Sadly, the threat of terrorism has surfaced in Canada again.
Three Muslim Canadian men, now possibly a fourth, with alleged links to Al Qaeda now face grave federal charges. Four years after the arrests of the infamous Toronto 18, questions still remain as to why some Canadians of Muslim origin would wish their fellow citizens such enormous harm.
Many speculate poverty and socioeconomic marginalization as possible reasons for Islamist anger. Clearly, however, the accused men did not suffer economic or job-related discrimination. The three men are professionals: One is a doctor, one is an X-ray technologist, and the third trained to be an electrical engineer. One can therefore only draw the grim conclusion that extremism, religious violence and terrorism are ideologically based.
Instead of being thankful to their country for providing them such tremendous opportunity and privilege, these miscreants wish to repay Canada’s innocent citizens with mayhem and bloodshed. They prefer in stead to be governed by hate-filled worldviews elaborated by the votaries of radical ideologies centered on the notion of armed jihad.
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