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  • Two Convicted In Canada VIA Rail Terror Plot Case [Obama's Safe World!]

    03/20/2015 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | March 20, 2015
    Two Convicted In Canada VIA Rail Terror Plot Case Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting with al-Qaida in Iran to derail a train in Canada, arrives at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto 23 April 2013 Chiheb Esseghaier said he only wanted to be judged by the Koran Two Canadian men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train going from New York to Toronto have been found guilty on multiple terror charges. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were arrested in 2013 after a surveillance and undercover operation. Jurors spent 10 days in deliberations before returning guilty...
  • Al-Qaida's Terror Plans Posted On Facebook

    04/24/2013 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    WND ^ | April 24, 2013 | WND
    The Tunisian man arrested this week on charges of plotting to derail a Canadian train posted all the chilling details of the inner workings of al-Qaida on his Facebook page – including numerous links to other notorious terror groups.
  • Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]

    04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    Fox - non State Media ^ | April 22 2013 | FNS
    Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public. "It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference. Read more:...
  • CROWN TAKES STEPS TO APPEAL KHALID SENTENCE (Canadian "Toronto 18" terrorism case)

    09/30/2009 7:12:16 PM PDT · by Clive · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Public Prosecution Service of Canada ^ | 2009-09-30 | (press release)
    OTTAWA – September 30, 2009 – The Public Prosecution Service of Canada today announced that it plans to appeal the sentencing decision in the recent case of Saad Khalid. The PPSC is seeking leave to appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal regarding the sentence of seven years in addition to time served, which was imposed on September 3, 2009. On May 5, 2009, Khalid pleaded guilty to a count of “doing anything with intent to cause an explosion of an explosive substance that was likely to cause serious bodily harm or death to persons or was likely to cause...
  • Canadian arrested in Somalia allegedly member of Islamist militia

    04/07/2009 1:00:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 491+ views
    National Post ^ | April 07 2009 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO -- A Canadian has been arrested in Somalia for allegedly planning to bomb leaders of a moderate political faction, according to local media reports that identified him as a member of the militant group Al-Shabab. Abdifatah Mohamad Ibrahim appeared in court yesterday in the central Galgudud region, where authorities showed his Canadian passport to spectators, according to Radio Garowe and the Somali-language news site
  • The Khadrs, Canada's First Family of Terrorism, in the News

    04/03/2009 11:49:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 505+ views
    DANIEL PIPES.ORG - blog ^ | April 9, 2004;Updated Friday April 3, 2009 | Daniel Pipes
    The story began on March 20, 2009, when Ottawa police received a routine 911 call for a break-in at the house of Patrick J. Boyle, 51, a judge on Canada's tax court. The front door had been smashed, the house ransacked, and holes from .22-calibre bullets had smashed some windows. No one was home at the time of the break-in; the thieves apparently stole documents, a computer monitor, video games, and other personal items. Alarms went off, for the police were investigating the 2007 murder of a former colleague, Alban Garon, killed along with his wife and a neighbor. Then,...
  • Canada vows not to "interfere" in Khadr case (Gitmo detainee Omar Khadr)

    02/25/2009 6:23:37 AM PST · by Clive · 1 replies · 202+ views
    Canwest News Service via National Post ^ | 2009-02-24 | Sheldon Alberts and Steven Edwards
    WASHINGTON -- Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon on Tuesday provided assurances to the Obama administration Canada will not "interfere" in its review of terrorism charges against Canadian Omar Khadr, the last westerner remaining at Guantanamo. Meanwhile, a row has erupted between Mr. Khadr's military lawyer and the officer's boss -- resulting in the lawyer being barred from seeing the Canadian-born terror suspect as an inquiry unfolds. Mr. Cannon raised Mr. Khadr's case during a meeting in Washington with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, seeking information about the U.S. decision to conduct a 120-day review of all Guantanamo detainees facing terrorism...
  • DOD See Terrorist Threat Brewing in Canada

