November 08, 2016

Another day, another terror suspect in Canada: Time to focus on the recruiters?

Brian LilleyArchive

The RCMP have an overwhelming task monitoring would-be jihadis in Canada and those involved in the jihad abroad. A report last year put the number of Canadians who have gone overseas to participate in terrorist activities at 145, most of them in Iraq and Syria.

Here at home, more than 600 RCMP officers monitor would-be jihadis and still, it’s an uphill job.

Witness Tevis Gonyou-McLean, a 24 year-old Ottawa man arrested last August, placed on a peace bond and arrested twice since, with the latest arrest coming this past weekend.

Gonyou-McLean has been under more than two dozen conditions since he was released in August including wearing a GPS ankle bracelet, living at a special unit of the Salvation Army hospice that deals with mental health and addictions, he is to seek counselling, keep a curfew and not associate with several local Ottawa jihadis already in jail or facing trial on terrorism charges.

Gonyou-McLean keeps breaking his conditions. He was arrested on that front on October 25, released again on Halloween and then picked up again for breaching conditions five days later.

Police are stuck. They know him to be dangerous. Of the hundreds of jihadis they follow, only the most serious get to this point. But barring an actual terrorism act or his attempt to go overseas and join ISIS, there is little they can do.

And even if they have the evidence that Gonyou-McLean is a danger, that doesn’t mean they can keep him under wraps.

The case of Aaron Driver was similar and if you were paying attention back in August, you know it ended when he blew himself up in a cab in Strathroy as police moved in based on a tip from the FBI.

What are the Mounties to do? So many jihadis, and only so many officers to put on the cases before all other police work falls by the wayside.

One idea is to stop targeting individual jihadis and focus on the instigators.

If you look at where Canada’s main jihadis come from, you’ll notice certain hotspots, such as Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary and London, Ontario. A disproportionate number of jihadis have come from these communities.

Despite the myth of the lone wolf radicalized online, counter terrorism experts say the initial push almost always happens in person. The reason we see hotspots is these communities have recruiters that groom people for radicalization.

They may push them towards online material eventually but that is after they are already down the jihadi path.

We need to target these recruiters and use whatever legal and available resources we have to end their games, end their recruiting practices, drive them out of business.

That won’t solve this problem completely but it might mean fewer Tevis Gonyou-McLean’s to deal with.

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commented 2016-11-09 16:22:22 -0500
You could have 6,000 RCMP officers monitoring the problems and you would make a dent in stopping the Islamist. Only when we enforce our laws will we start to fix the problem. Please don’t insult us by claiming another law will help when you don’t even use the existing ones.
commented 2016-11-09 11:48:45 -0500
Wait until we have another Million immigrants to worry about in the next 3 years, you think old Trump is going to sit still for that.

Even if there is only 1 Jihadist in every 10,000, it will be enough to cause much damage to our Country, but the liberals do not care, they will have a beefed up voting base and we all know that is what really counts to them.

Speak out people or we will see our Canadian culture killed by mass immigration.
commented 2016-11-09 10:49:57 -0500
A double tap in a back alley could rectify the situation.
commented 2016-11-09 09:33:40 -0500
TRUMP will show how to handle this issue.That’s right Micheal Man and Jay I said PRESIDENT TRUMP.Where are you big mouth Micheal,how much did you lose betting on Hillary?
commented 2016-11-09 07:45:46 -0500
Tevis Gonyou has very expensive babysitters. Let him go do his business outside the country and he can blow himself in any muslim countries of his choice. If they let him live.
commented 2016-11-09 07:42:09 -0500
The solution is simple. Let them leave the country and once they are out, never let them in again.
commented 2016-11-09 05:19:46 -0500
How about vetting them fully before allowing them in. Once in, and for a period of, say, ten years they must not be involved in any criminal activities or terrorism. If they can’t keep the peace, ship them out ASAP.

Oh yes, instead of making obtaining Canadian citizenship easier and faster, and instead of fast-tracking certain migrants, make it as it used to be: ten years. No more citizenship of convenience, such as for the purpose of free medical attention or welfare. We have seen people obtain our citizenship, return to their point of origin, and only remember us when they need surgery or to be rescued.

Enough is enough.

BTW, the US took in 10,000 “Syrian refugees” and they are nervous. We have taken in 50,000 with 1/10 the population of the US. Our leaders are idiots.
commented 2016-11-08 19:55:42 -0500
I guarantee most of these psychopaths self-radicalize on line – the various Islamist hate group integartion is the last stage in the development of the suicide degenerate – that may be done locally, but the bulk of the ideological indoctrinating and hate dissemination is done by on lime wahhabist hater preachers
commented 2016-11-08 14:42:53 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,173 Attacks, 205,465 Killed, 288,017 Injured that we know of
commented 2016-11-08 13:21:29 -0500
Go investigate the mosques, hate imams breed jihads there.