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CTV News – 22-year-old Ontario man charged with terror offences

Phil Gurski shares his take on the National Security investigation and the arrest of Ikar Mao, facing terrorism-related offenses after returning from Turkey.

Phil Gurski shares his take on the National Security investigation and the arrest of Ikar Mao, a 22-year-old Ontario man facing terrorism-related offenses after returning from Turkey.

A 22-year-old Ontario man is facing terrorism-related offenses after returning from Turkey. Ikar Mao of Guelph, Ont. turned himself in to RCMP officers on Friday morning. He was arrested and charged for participating in activities of a terrorist group and for leaving Canada to participate in such activities.

Phil Gurski, former Canadian Security Intelligence Service strategic analyst, said the case was significant because “charges were actually laid”.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of five books on terrorism.

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