CSIS: Kinda sorta on top of that Jihadi thing…

An estimated 60 individuals who have fought with terrorist organizations overseas are currently back in Canada, according to Canada’s top intelligence agency.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service Director Michel Coulombe told a Senate national security committee on Monday that about 180 individuals “with a nexus to Canada” are fighting with terrorist groups overseas. About 100 of them are in Iraq and Syria.

Coulombe noted that the number of individuals who are suspected of having returned from fighting overseas has dropped to 60 from 80 individuals that CSIS said it was monitoring in 2014.

He said some of those individuals have since left Canada again, while the agency determined that others were not actually involved in terrorist activities after further investigation.
Coulombe added that an estimated 90 to 100 individuals in Canada are looking to leave the country to fight with terrorist groups overseas, but he noted that the number is very difficult to track.

“There are a number of people who, actually, we learn of them leaving after the fact,” he said. “So that number does not capture the actual scale of the phenomenon.”

When asked why the 60 or so individuals who the agency suspects have returned to Canada after fighting overseas have not been charged, Coulombe said having information about threat-related activities does not necessarily mean that the charges can be laid in Canada.

“The threshold for us to launch an investigation, and the threshold to charge somebody under the Criminal Code, there’s a fair bit of a difference here,” he said. “Being able to prove that the person was actually in Iraq or Syria fighting or financing (terrorist groups)…is a difficult task.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Yes it would be grossly unfair to block their return to Canada prior to their slaughtering a bunch of Canadians.

    • Justin would be unhappy.

    • infedel

      Really…our fore fathers killed them because they tried to enslave us under sharia.

  • All I can say is I was the guy who should of have been making the six-figure salary. Not these dopes.

  • Shebel

    I no longer have any clue as to the difference between a Traitor and a Patriot.

    Appears to be –that a Patriot is a Traitor —and as Justin knows
    –that a Traitor is a Patriot.

    Have a nice meeting with Obama.
    You can destroy our Countries in Unison.

    • “He (not she) who calls ‘good’ ‘evil’, and ‘evil’ ‘good’; evil will never depart his (not her) house”.

      Somewhere in the Bible.

  • Shebel

    These are really crazy times. I don’t understand much any more.
    I don’t understand the fucking POPE. I could care less about the Dogans–
    But that useless Pope should be making them care about themselves and their Religion.
    He runs around the World apologizing for past transgressions. Whom the fuck is He to apologise for the dead?

    Maybe he thinks that he was Anointed by GOD.

    I have NO use for that piece of shit. God ain’t that dumb.

    guess that I had better shut-up

    • Canadian

      Why shut up?
      I think you were doing great !

      • Shebel

        You must a very bored person. Thanks anyway. )))

        • Canadian

          Bored? No.
          I just agree with you.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    ““Being able to prove that the person was actually in Iraq or Syria fighting or financing (terrorist groups)…is a difficult task.”
    Work harder at it.

    • Shebel

      Why bother ? It is now pointless. CSIS knows this . CSEC knows this.,
      Best to let them have a GO at us.

  • Shebel

    What would you do?

    Canada has just elected a naive , little boy that is riding on the hawg. Like ALL Liberals, they bleed the Military , to fund their fool agenda.

    Bleed the Military enough – and they might just miss , that friendly Muslim , that has been totally active with his intentions. And wants to kill you.