Terrorism Canada

Harper's Exploitation Of Fear Is Wrong And Racist

Rafe Mair | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Rafe Mair

It is sad to observe but I fear that Mr. Harper has found such an evil but effective issue for the coming election, will exploit it, and that many will support him for it.

Bill C-51: We Must All Stand On Guard For Canada

Suresh Kurl | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Suresh Kurl

I think our inter-faith leaders -- every priest, rabbi, pundit, imam and granthi -- would do this country a great service if they enforce a message of peace and harmony against and speak to their captive audience against the symptoms of sadistic behaviour -- manipulation, the thrill of violence, power, and control that comes from inflicting pain on other.

Canadians Must Work Harder To Prevent Radicalization, Imam Tells Senators

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadians must work harder to prevent young people from becoming radicalized instead of simply dealing with the aftermath, says an Ottawa ima...

Muslim Groups 'Deeply Troubled' By Harper's Mosque Remark

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Politics

Two national Muslim organizations say they are troubled that Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week drew a link between radicalization and mosques. ...

Anti-Terror Bill To Beef Up Spy Powers

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency could soon have the power to derail terrorist plots — not just gather and analyze information about them — as the gov...

Anti-Terror Bill Could Play Into Jihadists' Hands: Expert

CBC | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics

St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Ottawa, Sydney, Paris — cities under siege by attackers on killing sprees. The killers weren’t sophisticated soldiers sent...

Man Arrested At Montreal Airport On Terrorism-Related Charges

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada

MONTREAL - A man arrested on terrorism-related charges will have a bail hearing Tuesday after an investigation police say was sparked by a Facebook po...

Time To Stop 'Under-Reacting' To Terrorism: Public Safety Minister

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal public safety minister is warning that it's time to stop "under-reacting" to the threat of terrorism.Steven Blaney's unusual caut...

Feds Should Not Rush New Anti-Terror Laws, Expert Says

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer has ordered a full review of Parliament Hill security after Wednesday's deadly shootout in the halls o...

Attack On Soldiers Linked To 'Terrorist Ideology': Public Safety Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The man police say deliberately drove a car into two soldiers in a "despicable act" the government linked to terrorist ideology had been ar...

Public Safety Minister Downplays Missed Deadline In Security Pact

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The public safety minister is downplaying the Conservative government's failure to introduce a system to track the travel of potential ter...

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...

Terror Plot Posed No Threat

CP | Dene Moore and James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - To people who knew them, the couple accused of planning to bomb a crowded Canada Day celebration at the British Columbia legislature were ...

Mounties To Announce New Terror Charges

CBC | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A man and a woman have been charged in an alleged al-Qaeda-inspired plot to place pressure cooker bombs at the provincial legislature in Victoria duri...

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...

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...

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...

The Root Cause of Terrorism: "I Want to Kill You"

J.J. McCullough | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

If truth is the first casualty of war, logic is often the first casualty of terrorism. Especially in the Canadian editorial pages. Once fashionable notions that death-cult Bin Ladenism is somehow a coherent political movement based around a sensible critique of American ugliness, or one inclined to spare gentle Canada from its reactionary wrath (providing we behave), are nowhere near as ubiquitous as when columnist Andrew Coyne was assembling his rouge's gallery. It took 11 years and two attempted attacks but the message of terrorism, it seems, is finally getting through. At some point, "I want to kill you" is simply too hard to misinterpret.

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...

Anti-Terror Bill PASSES

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When the Conservatives suddenly decided to bring anti-terrorism legislation to a vote, they pinned the urgency on current events.The move to ...

Tories Deny Timing Of Terror Arrests Was Political

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government says it had nothing to do with the timing of the arrests of two terror suspects, after a lawyer for one of the ac...

Tories Hurry To Pass Controversial Anti-Terror Bill After Boston Bombing

CBC | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Politics

MPs are debating a controversial anti-terrorism bill that would reinstate provisions for preventive arrest and investigative hearings, measures that w...

How Publicly-Funded Religious Schools Could Stop Terrorism

Malkin Dare | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Malkin Dare

Western radicalism appears to be triggered by an individual's feelings of alienation and a need for identity and purpose. Perhaps if Aaron Yoon, Ali Medlej and Xristos Katrisoubas had been able to attend schools where they felt welcomed and part of a larger community, they would be alive and well today.

How to Define Terrorism Without Getting Political

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Saperia

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada began hearing an appeal from Mohammad Momin Khawaja, a former Ottawa software developer convicted of several terrorism-related offences. Whatever the court's decision, defining "terrorism" and its related terms will continue to be controversial in Canada and across the globe.

Canada's 9/11 Families Mark A Decade Of Loss

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - The pain can still ambush them at an unexpected moment, the love for those taken is ever strong, but life has gone on.For many who lost fami...