Thursday, January 17, 2019

Canada is facing a growing threat from right-wing white supremacists and neo-Nazis: minister

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People hold candles at a vigil to commemorate the one-year anniversary of
the Quebec City mosque shooting, in Quebec City, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.
Canada’s minister for public safety says right-wing, white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups are an increasing concern and threat to Canadians.

Ralph Goodale said the groups promote hate, which manifests itself in violent anti-Semitism or in other crimes.

“The van attack along Yonge Street in Toronto earlier last year had those kinds of roots,” Goodale said Tuesday after a speech on national security at the University of Regina.

Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch, mowing down pedestrians.

Goodale also used the example of six people murdered inside a Quebec City mosque in 2017 because they were at prayer.

He said the suspects were inspired by what they saw on the internet.  (more...)

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