David Harris is one of Canada’s leading experts on terrorism. A former chief of strategic planning for CSIS, he is now director of the international and terrorist intelligence program at Insignis Strategic Research in Ottawa. One of Harris’s most important qualifications as a Canadian terrorism expert is his almost unique willingness to speak publicly and fearlessly about Islamic extremism.
While researching his family tree, Thomas Robinson made a startling discovery. Turns out the 48-year-old University of Miami accounting professor is the first-known American descendant of Genghis Khan, the famous Mongol emperor. Although considered to be a ruthless and bloodthirsty conqueror, Khan is celebrated as the father of the Mongol nation for good reason.
“I hate to say this Peter, but if there was a flash and a bang right now and Chantal [Hébert] and I were talking to two blank screens, it wouldn’t be the end of the world in the rest of Canada. It would be unfortunate and we would be very worried, but there is the simple fact this is a big and diverse country.
U.S. forces in Iraq have suffered major blows to morale in recent months, led by the investigation into alleged atrocities by Marines at Haditha. Last week brought a much-needed victory: U.S. warplanes killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
I WANT TO THANK you for running a story on allergies (“The allergy epidemic,” Cover, June 5). The reality is that anaphylactic allergies are now a manageable chronic medical condition. As someone who has had anaphylactic allergies to nuts and other foods all my life, I am sympathetic to the stress that little Bridget Wadden’s parents face today.
The clash between Islamic extremism and Western democracy tends to be discussed as a geopolitical abstraction. But around a year ago, in a storefront mosque in a suburban Toronto strip mall, the confrontation was reduced to a very human scale—a single strident Muslim ideologue against a lone elected Muslim politician.By JOHN GEDDES
I'm from the land of the gangbang/Since I was little, ain't a goddamn thang changed/ It's the same ol’ same/Bush run shit like Saddam Hussein/I cock and aim, clinically insane/ To deal with this bullshit day to day/ if I sell some yay or smoke some hay/ You bitches wanna throw me up in Pelican’s Bay / Call me an animal up in the system / But who’s the animal that built this prison / Who’s the animal that invented lower
Taunting Germans during World Cup knows no limits. Although British and German officials have asked soccer fans not to bring up the Second World War, Brits are taking thousands of inflatable toys that look like Spitfires, the British wartime fighter plane.
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