So, the Canadian government just listed 13 more groups to its terrorist entities list, including the Proud Boys, 3 Al Qaida affiliates and 5 ISIS franchises. To what end?
In this Quick Hits episode, Borealis weighs in on the usefulness or lack thereof of this process.
See also: Quick Hits 135 – Do we need Canadian MPs to tell us what is a terrorist group?
Listing the Proud Boys as a ‘terrorist entity’ is mostly about politics
January 13, 2021 | Phil Gurski
In the wake of the disaster that was Washington on Jan. 6 – part riot, part “insurrection,” part “coup,” part “terrorism” – a lot of people were perhaps taken aback by just how angry and violent a portion of the American public has become. Sure, we have all heard of white nationalism/supremacism, but I am fairly certain that most did not think they would ever see scenes such as those that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol.