Open main menu

UmbraXenu β

CSIS dealing with right-wing extremism 'more and more,' says spy chief - 2019-04-10

F182.png CSIS dealing with right-wing extremism 'more and more,' says spy chief April 10, 2019, Catharine Tunney, CBC News

The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says his agency is "more and more preoccupied" with the threat of violent right-wing extremism and white supremacists.

CSIS Director David Vigneault told a Senate committee earlier today that his agency is very troubled by "the number of ultra right-wing extremists" active in Canada, citing the 2017 firearm attack on a Quebec City mosque and a 2018 vehicle-ramming attack in Toronto.

"We are seeing people using the methods of the terrorists to cause harm, and here I refer to the attack in Toronto by someone invoking the philosophy of the involuntary celibates," said Vigneault in a rare public appearance.

"What was striking is that the philosophy was one thing — the person wanted to cause harm and fear in the population — but he used a technique that had been perfected by terrorists."

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Catharine | last = Tunney | title = CSIS dealing with right-wing extremism 'more and more,' says spy chief | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/csis-right-wing-white-supremacy-1.5092304 | work = CBC News | date = April 10, 2019 | accessdate = April 27, 2019 }}