Terror experts are sounding the alarm that Islamic terrorism invading the United States from Canada is now a clear and present danger, thanks to lax security – or no security at all – along most of the northern border.
“Canada is today the happy home of thousands of radical Islamists, ex-ISIS fighters and the Muslim Brotherhood,” CBN News reported. “Their numbers continue to grow, with Islamists infiltrating the Canadian government on several levels, [but] security experts [in Canada] warn that by welcoming radical Islamists, Canada now presents a danger to the United States.”
Terror alert …
One Canadian terror expert from Canada’s Security Intelligence Service, David Harris, indicated that Canada essentially acts as a launching pad for Islamic terrorists to begin jihadist operations in the U.S.
“Many years ago, I suggested that many of the Islamist extremists might regard Canada as an aircraft carrier from which to maintain operations against the United States,” Harris recounted, according to CBN News. “[A major attack by Canadian extremists on the U.S. is] only a matter of time.”
Author of SUBMISSION: The Danger of Political Islam to Canada – With a Warning to America, Thomas Quiggin, issued a similar warning.
“[The northern one-third of North America] is becoming a foundational sort of place for Islamists,” Quiggin insisted. “[Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau] actually said in our parliament that if you are opposed to ISIS fighters returning to Canada, it is because you’re Islamophobic.”
He was quick to criticize Canada’s leftist leader’s pro-Muslim rationale that essentially empowers jihadists to carry on their business unquestioned – in the name of so-called tolerance and multiculturalism.
“In other words, it’s not them that’s the issue,” Quiggin added. “It’s your opposing their return that makes you Islamophobic. It makes you racist.”
Trudeau’s politically correct inclusion verbiage and anti-discrimination rhetoric has rallied leftists to ignore the threat of jihad – essentially promoting unsecure borders.
“[As Canadians, we have the shared] beliefs of fairness, equality, opportunity and acceptance” Trudeau proclaimed, according to CBN News.
Quiggin wondered how Trudeau could use these terms to describe fundamentalist Muslims when they embrace jihad as a key tenet of Islam.
“Do you know who you’re talking to?” Quiggin rhetorically asked Trudeau. “[How could you claim shared beliefs with those who are] anti-democratic, anti-women’s rights, pro-slavery, pro-stoning of women?”
He said that Canada’s national security and defense has dissipated, stressing that Canada can no longer wage an effective war on terror, noting that he would not be surprised if Canadian-based Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. in the near future.
"In the past, I think Canada had a defense,” Quiggin shared, according to CBN News, "We could say, 'Look, we tried to get this stuff stopped, but we failed. You know it's bad. It happens to everybody.' But if it happens this time, we don't have that defense."
Toronto Sun columnist Antony Furey was critical of the left’s politically correct inclusion rhetoric that allows terrorists to go undetected.
“[I don’t see why we think] we need to welcome everyone because everyone’s wonderful,” Furey complained, according to CBN News. “This notion that ISIS fighters are somehow deserving of kind of a respect and a cultural accommodation just as much as anyone else is nonsense.”
No such thing as Islamic terrorism?
Similar to former President Barack Obama’s refusal to use the term “Islamic terrorism” – because his foreign policy separated the two as having nothing to do with each other – Canadian journalists have also reportedly banded behind Islamists by avoiding rhetoric that associates Islam with jihad, which the religion’s holy book, the Quran, calls Muslims to wage against “infidels” – those who do not submit to their god, Allah.
“Much of Canada’s mainstream media seems to stand with the Islamists,” CBN News’ Dale Hurd noted. “The Toronto Star announced it was no longer using the name ‘the Islamic State’ because something so barbaric could not be ‘Islamic.'”
Canada … a safe haven for terrorists?
Canada’s shared border with the U.S. – spanning across the continent from the Pacific to the Atlantic – poses major security risks for Americans because the Canadian government refuses to take the threat of Islamic terrorism very seriously.
“The U.S. and Canada share the longest undefended border in the world,” Hurd pointed out. “There hasn't been a reason to defend it because there hasn't been a serious threat from either country in a couple hundred years. There is now.”
With more and more advocates of jihad living across America’s northern neighbor, impending attacks on U.S. soil are more than likely.
Blatant evidence of Canada’s refusal to acknowledge the terrorist threat can be seen today on its shared border with the U.S.
“There’s even a garden – the International Peace Garden – on the border to mark the fact that there hasn’t been a need for security there,” WND reported. “Summertime concerts are held there, with French horns and trombones played by high school kids in Canada, while the flutes and clarinets are in the U.S. The band director has one foot in each nation.”
Guard Canada’s border … not just Mexico’s
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Pilot Gerhardt Perry – who routinely patrols America’s Canadian border with New York, Vermont and New Hampshire in his infrared camera-equipped Cessna 206 – monitors the area to help agents on the ground track illegals from entering the U.S., and he believes more focus should be put on the northern border, which has often been ignored with the focus continually being on the southern border.
"When you ask the average American citizen about the border, 'What do you know about the border?' they immediately go to the southern border,” Perry asserted, according to VPR News. “They don't even think about the border with Canada."
Because of the problem of illegal aliens pouring into the U.S. via the southern border, less attention has been directed to the north.
“Competing versions of what constitutes a safe southern border with Mexico are at the center of a debate echoing from Mexico City to Washington, D.C. – and especially in the four border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas,” VPR News reported. “And citing national security, President Donald Trump recently signed an order to deploy the National Guard on the southern border, adding to an already substantial presence of personnel and technology there; however, some argue that when it comes to the potential for terrorism, the security focus should be applied equally to the Canada-U.S. border.”
Even though the terror threat from Canada is known – and despite the fact that the U.S.’s border with its northern neighbor is much longer than its shared border with Mexico to the south – eight times more border security is deployed to patrol from California to Texas in the south than what is seen between Washington state and Maine to the north.
“There are about 16,000 border patrol agents on the Mexican border,” VPR News’ Lorne Matalon informed. “There are about 2,000 agents on the Canadian border, which is twice as long as Mexico's.”
Having previously flown missions in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, as well as other patrols over Montana’s norther border with the Canadian province of Alberta, Perry has a good idea of the terrorist threats existing to both the north and the south, but he maintains that media coverage only pans down to the southern border.
“Perry knows both borders well and says he believes preventing terrorism also means looking north to Canada,” Matalon added. “While U.S. law enforcement is already doing that, Perry wishes more of the general public knew.”
The border security expert indicated that a couple of Canada’s largest cities not far from the U.S. border are home to a good share of Islamic terrorists, which America should be very concerned about – especially with Canada’s lax national security policy regarding terrorism.
"You have large population centers within a hundred miles of the border,” Perry pointed out. “You have Toronto, you have Montreal. If you want to address terrorism, the northern border is the place to look."