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When Canadians carry out terrorist attacks abroad

By Phil Gurski      

We will see more Canadians who think travelling to hook up with terrorist groups is a good idea. We must not allow that to happen as we cannot allow innocent lives to be lost to these extremists. We need to take care of our own problems.

Bangladesh-born Canadian Tamim Chowdhury was considered the mastermind of the attack at the Holey Artisan bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 1, 2016, where 29 people were killed including 20 hostages. Bangladeshi police issued a bounty for Mr. Chowdhury and he was killed along with other IS terrorists in a raid on a safe house in late August 2016.  Photograph courtesy of Bangladesh Police

OTTAWA—July 1 is, of course, our national day. Whether you celebrate it like we do here in Ottawa with a series of events centred on Parliament Hill capped by the awesome fireworks display, or in your own local way at the cottage, in your backyard, it is definitely a very happy occasion even if, as Canadians, we tend to downplay our successes and focus on all the things we are not so proud of.

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