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  • Al Qaeda on march across the globe - Two years after SEALs got bin Laden

    05/02/2013 8:28:13 PM PDT · by Fred · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 050213 | Peter Brookes
    Two years ago today, SEAL Team Six sent Osama bin Laden on his way to Davy Jones’ Locker — but his Islamist terror machine is anything but sinking to the depths. It remains a vicious, global threat. Since Osama’s demise, the terror group’s strength has ebbed in some areas, but flowed strongly in others. Indeed, one current estimate concludes that al Qaeda affiliates and associates (i.e., groups, cells or operatives) are active in more than 30 countries (of some 190) on four continents. Including our continent. While we don’t yet know the whole story behind the Boston bombing, just last...
  • 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 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:...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dog protest planned for Scarborough mosque

    09/13/2012 11:07:33 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 42 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 13, 2012 | Terry Davidson
    TORONTO - The fur will be flying at an east-Toronto Mosque Friday afternoon, when a group of dog owners plan to walk their canines outside the building during prayer sessions. It was toward the end of August that two groups — the Canadian Hindu Advocacy and Canadians United Against Terror - set up a Facebook page inviting people to walk their dogs in front the Salahuddin mosque in Scarborough. Their call was a response to an incident in August that took place during an anti-Israel demonstration at Queen’s Park by an Islamic group where a Jewish man was arrested for...
  • FBI: Terror Suspect Plotted Fuel Attack

    06/03/2004 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Allan · 6 replies · 363+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 3, 2004 | John Solomon
    FBI: Terror suspect plotted fuel attackAl-Marabh planned to blow up tunnelJail informant reported `martyr' bid JOHN SOLOMONASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh, who ran a print shop with his uncle in Toronto, plotted to steal a fuel tanker truck and blow it up in one of the heavily travelled tunnels between New Jersey and Manhattan, FBI documents allege. Al-Marabh, 36, was arrested Sept. 19, 2001, in Chicago in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. His arrest prompted an RCMP raid of his uncle's copy shop on Charles St. in Toronto. The U.S. deported him...
  • Terrorist sings new tune (Toronto 18 trainer about to get out, buss a fly rap in court)

    11/28/2010 11:25:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 11/26/10 | MICHELE MANDEL
    Terrorist sings new tuneBy MICHELE MANDEL, Toronto Sun Last Updated: November 26, 2010 6:59pm BRAMPTON - It’s a strange road from would-be terrorist to would-be rapper. But far better Steven Chand’s bad poetry than his last hobby of training terror recruits in the snow. After pledging to have nothing more to do with terrorism and performing a rather bizarre courtroom rap, Steven Chand was handed a stiff 10 year sentence by Justice Fletcher Dawson Friday for training and fundraising for the Toronto 18 terror group. But with credit for his nearly five years in custody, Chand will have only seven...
  • Despite 40-year sentence, Khadr (Gitmo terrorist) likely to go home in a year (US deal)

    11/01/2010 9:35:26 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 22 replies
    McClatchy/Miami Herald ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Carol Rosenberg
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — A military jury on Sunday gave teen terrorist Omar Khadr a 40-year prison sentence for killing an American commando in Afghanistan, but the sentence was merely symbolic — the United States already had agreed to limit Khadr's prison time to eight years, and Canada last week said it would allow Khadr to serve the bulk of his sentence there. That agreement will allow Khadr to be released from prison by age 32, if not earlier under Canadian parole provisions. The Toronto-born Khadr also admitted that, in the days ahead of his capture, he planted...
  • Canadian guilty of planning homegrown terror plot (another convert to the ROP)

    02/26/2010 6:13:20 PM PST · by greeneyes · 10 replies · 823+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/26/2010 | greeneyes
    A member of a homegrown terrorist group pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a plot to set off truck bombs in front of Canada's main stock exchange and two government buildings.
  • Hasan's E-Mail: 'I Can't Wait to Join You' in Afterlife

    11/19/2009 3:29:45 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 70 replies · 2,850+ views
    abc ^ | 11/19/09 | BRIAN ROSS and RHONDA SCHWARTZ
    United States Army Major Nidal Hasan told a radical cleric considered by authorities to be an al-Qaeda recruiter, "I can't wait to join you" in the afterlife, according to an American official with top secret access to 18 e-mails exchanged between Hasan and the cleric, Anwar al Awlaki, over a six month period between Dec. 2008 and June 2009.
  • From Yemen, Anwar Awlaki Helped Inspire Fort Dix, Toronto Plots

