Edmonton mall terror threat must be heeded

Of course a mall is a good terror target. It’s so open to the public that it’s hard to secure perfectly. It’s also a goal of terrorists to make ordinary people feel unsafe in their daily lives. So what better place to carry out an attack than where we buy our clothes or groceries, get our hair done or go to a movie?

On top of that, the al-Qaeda affiliate from Somalia — al Shabaab — which called on supporters to attack malls in Canada, the U.S. and Britain (including West Edmonton Mall) has a history of attacking malls near its base in Africa. They carried out the Sept. 2013 attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya in which Islamic extremists sealed off the mall then spent three days executing ordinary shoppers who were unable to recite basic Muslim prayers.

A terror attack in Canada is inevitable.

Thanks to our government we have been culturally enriched to the point that our diversity exceeds the ability of our security and law enforcement agencies to keep track of it all.

Just lay back, close your eyes and think of all the restaurants.