By: Nicholas Allen
Canada recently made history as the first country in the entire world to name the Proud Boys as a terrorist organization.
The Proud Boys are labelled as a neo-fascist group that engages in political violence. Canada has stepped up to name this group as a terrorist threat as well as 12 other groups.
The Proud Boys group are also labelled as an ideologically motivated violent extremist group. What makes the Proud Boys a unique addition to the updated list of terrorist organizations is the fact that the group’s members have never been charged with terrorism offences before.
From now on, simply buying an article of clothing affiliated with the Proud Boys is a criminal act in Canada.
Hopefully other countries will follow Canada’s example and soon!