"What the O'Connor report reveals in chilling detail is that officials' and intelligence agencies' statements cannot be taken at face value; that there are media outlets that thrive on Muslim-bashing, and that Islamophobia has become acceptable in Canada, as indeed throughout the West. People's civil liberties have been usurped in the name of ‘security'. Yet those posing the most danger to Canadian security and values are the very people claiming to protect them."


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On September 18, almost exactly four years after Canadian citizen Maher Arar was arrested at John F Kennedy airport (New York) on September 26, 2002, as...

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