    11/11/2009 11:52:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 534+ views
    From Yemen, Anwar Awlaki Helped Inspire Fort Dix, Toronto Plots Despite Terror Connections, E-mails with Major Hasan Did Not Raise Red Flags By RICHARD ESPOSITO, REHAB EL-BURI, and BRIAN ROSS Nov. 11, 2009 — In addition to his contacts with Major Nidal Hasan, the radical American cleric, Anwar al Awlaki, served as an inspiration for men convicted in terror plots in Toronto and Fort Dix, New Jersey, according to government officials and court records reviewed by ABCNews.com. Despite his ties to other plots, including the one against the Army post at Fort Dix, some 20 e-mails between Awlaki and Major...
  • FBI Gunfight Leaves Mich. Suspect Dead: Suspect Was Leader of Sect Seeking Islamic State in U.S.

    10/28/2009 9:26:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies · 974+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/28/2009 | JASON RYAN and PIERRE THOMAS
    FBI agents hoping to break up an alleged interstate crime ring dealing in arson, fraud and possibly stolen vehicles, ended up in a gunfight at a Detroit-area warehouse, after which a suspect lay dead. The FBI sought to arrest Luqman Ameen Abdullah, a.k.a. Christopher Thomas, 53, who a criminal complaint said was the imam of a radical fundamentalist Sunni group called Masjid Al-Haqq that seeks to establish a sovereign Islamic state inside the United States... Abdullah and 10 others were charged today in a criminal complaint with conspiracy and theft of interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of...
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE.com ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • FOUND!!! Where the anti-war anarchists hang out!

    10/11/2001 6:44:27 PM PDT · by gaelwolf · 22 replies · 773+ views
    TAO Communications ^ | October 11, 2001 | Self
    While doing some research on ecoterrorism, I came across TAO Communications. If you ever wanted a resource to find out where the anti-war anarchists are and what they are up to, this is the resource to use! I would advocate simply using this as your portal to adventure for FReeping and otherwise doing what it is you wish to do. If you use TAO Communications for your window on these folks, and leave it alone so that it won't try to keep you away, then you'll have a wonderful resource to use. The files for their signs are there, so ...
  • Minn. terror suspect seeks release

    05/05/2009 6:49:01 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 563+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 5/5/09 | AMY FORLITI , Associated Press
    Attorneys for a Minneapolis man held in solitary confinement on terror charges for more than five years are asking he be released while he awaits trial, saying Mohammed Warsame's pretrial incarceration has gone on so long it has become punitive. After U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim said he would take the request under advisement, Warsame stood up in court and said, "This is unfair, sir. I've been here a long time." Warsame, a Canadian of Somali descent, is charged with conspiracy to provide material support and resources to al-Qaida and with one count of providing such support. He's also...
  • Official: Guantanamo Detainee Was Tortured

    01/14/2009 1:18:12 AM PST · by gondramB · 117 replies · 4,561+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 14, 2009
    A Bush administration official responsible for reviewing practices at Guantanamo Bay says the U.S. military tortured a Saudi national who allegedly planned to participate in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Washington Post reported. "We tortured [Mohammed al-]Qahtani," Susan J. Crawford told the Post. "His treatment met the legal definition of torture. And that's why I did not refer the case" for prosecution. Crawford is the first senior Bush administration official who investigates Guantanamo dealings to publicly say a detainee was tortured.
  • Terror Informant for FBI Allegedly Targeted Agents

    01/19/2008 10:52:14 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 278+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2008 | Josh White and Keith B. Richburg
    When U.S. authorities got their hands on terrorist Mohammed Mansour Jabarah in May 2002, he agreed to inform on some of the most influential al-Qaeda leaders. So instead of being sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, or a high-security CIA detention facility, Jabarah was housed with relatively lax security at Fort Dix, N.J., where he was allowed to watch television and movies, speak to his family in Canada by telephone, go for walks and even make his own meals, all under 24-hour FBI watch. That arrangement soon proved to be a major problem for the bureau. In court papers filed in...
  • For NewsWire Distribution: CBC and Canadian Press Flunked Out in Coverage of Several Terrorist Cases