    02/24/2009 12:38:13 PM PST · by gandalftb · 9 replies · 441+ views
    BlogTalkRadio/ ^ | February 20, 2009 | Sebastian Sprenger
    Military officials believe Canadian immigration policies are creating a "favorable" environment for what the U.S. government deems to be potential terrorists seeking entry into the United States from the north, according to an internal briefing crafted by a U.S. Northern Command joint task force.Officials at the Joint Task Force-North believe a “large population” of so-called special-interest aliens, or SIAs, in Eastern Canada presents the “greatest potential for foreign terrorists' access to the homeland,” according to a Jan. 15 briefing available on the organization's Web site until recently. Specifically, U.S. military officials worry about “special-interest aliens” from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Egypt.The...
  • ABC News: Hezbollah sleeper cells in Canada activated, seek Jewish targets

    06/19/2008 5:32:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 169+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 19, 2008 3:36 pm | Allahpundit
    No surprise. Nasrallah’s been screaming about revenge on Israel since the day after Hezbollah super-jihadi Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated in February. They’ve hit Jewish targets in the west before too, of course, most famously in 1994 with the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and earned Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani — the heir apparent to Khamenei as supreme leader of Iran — an arrest warrant from the Argentinian government in 2006. The U.S. isn’t expected to be on the target list. Supposedly, Iran’s afraid Bush might hit back. Intelligence officials tell ABC News the...
  • Terrorist gets life in embassy plot

    01/18/2008 12:48:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 77+ views
    AP ^ | January 18, 2008 | David Caruso
    NEW YORK - A Canadian terrorist who briefly became an informant against top al-Qaida leaders was sentenced to life in prison Friday for plotting to blow up American embassies in Singapore and the Philippines. A federal judge in Manhattan imposed the sentence after listening to a 20-minute speech from admitted terrorist Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, in which he repudiated violence and asked to be allowed to go home to his family.
  • Minor Tried As Terrorist

    11/19/2007 7:52:24 AM PST · by thegreatbeast · 21 replies · 197+ views
    CBS News via AIDP Blog via NRO ^ | Sunday November 18, 2007 | Bob Simon
    60 Minutes piece by Bob Simon. Fifteen year old Canadian "refugee" captured in Afghanistan waging jihad. His father has been killed, a brother paralyzed, fighting against Americans.
  • Last-Minute Evidence, Legal Debate Delay Case on Canadian Detainee

    11/08/2007 3:47:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 137+ views
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Nov. 8, 2007 – The case against a Canadian detainee accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan and supporting al Qaeda took another strange twist today when the judge delayed the proceedings to give the defense team time to review last-minute evidence likely to favor the defendant. Army Col. Peter Brownback arraigned Omar Ahmed Khadr here today on charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, supporting terrorism and spying. Khadr, who sat in the courtroom in a white detainee uniform with his hair tucked up under a black skull cap, waived the right to raise...
  • [Canada:]Al-Qaeda fighter 'arbitrarily detained' by CSIS: report

    10/31/2007 2:39:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 134+ views
    National Post ^ | October 30, 2007 | Stewart Bell
    A government committee has concluded that Mohammed Mansour Jabarah was "arbitrarily detained" by CSIS when it helped the admitted al-Qaeda member surrender to FBI agents five years ago. The Security Intelligence Review Committee also found his right to silence as protected under the Charter of Rights was violated as well as his right to counsel. "Furthermore, his right to remain in Canada as protected by section 6 of the Charter [mobility rights] was violated," says a report from the committee. The committee, chaired by former Manitoba premier Gary Filmon, made six recommendations, principal among them the need to obtain formal...
  • Dion (Canada's Liberal Party leader) meets with Khadr lawyers, calls for action

    09/19/2007 5:21:25 PM PDT · by fanfan · 13 replies · 380+ views ^ | Sep. 19 2007 | News Staff
    After meeting with American military lawyers representing Omar Khadr, Liberal Leader Stephane Dion renewed his calls for the Conservative government to demand the Canadian's release and repatriation from Guantanamo Bay. The son of an alleged al Qaeda financier, Khadr was accused of killing U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Speer with a grenade during a firefight in Afghanistan on July 27, 2002. Khadr, who turns 21 today, was sent to the U.S. military prison in Cuba following his arrest in Afghanistan at the age of 15. He is the only Western prisoner left at Guantanamo Bay. Dion, widely criticized for failing to...
  • Canadians totally unsympathetic towards Omar Khadr

