Zakaria Amara is a convicted terrorist, serving a life sentence for his role in a plot to murder scores of Canadians. And now, thanks to a Trudeau government bill passed through the Senate this week, Amara will soon be given the privilege of Canadian citizenship.

After all, a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian, right?

In the case of Amara, this “Canadian” was born in Jordan and raised in Saudi Arabia.

He came to Canada as a teenager, became a Canadian citizen as a young man, and, by the time he turned 20, he was behind bars and charged with terrorism.

Amara was the ringleader of a sophisticated terrorist cell known as the Toronto 18. He recruited, trained and groomed fellow Islamist extremists and worked towards a deadly terrorist plot.

Amara wanted to detonate bombs in downtown Toronto, and coordinate shooting sprees at the CBC and the Toronto Stock Exchange. He planned to siege Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and carry out executions and beheadings of politicians, including the Prime Minster.

He wanted to mass murder Canadians. And even more so, he wanted to shatter our sense of safety and security. It would have forever changed Canada.

Thankfully, this madman’s plot was foiled by an undercover police sting operation. Amara pled guilty to terrorism charges, and was slapped with a life sentence.

Under the Harper government, Amara had his Canadian citizenship revoked and was set to be deported the moment he was released from prison.

But things have changed under Justin Trudeau.


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Last rant of the day as I have housework to do. I have numerous times taken politicians and the media to task for referring to refugees as immigrants. I believe they intentionally employ that false label to distract people’s attention from focusing on ‘refugees’ and the danger our current system poses for our country.

“A refugee is different from an immigrant, in that an immigrant is a person who chooses to settle permanently in another country. Refugees are forced to flee.”


Now speaking of common sense, are Canadians paying attention to the Public Safety Minister’s recent visit to Emerson? So where was/is ‘the notion of the press as watchdogs of power that is supposedly embedded in the self-definition of journalists’? Goodale’s unchallenged 26-minute news conference has been described by one journalist as delivering “little of note”. No fool, it was bloviation. In other words ‘a style of empty, pompous political speech of which Goodale is a master of the technique described as “the art of speaking for as long as the occasion warrants, and saying nothing”. “Oh! What a tangled web… Read more »


“Under the Harper government, Amara had his Canadian citizenship revoked and was set to be deported the moment he was released from prison.”

The fact that Trudeau has reversed this process is undeniably an abdication of the government’s most important obligation. That is of course first and foremost a duty to protect its citizens. Satisfying a political agenda or belief does not, or at least should not, even enter that equation. Trudeau’s decision defies (and emphasis on) common sense.