Thursday, May 13, 2021

‘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)

Somali security forces end terror attack that killed 26 at hotel

Somalia's security forces on Saturday ended an overnight attack by the al-Shabaab Islamist militant group on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayu that killed at least 26 and injured 56 others, a police officer said. (CBC)
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  • Somali-Canadian journalist among those killed in hotel terror attack
  • 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)

    Failed Port Authority bomber found guilty of terrorism

    NEW YORK - A Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a pipe bomb in New York City's busiest subway station at rush hour on behalf of ISIS has been convicted of terrorism charges.(Daily Mail)

    Scarborough murder was a terrorist act: source

    Evidence uncovered at the scene of a grisly murder Friday night in Scarborough prompted the crown to prosecute the crime as a terrorist act. (Toronto Sun)

    Mourners remember 9/11 victims at Ground Zero on 18th anniversary

    NEW YORK - Family members of the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11 once again gathered Wednesday at the Ground Zero memorial site to mark the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. (New York Post)

    Gaza rocket strike hits home in central Israel

    An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. (CBC)

    Attack on college in Crimea kills 18, 50 wounded

    Eighteen people were killed and dozens injured Wednesday at a college in Crimea when at least one attacker set off a bomb in the cafeteria and went through the building shooting at random, officials said. (CBC News)

    Hamas founder’s son quits terror group, details inner workings in interview with Israeli TV

    In a rare turn of events, the son of one of the founding members of the Hamas terror organization quit the group and detailed its inner workings to an Israeli television journalist. (i24 News)

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