When is it Terrorism?

The recent massacre in Las Vegas claimed 58 people and injured hundreds more. A tragedy of this magnitude shocks a nation. Immediately people search for answers, meaning, and security. How we interpret events of this nature is important not only for our collective narrative, but also to better understand and prevent future atrocities. Not every massacre is an act of terrorism. The Las Vegas shooting requires a more nuanced understanding and description.  Continue reading

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How To Avoid “Fake News”

Fake News is not a new problem but with the internet its effects are magnified. Fake News as a concept has many different meanings but it boils down to a form of media that is relaying inaccurate information, either accidentally or maliciously. False information can instantly spread on the internet, the best, and sometimes only, method of prevention is education. It is up to us to filter through the nonsense to find credible and honest sources of information. These are a few ways to determine if what you are reading is “Fake News.” Continue reading

Canada and Islamic Extremism

Canada’s history contains numerous chapters of domestic extremism. In Quebec the FLQ once terrorized the province by kidnapping politicians and bombing political targets. During the Oka Crisis tensions between the Indigenous and the settlers boiled over in dramatic waves of violence. Canada is no stranger to extremes on our soil and the most prominent form of violent ideological expression gripping our country today is Islamic Terrorism.

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