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The curious case of the ISIS plot in Ottawa that got ignored by Canadian media

A recent ISIS plot to attack a university in Ottawa by an Alaskan man got attention in the US but not Canada – why?

Quick Hits episode 200 – The ISIS terrorist plot that was ignored in Canada

We are inundated by terrorism stories everyday.  Media have to choose what to cover and what not to for fear of having nothing but terrorism to focus on.  And yet, an ISIS plot in Canada got no coverage in Canadian media – why?  Borealis discusses a bizarre Alaska-based plan to attack a Canadian university.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

One reply on “The curious case of the ISIS plot in Ottawa that got ignored by Canadian media”

“I thought the only wanker over there was Sarah Palin” I both love and despise you for that statement.

I do disagree that jihadists are more dangerous than Neo-Nazis but that’s because I think they’re both as Severe as each other. Much like in the Horseshoe effect, they’re very much alike – especially in how dangerous they are.

I admit there’s a personal bias in that my country was represented by a Neo-Nazi and he remains an immediate threat to the nation, but if they are the Menace below – jihadists are the enemy abroad.

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