Prime Minister Harper says ‘Islamicism’ biggest threat to Canada

CBC News  – September 6, 2011


Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said the biggest security threat to Canada a decade after 9/11 is Islamic terrorism. Harper added that Canada is safer than it was on Sept. 11, 2001, when al-Qaeda attacked the U.S., but that “the major threat is still Islamicism.”


The prime minister said home-grown Islamic radicals in Canada are “also something that we keep an eye on.” Harper said his government will bring back anti-terrorism clauses that were brought in in 2001 but were sunset in 2007 amid heated political debate. “We think those measures are necessary. We think they’ve been useful,” he said. “And as you know … they’re applied rarely, but there are times where they’re needed.”

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