    08/18/2007 12:59:35 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 624+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 14, 2007 | Arthur Weinreb
    At this week’s annual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, the CBA sent a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper demanding that he enter into negotiations with the United States to have 20-year-old Canadian Omar Khadr released from Guantanamo Bay and returned to Canada. What really makes the writing of the letter newsworthy is the fact that except for a couple of lawyers and assorted members of Canada’s first family of terrorism, there has been no large outcry about Khadr’s repatriation to Canada. Canadians obviously are content to let the little jihadist rot in the American facility in...
  • 18th Toronto terror suspect nabbed

    08/04/2006 4:33:08 AM PDT · by Clive · 6 replies · 300+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2006-08-04 | Lauren La Rose
    TORONTO (CP) - An 18th terror suspect was arrested and charged Thursday in connection with an alleged plot to attack targets in Ontario. Ibrahim Alkhalel Mohammed Aboud, 19, of Mississauga, Ont., is charged under Section 83.01 of the Criminal Code - which outlines terrorism-related offences - and is to appear in court on Friday. Aboud was arrested at his residence late Thursday afternoon - about two months after the June 2 arrests that put 17 alleged co-conspirators in custody. Neighbours said they were surprised to see police lurking in their normally quiet townhouse complex for much of the day; some...
  • UN puts Canadian-Sudanese citizen on al-Qaeda sanction list

    08/03/2006 4:39:48 AM PDT · by Republicain · 3 replies · 260+ views
    CBC ^ | 08/02/2006
    The United Nations announced Wednesday it has imposed sanctions on a man with dual Canadian and Sudanese citizenship who allegedly worked with Abu Zubaydah, al-Qaeda's one-time operations chief in Afghanistan. The UN Security Council committee in charge of anti-terrorism sanctions against al-Qaeda and remnants of the Taliban added Abu Sufian Al-Salamabi Muhammed Ahmed Abd Al-Razziq to its sanctions list on July 31. The move follows joint action taken in July by the U.S. State Department and Treasury Department. Abd Al-Razziq was deemed a terror risk, which immediately blocked all assets he has that are reachable by the U.S. government. The...
  • Canadian (w ties to high level Al Qaeda) on U.S. terror list (

    07/22/2006 1:09:15 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 387+ views
    Canada ^ | July 21, 2006 | Sheldon Alberts
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration on Thursday named a Canadian citizen with high-level ties to al Qaida, Abousofian Abdelrazik, as a "specially designated global terrorist" and launched action to seize his U.S. financial assets. Abdelrazik, who also holds Sudanese citizenship, "is known to have been a member of an extremist cell in Montreal" and had close associations with Ahmed Ressam, the convicted millennium bomber, the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement. "According to information available to the United States government, (Abdelrazik) has provided administrative and logistical support to al Qaida," the Treasury statement said. "He has been identified as...
  • Muslim Extremist Admits He Was Spy Who Revealed Canada Bomb Plot

    07/15/2006 6:17:12 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 994+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-16-2006 | Toby harnden
    Muslim extremist admits he was spy who revealed Canada bomb plot By Toby Harnden (Filed: 16/07/2006) Muslim leaders in Canada have reacted with fury after a radical advocate of Sharia law revealed that he had been a government spy who helped to uncover an alleged al-Qaeda plot, writes Toby Harnden. Mubin Shaikh, 29, came forward to confirm that he was recruited by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the country's equivalent of MI5, and directed a 10-day winter training course in guerrilla tactics. During the course, which Mr Shaikh set up in a field in the remote village of Washago,...
  • Canadian terror suspect released on bail

    07/14/2006 6:55:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies · 252+ views
    Fort ^ | 07.14.2006 | AP
    A young man facing charges in an alleged plot to blow up public buildings in southern Ontario was granted bail on Friday, the first of the 17 terror suspects to be freed while awaiting possible trial.The suspect, who cannot be named under Canadian law because he was 17 and still a minor at the time of the alleged offenses, was released under very strict conditions, said his lawyer Gary Grill. "He's obviously very relieved," said Grill. "The conditions he's been detained in were pretty harsh." The suspect, now 18, is accused of participating in a terrorist group and receiving training...
  • The new 'Prince' of terrorism

