More terrorist groups outlawed

11.13.03

Canada has finally outlawed three more Palestinian terrorist groups:

The addition of the Palestine Liberation Front, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command bring to 34 the number of blacklisted groups.

“The Government of Canada has determined that these entities knowingly engaged in terrorist activity,” Easter said in a statement.

“Any person or group listed may have its assets seized and forfeited.

Great, so tomorrow they’ll rename themselves something else, and start illegally raising money again.

But hey, at least Canada’s admitting that they’re terrorists. That’s a big step for our country – we usually prefer to go the “don’t piss anyone off” route. I like being able to sew my flag on my backpack just as much as the next Canadian traveller, but hey, there’s a line somewhere, and I’d say purposely blowing up innocent people definitely crosses it.

I’ll echo Damian‘s sentiment of “better late than never”.

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1 Mardukhai 11.16.03 at 8:07 AM

Welcome back!

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