What Constitutes Terrorism?

A couple of disturbing, shocking events unfolded this week in Canada, where I live.  The first occurred in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec), where Martin Rouleau, a convert to Islam, killed a soldier and wounded another by running them down with his car. The second event occurred in our nation’s capital, Ottawa, where Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, also a convert

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has died, succumbing finally to a lung infection at the age of 95. I was in my twenties when I became aware of Mr. Mandela and his fight to rid South Africa of the scourge that was apartheid. I was in university and followed the news reports and commentary on the radio

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