Since the Boston Marathon bombing, and the plot to derail a VIA Rail passenger train in Toronto, terrorism has once more moved to the forefront of many Canadian and American minds. Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper responded to these events by warning against “committing sociology” in examining terrorist activity. While Harper’s comments were aimed directly at Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, his message reached the ears of Canadian citizens, and, for some, it was a message […]
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As the world continues to learn the details surrounding the terrorist hostage crisis in Algeria, it is undeniably true that battling these militants will necessitate more than just military force. According to Israeli intelligence, the standard profile of a terrorist is not someone who suffers from mental illness. Rather, it is someone who has gone through long conditioning, with funding playing a decisive role at every turn. By learning to hate through massively funded schools […]
On December 16, 2012, Hafiz Saeed, Chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the front organization of the proscribed terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) tweeted, “We want to tell India, if few people consider you friend in the government – whole Pakistan knows you are an enemy.” Saeed appears to be a rather lonely man in the virtual world. He created a Twitter account on November 5, 2012 to distribute “authentic” statements of the “Ameer” of JuD, and gained […]
My husband and I came to Israel for a family visit in mid-November. We planned to attend a wedding of close friends and to spend a relaxing vacation in my home country. We were aware, and have been for some time, that the Gaza-based terrorist organizations, associated with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are sending missiles targeted at Israeli civilian populations. This has been going on for a while and the Iron Dome missile defense has […]
In the afternoon of October 19, 2012, a group of suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists opened fire at a convoy of the Indian Army near Srinagar railway station, at the outskirts of the Srinagar city, capital of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). While fleeing through a nearby hotel, terrorists opened fire killing a hotel staffer and injuring two others. The LeT spokesperson later claimed responsibility for the attack. This incident and many past […]