Saturday, June 03, 2006

Canadian Police: Terror suspects from a “broad ‘strata’ of society”

If that’s the case, someone enlighten me. When, exactly, did Canada become a Muslim country?
Terror suspects appear in court

Brampton, Ont. — Members of an alleged homegrown terror cell appeared in a Brampton courtroom Saturday to face chargers they plotted to attack Canadian targets in Southern Ontario.

In a series of raids Friday, police arrested 12 adults and five young offenders. In the process, they seized enough ammonium nitrate fertilizer to build an explosive device three times more devastating than the one used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

"This group presented a real and serious threat. They had the capacity and intent to carry out a terrorist attack," said RCMP Asst. Commissioner Mike McDonell.

"Our investigation and arrests prevented the assembly of explosive devices and attacks being carried out. At all times, the focus of our investigation was the safety and protection of the public," he added…

The accused, dressed casually in jeans or jogging pants and t-shirts, sported traditional Muslim male beards. Most were Canadian citizens or residents…

Lawyers for the accused, asked that their clients be provided with a Koran, and in one case prescription eyewear…

In court, [Defense lawyer Rocco] Galati was accompanied by Aly Hindy, a Toronto imam and friend of the highly-controversial Khadr family, who have well-established connections to al-Qaeda.

Mr. Hindy, a controverisial Iman, leads an Islamic centre in Scarborough, said he knew several of the accused because they prayed at his mosque but said they were not terrorists.

"He said the charges are to keep George Bush happy, that's all." [Ed. - Yeah, Aly, stick with that defense]

Those (adults) charged as being members of the terrorist cell were:

Fahim Ahmad,
Zakaria Amara,
Asad Ansari,
Shareef Abdelhaleen,
Qayyum Abdul Jamal,
Mohammed Dirie
Yasim Abdi Mohamed,
Jahmaal James,
Amin Mohamed Durrani,
Steven Vikash Chand (alias Abdul Shakur),
Ahmad Mustafa Ghany, and
Saad Khalid.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the reports on the arrest in Canada refer to other arrest in several other countries. Has anyone found out how many more and where, besides the two idiots in Ga?

6/04/2006 7:12 PM  

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