    11/04/2005 12:33:24 PM PST · by OldWNewW · 2 replies · 557+ views
    I-NewsWire.Com ^ | 2005-11-04 | SPNW NewsWire
    Terrorism and Security: Major Canadian Media Organizations Possibly a Haven for Single-Issue Activists Government policy analyst lodges request for investigation of lop-sided media coverage of two terrorism related cases. Poor journalism widespread while watchdog bodies ineffective or biased. (I-Newswire) - Literally millions of Canadians have read the newspapers or seen coverage of the cases of Muhammed Mahjoub, a suspected terrorist being held indefinitely on a secret service security certificate, and Maher Arar, also suspected of having terrorist connections. While Canadian media such as the CBC and the Canadian Press have provided ample opportunities for Maher Arar and Muhammed Mahjoub and...
  • Weapons arrest at U.S.-Canadian border

    08/13/2005 7:59:12 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 39 replies · 1,296+ views
    cnn ^ | 8-13-05
    Two men tried to re-enter Canada from the United States early Saturday with handguns and ammunition strapped to their bodies, Canadian police said. Ali Dirie, 22, and Yasin Mohamed, 23 -- both Canadians from the Toronto area -- face weapons-related charges and are in police custody in Niagara Falls, Ontario, according to a police statement. Ontario's Provincial Weapons Enforcement Team and the Niagara Regional Police Service are investigating. Detective Sgt. Shawn Clarkson, of the Niagara Regional Police Service, would not say what led border officers to search the men. The men's vehicle underwent a routine search at about 5:40 a.m....
  • Hateful chatter behind the veil (Wives of Toronto's `accused` terrorists)

    06/29/2006 4:47:27 AM PDT · by fanfan · 128 replies · 4,057+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Thursday, June 29, 2006 | OMAR EL AKKAD AND GREG MCARTHUR
    Hateful chatter behind the veil Key suspects' wives held radical views, Web postings revealMISSISSAUGA — When it came time to write up the premarital agreement between Zakaria Amara and Nada Farooq, Ms. Farooq briefly considered adding a clause that would allow her to ask for a divorce. She said that Mr. Amara (now accused of being a leader of the alleged terror plot that led to the arrests of 17 Muslim men early this month) had to aspire to take part in jihad. "[And] if he ever refuses a clear opportunity to leave for jihad, then i want the choice...
  • RCMP Raids Toronto Tamil Offices

    04/23/2006 5:08:22 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 9 replies · 1,761+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | April 23, 2006 | Surya Bhattacharya and Michelle Shephard
    RCMP raids Toronto Tamil offices Tigers outlawed as a terrorist group Toronto Star Surya Bhattacharya and Michelle Shephard April 23, 2006 Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers raided the Scarborough and Toronto offices of the World Tamil Movement yesterday, sealing off the building with yellow police tape and carting off boxes of documents. Police hit offices at 39 Consentino Dr. in Scarborough, and later yesterday the community Tamil radio station reported a similar raid on the Toronto office on Eaton Ave., near Wellesley and Parliament Sts. in downtown Toronto. The World Tamil Movement maintains a third office here at 1231 Ellesmere...
  • Cops: Terror suspect wanted to behead PM

    06/06/2006 9:41:34 AM PDT · by Clive · 51 replies · 1,443+ views
    BRAMPTON, Ont. (CP) - One of the suspects in a Toronto terror plot is accused of wanting to behead Canada's prime minister, his lawyer said Tuesday. Lawyer Gary Batasar says the allegations against his client are very serious and include his personal threat against the prime minister. Steven Chand is also accused of plotting to storm and bomb various buildings, he says. Chand is among 17 people accused of plotting to stage a massive terrorist attack in southern Ontario. Fifteen of the 17 people facing charges are in court today. Family members who arrived to support them were met by...
  • CSIS: terror cell busted Bomb expert among four Algerians in Toronto

    11/04/2005 5:11:52 PM PST · by Candor7 · 2 replies · 402+ views
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | 3rd Nov. 05 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO - Canadian counter- terrorism investigators have dismantled a suspected terrorist cell in Toronto whose members included an al-Qaeda-trained explosives expert, the National Post has learned. The cell consisted of four Algerian refugee claimants who had lived in Canada for as long as six years and were alleged members of a radical Islamic terror faction called the Salafist Group for Call and Combat. The central figure of the Toronto-area cell was a former al-Qaeda training camp instructor who studied bomb-making at Osama bin Laden's Al Farooq and Khaldun training camps in eastern Afghanistan. The group was watched by intelligence officers...
  • Saddam Accepted the American Ultimatum Before the US Invasion

