National Newswatch

Canada looked at ‘possible options’ for bringing back ISIS members, document shows

May 9 2019 — Stewart Bell — The federal government has explored “a number of possible options” for bringing captured Islamic State group members back to Canada, according to a “secret” document obtained by Global News. “None of the options are ideal and all present different challenges and risks,” said the three-page briefing prepared last year and recently released under the Access […]

‘We’re a target’: Canada’s places of worship are fortifying, and the government is helping pay for it

May 9 2019 — Stewart Bell — Rabbi Jarrod Grover arrived at Toronto’s Beth Tikvah Synagogue one morning to find a red swastika and “Islam will rule” spray-painted on the building’s brick exterior. Congregants were concerned. Some were Holocaust survivors. So the synagogue put other priorities on hold, and with the help of a federal security grant, installed new surveillance cameras.

The Gaddafi condo: Redecorated at SNC-Lavalin’s expense, luxury Toronto suite sits unused amid UN inaction

Mar 14 2019 — Stewart Bell — The Gaddafis lost Libya in 2011, when rebel fighters captured and killed longtime dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. But the family still holds a small patch of territory in Canada’s largest city. “Nobody comes, nobody goes,” the property manager at 10 Navy Wharf Ct., who asked not to be identified by name, said of the 40th-floor […]

Captured Canadian could be long-sought narrator of ISIS propaganda

Jan 17 2019 — Stewart Bell — For more than four years, authorities have been trying to identify an ISIS member with a distinctly Canadian accent who was narrating the terrorist group’s English-language propaganda. He voiced videos showing mass executions and may have participated in them. His audio statements claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris and Orlando and threatened more.

Facebook reviewing comments about killing Trudeau on Canadian ‘yellow vests’ page

Jan 8 2019 — Stewart Bell — Discussions about killing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been appearing on a Facebook page for Canadians who align themselves with the so-called yellow vest protests in France. The Yellow Vests Canada group has gathered more than 100,000 members on Facebook since it launched a month ago as French anti-government demonstrations got underway. But while the […]