Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has confirmed that there are 60 ISIS fighters who are back in Canada after fighting Canadian, and Allied troops overseas. Of the fighters who have returned, only two of them have been charged for their overseas activities with ISIS. These individuals are asked to “de-radicalize” from their radical ideology by means of poetry and podcasts, while Justin Trudeau said, “his government would try to reintegrate them into society”, as well as saying, “we also have methods of de-emphasizing or de-programming people who want to harm our society”. The Combating Terrorism Act, which became law in 2013, makes it a criminal offence to leave or attempt to leave Canada in order to commit acts of terrorism. Given the high number of Canadians who are travelling abroad to participate in ISIS atrocities, one would expect that the Canadian government take these matters seriously and charge ISIS fighters upon their return to Canada. Canadians need to know that their families are safe and that the government is doing everything they can to protect them. Sadly, that is not the case.
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