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Jan 12, 2018 0 Comments

Canada needs a better approach to dismantling Islamist networks Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: Candice Malcolm

In a recent Toronto Sun post, Candice Malcolm declares the need for a better approach to dismantle Islamist networks.

Her column thoughtfully differentiates Muslims from Islamists from jihadists.

Malcolm notes “Muslims are individual followers of the Muslim faith; their beliefs are private and in the public realm, they embrace secular values and Western institutions, while Islamists, by contrast, are Muslims who do not separate politics from religion. They want to impose their fundamentalist doctrine of Islam onto our society to create a Muslim theocracy governed by Sharia Law.”

How are jihadists different and why do we “need a better approach to combat these cultural institutions that recruit, radicalize and spread a hateful ideology throughout our communities?”

Read the full article from the Toronto Sun, here.

 

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Jan 9, 2018 0 Comments

There is no presumption of innocence for ministers Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: Dardo López-Dolz

In this El Montonero article, Dardo López-Dolz raises the age of question of, “What makes being a minister so appealing,” by taking a deeper look at the presumptions of holding office and comparing them to the realities of the position. Often times the positions, and their responsibilities, have changed as drastically over the years as the country they represent, which leads to shifts in attitudes that are more similar to those of the incumbent administration. So, what is it that keeps drawing in young, qualified candidates from prestigious institutions and rooting older, distinguished lifelong politicians to run for these high offices?

 

To read the full article (in Spanish) and understand more about the life of ministers and the answers to these questions, click here.

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Jan 4, 2018 0 Comments

Joshua Boyle Claims Taliban-Linked Captors Tried to Recruit Him Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: Candice Malcolm

In this Toronto Sun article, Candice Malcolm details the exclusive correspondence that Joshua Boyle sent to the Sun in the weeks following his return to Canada in an effort to bring attention to the experiences he had with his captors as well as his personal views relating to the incident. Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman were kidnapped and held hostage by the Haqqani Network while traveling in Afghanistan in 2012. This article tells the intriguing story that offers nearly as many questions as it does answers.

 

For the full exclusive on the Boyle family, click here.