A Podcast Called INTREPID

Discussing and debating Canadian national security law and politics

Ep 73 An INTREPID Podcast Special Part 1 -- The Who and What of 'Foreign Fighters'

Stephanie and Craig are joined by terrorism researcher extraordinaire Amar Amarsingam, the man with more data on Canadian foreign fighters than anyone else in the public space. In this, the first of a special series on “foreign terrorist fighters”, we look at who the people were who left Canada to join Daesh; what has happened to those extremist travelers in Syria and Iraq since and what we know about those who are currently being detained by the Kurds; and what patterns we have seen with returnees. There is a lot of misunderstanding out there, especially on the latter issue. We try to drill down into the details. [This episode was recorded on Thursday, Jan 25]