Western society losing the moral war with ISIS

We must reclaim the ideological high ground for tolerance to build an effective moral antidote to violent extremism

Western society losing the moral war with ISISA recent New York Times special feature (From Minneapolis to ISIS: An American’s Path to Jihad) highlighted a disturbing trend in Western society – young Muslim men and women (boys and girls?) abandoning their homes to join ISIS and fight for the creation of a ‘pure’ Islamic State. The article detailed an all-to-familiar sequence of…

Anti-terrorism Act aimed squarely at violent Islamic jihadi terrorists

Bill C-51 explicitly states that it is not concerned with “lawful advocacy, protest, dissent, and artistic expression"

Anti-terrorism Act aimed squarely at violent Islamic jihadi terroristsAnti-terrorism Act aimed squarely at violent Islamic jihadi terrorists FREE to subscribers CALGARY, TORONTO OUT CALGARY, AB, Mar 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Despite the general justification of the preamble, there are no marginal annotations explaining the details of Bill C-51, the government’s proposed anti-terrorism law. This means that commonsense is required to rein in the…

Has Russia reached a turning point?

Putin has maintained his iron grip on Russia by being the most ruthless in a sea of gangsters

Has Russia reached a turning point?Purchase Has Russia reached a turning point? EDMONTON, AB, Mar 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in the shadow of the Kremlin is so obvious an act of political gangsterism that future generations could well – in retrospect – view it as a turning point in the history…

How do we balance freedom and security?

How do we balance freedom and security?Purchase How do we balance freedom and security? EDMONTON, AB, Feb 26, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The Conservative government in Ottawa plans to introduce new anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51, expanding the powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and lowering the bar for action against suspected terrorists. Under the new law CSIS will be…

Should we send arms to Ukraine?

The answer depends on whether you are a deontologist or a utilitarian

Should we send arms to Ukraine?Purchase Should we send arms to Ukraine? EDMONTON, AB, Feb 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, landed himself in hot water with the administration when he told the Senate confirmation committee that the U.S. should start sending offensive aid (ammunition, UAVs, anti-tank weapons) to the…

Ottawa’s anti-terrorism cure worse than the price

The very foundations of our free society slowly being whittled away

Ottawa’s anti-terrorism cure worse than the pricePurchase Ottawa’s anti-terrorism cure worse than the price CALGARY, AB, Feb 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Here’s a trick question for you: Why do you see young adults stopping friends who’ve been drinking from getting behind the wheel? You might say it’s because they don’t want their friend to get into an accident, hurt somebody…

World crises a clash of moral values

Western ignorance of the moral character of the struggle is leading to many mistakes

World crises a clash of moral valuesPurchase World crises a clash of moral values Final part in our three part series The Making of the West EDMONTON, AB, Feb 2, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Western civilization has shaped the modern world. Unfortunately, that world and the liberal values that underpin it are facing violent existential threats today. The most dangerous of…
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