Doug Saunders Diversity Alert: Domestic Islamic terrorism becoming a greater concern for Canadian spy agency

“Five years ago we weren’t as worried about domestic terrorism as we are now,” testified Richard Fadden, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, during a Senate hearing on Monday.

He told the standing committee on national security and defence that “dispersed” al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists have set up shop in many grimmer countries, where they call for recruits from the West.

“In every single case there are Canadians who have joined them,” said Mr. Fadden. He added that CSIS, which does the vast majority of its spying within Canada, is “following a number of cases where we think people might be inclined to acts of terrorism.”