Monday, September 21, 2020

‘Nothing to see here, folks’: What Canadians are increasingly being told about national security matters

Whoddunit? What happened? Why’d it happen? It’s only natural that human beings will ask these questions if a shooting happens in their neighbourhood, a vehicle rams into pedestrians, or people in their city are arrested for having explosive devices. So natural that there are entire genres of books, movies and TV shows devoted to people asking these questions and doggedly pursuing answers. (Toronto Sun)

Nine killed in shooting at two Shisha bars in Germany

BERLIN - A gunman suspected of shooting nine people dead at two shisha bars in Germany is believed to have a far-right background, prosecutors said Thursday. The attack took place on Wednesday night at multiple locations in Hanau, a city around 25 kilometers (16 miles) east of Frankfurt. Federal prosecutors are treating the mass shooting -- one of the deadliest in Germany in years -- as an act of terrorism. (CNN)

Coast Guard Lieutenant arrested in terror plot

WASHINGTON - A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers. (AP)

More than 85 bomb detonators found at Sri Lanka bus station

Sri Lankan police have found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in Sri Lanka. Officers made the discovery in the capital, Colombo, on Monday, a spokesman said, a day after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels killing 290 people and wounding about 500. (Metro News)

Terror by any other name

EDMONTON - The Edmonton incident was a terror attack on Canada even it the politically correct media won’t call it what it is. And frankly, neither will the Edmonton Police Service. (True North)

Trump approves special operations raid to kill ISIS leader

The United States military has conducted a special operations raid targeting one of its most high-value targets, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), Newsweek has learned. President Donald Trump approved the mission nearly a week before it took place. (Newsweek)

Reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist

OTTAWA - A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a case that pitted press freedoms against the investigative powers of police. (CTV News)

Charity suspended by CRA for funding terrorism gets Canada Summer Job Grant – again

The Liberal government has awarded a $25,787 to the Islamic Society of North America-Canada (ISNA-Canada) under the controversial Canada Summer Jobs grant, despite the organization’s charity status being suspended for allegedly financing terrorism. (True North)

London Bridge closed after apparent terror attack

A "major incident" on the London Bridge on Friday brought auto and pedestrian traffic in the key thoroughfare to a standstill, as police descended on the scene after reports of a stabbing and dramatic video appeared to show British authorities struggling with a man before shooting him. (Fox News)

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings

Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defence secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shakeup after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday. (CBC)

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