Right-wing extremism is a growing movement, as the world saw during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building. Shouldn’t Ottawa security forces have learned lessons from Jan. 6?
A leaked database shows at least 10% of the far-right Oath Keepers militia is active police or military – people professionally trained in using weapons and conducting sophisticated operations.
25 years ago, the Waco siege became a symbol of government attacks on religious and civil liberties.
The radical right has a keen sense of its own history, and the violence of the 1990s is still fresh in its memory.
What we need is an examination of whether we’re looking at terrorism the right way to begin with.