Why preventing jihadis from leaving the West to join the Islamic State is a bad idea. “T.O. man wanted to join ISIL, but would settle for terror attack in Canada, undercover RCMP officer told,” by Stewart Bell, National Post, May 20, 2015:
TORONTO — An undercover RCMP officer described Wednesday how a Toronto man told him he wanted to travel to Syria to fight with the Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant but decided to conduct a terrorist attack in Canada instead.
Jahanzeb Malik, 33, thought ISIL was “fulfilling a prophecy” and discussed routes he might take to join, but ultimately decided to strike in Toronto, the officer said. “Mr. Malik said several times, ‘We have to do something in Canada.’ ”
At a hearing to decide whether Malik should be deported as a danger to Canada’s security, the officer said the Pakistani thought an attack on Canadians was justified because they were an “enemy” due to their military role in the Middle East.
“He said that there are no civilians in Canada, only enemies because all Canadians pay the tax and the tax dollars are used to buy the planes that are sent to Syria and Iraq and are used to fund the military,” the officer testified….