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The Allure of Radical Islam in Canada

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Last year, the head of Canada’s security agency delivered a warning to the Canadian Senate.   “Five years ago we weren’t as worried about domestic terrorism as we are now,” said Richard Fadden. He explained why: In the 1990s and early 2000s, Islamic terrorism was perpetrated by structured Continue reading
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The Harper government is considering legislation which would expand the powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to investigate, apprehend, and detain homegrown terrorists. CSIS wants the power to take advantage of the so-called “Five Eyes” spy network to which Canada, the Uni Continue reading
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The Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the most senior U.K. police officer, has revealed that five Britons are travelling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State (ISIS) every week. Hogan-Howe spoke after it was reported that a third Jihadi from Portsmouth has been killed in th Continue reading
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Israel Defense Force (IDF) units on 30 August helped rescue Irish soldiers serving with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on the Golan Heights. The rescue required the IDF to direct heavy fire at the Syrian Jihadists to prevent them from approaching the Irish contingent. The ID Continue reading
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OTTAWA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday.   CBC TV said that a suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parli Continue reading
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A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology," officials said Tuesday.   Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney called the attack a "terrible act of violence against our country, against our milit Continue reading
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SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology," officials said Tuesday.   Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney called the attack a "terrible act of viole Continue reading
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Four men were held on Tuesday and government officials said the arrests "may have foiled the early stages" of plans for an attack in the UK. Police have now said a fifth man was also arrested on Tuesday, but his arrest was not made public for "operational reasons". "A number" of homes and vehicles Continue reading
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Why We Lost Iraq and Afghanistan and...

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Article from the Counter Terrorist Magazine -Written by Chris Graham. It may not be clear from the way popular news outlets cover these stories or from the way senior leaders celebrate themselves, but the United States has demonstrated some significant capability gaps that our enemies are expl Continue reading
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U.S. troops' Ebola mission may last a year

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I found this article interesting... Thousands of U.S. troops may be living in tent cities in Liberia and supporting the fight against Ebola for “about a year” or until the deadly outbreak appears to be under control, the top military commander in Africa said Oct. 7. “This is not a small effo Continue reading
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Today in US History ...

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1964: The first Free Speech Movement protest erupts spontaneously on the University of California, Berkeley campus; students demanded an end to the ban of on-campus political activities.
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Islam means submission, not peace

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Imagine meeting Steve. He tells you: “Hi! My name is Steve and I’m an engineer at the car factory.” Steve pulls out his phone and shows you video of the factory where he works, pointing out Joe, Tom and Larry, his colleagues. He tells you: “We all really love cars; we think they are fantasti Continue reading
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Earlier this morning (Thursday), the Australian security services, conducting the largest counterterrorism raids in the Australia’s history, arrested fifteen ISIS supporters, charging two of them with planning a to grab an Australian citizen and publicly behead him on a Sydney street – while fi Continue reading
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While it is customary for patriotic Americans to get behind any President when war is declared, the strategy to fight the threat from Radical Islam is doomed to failure by seven deadly sins.   Here are 7 reasons that the so-called Obama strategy to fight ISIS will not work:   #1 – Not having Continue reading
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President Obama's assertion Wednesday night that the Islamic State terrorist group "is not 'Islamic'" is drawing derision from a number of quarters. The claim, also made by Obama's predecessors, is "preposterous," Daniel Pipes wrote for the National Review Online. "To state the obvious: As non-M Continue reading
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A Weekend of Whitewashing Radical Islam

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On Labor Day weekend, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder welcomed thousands of Muslims to Detroit for the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). As someone who grew up as the sole Jewish kid in my neighborhood school, I have always cherished our tradition of welcoming religious Continue reading
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At the demonstration people told me, “Don’t call me an Arab Christian; I’m an Arabic speaking Israeli Christian. We’re not Arabs.”   Words matter, semantics matter. This self-definition is both radical and revolutionary.   Most Christians in Israel are Arabs and traditionally they si Continue reading
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From Jihadwatch.com   That Islamic emirate in Benghazi? Ansar al-Sharia didn’t build that. Barack Obama built that. “Islamists declare ‘Islamic emirate’ in east Libya,” Al Arabiya, July 31, 2014:   Libya’s Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia has said that it seized complete co Continue reading
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Novelties in training method

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K9 companions have withstood time’s many challenges, namely the prevalence of synthetic drugs and various explosive devices which have been developed over the previous century.  Along with newer methods of mayhem come even stronger methods of training police dogs and handler education to deter sa Continue reading
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The SSI Advanced Israel Program and what you can learn about Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS and threats to the USA Henry Morgenstern, SSI’s Israel Program director, will give a webinar on the current situation in the Middle East. You can register for free by clicking here With the Middle Eas Continue reading
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