    10/30/2006 4:10:24 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 100 replies · 2,876+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/30/06
    Saddam Accepted the American Ultimatum Before the US Invasion, According to Rights and Freedom International Monday October 30, 4:35 pm ET TORONTO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A former political adviser to Saddam Hussein's son said today that Saddam was willing to yield to all American demands before the U.S. invasion of Iraq -- but that the Bush administration refused his offers. The disclosure was made by Hossam Shaltout, a Canadian aerospace engineer, former American pilot, and founder of the peace organization Rights and Freedom International (http://www.rightsandfreedom.com), who said that war could have been averted, but Bush aides blocked his efforts...
  • Ottawa pulls Saudi group's charity status. Muslim World League being sued by 9/11 families

    12/01/2003 10:24:50 PM PST · by tubavil · 5 replies · 1,182+ views
    National Post ^ | 12/1/2003 | Stewart Bell
    Ottawa pulls Saudi group's charity status Tax violation: Muslim World League being sued by 9/11 families Stewart Bell National Post Monday, December 01, 2003 TORONTO - Federal regulators have revoked the charity status of the Canadian branch of a Saudi organization that has faced longstanding allegations of ties to terrorism. A notice in the government publication Canada Gazette said the Muslim World League (MWL) is one of several charities that "have not met the filing requirements of the Income Tax Act." The revocation came into effect on Nov. 15, but the organization, dedicated to promoting Islam, was still calling itself...
  • Author helped expose Canada terrorists

    06/05/2006 3:16:03 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 56 replies · 2,048+ views
    WND ^ | 6-5-06
    Williams worked with authorities on al-Qaida links When Canadian law enforcement authorities busted a Toronto terrorist plot with al-Qaida connections, they acted with the benefit of briefings and research developed by American investigator Paul L. Williams, author of the new WND Books release "Dunces of Doomsday: 10 Blunders that Gave Rise to Radical Islam." Canadian police last Friday arrested 17 suspected Islamic terrorists, mostly in Toronto, who were allegedly planning to unleash a string of attacks in Ontario in retaliation for the country's support of the U.S. in the War on Terror. Williams has long been investigating the link between...
  • Terror suspect's bride: 'I'm shocked' (part 2 'The path to terror in Canada' series)

    09/05/2006 9:37:08 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 953+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Tuesday, September 05, 2006 | Stewart Bell
    Part 2 of National Post's series: "The path to terror in Canada" Terror suspect's bride: 'I'm shocked' Stewart Bell National Post Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Three months after the RCMP began arresting 18 suspects accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, an investigation by the National Post has uncovered a web of links to Pakistan. Today, in the second of four parts, an exclusive interview with the Pakistani bride of Toronto terror suspect Jahmaal James. LAHORE, Pakistan - There are plastic flowers on the walls, a small computer on the table beneath the window and a curtain for a door....
  • The path to terror in Canada -- an exclusive report: Training ground

    09/02/2006 3:44:20 AM PDT · by Clive · 11 replies · 936+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-09-02 | Stewart Bell
    Three months after the RCMP began arresting 18 suspects accused of plotting terror attacks in Canada, an investigation by the National Post has uncovered a web of links to Pakistan. Today, in the first of four parts, the role of a Pakistani training camp is revealed.- - - BALAKOT, Pakistan - A worn footpath climbs from the Kaghan Valley highway into the lush mountains above the River Kunar, on Kashmir's western frontier. The locals all know where it leads. An hour's walk up the steep trail there is a training camp built by Islamic militants called Madrassa Syed Ahmed Shaheed...
  • The Terrorists Among Us

    08/20/2006 2:06:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 1,078+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2006 | Theodore Dalrymple
    While I was on a visit to Toronto recently, police arrested 17 men, the oldest of them 43 but most much younger, on charges of plotting a terrorist attack. They wished, apparently, to blow up the parliament in Ottawa and publicly behead the prime minister. Cops caught them in the process of buying three times as much material for explosives as Timothy McVeigh used in the Oklahoma City bombing. Reporting the arrests, the New York Times called the men “South Asians”—though one of them was an Egyptian, two were Somali, and most had been born in Canada—thus concealing by an...
  • Homegrown terror (Muslim writer says it's time to get much tougher)

