Magazine claims about Canada’s border security draw fire

An article in a U.S. online publication that claims American officials are worried the Canadian border presents a threat of ISIL infiltrators left experts – and even the author, apparently – scratching their heads Friday.

Politico published a 3,000-word article entitled “Fear Canada”Thursday night. It takes aim at the U.S. Congress and media for suggesting terror groups such as the Islamic State are organizing in Mexico and slipping into the U.S. to attack Americans.

“While there is a good chance that ISIL fighters will try to enter the United States, there’s almost no chance that they’ll do it by sneaking across the Mexican border,” writes senior staffer Garrett M. Graff. “Instead, the United States has much more to fear from Canada.”