While most of the focus is on the massive illegal immigration coming in from the Mexican border, some are starting to question other borders due to the growing number of Islamic terrorists rising up in Canada.
This past Wednesday at the Canadian capital, Ottawa, a recently converted jihadist gunman shot and killed one soldier at the national war memorial and then went on a rampage through the halls of the federal parliament.
The attacker, who was killed in a gun battle inside parliament, was named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian-born 32-year-old.
He was a recent convert to Islam from Quebec with a history of drug abuse and whose passport had been seized by authorities after he was designated a “high-risk traveler”.
Three more people were brought to The Ottawa Hospital after the terrorist attack and have since been released. They were described as being in stable condition according to hospital spokeswoman Hazel Harding.
Just two days prior to this attack, another Islamic terrorist attack happened in Canada where a recent convert took a car and plowed through a crowd of officers, killing one and injuring another.
Martin Rouleau-Couture, the terrorist who ran over the two soldiers at a strip mall in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, on Monday, became radicalized last year, according to the NYtimes. The attack ended with the police fatally shooting Mr. Rouleau,
CNN reporter Holly Yan noted that “For a group of radical anti-Western militants, ISIS is pretty good at luring Westerners to its ranks.”
When Steve Hassan heard the ISIS propaganda tape he said, “it reminded me of the exhortations of Jim Jones’ cult saying, ‘Come to Jonestown. It’s a paradise. It’s wonderful.’ And that keys in on one of the key principles of destructive cults, which is deceptive recruiting.”
“ISIS now operates the most sophisticate propaganda machine of any terrorist organization”, said Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
Last year, in an attempt to slow the flow of illegal immigration from Canada, CBP spent $20 million on a surveillance system that monitors 34 miles of the St. Clair River bordering Michigan and Canada. So far, the new system has caught four human smuggling attempts.
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