OTTAWA, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight, The Conference Board of Canada, is available to comment on the recent events, both hit-and-run incident in Quebec and the shooting in Ottawa, that saw the tragic loss of two members of the Canadian Forces.
These acts, which have been perpetrated by Canadian citizens, highlight the challenge that we face from homegrown violent extremists. The Conference Board's 2012 report, Terrorism and Radicalization to Violence: Making Prevention Work, concludes that understanding violent extremism and the path individuals take to radicalize and commit violent acts is one key to countering terrorism. Community members and their leaders can play a substantial role in prevention.
SOURCE: Conference Board of Canada
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