Analysis: Canada’s growing extremism

“Canada, much like the UK and other European countries, has allowed a steady stream of extremist individuals, money and ideology to enter the country.”

The world’s attention is now focused on recent violent attacks in Canada. Canadian terrorism expert Tom Quiggin explains how the country is facing a growing problem with extremism.

The sergeant-at-Arms of the Canadian Parliament, Kevin Vickers, shot dead an assailant who was intent on killing members of parliament in the Centre Block on Parliament Hill.

Minutes earlier, a Canadian Forces soldier was killed at the National War Memorial.

The attacks hit at the heart of Canada’s symbols of public life. Attendance at recent War Memorial ceremonies has soared, reflecting widespread Canadian public respect for the military.

Canada has now suffered two terrorist attacks in two days.