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Generation ISIS: When Children Are Taught to Be Terrorists

Abu Shahed first realized his 11-year-old son was being brainwashed by ISIS when he saw the fourth-grader’s textbooks.

They were filled with images of “bombs, guns, machine guns, tanks, warplanes and other war symbols,” the father of four recalled.

The militant group’s black flag also featured in materials given to children at the ISIS-run school that Abu Shahed’s son was forced to attend after the militants captured the Syrian town of Al Bukamal in 2014.

Briton’s returning from ISIS territory ‘DO NOT justify prosecution’ says terror watchdog

The Government’s new independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, Max Hill QC, has stated that authorities have decided not to charge returnees from Syria and Iraq.

He said: “We are told we do have a significant number already back in this country who have previously gone to Iraq and Syria.

“That means that the authorities have looked at them and looked at them hard and have decided that they do not justify prosecution and really we should be looking at reintegration and moving away from any notion that we are going to lose a generation from this travel.

Bus driver could face disciplinary action for showing support for Bill 62 protest

A Montreal city bus driver who showed support for protesters denouncing Quebec’s new religious neutrality law could face disciplinary action, a spokesperson for the city’s public transit agency has confirmed.

Amélie Régis of the STM said the driver, who has not been identified, will meet with a superior and could face consequences for “inappropriate behaviour.”

“We ask our employees to adopt apolitical behaviour,” Régis said in an email.

A driver was seen and heard honking and covering his face during a protest against the new law, known as Bill 62, on Friday morning.


Gloucester man charged with terrorism in connection to Williamsburg IED explosion

Police got a call about a vehicle fire around 5 p.m. Thursday near the corner of South Boundary and Francis streets, near the campus of the College of William and Mary, police said Friday.

Investigators – including from the FBI; Newport News Police Department; Colonial Williamsburg; Virginia State Police; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – determined an IED had exploded in the parking lot there.

Williamsburg Police Major Greg Riley said the device went off in a highly trafficked area during peak time but no one was injured. Nearby streets were blocked while officers searched the area. They finally deemed the area safe and reopened the streets at 6 p.m. Friday.

Dalhousie student faces disciplinary action over Canada 150 post

Earlier this year, Khan, who is a vice-president of the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU), put forward a motion that the group not participate in Canada 150 celebrations. The executive passed her motion, saying it wouldn’t hold or endorse Canada Day events on campus, describing this year’s events as an act of colonialism.

The student union faced a serious backlash over the decision and Khan took to social media in response, writing that “white fragility can kiss my ass. Your white tears aren’t sacred, this land is.”

She seems nice.

  • Watchman

    “That means that the authorities have looked at them and looked at them hard and have decided that they do not justify prosecution
    justify prosecution means that they don’t have enough proof that will hold up in a court of law, or that perhaps they expect that any British judge will disallow such evidence, or that the British judge will impose a good behaviour bond for a year or two.

    It’s hard to gather adequate evidence from a battlefield and areas of conflict. Your forensic team has the risks of being murdered while doing their job and your best witnesses might be dead or afraid of becoming dead should they make statements when compatriots of the accused remain on the loose.

    This is why many countries make it illegal for their citizens to be in those regions without adequate reasons and without proof they had committed murder, torture, or other war crimes.

    The average voter would assume that “do not justify prosecution indicates innocence, but the truth is that they may not have adequate proof for a British court conviction, or that the cost of doing so if they are just going to get good behaviour bonds is too great.

    • canminuteman

      They should never be be let back into the country. In the 1930’s Canada had the “foreign enlistment act”, which was created during the Spanish civil war to try and discourage/prevent people from going to Spain to fight. I don’t know if it is still on the books or how may, if any people were charged under it at the time.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        A significant number of Canadians volunteered to fight for Israeli independence, and to the best of my knowledge, none were prosecuted under the act when they returned.

    • tom_billesley

      US officials have told rebel fighters in Raqqa to show no mercy to western ISIS jihadis over fears they could escape and continue the group’s reign of terror. Senior US adviser Brett McGurk called for anyone who fought for the terror cult to be killed on the battlefield as soldiers celebrated the liberation of their former de-facto capital Raqqa.

      He warned anybody who came to the city to join the unholy jihad would die there following their involvement in the spread of the so-called caliphate.
      Mr McGurk said: “Our mission is to make sure any foreign fighter who is here, who joined ISIS from a foreign country and came into Syria, they will die here in Syria,”
      “So if they’re in Raqqa, they’re going to die in Raqqa.”

  • Ed

    The Dalhousie student is a not very bright regurgitator of what her white professors poured into her head.

    • Clink9

      How long until she’s an MP.

  • Watchman

    Re: Invincible Moose. I guess that if you do manage to kill a moose and wreck your motor vehicle in the process, tomorrow there will be another moose taking its place. A bit like The Phantom (‘Ghost Who Walks’) or the Persian Immortals.

    Someone could improve the sign by adding a flashing red LED for the moose’s eye driven by a solar cell and battery during the night.

  • tom_billesley

    Hominid tooth found in Germany is 9.7 million years old, at least 4 million years older than hominid fossils remains found in Ethiopia.
    Take that, Africa.

    • Very interesting. DNA analysis would be welcome here, rather than form a judgment on basis of morphology.

  • ontario john

    Its the “Islam Is Wonderful” edition of the Sunday Toronto Star. Major story on the front page and inside, on how the imam in Toronto, who preached death to the filthy Jews is being persecuted. He didn’t mean what he preached. Its all just a misunderstanding. And Bernie Farber has come to his aid. Those right wing Jews, Christians, Harper, and Trump made a big deal out of nothing. And to support their declaration yesterday that they will support the Liberal Party all the time, they have a front page story on Wynne. And we have a story on the editorial page that we are blessed to have such great socialist leaders like Trudeau and the new NDP leader.

  • ontario john

    Ground breaking news from CNN this morning. One of the pieces of art on the wall at Trump’s home may be fake. Does Mueller know about this? Do we need a senate inquiry? I can’t wait to see the story on whether the colour of his rug is real.

    • tom_billesley

      Russian forgery, no doubt.

    • Grounds for impeachment.

  • “Briton’s returning from ISIS territory ‘DO NOT justify prosecution’ says terror watchdog” – what they are saying, then, is that it is okay for “Britons” (provided of course they are of the exempt, Muslim variety) may rape and torture and kill whoever they please abroad, and then return “home” scot-free”. End of the Rule of Law, abdication of British authorities – again.

    • tom_billesley

      Travel agents will be able to expand their business. As well as Umrah and Hajj trips, they can organize rape excursions.

  • tom_billesley

    It’s a post-Weinstein world.
    A rape and sexual assault complaint was filed on Friday in France against Swiss Islamist and Professor Tariq Ramadan by former Salafist Henda Ayari.
    The complaint filed with the Rouen prosecutor’s office in northwestern France, by the Salafist turned secular activist, detailed criminal acts of rape, sexual assault, violence, harassment and intimidation, according to document reviewed by AFP.
    Tariq Ramadan is the grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan Al-Banna.