    07/08/2006 5:30:35 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 21 replies · 1,010+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 9, 2006 | Mohamad Bazzi
    HE was told not to grow a beard, wear Islamic clothing or show any sign of religious devotion. During his recruitment as a soldier in the global jihad, Assem Hammoud was told to act like a typical young, secular Lebanese man and warned not to attract attention, a senior Lebanese security official said. Hammoud was an ideal recruit because he did not have any apparent ties to militants. "He had no criminal history, and no history of involvement with militant groups," said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "He was living a normal life, far from any...
  • Canadian connection in alleged N.Y. bomb plot

    07/07/2006 8:28:01 PM PDT · by Shermy · 4 replies · 386+ views
    CBC ^ | July 7, 2006
    A suspect was questioned in Canada in connection with an alleged plot to bomb tunnels between Manhattan and New Jersey and flood New York's financial district, CBC News has learned. An FBI official in Washington told CBC News that one suspect in the plot was questioned in Canada. But the Canadian Press reported that the suspect was released because there wasn't enough evidence to hold him beyond the period of interrogation. Another suspect, a 31-year-old Lebanese man who was arrested in Lebanon, may have spent time in Canada. Lebanese police confirmed Friday that Assem Hammoud confessed to being the mastermind...
  • Canadian linked to New York terrorism plot

    07/07/2006 8:50:17 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies · 349+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 07/07/06 | OLIVER MOORE
    A Canadian man accused of plotting a terrorist attack on New York is being held in custody overseas, an FBI source knowledgeable about the investigation said Friday. This suspect is one of eight people — three of them in custody — who, investigators say, were planning to bomb heavily used commuter tunnels leading to Manhattan with the aim of flooding the financial district at the south end of the island. A version of the alleged plot was revealed Friday morning in a New York daily newspaper, prompting the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security to hold...
  • The transformation of Zakaria Amara (`accused` Toronto Terrorist)

    06/30/2006 2:15:59 PM PDT · by fanfan · 29 replies · 991+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Friday, June 30, 2006 | OMAR EL AKKAD AND GREG MCARTHUR
    MISSISSAUGA — More than anything, Zakaria Amara wanted to serve God. But it was never easy, especially not while living in Canada. During the summer of 2004, the then-18-year-old felt disgusted by women who were immodestly dressed. For the same reason, he couldn't watch television. He and his wife Nada Farooq stopped going to movies. One of his devout friends in England sent him a desperate e-mail asking for help in beating an addiction to pornography. But the forces tugging at Mr. Amara -- who now stands accused of being one of two leaders in a terrorist plot -- in...
  • Canada faces 'jihad generation'

    06/05/2006 8:00:51 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 31 replies · 932+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 06, 2006 edition | Rebecca Cook Dube
    All 17 people arrested lived in Canada; all but two were under age 26. TORONTO - Canadians are struggling to understand the threat of "home-grown" terrorism after the arrest of 17 Toronto-area young men in connection with what investigators said were plans to commit massive terrorist attacks in Canada. The suspects all lived in Canada at the time of arrest; many are longtime residents and citizens. Like the perpetrators of last summer's London bombings, these young Muslims apparently became radicalized not in Al Qaeda training camps abroad but in suburban neighborhoods where they led relatively unremarkable lives. Such home-grown terrorism...
  • PM (Canadian) Vows to Keep Up the Fight

    06/04/2006 6:56:10 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 8 replies · 396+ views
    Ottawa Sun ^ | June 4, 2006 | Kathleen Harris
    PM vows to keep up the fightOttawa Sun By Kathleen Harris June 4, 2006 PRIME MINISTER Stephen Harper vowed to ramp up Canada's fight against terrorism at home and abroad in the wake of the stunning Toronto sweep of homegrown terrorist suspects. Speaking to 240 fresh-faced military recruits during a swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa yesterday, Harper praised the RCMP, CSIS and Toronto-area police authorities for busting the al-Qaida-inspired cell and pledged more tools to fight terror in the future. "We will continue to support them by strengthening our laws, our policies and the resources dedicated to the fight against terrorism...
  • Terror Strike Toronto ( Aborted! )

