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  1. Introduction
  2. Abousfian Abdelrazik: A Canadian citizen
  3. Globe and Mail article
  4. Analysis of various essays
  5. Terrorists attack on the United States
  6. The perpetual theme
  7. The importance of mobility rights
  8. The study of Abousfian Abdelrazik
  9. Public opinion
  10. Conclusion

In the wake of the 9/1 terrorist attacks, anti-terrorism legislation has proven to have far reaching implications for the way the western world has come to understand the relationship between society and the law. Indeed, as the focal point of this course, the relationship between society and the law has come to be understood as one of many tensions and contradictions. What has become clear thus far is the notion that the relationship between the two is one of adaptability and fluid change, where as one evolves the need for change in the other becomes evident. In this context, the anti-terrorism laws that have been enacted in this country since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have in theory been implemented in response to the changing needs of our society.

By examining the way in which the Canadian state has responded to the threat of terrorism, one is able to understand a great deal about the way our social and political institutions have responded to the ever changing needs of our society.

[...] As such an argument emerges it forces me to reconsider my original sentiments that legal literature on the subject may not prove to be helpful, as now it would seem the Charter of Rights and Freedoms becomes centerfold in this discourse of anti-terrorism legislation in Canada and specifically the case of Abousfian Abdelrazik. Legal Literature In conducting a search of legal literature on the subject I realized that my usual search parameters were not sufficient to obtain the information I was looking for. [...]


[...] Dated March 16th of this year, this article discusses the anti-terrorism legislation that has prevented willing individuals to pay for Mr. Abdelrazik's return home. In my opinion this article is not only beneficial for its up to the minute reporting on the case, but also because it exists as a window into an academic realm in which students and scholars alike are writing and reading about the plight of Abousfian Abdelrazik. Academic Literature A rather obvious starting point under this category was to look under the library catalogue to see what hits I was able to conjure up. [...]


[...] Abdelrazik's case related to our focus of antiterrorism legislation and more generally a unique approach to understanding the relationship between society and the law. The methods I will use to conduct this investigation will include: a preliminary Google search, a search of both academic and legal literature, a public opinion search and a media and commentary search. I have decided to use these five categories because I feel that they will provide with an accurate picture of the plight faced by Mr. [...]

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