The Islamic State has claimed sole responsibility for the deadly terror attack on Sri Lanka which claimed the life of 359 innocent civilians.
ISIS recently announced their intentions for the Easter Sunday attacks, which specifically targeted Christian churches and hotels through the group’s media agency, Amaq.
The Islamic State’s caliphate has since been declared defeated by US and rebel troops after rooting militants out of their final strongholds in Syria, however their influence has not yet abated.
An image was disseminated several days after the attack of those responsible standing before an ISIS flag. In a separate video, the same men swear allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State.
According to a top Sri Lankan official the terror attacks were a retaliation for the New Zealand Christchurch shootings.
Currently, Islamist Sunni extremism, of which ISIS is a leader of, is listed by Public Safety Canada as the number one security threat for the country.
Several Canadian citizens have been identified as members of ISIS, some of which are attempting to return to the country now that they have been captured.
The Canadian government has not yet filed a detailed plan on what it intends to do with returning ISIS fighters.
According to internal sources, the RCMP are in the process of preparing for about a dozen ISIS foreign fighters returning to Canada.
“We need to get ready in case they come back sooner than what we had expected,” said RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud.
When asked by the Conservative opposition to table a report on how the Liberals would deal with the returning ISIS threat, the government tabled a six page report on the problem.