View Full Version : It's Not Just The Southern Border

12-17-2015, 03:40 PM
I think most of us are aware of the issues in the North, but here's a reminder-a worrisome one:


Canada and the Emerging Terror Threat From the North

Our placid neighbor has a large and growing problem with radical Islam

By John R. Schindler (http://observer.com/author/john-r-schindler/) • 12/17/15 1:12pm

This week an article (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/14/canada-s-growing-jihadist-cancer.html) in The Daily Beast ruffled feathers by noting that Canada, our placid neighbor to the north, has a large and growing problem with radical Islam. It went so far as to suggest that, despite much Trumpian commotion about a wall facing south, it’s not just the Mexican border that needs watching by American security agencies: the threat from the Great White North may be just as serious.

This claim was met with some skepticism and even derision. Canada? That’s a very nice country that most Americans think kindly of but little about. The notion that Canada—which, frankly, is a tad boring (https://newrepublic.com/article/83443/boring-headline-contest)—is the source of any sort of threat to the United States sounds a bit, well, out there to most people.

Except that it happens to be entirely true. If anything, the piece in The Daily Beast, which was light on counterterrorism specifics, low-balled the extent of Islamic radicalism that has taken root in Canada in recent years. Thanks to large-scale immigration, a permissive environment that emphasizes multiculturalism over assimilation, and overwhelmed security agencies, Canada now possesses a domestic radicalism threat that Americans need to be talking about.


12-17-2015, 03:42 PM
Southern wall is higher priority than the Canadian border by a long shot, IMO.