The Canadian government insists it’s using “all available tools” to find, detain and convict citizens who have travelled overseas for the purposes of terrorism, but it hasn’t submitted a single name to the UN committee that maintains a sanctions list of international jihadists.
Mental illness defense, here we come!
A man facing several counts of attempted murder after a police officer was hit with a car and stabbed by an assailant is to face two psychiatric assessments.
Abdulahi Hasan Sharif was charged after a speeding car rammed through a barrier at a Canadian Football League game in Edmonton on Sept. 30 and sent an officer flying five metres through the air.
The driver got out, pulled out a large knife and began stabbing Const. Mike Chernyk.
Four pedestrians were hit and injured hours later when the driver of a cube van with police cars in pursuit sped down Jasper Avenue, one of Edmonton’s main streets.
A judge has agreed with Sharif’s lawyer that initial evidence suggests Sharif’s mental health needs to be assessed.
Sharif is next to appear in court on Dec. 13.
Nearly 30,000 foreigners from state sponsors of terrorism have gotten visas since 2007 through the diversity visa lottery.
President Donald Trump wants Congress to end the program, which benefits foreigners from nations that don’t have high levels of immigration to the U.S. He increased his public pressure against the program after an Uzbek recipient of the diversity visa lottery allegedly killed eight in a recent terrorist attack in New York City.
The scheme, set to roll out next year, will focus only on “persons of interest,” who were investigated by M15, Britain’s secret service, but then dropped from surveillance. Police and social workers would contact them and speak to them about what how best to reintegrate them into society. A local panel would then determine what assistance would be most effective and what to provide. That could include a rent subsidy, priority for state-owned social housing, mental health support or job training.
Western Civilization has developed a fatal flaw in not being able to recognize a threat that isn’t on a battlefield and preferably in another country.
Germany is now hosting almost 700 Islamists thought to pose a terror threat, the federal police chief says. He told a newspaper that left- and right-wing radicals were considered less dangerous.
That’s crazy. How does Britain end up with 23,000 and Germany only 700?
Face recognition is used at airports for security, but this is believed to be the first use for surveillance of potential terrorist suspects in the UK.
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Hundreds of visitors were cleared from the British Museum as police responded to reports of a suspect vehicle.