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Study of Diaspora extremists

This study was recently released and it was ordered by our former Harper government.

They no doubt hoped it was going to support their discrimination of minority groups but it does not support that policy and even points out how their policies hurt security.


Canada's immigrant communities are not breeding grounds for terrorists, as some would argue, but should be enlisted to reduce any violent radicalization in their midst, says a newly released report.

The research, ordered by the Harper government in 2014, appears to repudiate Conservative measures that alienated Muslim communities in the months before last year's election.

The authors examined four diaspora communities in Canada — Afghan, Somali, Syrian and Tamil — and found them to be willing allies for rooting out extremism among their often young and isolated members.