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International, Politics, Society

Proposal to deny services to returning Canadian Daesh fighters

They were Canadians who, for whatever reason, joined ISIS-Daesh terrorists in the Middle East or other terrorist groups elsewhere and some of whom who have since returned to Canada. An Ontario provincial bill proposes to strip participants from certain benefits» 

International, Politics

Genocide expert calls on Canada to prosecute returning ISIS fighters

A leading Canadian expert on genocide and human rights is calling on the federal government to prosecute Canadian jihadist fighters returning from Iraq and Syria, arguing Ottawa has a moral and legal duty to seek justice and uphold the rights» 

Society

‘No evidence’ Toronto shooter Faisal Hussain connected to ISIS: Toronto police chief

Toronto police say they have “no evidence” that the gunman behind Sunday’s deadly shooting rampage in Toronto was connected to ISIS after the group claimed responsibility for the attack on Wednesday. A statement released by the Amaq news agency, the terror» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Judge rules man not a terrorist, police insist he’s a threat

In 2017, a British Columbia resident, Othman Ayed Hamdan, was acquitted by a judge on charges of terrorism.  However, the police still insist he’s a threat radicalized by Daesh (ISIS) and who was advocating for “lone wolf” style attacks in» 

International, Politics

Canada pledges $12M for rebuilding newly liberated areas of Iraq

Canada is contributing $12 million to help rebuild areas of northern and western Iraq recently liberated from Islamic State militants, the federal government announced Tuesday. The funding will support the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure in Iraq, as well as help» 

International, Politics

Alleged ISIS operative wants to return to Canada

A British-Canadian man who allegedly joined ISIS in Syria four years ago and is now being held in a jail run by a Kurdish militia is pleading with Ottawa to secure his release and allow him to come to Canada,» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Terrorist threats to Canada report

The federal department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada has just released a report called “The 2017 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada”. The report notes that the terrorist groups like Daesh and al-Qaida (Ministerial spelling) continue» 

The LINK Online Sunday Dec. 3, 2017

Your hosts Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, Marc (Video of show at bottom) (all items are excerpts of longer interviews available in the highlights section: Comments open on all stories at bottom of page) Daesh is crumbling and there are concerns about» 

International, Politics, Society

Returning jihadis: to kill or re-integrate?

Daesh, or the “Islamic State” is crumbling. (comments open-to post or read comments, scroll to bottom of page) Several countries involved in the fight against Daesh have said it would be better if their citizens who had joined the terrorist» 

International, Politics, Society

Foreigners with Daesh: best to kill or reintegrate?

(posting comments open : to post or read comments-scroll to very bottom of page) As Daesh (ISIS) collapses, the risk- and fear- is that hundreds of radicalized foreign fighters will return to their home countries. Several Coalition countries have announced»