Canadians have ‘no legitimate reason’ for joining extremists: Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper blasted would-be Canadian jihadists, saying there is "no legitimate reason" in a liberal democracy to join any extremist groupPrime 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.


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