Canada Terrorism

Dear Minister Hussen, Len Van Heest Deserves Canada's Compassion

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

On Monday March 6, 2017 you deported Len Van Heest, a Canadian for the last 59 years. Yes, a Canadian but without the citizenship papers. He has several convictions for assault, mischief and uttering threats -- all stemming from and related to his mental illness, the bipolar disorder.

Is It Fair To Call Trudeau A 'White Supremacist Terrorist'?

Yves Engler | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Black Lives Matter Toronto spokesperson Yusra Khogali's description of Justin Trudeau as a "white supremacist terrorist" at a recent rally has sparked significant backlash. Shantal Otchere defended the "white supremacist" part of Khogali's statement. Labelling our handsome PM a "terrorist" may be less solid, but it's worth exploring.

Canada Needs To Recognize The Reality Of Islamism

Jérôme Blanchet-Gravel | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Jérôme Blanchet-Gravel

Acknowledging this fact is one of the first things you could have done to protect the Muslim community in Quebec City. To fight and prevent hate speech that comes from the far right, you also need to fight and prevent its counterpart. Otherwise, all your efforts would be useless.

Don't Blame Mosque Attack On Myth Of A 'Racist Quebec'

Yves-François Blanchet | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Living
Yves-François Blanchet

In politics, it is useless to cast off on others the responsibility for failure, retreat or tragedy. On the contrary, it is necessary to always and without complacency ask ourselves, each one of us and together, what we could have done otherwise to avoid such a tragedy and what could be done to prevent it from happening again.

Dear Canada, Please Stop Calling Quebec City Racist

David Chabot | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
David Chabot

Please, don't paint us as a racist, intolerant community - it will simply add to the fire we are already battling. Canada is a multicultural and inclusive society, a fact a small part of my province hates. By pushing us all aside and characterizing us all as something we are not, you will increase that resentment.

We Must Understand The Necessary Distinctions Within A Religion

Rabbi Ben Hecht | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada
Rabbi Ben Hecht

I am horrified by what happened in Quebec last week. Innocent people were killed and injured because someone indolently grouped together all sub-groupings of a faith into one broad category. The answer, however, will not be found in just ignoring the existence of such sub-groupings who are persecutors.

Canada Must Counter The Growing Terror Threat Of Right-Wing Extremism

Julius Haag | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Julius Haag

When disaster strikes and the suspect is depicted as being either Arab or Muslim, the reflexive response is to assume that this was an act of terror driven by radical forms of Islam. But when a white person engages in a terror-plot or act of mass-violence, there is often official reluctance to identify it for what it is: terrorism.

'When They Go Low, We Go High': Friend Of Quebec Attack Victims

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada

Six men, mostly fathers, were killed in the Quebec City attack.

Joshua Ostroff

What Makes An Attacker A Terrorist In Canada?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Politics

Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act didn't come into existence until 2001.

Quebec Mosque Shooting Revealed Our Online Mob Mentality, Again

James Di Fiore | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

Things move at such a drunken, furious pace in the social media world that Trump's own press secretary cited this tragedy as proof that a ban on Muslim countries was sensible. Of course, this was still when a witness was being reported as the suspect. And by "suspect" I mean "guilty terrorist," naturally.

Quebec City Shooting Is One Of Worst Terrorist Attacks On Canadian Soil

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada

Police have yet to confirm a motive.

Political Right Must Reflect On Its Role In Quebec Mosque Attack

Thomas Woodley | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Politics
Thomas Woodley

We may never know what drove the attackers to murder six people praying in their Quebec City mosque this past weekend. However, we can be certain that fear-mongering language from our politicians can only be dangerous and counter-productive to a healthy and unified Canadian society.

Sportsnet Anchor: 'Better Not Tell Anyone You're Muslim,' My Mom Said'

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Living

Faizal Khamisa's tweet sums up the terrifying effect of the Quebec City mosque attack.

6 Killed In 'Terrorist Attack' At Quebec City Mosque

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada

Eight others are injured.

Istanbul Nightclub Attacker Caught: Reports

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

Saying Goodbye To The Trash Fire That Was 2016

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

We've lost those we've never heard of and those we worshipped from afar. The famous and the infamous. Those whose poetry and music and performances and stories and athletic prowess and acts of heroism and sacrifice we admired. We counted on them to help us get through the trials and tribulations of our lives.

Canadian Tourist, Jordanian Police Killed In String Of Shootings

CP | Omar Akour And Mohammed Daraghmeh, The Associated Press | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

Dear Pakistan, When Will You Stop The Persecution Of Ahmadis?

Jari Qudrat | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Jari Qudrat

This persecution has personally affected me and continues to cause me great pain, grief and sorrow. I'd like to fall in love with Pakistan again, but something holds me back. It seems to be fear of continuing to lose those that I love most. And so, I have to ask, O Pakistan, when will you stop?

When Will Trump Voters Realize They've Been Had?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Remember Donald Trump's campaign speeches when he was the Republican presidential candidate? All those promises he made? How his supporters lapped it all up? How loudly they cheered? How madly they waved their placards and signs? How riled up they got?

One Year Later: How The Paris Terror Attacks Changed The World

David Easey | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Politics
David Easey

Nov. 13 marked the one-year anniversary of the Paris attacks, where 130 individuals lost their lives as several Islamic State (ISIS) militants brought an onslaught of violence and chaos. The bloodshed and terror was a symbolic and ruthless attack against the western world, as Paris is the epitome of occidental culture, and has represented western ideals since the French Revolution in the 18th century.

Supremacist Incidents Are The Greatest Extremist Threat Canada Faces

Abbas Kassam | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Abbas Kassam

What's true is violent extremism is a greater threat than terrorism in Canada today. Furthermore, it is supremacist-motivated attacks that make up the majority of violent extremist incidents as the TSAS report articulates. Not surprisingly, supremacist-motivated attacks are hardly ever the focus of media stories.

These Studies Shouldn't Be Used To Avoid The Issue Of Racial Profiling

Monia Mazigh | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

News last week about the two-year study of the traffic stop data collected by the Ottawa Police were quickly dismissed by the same researchers who conducted it, as "not necessarily indicative of causation, and it doesn't prove racial profiling." So what is the point of conducting such a study if those results cannot be used to speak about racial profiling, admit its existence and thus dealing with it?

We Need A Human Rights-Based Approach To National Security

Alex Neve | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Alex Neve

Human rights or security? In Canada and around the world the debate rages on; but it is an utterly false debate. We must, finally and firmly, reject the assumption and assertion that more of one necessarily leads to less of the other. There is no security without human rights.

Conservatives Double Down On Divisive Policies Canadians Rejected

Michel Picard | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Michel Picard

The wedge politics and fearmongering of the Conservatives in the last election were resoundingly rejected by Canadians. Whether it is Kellie Leitch playing to xenophobia with her values test or Tony Clement gleefully trampling our rights, it seems the Conservative Party still hasn't gotten the memo.

Don't Let Fear Be Your Guide To Planning A Vacation

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Julie Rusciolelli

I prepared for this trip months before, but not in the way I should have. With the recent bombings and terrorist activity in the countries I was about to visit, it seemed we couldn't go a month without an attack in Europe making headlines in Canada. This put me and my husband on high tourist safety alert.