Jan. 24, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows little concern over the threat posed by battle-hardened jihadists returning to Canada. He even argues they can be rehabilitated. But documents unearthed from CSIS – some of them marked “top secret” – reveal alarming information about how Canada’s spy agency views the jihadist threat, what they’re doing to track it and their concerns about future attacks on home soil. Anthony Furey reports in Part 3 of this 3-part series.
Canada’s top spies believe terrorism will continue in Canada, according to a threat assessment report from CSIS.
It notes that “domestic extremists are likely to continue to target Canadian uniformed personnel and related installations in neighbourhoods that are familiar to them (such as police stations and military recruitment centres).” Earlier words in the sentence that may offer further context have been redacted.
…The document marked ‘secret’ notes that groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda “continue to pose a persistent threat to Canada and Canadian interests globally” and adds that “of further concern is the ongoing threat from extremists in Canada who continue to aspire or plot violent acts of terror.”