    06/04/2006 4:04:47 AM PDT · by backhoe · 144 replies · 4,753+ views
    various FR links | 06-04-06 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    RSN: Canada Arrests 17 in Terror Sweep, The 17 may have had contacts in the US.--A very good story about this is here: There is MUCH more information in this story by reporter MICHELLE SHEPHARD by 1AM this morning. It seems she had foreknowledge of this bust and kept her mouth shut. A TERROR RING THAT PLANNED OKLAHOMA-CITY-STYLE BOMBINGS has reportedly been smashed in Canada. Interestingly, it seems that Internet monitoring played a key role. UPDATE: Brendan Loy has more, plus a complaint about Reuters' coverage, which leaves out a lot of details about the...

    06/04/2006 6:45:23 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 57 replies · 1,681+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 4, 2006 | Chris Michaud
    Canadian authorities yesterday declared they had foiled a chilling bomb plot aimed at several targets in their country - busting an al Qaeda-inspired cell with likely connections to a pair of Atlanta-area men indicted on terror charges. The 17 suspects - including five youths 18 or under - were busted Friday night and yesterday morning at locations in and around Toronto, following a delivery of three tons of ammonium nitrate and other explosive components. The tonnage was three times the amount used in the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. New York City police said they were...
  • Sleep Well America

    06/04/2006 5:26:54 AM PDT · by NorthEasterner · 5 replies · 738+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | June 4, 2006 | Salena Zito
    <p>So, is there is a real wrong person in the wrong place at the wrong time?</p> <p>Given our messy borders and chaotic response to disasters, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff seems fair game.</p> <p>During the Clinton era he definitely was the right person in the right place at the right time. Either that or really, really lucky. You see, Chertoff, a Bush 41 appointee, holds the distinction of being the only U.S. attorney not fired when Clinton took office.</p>
  • RSN: Canada Arrests 17 in Terror Sweep, The 17 may have had contacts in the US.

    06/03/2006 7:57:34 PM PDT · by HHKrepublican_2 · 10 replies · 758+ views
    Toronto, Canada (RSN)- Canadian Police foiled a terrorist attack on Canadian Soil, say the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper released a statement saying "These individuals were allegedly intent on committing acts of terrorism against their own country and their own people," Soon after the announcement, The American FBI said the arrest seventeen may have had contact with two men recently arrested in Atlanta, GA on terrorism charges. RCMP Commissioner Mike McDonnel said that the arrested had the capacity and the intent to attack Canadian Targets. [snip] Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, the terrorists from...
  • Canadian terror cell backgrounder (ctv background)

    06/03/2006 1:22:45 PM PDT · by xcamel · 15 replies · 709+ views
    CTV ^ | recently | Lorraine Passchier - CTV
    Links to global terror surface in Canada Lorraine Passchier, The ranks of al-Qaeda's mujahideen seem far away from the urban streets of Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver. But a dragnet unleashed in the days following the attacks on the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon is uncovering remnants of al-Qaeda's holy war here at home. A number of high-profile cases have been in the news in recent weeks as investigators zero in on their targets and court proceedings begin to unfold. Some of the suspects have been charged with immigration offences and face allegations that they pose a...
  • Twelve held in Canada terror raid

    06/03/2006 9:47:10 AM PDT · by Cinnamon · 14 replies · 676+ views
    BBC News ^ | Saturday, 3 June 2006, 15:42 GMT 16:42 UK | BBC
    welve men have been arrested in Toronto on terror charges, Canadian police have confirmed. They are also holding five youths. Police said the men were planning to commit a series of "al-Qaeda-inspired" terrorist attacks in southern Ontario. They had obtained materials used in bomb-making, including three tonnes of ammonium nitrate. Officials said the group "posed a real and serious threat. It had the capacity and intent to carry out these attacks." Ammonium nitrate is a commonly-used fertiliser. "To put it in context, the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people was completed with...
  • Canada charges 17 in plot to blow up buildings

