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Harper To Make Big Announcement Related To ISIS Fight

CBC | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Politics

The federal government will announce on Friday the combat role Canada will play in the fight against ISIS, a day before the current 30-day mission en...

Althia Raj

'Do We Want To See Another 9/11?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — As Prime Minister Stephen Harper prepares to announce Canada’s combat mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Fr...

Canada Has 26 Advisers In Iraq, Not 69: Baird To NDP

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - National Defence slashed its annual order of ammunition this year to save money — a revelation that raised fresh questions Wednesday about ...

'We're Going To Need More At This Point To Defeat ISIL'

CBC | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada Politics

The world is going to have to give more and do more to fight ISIS, according to the U.S. ambassador to Canada. In an interview with CBC Radio's...

Harper Mum On Whether Canada Offered U.S. Help In Iraq

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Politics

UNITED NATIONS, - The Conservative government is promising that the House of Commons would vote on a combat mission in northern Iraq as questions swir...

WATCH: Tory MP Ignores Questions About Iraq. Talks About Israel Instead

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Why provide details about Canada's military mission in Iraq when you can just accuse your questioner of failing to support Israel? Question Period ...

Don't Give ISIS the Reaction it Wants

Blake Bromley | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Blake Bromley

We must move beyond being revolted by the beheadings because that is the singular reaction ISIS seeks from those who do not respond by becoming recruits. Young radicals leaving Canada are individuals. We must see them as individuals and not just caricatures.

Connecting the Dots: Hamas, ISIS, and the Assault on Human Rights in the Middle East

Sheila Copps | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Sheila Copps

Zahar and Baghdadi, Hamas and ISIS share the same final goal: democracy must give way to theocracy, plural religions to a single Islamist belief, freedom to submission and social equality to the dictates of Sharia rule. Standing against Hamas and ISIS terrorism transcends politics and party lines. The rights and freedoms that comprise the very heart of our way of life are under direct attack in the Middle East from these and other groups seeking to build a radical, theocratic mega-state across the region, and, if they can achieve it, even beyond.

Mulcair Calls Out PM's Iraq Plan And Its 'Artistic Lack Of Clarity'

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - New Democrats are refusing to back Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to send special forces commandos into northern Iraq.NDP Leader To...

Are the Deaths of Two Westerners Worth More Than Thousands of Syrians?

Murtaza Haider | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

The Western interest in dismantling the Syrian regime was motivated by two factors. First, the Syrian regime had proven to be a sustained source of discomfort for Israel. Containing Syria meant additional operational space for Israel. The second factor had to do with the Arab regimes' interest in containing Iran's rising influence in the region.

Political Traction: Harper Gets an A+ in International Conflicts

Jaime Watt | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Jaime Watt

While it might sound bizarre to say so, the crises, both in Iraq and Ukraine, are playing to the strengths of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Within all of the uncertainty, Canadians have been largely satisfied with Prime Minister Harper's response.

Platitudes From Politicians Will Not Fix World Problems

Glen Pearson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

For decades we have heard how we are becoming a global family. There is little trace of that now, as division and selfish pursuit better characterize what is happening to our fragile globe. We require new leaders who can put the health of the globe above their own parochial and partisan concerns.

Liberals Want Hearings On Canadian Islamic Radicals

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - MPs should urgently study the issue of Islamic radicals returning to Canada from foreign battlefields, says the Liberal public safety critic....

Baird In Iraq To Send Message With NDP, Liberal MPs

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Politics

BAGHDAD - Accompanied by two of his political rivals, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird slipped quietly Wednesday into one of the world's most dange...

Ordinary Muslims Part 1: There Is No Islam In ISIS

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Shahla Khan Salter

Recent news that several young Canadian men, including two Calgary brothers, died fighting for ISIS has shocked Canada's Muslim community -- the vast majority of whom scoff at the notion that the terrorists who have overrun Syria and Iraq are acting upon authentic Islamic teachings, much less a compose a "caliphate."

AN EXECUTION IN IRAQ

CBC | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada

James Foley, an American journalist who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, is presumed dead after Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militan...

Continued Cronyism Is the Arab Spring's Worst Enemy

Fred McMahon | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Fred McMahon

The violence that spun out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Syria grabbed the headlines but the real problem received little attention -- lack of opportunity. This lack of opportunity for the people of the Middle East is an issue the West largely ignored and partly caused.

Baird Backs U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government says it fully supports U.S. airstrikes against Islamic extremists in northern Iraq, but a Canadian woman just back from...

A New Manifesto For a Dangerous World

Glen Pearson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada
Glen Pearson

It's been hanging over us in impending fashion for years. It creeps in around the edges of consciousness, leaving its effects even when it temporarily...

Dear Stephen Harper, Eid Mubarak

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Shahla Khan Salter

As Muslims celebrate Eid, it's important to look at the past month during which the world has witnessed thousands suffer in Gaza, Iraq and Syria. We has Prime Minister Stephen Harper to speak out about these issues, but are disappointed. We must do more in the name of humanity, Prime Minister Harper.

Don't Paint the Problems in Iraq as a Sectarian Conflict

Abbas Kassam | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada
Abbas Kassam

ISIS has made it clear that they want to eradicate the Shia. This has lead to the killings of many Shias, and even Sunnis who do not sympathize with their cause. It has also lead to the formation of Shia militias that have reportedly targeted Sunnis in Shia majority cities such as Baghdad.

Islam's Sectarian War May Determine Your Gas Prices

Murtaza Haider | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

The Iraqi government headed by Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, a Shiite, is far from perfect. It has failed to create a shared sense of nationalism in Iraq that unites the Shiites and Sunnis in peaceful co-existence. However, Prime Minister Maliki remains the world's best hope against the Jihadists who, if left unchecked, would continue to wage wars against Shiites and the West.

Ukraine Is Another Example of a Dangerous World of Clashing Hegemons

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada
Errol P. Mendes

When the history of the early decades of the 21st Century is written, it may well be called the era of multiple clashing hegemons. The most recent glo...

Are We Witnessing the Break Up of Iraq?

Philippe Labrecque | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada
Philippe Labrecque

With the improbability of an U.S. intervention in Syria and the last of the American troops out of Iraq, for better or worse, the U.S. and the West may be limited to stay on the sidelines while working through allies in the region while the fate of the region is in the balance.

How the Canadian Media Fuels Violence

Mark Taliano | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada
Mark Taliano

When Canada announces that it is ramping up its arms dealing to Colombia and Saudi Arabia, the media coverage is accurate in the details but lacks comprehensiveness. The corporate agenda, as reflected in media messaging, prefers to suppress the far-reaching consequences of Canada's growing military-industrial complex.