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June Today in Terrorism

June 13, 2016: Execution of Canadian hostage in Philippines

On June 13, 2016 an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in the Philippines, Abu Sayyaf Group, killed Canadian Robert Hall

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June Today in Terrorism

June 4, 2014: Man goes on shooting rampage in New Brunswick, Canada

On June 4, 2014 Justin Bourque killed three RMCP officers and wounded two others in the eastern Canadian city of Moncton

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Perspectives

Are we entering a new ‘threat wave’?

How many things go ‘bump in the night’ and how many can we keep an eye on?

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Why is Canada so obsessed with so little terrorism?

For a land which sees so little terrorism our media and ‘national security experts’ appear to think – and react – differently.

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Is the West losing its perspective on radicalisation?

It may sound trite but when everything and everyone is seen as a terrorist – or a potential terrorist – the term has lost all its meaning.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 4, 1972: Explosion kills official at the Cuban trade offices in Montreal

On this day in 1972, a bomb exploded at the Cuban trade offices in Montreal killing the consular diplomat Sergio PĂ©rez Castillo and wounding seven others.

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Perspectives Top 10 Video

Top 10 Worst Right-Wing Extremist Group Names

Following my earlier Top 10 Worst Terrorist Group Names, here is my take on the Top 10 Worst RWE Group Names.

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Perspectives

Canada needs to act on Saudis’ targeting of dissidents

The release of a CIA report holding Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 matters to Canadians, because the same sort of thing can happen here. We’ve already seen the evidence.

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Incels Quick Hits Video

Quick Hits 146 – Canadian court decision on Minassian case undermines incel terrorism fear

Alek Minassian found guilty of 1st-degree murder in 2018 Toronto van attack.

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When CSIS talks, Canadians should listen

The heads of security intelligence agencies seldom open up: when they do it is a sign to pay attention.