    06/03/2006 9:36:13 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 22 replies · 717+ views
    msnbc ^ | 6/3/6
    A group of Canadian residents arrested in coordinated raids across the Toronto area for “terrorism-related offenses” had planned to blow up targets around southern Ontario, Canadian police said on Saturday. Mike McDonnell, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the group had acquired three metric tons of ammonium nitrate — or three times the amount used in the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City — as they sought to “create explosive devices.” Police said they had arrested 12 adults and five young people. .......... “The men arrested yesterday are Canadian residents from a variety of backgrounds. For various reasons...
  • Arrests in Terror Raid: 12 Nabbed, One Suspect Sought [Canadian domestic terrorism]

    06/03/2006 8:49:54 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 13 replies · 348+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Saturday, June 3, 2006 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO - Police tactical teams raided several locations in Greater Toronto yesterday as part of what is being described as Canada's largest terrorism investigation since the Air-India bombings. The RCMP has scheduled a news conference for this morning to announce it has made at least twelve arrests under the Anti-terrorism Act, and was still seeking one suspect. Hundreds of officers were involved. The arrests went without incident. Police would provide no details last night, but a senior intelligence official disclosed this week that "homegrown" terrorists were looking at targets in Canada. Arrests in Canada have been widely anticipated since the...
  • How Internet monitoring ... (Background on last nite's Toronto terror cell bust)

    06/03/2006 5:30:42 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 48 replies · 1,832+ views
    Toronto red-Star ^ | Jun. 3, 2006 | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    How Internet monitoring sparked a CSIS investigation into a suspected homegrown terror cell Toronto red Star Jun. 3, 2006. 01:00 AM MICHELLE SHEPHARD STAFF REPORTER Last night's dramatic police raid and arrest of as many as a dozen men — with more to come — marks the culmination of Canada's largest ever terrorism investigation into an alleged homegrown cell. The chain of events began two years ago, sparked by local teenagers roving through Internet sites, reading and espousing anti-Western sentiments and vowing to attack at home, in the name of oppressed Muslims here and abroad. Their words were sometimes...
  • Men attended `training camp': Sources

    06/03/2006 5:31:30 AM PDT · by traumer · 15 replies · 742+ views
    A group of Canadian teenagers and young men in their 20s, accused by police of being members of a suspected homegrown terrorist cell, will appear in court this morning to face accusations that they plotted to attack Canadian targets, the Toronto Star has learned. Some members of the group allegedly attended a "training camp" north of the city where they made a video imitating military warfare, and the suspects allegedly had acquired weapons and listed targets in Ontario, sources told the Star. Led by the RCMP's anti-terrorism task force, more than 400 police officers from across Ontario made the series...
  • Terrorism raids sweep Toronto

    06/03/2006 5:17:27 AM PDT · by traumer · 6 replies · 333+ views
    Police across the Greater Toronto Area launched counterterrorism raids yesterday, arresting at least eight people in a roundup expected to continue overnight and beyond. “We anticipate more arrests, but not necessarily tonight,” an RCMP source said of the arrests, in what appeared to be the most concerted such sweep in Canada since the terrorist attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service aided the RCMP and officers from Toronto, Peel and Durham in detaining the suspects, described by an undercover officer involved in the operation as “terrorists, the ones who hate the West.” The...
  • Canadian Authorities Arrest 10 Suspects on Terror Charges

    06/03/2006 5:28:12 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 319+ views
    FOX News/AP ^ | June 03, 2006
    Canadian Authorities Arrest 10 Suspects on Terror Charges Saturday , June 03, 2006 TORONTO — At least 10 suspects were arrested in the Toronto area on terrorism-related charges, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The Canadian Press quoted an unnamed police source as saying the charges were related to an explosives plot in Ontario, Canada's largest province. The arrests were made throughout Friday and more were expected overnight, with some 400 officers involved, in cooperation with the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team, said RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Paradis. The national police force said it would reveal more details at a...
  • Major terror bust in Toronto

