Calgary police have been aware for more than eight years that young people are being recruited by Muslim extremist groups to fight in the Middle East, Chief Rick Hanson said Wednesday.But whom are they relying on to help stop these jihadists from going to the Islamic world to wage violence? Community members who may not be reliable:
Hanson made the comments following an exclusive CBC News report last week about Salman Ashrafi, a young man born and raised in Calgary who was identified as a suicide bomber in Iraq by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), a splinter group of al-Qaeda.
"The greatest ally we have in this is members of the community who become aware of young people who seem to be disenfranchised and who may be gravitating towards groups that are recruiting."I wouldn't count on them to provide enough information to stop them. Let's remember that taqqiya could play a decisive role in botching investigations.