Religion Of Peace Dividend: Canada To Provide Counterterrorism Training To Jordanian Troops

Canada will train Jordanian troops in counterterrorism tactics for the next two years to help the Mideast kingdom prevent Islamic State violence from spilling across its borders.

Stephen Harper will announce the pledge Wednesday during a visit by King Abdullah II of Jordan to Ottawa.

Jordan has played a significant role in the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State forces, including taking part in air strikes in Syria, and one of its pilots was captured and killed by militants earlier this year.

One more burden for the Canadian taxpayer to shoulder because Islam is a religion of peace.