Canada has no moral choice but to take refugees

"By making Syrian refugees the enemy, we are playing into (the terrorists') hands"

Canada has no moral choice but to take refugeesDownload this column on refugees Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, Alta. Nov. 18, 2015 /Troy Media/ – If ever there was a lame excuse to turn away Syrian refugees, it is to be found in the straw man that opening our doors to desperate people will allow terrorists to sneak into our country. No question,…

The smarter way to fight terrorism at home

With new defence minister Harjit Sajja at the helm, Canada stands a fighting chance of averting a devastating terrorist attack

The smarter way to fight terrorism at homeDownload this column on terrorism for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY, Alta. Nov. 12, 2015 /Troy Media/ – On Nov. 27, 2005, Mubin Shaikh met, in Toronto, with members of a terrorist group. The group was establishing a terrorist training camp in a wooded area near Orillia,…

What constitutes a Good War?

War should not be judged by its difficulty or even its outcome, but by the merit of its cause

What constitutes a Good War?FROM THE ARCHIVES WHITEHORSE, Yukon, Nov 11, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Remembrance Day is our most important national holiday. While it is a somber occasion, it elicits a sense of unity among Canadians that we rarely feel around the normally divisive subject of war. On November 10th, we may stand separately under our political colours…

Lest we forget: War against terrorism requires old vigilance

To lash out violently ignores the terrible sacrifice so many have made

Lest we forget: War against terrorism requires old vigilanceDownload this column on terrorism for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use RED DEER, AB Nov. 5, 2015 /Troy Media/ - My maternal grandparents lost their only son in the Second World War. They and their seven daughters could only imagine what potential his life held. But they…

Trudeau should push for a Kurdish state

A unified Kurdish state western interests because it would create a moderate majority-Muslim state that is largely pro-western

Trudeau should push for a Kurdish stateDownload this column on a Kurdish state for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS Oct. 25, 2015 /Troy Media/ – Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau could establish a legacy for himself by helping solve the problem of the world’s largest stateless nation. Trudeau should expend…

Humanitarian compassion a democratic indulgence

Compassion for the suffering of others not often shared by others in the world

Humanitarian compassion a democratic indulgenceDownload this column on humanitarian compassion for your publication or website. FREE with coupon Terms and Conditions of use CALGARY OUT CALGARY, AB Sep 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The impact of the chaotic migration from the Middle East to Europe and beyond is more sensed than understood. How, for example, did the migrant crisis…

The world was safer in the Soviet era

Today, principled conversation is impossible, and that’s dangerous

The world was safer in the Soviet eraDownload this column for your publication or website VANCOUVER, BC May 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Recent threats on the world stage cause me to wonder whether perhaps we should be mourning the passing of the Soviet era. With the eruption of ISIS in the Middle East and the ongoing autocracies in Russia and China,…

Islamic terrorism distracts from urgent environment actions

Valuable time and energy is wasted on arcane religious bickering rather than solving more urgent environmental problems

Islamic terrorism distracts from urgent environment actionsTo download Islamic terrorism distracts from urgent environment actions for your publication or website click here QUATHIASKI COVE, BC, April 27, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Islamic terrorism is destroying the last hope that humanity will be sane enough to stop the environmental degradation undermining the foundations of our modern civilization. At a time when the…

Moral waters of war with ISIS getting murky

Without a concrete plan beyond airstrikes, we could find ourselves mired in war for years to come

Moral waters of war with ISIS getting murkyPurchase Moral waters of war with ISIS getting murky TRAIL, BC, Apr 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Initially, I was convinced that the war against ISIS could be morally justified. ISIS, after all, is a malevolent force from which neither Iraq nor Syria is able to protect their people. The international community, therefore, had a…

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…