The terrorist next door in Canada

The terrorist next door in Canada

Other countries have been much more proactive than Canada in identifying and radicalizing extremists at home. Our country’s well-founded reputation as a passive wallflower means Canada can be an incubator for terrorists who then take their views abroad.

In his article for The Globe and Mail, Michael Zekulin argues:

Inaction emboldens those seeking to radicalize our citizens to continue operating with impunity. The pipelines shipping our citizens to these jihadi hot spots become increasingly entrenched and more difficult to disrupt.

Another real possibility is the return of these citizens to Canada after their participation in foreign conflicts. They come back with a “postsecondary” degree in extremism, trained by hard-core foreign jihadists in real battlefield situations, posing a real terrorism threat.

Read more: Made-in-Canada terror is real – and it’s being ignored

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