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Michelle Shephard
The Star's National Security reporter. Books: Decade of Fear: Reporting from Terrorism's Grey Zone & Guantanamo's Child. Making some documentaries. PGP 8B067E24
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Michelle Shephard 7h
Very far away from Toronto during a horrible time. Thoughts are with victims, their friends and families, witnesses, first responders & journalists covering this tragedy. Tuning out those who have predictably used this to spread their idiotic views.
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Michelle Shephard Apr 21
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And today I got to watch him become a Norwegian citizen. (Pictured here with one of his mentors, Nina). When you cover terrorism, there aren’t many good news stories. Ismail is an inspiration.
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Michelle Shephard Apr 21
Replying to @shephardm
Three months after that, in January 2011, we flew 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle to Harstad, Norway, where he was given refuge and a new home.
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Michelle Shephard Apr 21
Replying to @shephardm
Thanks to the amazing Sahal Abdulle and other caring Canadians from Toronto’s Somali community, he escaped to Nairobi nine months later, where we met again.
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Michelle Shephard Apr 21
Eight years ago, I met this incredible teenager, Ismail Khalif Abdulle, in Mogadishu. He told the terrorist group, Al Shabab, that he didn’t want to join so they cut off his right hand and left foot.
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Rita Daly Apr 19
A must-read investigative narrative of a tragic tragic story by Three mysterious deaths in one house and a series of errors that led to shocking investigative breakdowns. How authorities failed the Harrison family.
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Sandro Contenta Apr 17
After decades of being forced to live a lie, the children of Roman priests are demanding recognition from the Vatican. Our story looks at their pain and their courage. By
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Amarnath Amarasingam Apr 17
The 42-year-old housewife had two minutes to defend herself against charges of supporting ISIS. The whole trial lasted 10 minutes before the judge sentenced her to death by hanging.
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Allan Woods Apr 17
Female Canadian jihadi in Kurdish refugee camp says she’s being shunned by fellow ISIS prisoners for agreeing to go back home and live amongst infidels
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Thomas van Linge Apr 17
MAP UPDATE: the situation in Syria as of 17/04/2017. With completely recaptured by the regime, sporadic fighing continues in , northern and . Bigger file
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Tonda MacCharles Apr 16
Cdn diplomats & families in Cuba have suffered concussion-like symptoms incl dizziness, nausea, headaches & trouble concentrating. The strange tale gets stranger still. By
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The Pulitzer Prizes Apr 16
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Michelle Shephard Apr 16
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Michelle Shephard Apr 15
That’s the point of the thread / testimony .. putting it *in* context. Terrorism, no matter the motivation / target, always has context.
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Michelle Shephard Apr 14
If you speak dog, she’s saying, “why is everyone complaining? I love me an April Toronto .” .
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Michelle Shephard Apr 14
Replying to @jhwmeasor
Read the full piece .. it’s one point of seven.
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Michelle Shephard Apr 14
“Deciding not to act in the face of war crimes is a very conscious decision. Just as we judge the consequences of intervention, we must be willing to judge the consequences of non-intervention.”
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Hassan Hassan حَسَنْ Apr 14
Replying to @hxhassan
Activists report “massive” explosion in one of Iran’s largest weapon depots in Syria, in Aleppo’s countryside
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Abu Movie Apr 14
Thanks to everyone who came out to our opening night in Toronto & Montreal There are still 6 days left to catch ABU on the big screen so keep picking up those tickets and telling all your friends!
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Michelle Shephard Apr 14
“Mission Accomplished.”
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