Osama Bin Laden

Al Qaida Threat Still Alive After Bin Laden's Death, CSIS Warns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency says the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden hasn't extinguished al-Qaida's desire to attack western countries.In i...

Is It Time to Hazard Peace With Iran?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Peace means something else in Islam and it behooves us to negotiate peace respecting their definition. If we are going to abide by the belief that all cultures are equal then we must accept the views of those with whom we negotiate a priori when we sit down to discuss and hazard peace.

Obama's Foreign Policy: Not so Progressive

Davide Mastracci | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg In a couple of days, the American populace will elect the next President. Numerous self-identified "progressive" voters have endorsed the Obama campaign, stating that while Barack Obama is certainly not perfect, he is far better than Mitt Romney. However, one of the major areas that have been largely ignored is Obama's foreign policy record in the Middle East.

Watching the Watchdog: Why Censorship Is Never the Answer

Tim Knight | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

The subject matter and plot of Innocence of Muslims are an abomination, deeply offensive to people who really, really don't need to be offended any more, particularly during this delicate time in their history. But I believe absolutely in my right to be offended. Which is the reason I simply can't propose that we lessen our democracies by banning any writings and films offensive to Muslims or any other religious folk.

On 9/11, Many Muslims Still Don't Believe the Truth

Tahir Gora | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada
Tahir Gora

It's said that a majority of Muslims have been hijacked by a tiny percentage of Islamic extremists. But it's also true that many Muslims consider the incidents of September 11, 2001, to have been staged by the Bush administration, the CIA, Jews, etc. The question arises as to why a majority of Muslims would assume that nothing bad could be delivered by Muslims? And why have many Muslims related all bad things to the United States, other western countries and Israel? Majority Muslims in the West should open their eyes and minds and get beyond the conspiracy theories.

What Osama bin Laden's Signature Tells Us About Evil

Annette Poizner | Posted 10.06.2012 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

The field of graphology, or handwriting analysis, asserts that handwriting, in general, and signatures, specifically, relay information about the identity of the writer. The signature -- chosen as the writer's representative on the page -- often embeds symbols that may tell us about the writer's identifications. Here's what Osama Bin Laden's signature says about his terrible ways.

Generation Terror

Michael Scarfo | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada
Michael Scarfo

I don't feel safer at all, and both fronts in Iraq and Afghanistan have proven themselves to be quicksand for the world's mightiest military. They were drains of money, manpower and lives.

The West's Latest Middle East Mess Up

Conrad Black | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

After decades of mistaken policy with the Middle East, the U.S. should do what's necessary to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, and get rid of Assad and his sycophancy to Tehran. America has a very poor track record with the Middle East, and will simply, eventually, have to do better than this.

The He Said/She Said Over bin Laden Kill

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

It's been a year since Osama bin Laden went down, but a debate rages on. Republicans accuse Democrats (if not Obama himself) of trying to get political mileage out of the anniversary, while Democrats (and Obama) say that Romney felt it wasn't worth spending billions of dollars to catch one man. Both factions are right, and both factions are wrong.

What Canadian Spies Said About Death Of Bin Laden

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Just hours after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, Canada's spy agency predicted Islamic radicalism would live on despite the al-Qaida lead...

The Biggest Story of 2011 for me? Osama bin Laden is Dead.

Christopher Sands | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

The terrorist attacks had a profound effect on me, and on the way that the world looked to me. The U.S.-Canadian relationship changed profoundly at that moment, struck by a monster who had probably never thought about it. My career as an American Canada-watcher changed that day, too.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? Bagging Bin Laden

Farzana Hassan | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada
Farzana Hassan

As champion of the most radical strain within Islam, Osama's death marked a new beginning in the quest for global peace. The jubilation in Washington, D.C. over his death was an obvious indication of the relief felt by Americans. But it may also spell complacency among the masses.

Sunday Roundup

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Already there is speculation as to whether Gaddafi's death will boost the Obama's approval rating, which hit a new low last week of 41 per cent (his popularity soared to 60 per cent after the killing of Osama). I'd bet that Obama won't get too much bounce from this one: The Seal Team 6 operation that destroyed Osama was brave and laudable; by contrast, there was something deeply sickening about seeing the bloodied Gadaffi being set upon by a chanting mob. Reacting to these images, HuffPost contributor Tarek Fatah bemoaned the onset of an Arab Winter. On a less ghoulish note, in a blog published on Tuesday, entitled "Jamie Hubley Didn't Have to Die," lawyer Josh Scheinert implored Canadians to follow the "It Gets Better Project." And then lo and behold, a group of Conservative MPs got together and released an anti-bullying video, in memory of Hubley, entitled guess what? "It Gets Better."

Sept. 18: The 10th Anniversary of Parliament's Reaction to 9/11

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Ten years later, my thoughts on 9/11 are the same as they were standing in the House of Commons on Sept. 18,2001: "My son put it best: 'We are all just earthlings and we have to learn how to share this rock.'"

Your Skin Is Not Your Enemy

Scaachi Koul | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada
Scaachi Koul

After 9/11, I didn't want people to think I was Muslim. "They" were going to make my life harder for something "we" never had a hand in. "They" were the ones responsible and I wanted nothing to do with it. Being referred to as Muslim quickly changed from a harmless mistake to a black mark.

Giuliani: U.S. Economy Has Become 'Security Issue'

CBC | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says the United States has let its economy and federal budget get so out of control that it has becom...

New Media by Design

Mitch Joel | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada
Mitch Joel

The Web is not a printed sheet of paper and those publishing content online should experiment with what that means. It won't only make the news online more interesting, it may actually make it worth paying for.

With Osama bin Laden Gone, U.S. Asks Pakistan the Same, Troubling Questions

Miro Cernetig | Posted 09.09.2011 | Canada
Miro Cernetig

It should come as no surprise the United States is holding back $800 million of aid to Pakistan. We've been down this road before and it's good we're on that road again. Now that Osama bin Laden has been killed, the United States is free to once again press hard for answers to lingering doubts about Pakistan.