Cold terror: how Canada nurtures and exports terrorism around the world

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Wiley, Mar 15, 2004 - Political Science - 243 pages
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This critically acclaimed book exposes how Canada became home to many of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations. Canada's lax laws and lack of vigilance have put its neighbors and the world community at risk. Award-winning journalist Stewart Bell draws on classified intelligence documents, front-line accounts, exclusive interviews with senior counterterrorism officials and the victims of terrorist attacks, and terrorists themselves, to provide incontestable evidence that Canada is an important base activity for terrorist groups.

Acclaim for Cold Terror:

"Canadians will be madder than hell after they read Stewart Bell's shocking account of how the Canadian government has allowed Sikh, Tamil and Islamic terrorists to come into our home and turn it into a safe house for international terror... Stewart Bell's clarion call for action needs to be heeded before the ticking Canadian terrorist time bomb blows up closer to home."
— The Globe and Mail

"Stewart Bell makes clear... that Canada's political leadership has a history of ineptitude, naivete, and outright irresponsibility with regard to international terrorism that stretches back to the 1980's. [He] has done an enormous service."
— Christian Science Monitor

"A devastating indictment of Canada's failure to deal seriously with terrorists on our soil."
— Martin Collacott, Canada's former ambassador to Syria and Lebanon, High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Counter-Terrorism Coordinator

"Cold Terror will shock the conscience of a nation...This book is not just an exposť it is and urgent call to action."
— David Frum, author of The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush

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About the author (2004)

Stewart Bell is Chief Reporter of the National Post, where he covers the national security beat. A veteran investigative reporter and foreign correspondent, he has been writing about terrorism for more than 12 years, and has traveled on assignment through the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Asia and West Africa. He has won many journalism awards, notably the Amnesty International Human Rights Media Award, the B'nai Brith Canada Award, the Law Society of British Columbia Award and the British Columbia Newspaper Award. He has been co-winner of the National Newspaper Award, and finalist for both the National Magazine Award and Canadian Association of Journalists Award. He has contributed chapters on terrorism to three recent books: A Fading Power (Oxford UP); Terrorism, Law & Democracy (Les Editions Themises); and Surviving Terrorism (Deep Anchor Press).

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