A Self-Inflicted Injury: Immigration, Infiltration and Canada’s Growing Islamist Threat

“Taken together, recent instances of home-grown Islamist terrorism, honor killings and suppression of free speech, can be regarded to varying degrees as byproducts of Canada’s very liberal immigration and multiculturalism policies. Canada, a country of about 34 million, has witnessed Muslim immigration increasing dramatically in recent decades. In 1981, Canada’s Muslim population was 98,000; by 2017 it is estimated that the country may have 1.4 million Muslim residents.

Given domestic and international developments, this situation presents a complicated demographic and security picture for both Canada and her US neighbor. Indeed, Canada’s future as a ‘peaceable kingdom’ is far from assured in the face of problems of Islamist radicalism, extremism and terrorism and associated concerns about infiltration of police, security and other government and infrastructural entities.”

by Jerry Gordon and David B. Harris

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