Canada Officially Lists Proud Boys a Terrorist Group

Canada has officially declared the Proud Boys a terrorist group, to a list that also includes al-Qaeda, ISIS and al-Shabab.

Canada says the move is to help crack down on “ideologically motivated violent extremism,” described by the country’s public safety minister as the “most significant threat to domestic security.”

“These groups are unfortunately active in Canada and around the world,” Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said. “Their violent actions and rhetoric are fueled by white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, Islamophobia and misogyny.”


The Proud Boys were heavily involved in the Capitol Hill Riots. During a presidential debate last year Trump, then president, was called out by Biden for his association with the group but would not denounce them.

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” Trump said back in October. “But I’ll tell you what, I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about antifa and the left because this is not a right-wing problem.”

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