TORONTO – A recent attack in Algeria has shed light on the growing problem of homegrown terrorists in Canada and a Western University professor says he wants to ratchet up the intensity on the issue.
“If people do not stand up to discuss this, we will not be able to shine the spotlight,” said Salim Mansur, an associate professor of political science at the university in London, Ont. “We have to ask difficult questions.”
Nearly 8 in 10 Canadians worry about homegrown terrorism: Poll
This was the event K and I attended last night. Marshall gave an informative talk detailing the history of blasphemy codes and their effects on western democracy, while many of you will be familiar with the subject matter it still serves as a useful primer. While hopeful for the future, he regards Europe as troubling for it’s continued effort to silence debate. I’ll have Salim Mansur’s remarks up soon on the London terrorist case.
Paul Marshall: Silenced – How Apostasy & Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide