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International, Society

Canada’s threat level doesn’t change despite death of ISIS leader

The Canadian federal government showed no intention of changing the national threat level of its current ” medium ” classification despite concerns from some countries that the Islamic State group may retaliate following the killing of its leader during a» 

International, Politics

‘Jihadi Jack’ says he now wants to come to Canada

A suspected British-Canadian ISIS militant languishing in a Kurdish prison in northern Syria now says he would like to return to Canada, after learning that authorities in the U.K. have stripped him of his British citizenship. Jack Letts, dubbed “Jihadi» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada extends military training mission in Ukraine, Iraq

In  February 2014, Russia made incursions into Ukraine, eventually annexing Crimea in March. In April at about the same time as conflict erupted between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed armed separatists, Canada announced it would send Canadian military personnel to the» 

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» 

Society

Canadian Tire attacker sentenced to 7 years in prison

A woman found guilty of terror charges for attacking workers at a Toronto-area Canadian Tire store has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Rehab Dughmosh was found guilty last month of four terrorism-related charges for using a golf club and butcher’s knife» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadians surrender to Kurdish forces in Syria

Global Affairs Canada says it is aware of two Canadian women being detained in Syria. The confirmation follows CNN interviews with the two Canadians after they fled one of ISIS’s last remaining strongholds in eastern Syria and surrendered to U.S.-backed» 

International, Politics, Society

Ottawa won’t heed U.S. call to return ISIS fighters

Canada will not answer a call by Washington that U.S. allies bring ISIS volunteers home to face prosecution. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the proposition is too risky. Instead, Goodale says, Ottawa will continue to work with its allies» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

ISIS terrorist claims he’s Canadian

A man who is now believed to be the masked man featured in several threatening and horrific ISIS propaganda videos, says he comes from Canada. Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed was captured by Kurdish forces during a gun battle in Syria against» 

International, Politics, Religion, Society

Proposal to deny services to returning Canadian Daesh fighters

(pubic comments open on all RCI stories. Comments will be published after moderating) 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» 

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»