    06/03/2006 5:46:07 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 136 replies · 3,265+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | June 3, 2006 | VIVIAN SONG AND BRETT CLARKSON
    Major terror bust in TorontoAt least 8 in 'terror' cell arrested as police foil possible attack on TTC Toronto Sun June 3, 2006 By VIVIAN SONG AND BRETT CLARKSON, TORONTO SUN TORONTO - In a stunning development yesterday, police made a sweeping terrorist bust within the GTA and expected to make several more arrests throughout the night. "The RCMP, CSIS and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team arrested individuals throughout the GTA today in relation to terrorist-related offences," confirmed RCMP spokesman Corp. Michele Paradis. As of about 9 p.m. last night, Paradis also added "there are ongoing arrests." Though...
  • Bust nets suspected terrorists across GTA Canada: Greater Toronto Area)

    06/02/2006 9:14:15 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 192 replies · 7,495+ views
    Toronto red-Star ^ | Jun. 2, 2006 | MICHELLE SHEPHARD AND STAN JOSEY
    Bust nets suspected terrorists across GTA Toronto red Star Jun. 2, 2006. 11:56 PM MICHELLE SHEPHARD AND STAN JOSEY STAFF REPORTERS Police from across the GTA, led by the RCMP's anti-terrorism task force, swooped down on as many as 12 locations Friday night to arrest members of what is being described as a homegrown terrorist cell. Police remained tight-lipped about the massive operation, but have scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m. Saturday. RICK MADONIK/TORONTO STAR This officer is one of numerous heavily-armed police standing guard in front of the Durham Regional Police station at Kingston and Brock roads...
  • Potential terrorists lurking in Canadian cities: CSIS

    05/29/2006 11:15:13 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 16 replies · 724+ views
    National Post ^ | May 29, 2006 | Bruce Cheadle
    Canada has its own crop of homegrown terrorists capable of acts like the deadly attacks on London's transit system last summer, says Canada's spy agency. "I can tell you that all of the circumstances that led to the London transit bombings . . . are resident here and now in Canada,'' Jack Hooper, operations director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, told a Senate committee Monday. The threat from Canadian-bred terrorists is considered by CSIS to be on a par with external terror threats, Hooper said during an appearance with RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli. He did not, however, say how...
  • Potential terrorists lurking in Canadian cities, says spy agency

    05/29/2006 9:24:27 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 13 replies · 372+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-29-2006 | Canadian Press
    OTTAWA (CP) - Canada's spy agency says potential terrorists already reside in Canadian cities. The deputy director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says there are many people currently living in Canada who fought with al-Qaida during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. And Jack Hooper says those same people have since trained in al-Qaida terrorist training camps. Hooper made the revelation today at a Senate committee studying Canada's role in Afghanistan. He pointed to several examples of people who had lived in Canada, and later took part in terrorist attacks. RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli told the committee that the Mounties...
  • Al-Qaida assault on Canada 'probable'

    05/09/2006 8:52:32 PM PDT · by Clive · 36 replies · 682+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2006-05-09 | Jim Bronskill
    OTTAWA (CP) - While the threat from al-Qaida remains strongest overseas, a terrorist attack on Canadian soil is "now probable," the head of Canada's spy agency has quietly advised the government. In his annual report to the public safety minister, Jim Judd says the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's highest priority involved trying to prevent assaults occurring in, or originating from, Canada. "The threat of further attacks by Sunni Islamic extremists and other like-minded groups continues, bringing with it elevated demands on the service's resources," says the report, which covers the year 2004-05. A focus of the intelligence service's counter-terrorism program...
  • Tamil Tigers outlawed -- Group added to Canada's terror list

    04/08/2006 6:50:49 AM PDT · by Clive · 16 replies · 692+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-04-08 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO - The Tamil Tigers have been added to Canada's list of outlawed terrorist organizations, the National Post has learned. The designation was to be finalized yesterday, a day after Cabinet met to accept a recommendation from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. An official announcement was scheduled for Monday. The Tigers are the 39th terrorist group to be outlawed under the Anti-Terrorism Act, and the first added to the list by the new Conservative government. The move was spearheaded by Stockwell Day, the Minister of Public Safety, who in opposition repeatedly condemned the Liberals for not outlawing the Tigers. The...
  • Angry exchange marks Khadr's Guantanamo tribunal

