Terror in Ottawa

(Wall Street Journal) Editorial - In 2006 Canadian security officials arrested 18 Canadian jihadists who had been plotting a terrorist spectacular against multiple targets, including the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Ottawa Parliament and Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In April 2013, Canadian police charged two men with a plot to derail a passenger train. The pair had connections to an al-Qaeda cell based in Iran. In July, two converts to Islam were arrested plotting to bomb the British Columbia provincial legislature in Victoria using pressure-cooker bombs. On Monday, another convert struck and murdered a soldier with his car at a Montreal mall. On Oct. 8, Canada's National Post reported that Canadian security officials were "investigating 63 national security cases linked to terrorism and involving 90 suspects." The war now being half-heartedly waged against ISIS and other jihadist groups is not some faraway struggle, but part of a war also being waged on Western streets.

2014-10-23 00:00:00

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