Terrorism & Radicalization

Woman found guilty on terror charges

A woman who had attacked workers a Toronto-area Canadian Tire store with a golf club and a butcher’s knife while draped in an ISIL banner, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The judge acknowledged that the woman’s mental illness played a "significant role" in the attack and her attempt to join ISIL. [node:read-more:link]

Ottawa under pressure to tighten gun laws

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won praise from gun control advocates around the world for her fast work in tabling new firearms restrictions following the Christchurch mosque massacre. Now, Ottawa is under heavy pressure to follow her lead. [node:read-more:link]

National Security and Intelligence report

The NSICP annual report, which had been delivered to the PM in December 2018, has now been released to the public. It covers topics of intelligence priorities, defence intelligence activities, legal authorities, plus oversight and accountability. Numerous federal departments and agencies were involved: CBSA; CSIS; CSE; Justice; DND and the Canadian Armed Forces; FINTRAC; GAC; IRCC; Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre; PCO; Public Safety; RCMP; and Transport Canada. [node:read-more:link]

In Canada since 2015, refugee worked for ISIS

A mechanic who came to Canada in 2015 has been found complicit in crimes against humanity for repairing vehicles for the so-called Islamic State. The Lebanese national made several trips to Syria to work on ISIS military vehicles and also supervised other ISIS mechanics. The Refugee Appeal Division has ruled he made a “knowing and significant contribution to ISIS,” making him ineligible for refugee status. [node:read-more:link]


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