    08/15/2006 10:54:14 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 4 replies · 690+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | SALIM MANSUR
    Homegrown terror Toronto Sun Tuesday, August 15, 2006 By SALIM MANSUR The October Crisis of 1970 has seemingly faded from the collective memory of Canadians and its lesson forgotten by the once mighty Liberal party and its present leadership aspirants. But the lesson of that history has acquired great relevance in our post-9/11 world. Let us briefly recall the events of nearly 36 years ago. On Oct. 5, 1970, members of the Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ) kidnapped James Cross, the British trade commissioner, in Montreal. Five days later, Pierre Laporte, Quebec’s minister of labour in Robert Bourassa’s...
  • 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...
  • Leader turned informant rattles Muslims

    07/31/2006 11:01:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 1,078+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7/31/06 | Rebecca Cook Dube
    TORONTO – The surprise announcement by a prominent Muslim leader here that he was an informant who helped authorities arrest 17 Muslims on terrorism charges has raised questions in the Muslim community over the ethics of informing versus a responsibility to stop violence. Since outing himself as an informant who infiltrated and trained with the suspects, Mubin Shaikh has come under harsh criticism by some Toronto Muslims and sparked a debate about how far citizens should go in aiding police investigations, even as he has been hailed as a hero in the mainstream media.
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Attorney says FBI lied to terror suspect

    06/16/2006 1:54:18 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies · 394+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 6/16/06 | Bill Torpy
    Six statements by a Georgia Tech student arrested on terrorism-related charges should be thrown out because of false promises and implied threats from investigators, the man's attorney said in court filings Thursday. Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, talked to FBI agents after being told he would not be arrested if he cooperated. Ahmed did talk — six interviews over a week's time — and then was arrested, his court-appointed attorney Jack Martin said. The agents also "prey[ed] on the defendant's devotion to Islam" to gain his trust and cooperation, he said. "Office [Khalid] Sediqui, who revealed that he was a devout...
  • Blackout on Canada terror trial

    06/12/2006 7:27:41 PM PDT · by traumer · 15 replies · 467+ views
    Lawyers acting for a group of Canadian terror suspects have complained about a media blackout on court proceedings. Speaking after 14 of the 17 suspects appeared at a bail hearing in Brampton, Ontario, they said it was indicative that the men cannot get a fair trial. Details of the charges they face have not been published but their lawyers say they include an alleged plot to storm parliament and behead the PM. The accusations against the men, most Canadians, has caused nationwide shock. Citizens' rights Rocco Galati, representing one of the suspects, who include five teenagers, complained that the men...
  • Iran Connects the Dots

    06/10/2006 9:52:28 PM PDT · by parousia · 19 replies · 941+ views
    National Review ^ | June 10, 2006 | Michael Ledeen
    <p>It didn’t take long to start pooh-poohing the significance of eliminating Zarqawi. MSNBC/al-Reuters headline: ‘Zarqawi more myth than Man.’ And of course, the hate-America crowd hinted the ‘timing’ was peculiar (Bush needed a boost in the polls). Zarqawi was a very important man in the terror network and welcomed by the radical Shiite regime in Tehran. he was more than a leader of one faction in a religious war; he promoted religious conflict as a tactic to destabilize Iraq and drive out the Coalition. He and his Iranian backers/masters promoted all kinds of internal Iraqi conflict: Kurds against Arabs, Turkamen against Kurds, anything that worked. The terror masters put aside their differences and made a war plan in which Sunni and Shia, Syrian and Saudi, Iranian and Iraqi cooperated against their common satanic enemy, the United States. Another important fact emerged from the accounts of the attack on Zarqawi: we killed two women in the same house. because they were his key intelligence officers in the jihadist terror organizations, despite endless citations from the Koran demanding their subservience. Theywere important components of the terror headquarters. And second, when our soldiers enter terrorists’ quarters and kill women in the ensuing firefight, it is highly probable the women may be terrorists also. Zarqawi played on a global scale. Reports from Canada recount contacts between the ‘home-grown’ terrorists arrested by the Mounties and Zarqawi: ‘Mississauga News,’ June 7: ‘The arrest of 17 suspects...is said to be the latest stage in dismantling a terrorist network that’s linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi...’).and seem linked to FBI arrests in Atlanta and others in Sarajevo, England, and Denmark. The public announcement a few months ago that Zarqawi was no longer the head of al Qaeda in Iraq, that henceforth the Iraqi Sunni ‘community’ would run the terror war there stated Zarqawi would devote his efforts to the international jihad.</p>
  • Good morning Canada

