Canada Terrorism

What Flight MH370 Has Done to Malaysia-China Relations

Munir Majid | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Business
Munir Majid

There have clearly been security lapses which need explanation -- as much to Malaysians as to anybody else. And at the outset, the crisis management could have been better coordinated. However, there is no indication there is something that could have been done to alter the realities of this tragedy. So why has Chinese diplomacy targeted the Malaysian authorities so harshly?

Why the Turkish Election is a No-Win Situation For Many Turks

Bessma Momani | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Many in the AKP and the Republican People's Party (Turkey's largest opposition party, known as the CHP) have long argued that the Gulen movement is a cult. Given their shadowy, cultish characterization, they've been accused of running the show behind the scenes, in selected professional circles, while excluding outsiders.

The Fatwa on Salman Rushdie, Twenty-Five Years On

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Wayne K. Spear

On February 14, 1989, precisely 25 years ago, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini called upon "all brave Muslims of the world" to murder the apostate Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, a novel condemned as blasphemous. Twenty-five years ago, on February 14, 1989, war was declared by Islamic end-times fundamentalists upon freedom of thought, freedom of speech, literature, secularism, and human expression.

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...

Keep Relief Efforts from Terrorists' Hands

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada
Sheryl Saperia

Canada has sanctioned some of these front organizations by designating them as terrorist organizations, depriving them of charitable status, or freezing their assets. But the Turkish-based IHH has managed to avoid a terrorist designation in North America -- a disconcerting fact that Canada would be wise to remedy.

Victims, Heroes and Pakistani Complicity in the Attack on Mumbai

Danny Eisen | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada
Danny Eisen

From amidst the carnage, an epidemic of heroism emerged that should be remembered along with those who lost lives and limbs. In stark contrast to the pitiless resolve of the killers who combed the halls of Mumbai's Taj Mahal Hotel and executed its guests, the hotel's employees refused to abandon the iconic edifice.

Do the Cuban Five Deserve Such Harsh Sentences?

Stephen Kimber | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Stephen Kimber

The Five were not members of some insidious spy ring stealing America's deepest military secrets, and they had no role in the Cuban government's decision to shoot down those planes over the Straits of Florida. The Cubans were indeed trained intelligence agents. But their primary mission was to combat terrorism aimed at their homeland

Teen Labelled High Risk To Commit Terrorism

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A provincial court judge has tightened restrictions on a Kamloops, B.C., teenager labelled by the RCMP as a high risk to commit targe...

Canada, Ban This Organization That Burns Christians and Bombs Churches Now

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Saperia

Groups like the Tamil Tigers intimidated, assaulted and extorted Tamil-Canadians to provide financial support to the Tigers. Babbar Khalsa, a Sikh separatist group, also continued recruiting and fundraising within the Indo-Canadian community despite its sponsorship of the 1985 Air India bombings that killed 331 people.

How Much Money Tories Have Pledged For A Terrorism Database

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government wants to create a publicly accessible database of Canadian terrorism incidents.The web-based tool would be aimed at he...

I Took My Family to the Movies and Got Called a "F-ing Terrorist"

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

When I leaned over and asked a woman in a movie theatre to please put her cellphone away, she started yelling at me. She AND her husband called me an F'ing TERRORIST repeatedly. Does the colour of my skin or the fact that I wear a piece of cloth on my head make it alright to lambaste me in public in front of my child and her friends?

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...