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Flotsam In The Fog Of Denial

Canada’s so-called liberal edifice is built on the debris of AI Flight 182. Though most of the 329 dead were Canadians, Khalistani sympathies still haunt the country.

Flotsam In The Fog Of Denial
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Flotsam In The Fog Of Denial
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2017-11-06T13:18:16+05:30

On October 2, Jagmeet Singh  was interviewed on Canadian nat­ional broadcaster CBC. The 38-year-old had been elected leader of the New Democratic Party the previous day, becoming the first member of a visible ­minority to lead a federal party. During the interview, he avoided multiple ­attempts by the TV host to have him ­disavow the practice in some Canadian gurdwaras of glorifying those like Talwinder Singh Parmar, considered the prime mover of the Kanishka bombing plot; this is in spite of the fact that, of the attack’s 329 victims, 268 were Canadian citizens.

The bombing of Air India Flight 182 took place on June 23, 1985. It was the worst aviation-related terror attack in North America until 9/11. Shockingly, this incident of mass murder ­resulted in exactly one conviction: that of bomb-maker Inderjit Singh Reyat, on charges of manslaughter and perjury. Even that chapter is now closed. This February, Reyat was released from a halfway house by the Parole Board of Canada, and ­allowed to return to his ­family residence in the...

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