    06/09/2006 1:46:12 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 12 replies · 507+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 8, 2006 | AMOTZ ASA-EL
    How ironic. Just days after one group of Canadians took sides in the Mideast conflict by publicly and sweepingly backing Israel's enemies, the rest of Canada learned that another set of anti-Canadian Canadians had taken the next logical step and targeted Canada itself. Granted, the membership, leadership and pompous resolutions of the Ontario division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) interest the average Israeli about as much as the World Cup interests the average grandmother. However, the 17-man terror ring arrested last weekend for plotting to detonate Canada's parliament, storm its Broadcast Corporation and behead, among others, Prime...
  • British Arrests May Be Tied to Canada Plot

    06/07/2006 11:59:35 AM PDT · by fanfan · 10 replies · 445+ views
    AP Via Breitbart.com ^ | Jun 07 1:25 PM US/Eastern | TARIQ PANJA
    DEWSBURY, England Police in Britain arrested a 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old youth as terrorist suspects, and were conducting searches at three locations, authorities said Wednesday. The man, who was identified only as a resident of Bradford, northern England, was arrested Tuesday night at Manchester airport, West Yorkshire Police said. Officers searched three houses in Bradford in connection with the arrest, police said. The police later said detectives also had arrested a 16-year-old in Dewsbury, near Bradford, as part of the same investigation. Police refused to comment on reports by the British Broadcasting Corp. that the arrests were linked to...
  • (Terror suspects remanded for bail hearings )Plan to storm Parliament alleged

    06/06/2006 5:03:41 PM PDT · by fanfan · 29 replies · 661+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Jun. 6, 2006. 07:04 PM | SURYA BHATTACHARYA AND JESSICA LEEDER
    Bombings, an armed assault on Parliament and even the beheading of Prime Minister Stephen Harper were among a chilling miscellany of possible terrorist attacks that emerged Tuesday when the alleged architects of a massive terrorist plot made their second appearance in court. Ten men and five youths faced a packed courtroom as new details came to light about what the group was allegedly plotting before they were rounded up last Friday in what’s been billed as Canada’s largest post-9-11 counter-terrorism operation. The most hair-raising of the allegations were relayed by Gary Batasar, the lawyer for 25-year-old restaurant worker Steven Chand,...
  • Why We Can’t Deter Iran (because we aren’t)

    06/06/2006 4:00:52 PM PDT · by MaximusRules · 17 replies · 728+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6 June 2006 | LTC Joseph C. Myers
    "The Iranian nuclear program crisis is currently presenting the greatest challenge to the national security strategy of the Bush Administration. Strategists, diplomats and policy makers are all hard at work trying to craft a course of action and an international coalition that will dissuade and/or prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons... So absent military action and the West’s acquiescence to a nuclear armed Iran, can Iran be deterred from proliferating nuclear weapons and associated technology? Can we be assured they won’t pass one to a proxy? The answer is no, at least as current US strategies are crafted..."
  • Threat Matrix: Daily Terror Threat - June 2006

    06/01/2006 7:04:43 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,694 replies · 25,684+ views
    Al-Qaeda's Long March to War (Full Story) In recent weeks, media reports from both Iraq and Afghanistan have suggested the appearance of a slow evolution of the Islamist insurgents' tactics in the direction of the battlefield deployment of larger mujahideen units that attack "harder" facilities.These attacks are not replacing small-unit attacks, ambushes, kidnappings, assassinations and suicide bombings in either country, but rather seem to be initial and tentative forays toward another stage of fighting. Karzai Condemns U.S. Troops Using Gunfire Taliban Kill, Kidnap Dozens of Afghan Police US Sends More Troops into Iraq Where does Karzai go from here?...
  • Terror Suspects Due in Canadian Court ~ June 6, 2006

