now outspoken critics of Prime Minister Trudeau's commitment to accept 25,000 refugees and bring our CF-18's home. Some of the comments I have seen are downright vitriolic. It has been suggested to me by a number of people that we re-consider reminding people at this time that we're sponsoring a refugee family. It might be bad for business and could alienate more than a few friends. I find it incredibly sad that the current state of affairs is such that I have even faint concerns about a backlash for my desire to help those in need. I certainly won't let it deter me.

Canada Doesn't Face Same Security Risks As Western Europe: Experts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics

"I think we have to acknowledge that there are some significant differences."

Five Truths You Should Know About Terrorism And Islam

Faisal Kutty | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living
Faisal Kutty

Islam unambiguously opposes terror tactics -- terrorism is not a religious ritual but a military strategy. Muslims condemn terrorism because it is as antithetical to their worldview. Almost all iterations of Islamic law explicitly classifies hirabah (terrorism and highway robbery) as a major sin. Indeed, the Qur'an proclaims: "If anyone kills a person without justification, it is as if they have killed the whole of humanity." Moreover, the Prophet Mohammed's strict rules of engagement even in times of hostility were blunt: "Do not kill women or children or non-combatants."

How To Talk To Your Children About Acts Of Terrorism

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Parents
Alyson Jones

Most of us are still reeling from this news and trying to make sense of what has happened. But we also need to respond to our young people and help them understand what has occurred. How do we help our children feel secure when our world has been shaken?

We Must Rethink The Root Causes Of Terror

Jack Jedwab | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

It's vital to look at who commits a terrorist act, why they do so and especially how they were able to do it. But presuming all such acts possess some root cause is unhelpful. Nor is group stereotyping that assumes all acts of terrorism arise from the same source.

Ontario Appeals Court Upholds Toronto 18 Conviction: Prosecutors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada

Asad Ansari was found guilty by a jury in June 2010 of participating in a terrorist group.

CSIS Reveals Top Security Threat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The risk of Canadians becoming radicalized into extremism is a legitimate and significant concern, the country's spy agency said Friday.In it...

Terror Suspect Told Cops He Was Trying To De-Radicalize Co-Accused

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - One of two men on trial for allegedly plotting to kill scores of people by derailing a passenger train told an investigator he only pretende...

Harper's Exploitation Of Fear Is Wrong And Racist

Rafe Mair | Posted 04.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Rafe Mair

It is sad to observe but I fear that Mr. Harper has found such an evil but effective issue for the coming election, will exploit it, and that many will support him for it.

Terror and Turmoil -- We Have Been Here Before

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

In today's wars -- no less destructive than others in history because they are undeclared -- how do we bring the fighting parties to the table? None of the usual diplomatic and military carrots and sticks are working. So what to do?

New Bill Could Criminalize Sharing Certain Terrorism Videos

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government wants to make it a criminal offence to encourage someone to carry out a terrorist attack.The Canadian Press has l...

Canada Should Stop Using Cowardice to Fight the War on Terror

Ethan Rabidoux | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Ethan Rabidoux

The War on Terrorism has been raging since planes knocked down the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. Canadians have long felt insulated from the rush to hysteria and paranoia that has gripped many of our allies but now we're right in the thick of it.

Canada's Terror Watchlist Grows

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A jihadist group active in northern Syria has been added to Canada's list of terrorist organizations.Jaysh al-Muhajirin wal-Ansar, which oper...

Early Arrival For New Anti-Terror Laws?

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is expected to give police and spies new tools to fight terrorism as early as next week.But some point out that a...

Doctor In Terror Case Pleads Not Guilty

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - A man who once auditioned for the Canadian Idol TV show has pleaded not guilty to a terrorism charge laid more than three years ago.Khurram S...

The Bombing You've Never Heard About

Frank Dimant | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada
Frank Dimant

Last week, the 19th anniversary of the 1994 AMIA bombing went almost unnoticed outside of Argentina. Perhaps the AMIA bombing fails to motivate the world to call for justice because it is mistakenly viewed as an act of terror against the Jewish community. In fact, many of the victims were not Jewish.

Disguised in the Name of Islam

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

In the last few months the world has witnessed, once again, atrocities planned and in two cases, carried out, disguised in the name of Islam. The debate among Muslims in the West is filled with tension. And as Muslims what more must we do to stop the chaos, in addition to demanding changes in our Western countries' foreign policies?

Security Certificate Process 'Off The Rails', Paulson Said

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - On his way to becoming Canada's top cop, Bob Paulson told internal reviewers the national security certificate process for detaining suspecte...

Calling Terror by its Rightful Name

Mike Fegelman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada
Mike Fegelman

Canadian and international media often shy away from using the word "terrorism" and its variants when discussing violence directed against Israelis, d...

'You Have Nothing To Do With Our Faith'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A national Muslim group and community leaders are thanking police for foiling an alleged terror plot against a Via Rail train.The plot had no...