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International, Politics

Ottawa has no legal obligation to bring ‘Jihadi Jack’ to Canada, says public safety minister

Canada has no legal obligation to assist a dual U.K.-Canadian citizen suspected of travelling to Syria in 2014 to join ISIS, federal officials said Monday, a day after British officials revoked the young man’s U.K. citizenship. Jack Letts, dubbed “Jihadi »

International, Politics

Canadian jihadists are distinct from other Islamist radicals, study finds

Canadians jihadists who left the country to fight for ISIS or Al-Qaeda and its offshoots in the Middle East are distinct from other radical Islamists and may be more amenable to rehabilitation and reintegration back into the Canadian society, according »

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 »

International, Society

Canadian campaigns to join Israeli military

He’s 31, and from Toronto but he’s on a campaign in Israel to join the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). Lionel Kalles moved to Israel and for the past two weeks has been standing outside a recruitment centre or the IDF »