I must admit, I was caught off-guard by this weekend’s “terror-takedowns” in Toronto. Despite all of the terrorism fear mongering these past few years, I’ve been of the (apparently naive) mindset that Canada wouldn’t be a target.
The Toronto Star and CBC’s The Current have had some good coverage exploring what prompted seemingly normal, happy, popular high school kids to turn into alleged terrorist wannabes.
Tarek Fatah, communications director for the Muslim Canadian Congress, raised an interesting point on The Current this morning, wondering aloud why community leaders like Toronto police chief Bill Blair tend to meet only with Muslim religious leaders as opposed to “regular,” working community members to get more diverse perspectives about issues in the community.
Any thoughts? Was I the only one surprised by this weekend’s takedown?