Is this how things work in Canada? Is this because our Conservative govt. decided to join itself at the hips with Obama and agree to give logistics and financial support to the Syrian "opposition" in the guise of helping displaced Syrians? Bad foreign policy decisions have consequences. In the case of Syria, because the Canadian government took sides in the Syrian conflict, the side of the "opposition" .... the jihadis lurking around in Canada thought they had full approval from the Canadian govt. to go on killing sprees in a foreign country. Canada now has no recourse but to accept these killers back into the country because they are Canadian citizens. One of the Harper govt's worst foreign policy decisions has been its stance on Syria. A negative action, always has several more negative reactions. Libya was not enough of a lesson learnt for Harper and his Cons.
Abigail R. Esman writing at InvestigativeProject:
.....The man who calls himself Abu Muslim sits with his fellow fighters, members of the group Katiba al Muhajireen, and raises his rifle for the camera. He has come to Aleppo to fight, he tells the man who has come to interview him for Britain's Channel 4. A Muslim convert, he – like some 100 others joining the jihad in Syria's civil war – has left his family at home. In Canada.
The United States' neighbor to the north is experiencing a radicalization problem, according to a confidential report by the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS). Made public earlier this year through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Canada's National Post, the report confirms that "Islamist extremists are now radicalizing Canadians at a large number of venues," ranging from mosques to dinner parties and even the family home.
"Parents have radicalized children, husbands have radicalized wives (and some wives have radicalized or supported their husbands," the study's authors contend, "and siblings have radicalized each other."
Indeed, according to one assessment cited by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), "with the exception of the United States, there are more terrorist groups active in Canada today than in any other country in the world." And while most of their activity is based abroad, a study published earlier this year by the International Institute for Counterterrorism (IIC) shows that 25 individuals have developed or been involved in four plots against Canadian targets since 2006. Of these, eight were Canadian born; three were converts to Islam; and 20 – nearly all – were between the ages of 18 and 35. Most were affiliated with al-Qaida. .......