Canada Terrorism

The Last Man Complex

Jackson Doughart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Jackson Doughart

Any time that an unfamiliar idea is forced onto society, some political schlepper will invariably say something like this: "We all want the same thing...

Watching the Watchdog: Famed Surveillance Watchdog Warns Canada

Tim Knight | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

William Binney is a man on a mission. He spent nearly 30 years as a top executive in America's super-secret National Security Agency (NSA), now he wants you to know that same spy agency is pushing western democracies -- including Canada -- toward fascism.

How Should I React When a Caller on My Radio Show Makes Terrorist Threats?

Andrew Lawton | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
Andrew Lawton

I asked the caller whether he supported the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. He let out a menacing cackle. "Yes or no, Abdul. Do you support Hamas?", I pressed. "Yes, I do," he replied, prompting me to end the call. The fact is, I know nothing about this man. Is he a jihadi-in-training waiting to attack the West? Is he merely a Muslim Canadian with contempt for Canadian values?

Iran: State of Terror

Sara Akrami | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Sara Akrami

Assassination has been always one of the outreach tools of the ayatollahs and their government in Iran since the early days of the Revolution. One of the significant terrorist attacks by Iranian government agents occurred in a Berlin restaurant named Mykonos on September 17, 1992.

Iran's Got a New President -- But the Same Old Problems

Ali Alfoneh | Posted 11.01.2013 | Canada
Ali Alfoneh

There's optimism now in Iran, but he history of the Islamic Republic is one of shattered dreams and broken promises. The fate of Mohammad Khatami and the reform movement should serve as a warning for what may be in store for the country's new president, Hasan Rouhani. Certainly, the new cabinet does not bode well for Rouhani's will or ability to "deliver" on reform, which will be hampered by the appointees in key areas such as political and economic liberties, human rights, and the nuclear issue. Worse, Rouhani may become another Khatami: the smiling and humane mask covering the grim face of an inhumane regime.

In 2013, Problems Are Worse Than "Orwellian"

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada
Adam Kingsmith

As this summer's PRISM revelations shattered tightly held delusions of privacy in much of the English-speaking world, sales for George Orwell's 1949 dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four skyrocketed 7000 per cent. Overzealous pundits lashing out against the rise of something as inconceivable as a Nineteen Eighty-Four-esque authoritarianism are, perhaps consciously, usurping Orwell to divert from the fact it isn't just deceitful democracies that are undermining centuries of struggle for freedom and agency -- it is our mindless culture of empty consumerism and celebrity hero worship.

Canada's Surveillance State Equates Protest to Terrorism

DeSmog Canada | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

The idea of a stranger listening to our phone calls, monitoring our Internet searches, reading our emails, trawling our social media accounts. These things are not only possible, but thanks to government fear mongering feeding our increased tolerance for supervision in a post-9/11 world, they're also entirely legal. Welcome to modern Canada.

The Real International Threat Against Canada

Murtaza Haider | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

John Baird, Canada's foreign minister, may be barking up the wrong tree. He has identified and targeted Iran as the threat to Canadians. However, it is the Saudi Arabia-based charities that pose the greatest threat. As long as the Saudi charities continue to fund militancy and chaos across the globe, Canadians must stand on guard.

Trade Freedom for "Security"? That's a Raw Deal, Canada

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Adam Kingsmith

So here we are -- witnessing the slow and painful death of freedom in Canada as the Harper administration relentlessly wages a war on critical thinking that has left us with drastic reductions to our anonymity, due process, freedom of assembly, and virtual privacy in exchange for some intangible conceptualization of security.

The Rise of Low-Cost Terrorism

Robert Barrett, PhD | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada
Robert Barrett, PhD

Encouraged by underground support communities, Al-Qaeda-inspired terrorists usually act on their own without direct operational control or funding from international terrorist networks. This differs greatly from the 9/11 attacks, which were heavily orchestrated and funded through international terrorist affiliates.

It Ain't Easy Getting Through Customs

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Travelling by air from Toronto, Canada I try to arrive between one and a half and two hours ahead of time. It was my lucky day. I was the winner of a search, as in body. Randomly chosen, of course. I was directed to the new high-tech X-ray machine.

Islam At War -- With Itself

Murtaza Haider | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

Muslim societies have evolved into places where revenge is confused with justice, forgiveness with weakness, and peace with cowardice. These are the places where unholy men wage holy wars against unarmed civilians, pitting Muslims against other Muslims.

Anti-Semitism: A Root Cause of Terrorism

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

The root cause of terrorism is hate, and anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism is one of the greatest, most enduring of all hates. It was Daniel Patrick Moynihan...

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...

HUMOUR:Atheist Suicide Bomber Kills 18 Agnostics

The Lapine | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Alberta
The Lapine

In a frightening display of rising sectarian violence, an atheist suicide bomber blew himself up on a busy street in Stockholm three days ago; killing eighteen agnostics and wounding over thirty. Members of the 'Swedish Atheistic Liberation Front' (SALF) have claimed responsibility for the bombing. Declaring the attack as revenge against the explosive agnostic riots, which, last week, hospitalized several atheists and terrorized the atheistic community.

How Do Business Boards Prepare for Terrorism?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

I am currently advising a board whose company is a target for a terrorist attack. Many other companies in transportation, utilities, defense, property development and financial services could take a page from below. Here are six areas for boards to focus on to prepare for a possible terrorist attack.

UBC Student Group Acts as Apologists For a Convicted Palestinian Terrorist

Mike Fegelman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is under criticism by Jewish advocacy group B'nai Brith Canada for "abdicating its responsibility to stop con...

Link Between Canadian Jihadist And Boston?

CP | Arsen Mollayev And Lynn Berry, The Associated Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada

MAKACHKALA, Russia - Questions have been raised about the significance of a potential link between one of the Boston bombing suspects and a Canadian j...

Feds Can't Account For $3.1B In Anti-Terror Cash: AG

CBC | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government needs to do better at tracking and evaluating some of its program spending to ensure taxpayer dollars are being well-spent, Aud...

When Terrorism Meets Financial Fraud

Diane Francis | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This was the first chilling example as to how cyber terrorism could bring down the financial system, or specific institutions or persons. Obviously, new safeguards must be put in place by legitimate media brands, regulators, new media outlets like Twitter, markets, corporations and governments.

Iranians With 'Sinister Motives'

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's border agency has flagged the possibility of Iranians with "sinister motives" slipping into the country — a warning that came in t...

Canada Tried To Deport Terror Suspect Earlier

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Fraud-related convictions almost led to the deportation of one of the men charged in an alleged plot to attack a Via Rail passenger train.Imm...

Neighbour Complained

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - One of the suspected terrorists accused of plotting to derail a passenger train would have run-ins with his next-door neighbour because his...

Anti-Terror Bill PASSES

CBC | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics

A bill that would revive some provisions of Canada's Anti-terrorism Act passed in the House of Commons Wednesday night. The Liberals joine...