Canada has its own crop of home-grown terrorists capable of acts like the deadly attacks on London’s transit system last summer, Canada’s spy agency says.
“I can tell you that all of the circumstances that led to the London transit bombings . . . are resident here and now in Canada,” Jack Hooper, operations director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, told a Senate committee Monday.
Hooper pointed to several examples of people who had lived in Canada, and later took part in terrorist attacks. He said a common thread was time spent training at terror camps in Afghanistan.
“When we talk about the homegrown terrorist phenomenon, these are people. . . in most instances who are Canadian citizens,” said the CSIS deputy. “You can’t remove them anywhere.
“Most of them are very young. A lot of them were born here. A lot of them who were not born here emigrated to Canada with their parents at a very young age.”
We cannot even assume that they are all first-generation Canadians of Middle Eastern descent.
Some of them may be John Walker Lindh types--white Anglo-Saxon Canadians looking for answers and direction in life and finding them at the local radical mosque.
If and when Islamic terror strikes Canada, its foot soldiers will be Canadian-born and educated.
Source: Toronto Star