    06/06/2006 8:40:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 530+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 06, 2006 at 8:31:1 PDT | BETH DUFF-BROWN ASSOCIATED PRESS
    TORONTO (AP) - 0604dv-canada-terror Twelve men accused of scheming to blow up Canadian targets in a terrorist plot that authorities say was inspired by al-Qaida faced a formal hearing Tuesday on the charges against them. Police expect more arrests, while intelligence officers sought ties between the 12 men and five other teen suspects and Islamic terror cells in the United States and five other nations. The Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, a small city just west of Toronto, said Monday the men arrested over the weekend were charged with participating in a terrorist group. Other charges include importing weapons...
  • 2 attacks planned: source (Truck bomb in Toronto, shots on crowd)

    06/06/2006 4:59:38 AM PDT · by fanfan · 60 replies · 1,573+ views
    The National Post ^ | Tuesday, June 06, 2006 | Stewart Bell and Adrian Humphreys; with files from PeterBrieger,
    The young men charged with plotting terrorist attacks against Canadian targets were allegedly planning two separate strikes -- one to detonate a truck bomb to destroy a significant building and the other to open fire on a crowd in a public place, the National Post has learned. The conspirators were allegedly concentrating their efforts on their assigned missions and were in an advanced state of planning when authorities moved to arrest the men last weekend, sources said. The national security component of the huge investigation was code-named Operation Claymore by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Canada's spy agency, which was...
  • JTF-2 commandos were ready to swoop

    06/06/2006 3:36:55 AM PDT · by Clive · 13 replies · 594+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-06-06 | Chris Wattie
    The commandos of Joint Task Force-2, the Canadian army's elite special forces unit, were put on standby just a few minutes' flight away from where suspected terrorists were conducting "training camps" at an isolated site north of Toronto, sources have told the National Post. About 25 members of the JTF-2's counterterrorism unit were at a nearby military base with their helicopters, ready to swoop down should police decide they were needed, said a military source speaking on condition of anonymity. "They were within a few minutes' flying time of this training camp," said the source, who was familiar with JTF-2...
  • Bomb-making among charges (Canada terror bust: PM Harper thanks Pres Bush for US help)

    06/05/2006 7:23:58 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 21 replies · 765+ views
    Toronto red Star ^ | Jun. 5, 2006 | HAROLD LEVY, Staff
    Bomb-making among charges Toronto red Star Jun. 5, 2006. 08:25 PM HAROLD LEVY STAFF REPORTER The twelve men arrested Friday and charged as adults in connection with alleged terrorist acts are linked together in six categories of charges, court documents reveal. Documents filed at the Brampton courthouse indicate that the charges range from conspiracy to carry out a terrorist activity, to training for terrorist purposes, to bomb making and illegally importing guns and ammunition. All twelve are charged with knowingly participating in a terrorist group for the purpose of carrying out terrorist activity in Mississauga, Toronto, Fort Erie, the...
  • The ties that bind 17 suspects?

    06/05/2006 8:17:45 PM PDT · by caveat emptor · 21 replies · 719+ views
    Toronto <font color="red"> (Red) Star </font> ^ | June 4, 2006 | SURYA BHATTACHARYA
    The ties that bind 17 suspects? ANALYSIS | `They represent the broad strata of our community,' the RCMP says. Jun. 4, 2006. 07:15 AM SURYA BHATTACHARYA, NASREEN GULAMHUSEIN AND HEBA ALY STAFF REPORTERS In investigators' offices, an intricate graph plotting the links between the 17 men and teens charged with being members of a homegrown terrorist cell covers at least one wall. And still, says a source, it is difficult to find a common denominator.
  • 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...
  • From Chat Room to Major Terror Plot Bust ~ On the Toronto Bust and connections to the NSA

    06/05/2006 7:37:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 499+ views
    lawhawk.blogspot.com ^ | 6/05/2006 03:15:00 PM | lawhawk
    The Canadian terrorist plot began in a chat room. It developed into a full-blown plot to acquire the means and methods to carry out a terrorist attack, the targets of which are not being revealed by law enforcement. AJ Strata notes that the plot in Canada quickly grew into an international investigation because of links to the US. The NSA can monitor the Canadians without worrying about invoking constitutional issues. However, once they began picking up US links, we cross over into the world of FISA, constitutional protections, and transnational legal issues.This is the exact scenarion I have been...