Suffer the children of IS

If there is one searing image of the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe it is…

Should Canada repatriate our citizens who joined IS? Nope

In the wake of the Omar Khadr $10.5 million payout furour another potential point of divisiveness…

Is CSIS a den of racism and Islamophobia? No, but…

Ever since Michelle Shephard of the Toronto Star broke the news of a $35 million lawsuit…

A tale of two combatants

In November 2015 my eldest daughter and I were in northern France at a B&B near…

One man’s terrorist is another man’s child soldier?

Oh no, you are probably saying!  Please, dear God, not another column on Omar Khadr!  Make…

What should be our response to all the far-right hate groups in Canada?

As I have stated on many occasions, the threat to Canada from Islamist extremist groups represents…

Damned if we do and damned if we don’t – revisited

Yesterday’s Canada Day 150 was a bit of a wash, if you consider the weather. I…

Why wasn’t Rehab Dughmosh being watched? Because we can’t watch everybody

We all know that hindsight is 20-20 – or at least we think it always is.…

Fair stood the wind for jihad – part two

I suppose I have to explain the title for this blog.  I recall reading a book…

Can we ‘negotiate’ with terrorists? It depends…

I am currently attending a very interesting conference in Tunisia entitled ‘International Panel on Exiting Violence’…