Canada Terror

American Involvement In Canadian Terror Cases Must Be Questioned

Monia Mazigh | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Aaron Driver died in obscure and tragic circumstances, and we may never know what really happened to him. Nevertheless, asking questions and demanding answers can help us to learn from the past and move forward. Linking the case of Aaron Driver to the question of radicalization is a simplistic and misleading narrative. Demanding answers about the FBI's role in his death, however, is more crucial than ever.

We Cannot Compromise Justice In Canada's Fight Against Terror

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

I have full confidence in the ability of our authorities to protect us from those who intend to harm us and hold them to account. But one thing worries me about the way today's authorities locate, arrest or even kill terror suspects, and it was recently highlighted in a B.C. judge's argument against the RCMP.

Terror Suspect Railed Against 'Enemies Of Islam' In Chilling Video

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada

Aaron Driver was shot by police after setting off an explosive device in a taxi.

Feds Tried To Curb Terror Suspect's Freedoms

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada

Aaron Driver had been in and out of court for months, without ever being charged.

Terrorism Suspect Killed In Police Takedown In Ontario

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada

There had been "reasonable grounds to fear" Aaron Driver would help terror groups.

End Abusive Invocation Of 'Self-Defence' In Response To Terror

Nicolas Boeglin | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Nicolas Boeglin

Among the signatories, we find distinguished members of international law community as well a younger researchers and assistants. The objective of this collective initiative is to challenge the invocation of the legal argument of self-defence by several States in the context of the war against ISIL or ISIS.

We Cannot Silence Terror By Silencing The News

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Living
Nicholas Mizera

There's a growing number of people who think ending news reporting on acts of terror will somehow #SilenceTerror. And I could not disagree more with this all-too-convenient answer to a complex issue. Proper news reporting may seem to give credence to terrorist organizations who actively court such media attention, but it will never truly further their cause -- not when reporting often counters and negates the narratives spun by extremist organizations. Amid the shouting of social media, professional reporting offers fact, reason and, most importantly, context.

Travelling In An Age Of Terror

Claire Newell | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Claire Newell

It's really sad when terrorist attacks and other tragic events halt travel to a country, especially because people depend on the tourism industry to make a living -- from restaurants and hotels to travel companies, shops and more. But big and small risks exist everywhere: overseas and at home.

Muslims Must Do More Than Distance Themselves From Terrorism

Kacem El Ghazzali | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Kacem El Ghazzali

Muslims can learn from mother. They must be proactive in the fight against Islamist movements that lead to terrorism. Because self-distancing alone cannot fight terror. On the contrary, merely denying personal responsibility for an act tends to lead very quickly to the abrogation of the responsibility to act.

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 08.19.2016 | 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...