Canada Terrorism

Stand Together Against Terrorism, Not Each Other

Marika Morris | Posted 11.14.2015 | Canada
Marika Morris

Some people think violence is a way to solve their problems or effect change in the world. It is important for us to understand that they want us to be divided, to be fearful and suspicious of one another. In order to stand strong in the face of terrorism, we must stand together across race, ethnicity, language, religion, and nationality.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Attacks

CP | Maamoun Youssef, The Associated Press | Posted 11.14.2015 | Canada

An online statement said eight armed militants carried out the assaults.

20 Years Later, Rabin's Vision For Israel Still Resonates

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Shimon Koffler Fogel

Twenty years ago, an Israeli extremist assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at a peace rally in Tel Aviv. The assassin intended to quash the Oslo Accords Rabin signed with the hope of leading Israelis and Palestinians to peace. Rabin's historic bid was a watershed moment that continues to have an indelible impact on Israelis -- and shed much-needed light on the obstacles to peace today.

While Worried About The Election, We Forgot About World Food Day

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 10.31.2015 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

The fact that it passed entirely without notice reaffirms just how lucky we are to live in this blessed land of plenty. But perhaps it's a good occasion to reflect upon the importance of food in our tumultuous, changing world.

Will Justin Trudeau Rebuild Canada's Relationship With Iran?

Kourosh Ziabari | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Kourosh Ziabari

International relations with Iran suffered under Stephen Harper. There's a noteworthy Iranian-Canadian community scattered across Canada, which has nurtured prominent artists, scientists, scholars, business people, entrepreneurs, journalists and even politicians who maintain close relations with the fellow citizens living in Iran. Now, as the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is soon to be inaugurated, Iranians living in Canada and their compatriots at home are wishing for a quick and immediate normalization of the relations between Tehran and Ottawa.

Bombing Campaigns Can't Stop Franchise Terrorism

Toufic Adlouni | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Toufic Adlouni

History has shown us you may be able to bomb and kill your enemy -- but your enemies' ideas can never die. In fact, this could result in popularizing the ideas and harden its believers. Current Islamists extremists know this well, that is why they have developed a business model that is fuelled by reacting to the actions of the West. Bombs and air campaigns cannot stop the social phenomena that lead to the expansion of the Un-Islamic State; we need a sustained counter narrative to defeat this new form of terrorism. We need to show respect and vocalize how our diversity is our strength; fostering a narrative of inclusivity.

5 Ways Bill C-24 Makes Canadians Less Safe

Shawn Ahmed | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Shawn Ahmed

Nothing in recent history had redefined what it means to be Canadian more than Bill C-24. This bill, made into law, allows the government to take away the citizenship of undesirables. Although currently limited to acts of terrorism, the government has expressed an interest in using this law against other acts.

Terrorist Cites Right To Vote In Fight To Keep Citizenship

CP | By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Politics

Hiva Alizadeh was sentenced to 24 years in prison upon pleading guilty last year to possessing explosives with intent to do harm.

How Canada Can Reclaim Its Reputation for International Justice

Fannie Lafontaine | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Fannie Lafontaine

Canada has historically been a leading voice for international accountability. Mass violence and mass atrocities being committed in Syria, Ukraine, the Central African Republic and North Korea suggest that states are falling short of their obligations. Expectations are not being met. Canada can and should resuscitate its leadership on this front.

Every day, I Discover a New Reason to Vote out Harper

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Carl Duivenvoorden

I am a reluctant activist. I don't like rocking the boat. But when our federal election was called in August, it occurred to me that the entries in my blog might be worth sharing. So I'm posting 78 of them to a Facebook page, 78 Days, 78 Reasons. It's my hope they'll help reasonable Canadians, particularly young people and small c-conservatives, see that we deserve better.

How Do the Leaders Rate Post-Munk Debate?

Ian Capstick | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Ian Capstick

Each of the leaders would present a different face of Canada to the world. Mulcair clearly demonstrated a new NDP approach to the realm of foreign affairs for Canada. Trudeau worked hard to dig into his opponents, but didn't present himself as a possible world leader. Stephen Harper managed to stay out of any major trouble and reinforced his image as a "tough on terror" PM.

Joshua Ostroff

Ignore Political Fear-Mongering, You're Safer Now Than Anyone Ever | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Politics

There are fewer wars, less crime, and even less risk of terrorism than ever before.

Calgary Man Wanted On Terrorism Charges By RCMP, Interpol

CP | Chris Purdy/The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin DeGrand said it's believed Shirdon served in various roles with the organization.

Calgary Man Believed To Be Overseas Charged With Terrorism

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued and a Red Notice will be issued shortly via INTERPOL.

Former Winnipeg Student Accused Of Terrorism Held Under 'Barbaric' Conditions

CBC | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada

A former Winnipeg student currently in a New York City jail awaiting trial on terrorism charges is being held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day u...

Breaking Down 5 Misconceptions About Muslims

Saqib Qureshi | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada
Saqib Qureshi

In both the U.S. and Canada, Muslims face real scrutiny, fanned by politicians out to earn xenophobic votes and media folk out to sell copies. North American society, on both sides of the border, needs to get to grips with five key misconceptions if it wants to contribute to a clean, prejudice-free society.

Northern B.C. Man Arrested On Terrorism Charges

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia

He's accused of posting Islamic State propaganda online.

11 Recommendations From Senate On Security Threats To Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Politics

"Consider amending the hate laws to prevent glorification of terrorists and terrorist acts and symbols linked to radicalization"

America's Fatal Attraction to Guns Is More Emotional Than Logical

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Marcia Sirota

It's clear that despite all the convincing research demonstrating how guns make us less safe, not more safe, Americans are still very much enamoured with their guns. They rationalize, justify and explain away each tragedy, whether an accidental death by a handgun or a mass shooting of innocent people by rifles or automatic weapons. It's not a logical argument; it's an emotional one, and until we can address the complex psychology at the root of the desire to own guns, we aren't going to convince people to give them up.

Tory MP Accuses Liberals, NDP Of 'Siding With Terrorists'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada’s public safety minister really upped the ante in question period on Tuesday.

RCMP Lay Terror Charge On Man Who May Be Dead

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada

WINDSOR, Ont. - The RCMP has laid terrorism charges in absentia against a 27-year-old man from Windsor, Ont.Ahmad Waseem is charged with facilitating ...

Bill C-51 A 'Fascist' Piece Of Legislation: Constitutional Lawyer

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics

The constitutional lawyer who torpedoed Stephen Harper's pick for the Supreme Court says he will contest the government's anti-terror legislation in c...

Feds Now Have The Power To Revoke Citizenships

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal government says it now has the power to revoke the citizenship of some Canadians convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage.

Bill C-51 Is Right to Criminalize the Advocacy of Terrorism

Danny Eisen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Danny Eisen

The advocacy of terrorism cannot be separated out neatly from the violence it generates. It is not an ancillary factor causally removed from its devastating result, but an inextricable feature of the recruitment methodology employed by terror-supporting states, terrorist organizations and their supporters.

CSIS Reveals Top Security Threat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | 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...