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Terrorism, Eh?
by Lee

Canada’s shining day in the game of international terrorism is just over the horizon.

In other cases, al-Qaeda members living in Montreal in the 1990s were already veterans of a guerrilla war in Algeria. Other ex-guerrillas, such as those from a Kurdish rebel group, were among rioters who hurled a Molotov cocktail at an RCMP sergeant in Ottawa during a February 1999 demonstration outside the Turkish Embassy, the institute notes.

“Some former combatants present a danger to Canadians,” according to the study written by the institute’s president, John Thompson, and researcher Joe Turlej. Mr. Turlej has since left the institute and now works as an intelligence analyst with a civilian police force.
In an interview, Mr. Thompson said many of the ex-guerrillas are living a peaceful existence for now, but could be reactivated by their former organizations.

He blamed Canada’s failing immigration policies, as well as a lack of enforcement of existing laws, for having allowed the country to become home to terrorists and their front groups. Besides being a refuge for former guerrillas, the study notes that 15 out of 80 identified international terrorist groups have significant supporters or members in Canada.

Although the threat of substantial terrorist violence in Canada seems low, it is only a matter of time before the country is attacked, the report warns.

“While the United States, Israel, Britain, France, Singapore, and Australia have attracted more of the hostile attention of these groups than we have, a major action against Canada is inevitable at some time,” according to the study.

Canada, and those Americans who view Canada as some kind of “third way,” are in for one hell of a shock.  Canada’s porous immigration system, not to mention their failure to crack down on Hamas and other organizations, are simply creating a terrorist powder keg that is going to one day explode.  They, like Europe, place a greater value in “not inflaming the passions of the Arab world,” when in the eyes of Arab fundamentalists Canada is just as sinful and worthy of destruction as America.  It’s a shame, but some lessons have to be learned the hard way.

(Link via The Hobbesian Conservative.)

Posted by Lee on 07/21/03 at 11:51 AM (Discuss this in the forums)


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