When you can’t define the problem, then solving it becomes impossible.
Canada’s current regime, like America’s former administration, like the governments of so many European countries, is determined not to address the problem so that it never has to be solved.
The introduction contains a note which states, “As per the Minister of Public Safety’s statement on the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada, a review of the language used to describe extremism has been undertaken and is ongoing. The Government’s communication of threats must be clear, concise, and cannot be perceived as maligning any groups. As we continue this review, it is apparent that in outlining a threat, it must be clearly linked to an ideology rather than a community. The Government will carefully select terminology that focuses on the intent or ideology.
The intent is Islamic. That much the report must concede because its only remaining mentions of Islam are in the names of Islamic terrorist groups.
The government has again revised a report that is supposed to update Canadians on the major terrorist threats they face, removing all references to Islamist extremism.
All mentions of “Sunni” and “Shia” extremism were also taken out of the annual report, along with section headings on both types of terrorism.
There is however a box zooming in on “right-wing extremism”.
Although the majority of recent global terrorist attacks can be attributed to individuals inspired by terrorist groups such as Daesh and AQ, other recent events around the world are bringing attention to the threat of violence from individuals who harbour right-wing extremist views.
Right-wing extremism (RWE) is traditionally driven by hatred and fear, and includes a range of individuals, groups, often in online communities, that back a wide range of issues and grievances, including, but not limited to: anti-government and anti-law enforcement sentiment, advocacy of white nationalism and racial separation, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, anti-immigration, male supremacy (misogyny) and homophobia. The threat of violence from any individuals, including those holding extreme right-wing views, may manifest in terrorist activity or other forms of criminal violence.
If they’re not going to mention any community, why mention right-wingers or men?
But then we learn that, “In 2018, the government also updated the name of listed terrorist entity Jabhat-al Nusra (JN) to Hay’at Tharir al Sham (HTS), including their aliases. The name change occurred in January 2017, when JN (which had changed its name from Jabhat Fateh al-Sham) merged with four smaller groups. HTS’ objective is the overthrow of President Bashir al-Assad’s regime and the establishment of an Islamic state under Sharia Law.”
An Islamic state is the objective. Sharia law is the objective.