Terrorism, radicalization main threats to Canadian security: spy agency
Michael Coulombe, director of CSIS, has often stressed the terror threat in speeches and appearances before parliamentary committees. He didn’t soft-pedal it in his portion of the report.
“There are violent people and violent groups that want to kill Canadians,” Coulombe wrote. “It’s a sobering observation to make and there is no euphemistic way of making it.”
The report worried that Canadians who become radicalized and travel abroad to fight alongside extremists could become serious threats if they return home battle-hardened with dangerous skills.
“CSIS has found that radicalized individuals come from varied social backgrounds and age groups, with a wide range of educational credentials and often appear to be fully integrated into society,” the report said.
“This makes the detection of radicalized individuals particularly challenging.”
Yea and we allowed them to immigrate here.
Another immigrant success story! (You can read the entire report at the link below.)
“While conducting a security screening investigation for a federal government department, CSIS learned that an individual who required a secret clearance had promoted the ideology of, and had worked for an organization suspected of providing funds to, a listed terrorist entity in Canada. The Service assessed that the individual may engage in activities posing a threat to the security of Canada. The requesting department accepted the assessment and subsequently denied the individual’s clearance.” PG. 39 Government: Screening in Action I