Thursday, March 31, 2011

Radicalization in Canada: not new

There have been stories about young men from the Somali community leaving Canada and the US to train with Al Shabab for a couple of years now. Where are they now?

Amplify’d from

Young Canadians going to Somalia

Police say dozens of young Toronto men are travelling to Somalia for indoctrination into the al-Shabaab terror group only to return home to radicalize others or carry out tasks called for by cell leaders.

The RCMP and Canadian Security Intelligence Service have since 2009 been tracking young men of Somali descent who left Canada to receive months of training at camps in their homeland.

Some are killed abroad while missing persons reports are filed in Canada, police said.

“By the time we find out, they have already left or are missing,” said RCMP Sgt.

Marc LaPorte. “I think this is the first time we have intercepted someone before they left.”


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