Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Ten Thousand Terrorists In Canada?

Police intelligence officers believe as many as 10,000 former Tamil guerrillas now live in Canada, just one example of how the country has become a haven for terrorists and others involved in wars around the globe, according to a new study by a Toronto-based think-tank.

Some of the Tamil guerrillas have joined street gangs in Toronto, says the report by the Mackenzie Institute, an organization that monitors political violence and terrorism.

In other cases, al-Qaeda members living in Montreal in the 1990s were already veterans of a guerrilla war in Algeria. Other ex-guerrillas, such as those from a Kurdish rebel group, were among rioters who hurled a Molotov cocktail at an RCMP sergeant in Ottawa during a February 1999 demonstration outside the Turkish Embassy, the institute notes.

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