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U.S. Carries Out Drone Strikes Against al-Qaeda Narco-Terrorists in Libya

Edwin Mora discusses US drone strikes against al-Qaeda in Libya in his Breitbart column and the US mission to “degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region.” This is made more complicated as the threat is ever-changing. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is known to have worked with Latin America drug cartels. Joseph Humire’s testimony before the House Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee exemplifies this as he states, “the convergence of criminals, drug traffickers, terrorists, insurgents, and organized crime has increased and evolved over time.”

Read the full article on Breitbart, here.

Also, take a look at the full Committee hearing regarding terrorism, drug trafficking, and organized crime, here.

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Canada needs a better approach to dismantling Islamist networks

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.