    04/05/2006 12:06:09 PM PDT · by george wythe · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 5 2006
    Guantanamo US Naval Base, Cuba A Canadian teen charged with killing a U.S. Army medic in Afghanistan told a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal on Wednesday that he was being unfairly punished and would no longer participate. Omar Khadr, 19, who the U.S. military says was trained by the al Qaeda militant group, told the court he was being punished for exercising his rights but did not elaborate. His military lawyer, Lt. Col. Colby Vokey, angrily said Khadr had been moved to solitary confinement "for no reason whatsoever" on March 30, making it difficult to prepare a defense.[snip] Khadr is charged...
  • Canadian indicted in US on terrorism charges (Khadr)

    02/08/2006 6:33:41 PM PST · by fanfan · 13 replies · 637+ views Canada ^ | Wed Feb 8, 4:14 PM ET |
    BOSTON, United States (AFP) - A US federal grand jury indicted a Canadian national on terrorism-related charges, including conspiracy to kill US soldiers abroad. Abdullah Khadr, 24, the son of a former friend of Osama bin Laden, was arrested in Canada last December and is currently in custody awaiting extradition to the United States. The indictment unveiled by federal prosecutors in Boston charged Khadr with buying munitions for rifles and machine guns, mortar rounds and rocket-propelled grenades for use against US forces in Afghanistan. "Our efforts to identify and capture alleged terrorists who seek to kill Americans here and abroad...
  • Canada quietly deports Algerian terrorist suspect

    01/13/2006 6:18:46 AM PST · by ferri · 9 replies · 235+ views
    CBC ^ | Fri, 13 Jan 2006 | CBC
    An Algerian terrorist suspect has been quietly deported from Vancouver after being held in custody for more than four years. Samir Ait Mohamed was accused of belonging to the same terrorist cell as Ahmed Ressam, an Algerian who lived in Montreal. Ressam was sentenced to 22 years in a U.S. prison for plotting to bomb the Los Angeles airport. Mohamed was deported to Algeria on Wednesday, according to CBC News. Canadian officials alleged Mohamed and Ressam planned to bomb the Montreal neighbourhood of Outremont because of its large Jewish population
  • Son of Family Linked to Terror Is Caught ~ son of an accused al-Qaida financier in Canada

    12/19/2005 10:19:16 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 543+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | December 18, 2005 | ROB GILLIES ASSOCIATED PRESS
    TORONTO (AP) - The eldest son of an accused al-Qaida financier was arrested in his family's apartment on a U.S. warrant, weeks after returning to Canada from more than a year of detention in Pakistan, officials said Sunday. Abdullah Khadr, 24, faces extradition to the United States on charges of procuring weapons for the al-Qaida terror network for use against U.S. forces, said the U.S. Attorney's office in Boston, where the charges were filed. He faces a maximum of life imprisonment. Khadr was arrested Saturday and is jailed in Toronto. A bail hearing is scheduled for Monday. He allegedly bought...
  • David Warren: The French Connection (How long before Muslims in Canada start to riot?)

    12/13/2005 4:32:39 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 23 replies · 1,376+ views
    Western Standard ^ | December 12, 2005 | David Warren
    One of my American friends asked me this question a couple of weeks ago: "Do you think what is happening in France will happen in Canada?" Now, I'm not sure the average Canadian would even know what has happened in France, but take it from me, the Islamic Revolution in Europe has begun. Not that the average Canadian (a class which, of course, excludes Western Standard readers) is without an excuse. For if he listens to CBC, he will be under the impression that the rioting has been by "underprivileged French youths." The fact that they had been chanting "Allahou...
  • Hello Canada, goodbye terror

    11/12/2005 8:59:54 AM PST · by Clive · 45 replies · 1,595+ views
    Ottawa Sun ^ | 2005-11-12 | Geoff Matthews
    Perhaps someone can explain why we should be losing a lot of sleep over the plight of an accused teenaged terrorist languishing behind the barbed wire of a Cuban detention centre. Or for that matter for his mother who, from the safety of her adopted Toronto home, fires verbal blasts at the Americans holding him prisoner and a Canadian government that has already been far more generous to her family than it deserves. Maha Elsamnah wants us all to be shocked at the treatment of her 19-year-old son Omar Khadr, a suspect in the murder of a U.S. army medic...