The national shame of paying a convicted terrorist

How many dead U.S. soldiers would it take before the Liberal government would balk at lining the pockets of the man who killed them? What if they were Canadian?

The national shame of paying a convicted terroristAn old adage warns us to be careful what we wish for because we just might get it. I’ve often wished that my American friends and colleagues would pay more attention to Canada. They’re paying attention now. They all want to know if the $10.5-million payout to convicted terrorist Omar Khadr is true, fake news…

How the notion of the atheist Muslim can derail intolerance

Author Ali A. Rizvi is dedicated to bringing about an Islamic enlightenment. We must listen if we want to deal with the very real menace of radical Islam

How the notion of the atheist Muslim can derail intoleranceBy Brian Giesbrecht Senior Fellow Frontier Centre for Public Policy Recent criticism of Parliament’s decision to condemn “Islamophobia” has generated many responses. Some argued that criticizing the intolerance within Islam is anti-Muslim bigotry. Some said that criticizing a person’s religion is wrong. Hot off the press comes an important book, written by a Muslim, explaining…

For lasting peace, we need to see beyond our fears

If we want true security, we need see beyond our prejudices and invest in global development that promotes justice and progress for all humanity

For lasting peace, we need to see beyond our fearsPope John Paul II said, “Another name for peace is development.” How does this statement hold up against the current global state of affairs? For nearly 20 years, our world has been in an almost constant state of emergency and it seems to be getting worse. American scholar Noam Chomsky points out that before 9/11,…

Can Russia and the United States be allies?

Expanded co-operation with the West and an increase in Russia’s role in combatting jihadism would come at a steep price — for both sides

Can Russia and the United States be allies?PORTLAND, Ore. Mar. 26, 2017 /Troy Media/ – During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump roiled the foreign policy establishment by praising Russian President Vladimir Putin. He suggested it was time for a comprehensive re-evaluation of U.S.-Russian relations and broader co-operation between the two countries, especially in the fight against jihadists. In doing so, Trump…

Investing in children to stop the scourge of extremism

Through education young people can be made aware of how they’ll be used and exploited by the people who pretend to care for them

Investing in children to stop the scourge of extremismChildren’s rights advocate Marian Wright Edelman said, “The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; the question is whether we can afford not to.” When we don’t invest in our children, the results can indeed be disastrous. Norwegian filmmaker Deeyah Khan recently made a documentary called Jihad: A Story of…

Standing firm against a rising tide of anti-Semitism

The way to combat these racist abominations is to speak truth, and to speak it persistently in a loud and unified voice

Standing firm against a rising tide of anti-SemitismJust when we thought we had advanced as a society, putting disgraceful intolerance behind us and embracing and celebrating our ethnic diversity, we realize we still have a long way to go. The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver received bomb threats on March 8 and March 12. These threats coincide with other anti-Semitic behaviour and…

After the fall: the Islamic State’s next chapter

The collapse of the Islamic State nation will have a profound effect on the organization but it will not eliminate its ongoing presence

After the fall: the Islamic State’s next chapterPORTLAND, Ore. Mar. 16, 2017 /Troy Media/ – The Islamic State (IS) is rapidly nearing collapse. But the end of IS is not nearly in sight. IS has lost control of eastern Mosul to a coalition of the Iraqi military and Kurdish, Shia and Sunni militias supported by the U.S. and its NATO allies. That…

You have precious few rights at an international border crossing

You are in a legal no man’s land where the traditional view on rights and liberties is turned on its head

You have precious few rights at an international border crossingNEW YORK, N.Y. March 12, 2017 /Troy Media/ – No, Canadians, you do not have a right to enter the United States. You have the privilege of being allowed entry – provided the border officer charged with determining your suitability doesn’t feel you pose a danger, or are otherwise ineligible or objectionable. In exactly the same…

Radical Islam and the war on terror: do names matter?

Terror is not an ideology or a set of beliefs. It's not an organization, a government or a state against which one can wage war. Terror is a tactic

Radical Islam and the war on terror: do names matter?PORTLAND, Ore. March 8, 2017 /Troy Media/ – In his first address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, Donald Trump uttered two words that no other American president has ever spoken publicly: “radical Islam.” The statement was seen as a political victory for administration hardliners like adviser Steve Bannon and his protégé on…

Why Canadians are resisting Motion 103

Given the existing protections against unwarranted discrimination in Canada, Motion 103 clouds rather than clarifies the Islamic question

Why Canadians are resisting Motion 103EDMONTON, Alta. March 7, 2017 /Troy Media/ – It's been decades since there was a discernibly white Canada, even longer since there was a predominantly white Anglo-Saxon Protestant version of the country. In the past half century, the country has embraced multiculturalism. Many religious groups make up the cultural mosaic of Canada: Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and…