Canadians have ‘no legitimate reason’ for joining extremists: Harper
Prime Minister Stephen Harper blasted would-be Canadian jihadists Thursday, saying there is "no legitimate reason" in a liberal democracy to join any extremist group. Harper announced fresh funding for border and federal police agencies, during a visit to the Montreal airport where days earlier 10 teenagers who allegedly hoped to join the Islamic State group were arrested boarding a flight to the Middle East. "There is no legitimate reason of any kind in this country for someone to become a violent jihadist or become a terrorist or join any group that is involved and advocates that kind of activity.
25 October, 2014 Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier By Richard Valdmanis OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military. The […]
8 May, 2012 Israel’s Peres discusses security with Harper Israeli President Shimon Peres discussed the Jewish state's security concerns with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday as his four-day state visit got underway with Iran the likely focus.
20 May, 2015 Canada arrests 10 suspected of heading to join militants in Mideast By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian police arrested 10 young people from Montreal suspected of wanting to leave the country to join militant groups in the Middle East, officials said on Wednesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the...
21 May, 2015 Ten nabbed in Canada’s fight against radicalized youth With a combination of new anti-terror measures and appeals to parents, Canada is striving to keep its youths from joining Islamist extremist groups and leaving to fight in Syria. Ten would-be jihadists were arrested at a Montreal airport as they waited...
20 January, 2014 Geneva deal doesn’t stop Iran’s bid for a bomb: Israel A global interim agreement to halt Iran's nuclear programme, which went into force Monday, will not stop Tehran trying to develop a military atomic capability, Israel's prime minister said. Addressing parliament just hours after the deal took effect, Benjamin Netanyahu said the Geneva […]