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Trudeau Says He Wants Canadians To Stay Outraged About Omar Khadr Deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he wants Canadians to stay outraged about his government’s controversial settlement with former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer pressed Trudeau about the Khadr deal, worth a reported $10.5 million, in question period Thursday. Though Scheer pledged in the summer to hammer Liberals on the issue, it marked the first time he raised the issue directly with Trudeau since Parliament resumed from break.


Clemson University Student Gov’t Refuses To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

It’s a new sensation and it’s sweeping the nation — but not in a good way.

It all started on the football field, with Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem in protest of police brutality. It’s moved to Hollywood (of course), where two TV stars posed taking a knee, and to Capitol Hill, to baseball diamonds and the entire NFL, even where a grandstanding lawmaker took a knee in the House well.

Now, it’s hitting the college campus.


45% of Canadians want change in government: Poll

Maybe it was the Chewbacca socks.

Nearly half (45%) of Canadians say it’s time for a change when it comes to federal politics – a 15% increase over two years, according to recent polling conducted by Angus Reid.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apparent slide in the polls comes months after his government settled a lawsuit with convicted terrorist Omar Khadr for $10.5 million and amid the government’s announcement of its plan to alter how small businesses are taxed nationwide — a move that has drawn widespread condemnation from industry experts.


Australia: Muslim “refugee” who married 14-year old at mosque gets slap on wrist

A man who married a 14-year-old girl in an Islamic ceremony in Melbourne stole her childhood, says the judge who has sent the groom to prison.

But Mohammad Shakir, who shook and sobbed during his sentencing on Thursday, will spend less than a fortnight more behind bars due to time already served.

County Court Judge Lisa Hannan was satisfied Shakir, 35, knew the girl was 15 or even younger when they wed at the Noble Park mosque in September, 2016.


Jihadists Interviewed in French Jails: Sane, Anti-Secularist and Driven by Their Understanding of Islam

Jihadists interviewed in French prisons came across as sane, hostile towards French-style secularism, and motivated by their understanding of the Islamic religion, according to two political researchers here.

Bilel Ainine and Xavier Crettiez have just released a book, “Soldiers of God: Words of Incarcerated Jihadists,” in which they try to explain how and why young French citizens have embraced terrorism.

With the permission of the ministry of justice they interviewed in prison 13 convicted terrorists, all men aged between 23 and 30 years.

During a debate organized at the book’s recent presentation, they said that speaking to the convicted men helped them to understand what drove them towards violence.

Ainine and Crettiez said their first observation was that, contrary to some public opinion, the jihadists are not deranged, but fully conscious of what they have done, viewing themselves as warriors.


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