Todd80Z28 said:So this appears to be a lone gunman/lunatic scenario thus far?
The killer had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey
Of course they are calling it a terrorist act...it's the simplest way to define something like this and a very hot buzzword over the last decade +.MotionClone said:Prime Minister is calling it an act of Terrorism. Both this terrorist and the one 2 days ago had their passports recently suspended.
This would be defined as "Religious terrorism" which is basically swapping the term "political" for "religious".flowjoe said:Of course they are calling it a terrorist act...it's the simplest way to define something like this and a very hot buzzword over the last decade +.
What is terrorism? It is using terror as a means of achieve a political goal. Was this gunman pursuing a political agenda through an act of terror? Or was he just a whack job? Only the ongoing investigation will reveals this...until then it's all just speculation on scant facts powered by a 24 hour news cycle.
bfmgoalie said:Yeah, Cassius Clay. Gee, did converting have anything to do with skipping the draft?
onovakind67 said:I think 'skipping' is the term best used for the thousands of men who skipped out of the country to avoid the draft. Ali challenged the draft in court, explained his reasons, took his punishment, and later had his conviction unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court. His conversion may have had some bearing on his views at that time, as he stated that he would fight in a war if directed by Allah or his messenger.
It's interesting that this is a thread about events in Canada and then the subject of draft evasion comes up. How many thousands of present day Canadians are actually U.S. citizens who dodged the draft?