Harper: “Islamicism” biggest threat to Canada

Government to reintroduce post-9/11 anti-terrorism laws


Ten years after 9/11, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canada is a safer place, but that “Islamicism” remains the greatest threat to national security. In an interview with the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, Harper said “there are other threats out there, but that is the one I can tell you occupies the security apparatus most regularly in terms of terrorist threats.” He added that the authorities keep a close eye out for domestic extremists as well as those operating in foreign countries. The Conservative government will re-introduce two clauses of Canada’s post-9/11 anti-terrorism laws that were struck down by the opposition parties in the House of Commons in 2007, after their pre-ordained five-year lifespan expired in 2006. One allowed police to detain a terrorist suspect without charges for three days, while the other gave judges the power to interrogate a witness in secret to obtain critical information. The judge also had the ability to send the witness to jail for refusal to comply. Neither clause was ever used. Harper told Mansbridge his government plans to reintroduce these laws, saying that despite being rarely used, they’re sometimes necessary.

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Harper: “Islamicism” biggest threat to Canada

  1. Must be very difficult to be an honest man in Ottawa and still get re elected !

  2. He’s making up words now?  Bush 2.0 indeed…

  3. As a Canadian citizen I’m absolutely ashamed and embarrassed
    that my Prime Minister would say something so stupid, so divisive, so
    insensitive, so hateful

  4. Harper’s statement demonstrates shocking imbalance and extremism. He should be arrested or sued for hate incitement based on religious belief.

  5. Good on ya PM Harper. You’re right on track. The even more accurate reply would’ve been: Islam, pure Islam, an ideology of hatred, violence, oppression and deception. The Jihadist have every reason to kill Christians and Jews: there are only 123 verses that condone fighting and killing for Allah’s glory. How about the hatred, violence and oppresion towards women. You guessed it, there are many Qur’anic verses to support this too. Ya’ll might wana do some research on Islam before commenting!

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