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  • Canada terror suspect: Lawyer must use 'holy book'

    05/23/2013 11:04:09 AM PDT · by oxcart · 18 replies
    <p>TORONTO (AP) -- A man accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada with support from al-Qaida is asking to be represented by a defense attorney willing to use the "holy book" as a reference in his case.</p> <p>During a hearing Thursday Chiheb Esseghaier requested a court-appointed lawyer who will use the "holy book" as a reference. The Tunisian-born Muslim was apparently referring to the Quran.</p>
  • Via suspects discussed alternative plans to poison air/water to kill up to 100,000 people

    05/10/2013 7:18:18 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 9, 2013 | JESSICA MURPHY
    ... Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian citizen who previously lived in Canada, has been charged with two counts of knowingly making false statements in an application to immigration authorities for a green card and work visa, in order to facilitate an act of international terrorism. "As alleged, Mr. Abassi came to the United States to pursue terrorist activity and support others in the same shameful pursuit. What Mr. Abassi didn't know was that one of his associates, privy to the details of his plan, was an undercover FBI agent," said FBI assistant director-in-charge George Venizelos in a statement. Authorities arrested Abassi...
  • Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism...

    05/09/2013 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2013/tunisian-man-charged-with-visa-fraud-related-to-terrorism-intended-to-remain-in-u.s.-to-facilitate-an-act-of-international-terrorism Tunisian Man Charged with Visa Fraud Related to Terrorism, Intended to Remain in U.S. to Facilitate an Act of International Terrorism U.S. Attorney’s Office May 09, 2013 Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; George Venizelos, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Raymond W. Kelly, the Police Commissioner of the city of New York (NYPD), today announced the unsealing of charges against Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian citizen, for...
  • Canada tried, failed to deport VIA Rail terror suspect nine years ago

    04/25/2013 1:55:09 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | April 25, 2013 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO — Canadian immigration authorities tried to deport the Toronto VIA Rail terror suspect nine years ago but never did so because, as a stateless Palestinian, he could not be sent to any other country, documents obtained by the National Post show. Raed Jaser was allegedly working illegally under several aliases when he was arrested in August 2004 on an outstanding immigration warrant. Officials wanted to deport him because he had a string of criminal convictions but were forced to set him free after two days. The government’s failure to deport Mr. Jaser allegedly proved costly for Canada: He and...
  • 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.
  • Toronto imam who came forward with concerns about terror plot wants to stay anonymous

    04/23/2013 3:03:44 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | April 23, 2013 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO — The Toronto imam who first brought forward concerns about one of the suspects in the alleged al-Qaeda-linked train plot wants to remain anonymous, his lawyer said Tuesday. Naseer Syed said the imam came to him more than a year ago about the suspect’s conduct. “It was enough of a concern and it passed a certain threshold than the imam felt comfortable with,” he said. The lawyer said he then notified the appropriate authorities. On Monday, the RCMP credited the imam’s tip with helping bring terrorism-related charges against Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier.
  • Two ‘religiously strict’ men behind foiled al-Qaeda-supported plot to derail VIA train

    04/22/2013 10:19:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    National Post (Canada) ^ | April 22, 2013 | Joseph Brean and Adrian Humphreys |
    Chiheb Esseghaier, the younger of two men charged in the al Qaeda train plot, is a Tunisian-born PhD student at a Université du Québec nanotechnology lab who was threatened with expulsion for his disruptive behaviour and strict religious views that alienated his colleagues.
  • Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBC

    04/22/2013 11:24:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 140 replies
    Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBCR Reuters – 19 mins ago TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police and intelligence agencies are to announce multiple arrests on Monday after an operation to thwart a "major terrorist attack," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday, citing unnamed "highly placed" sources.
  • 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:...