In the ongoing (not so-called) War on Terror, Canadian Border Service guards and Immigration officials have arrested an alleged al-Qaida terrorist as he tried to leave Canada.
This terrorist allegedly has ties not just to al-Qaida, but to Osama Bin Laden himself and the arrest is one of the biggest since 9/11. The last terrorism related arrest in Canada of this calibre was the arrest of Abdullah Khadr in Toronto.
[…]...An alleged terrorist—with links to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden—has been arrested in the GTA while trying to flee the country, Sun Media immigration sources say.
…In one of the most significant terrorism arrests in Canada since 9/11, a man believed to be a captain of the Pakistani extremist organization Mujahedin-E-Lashkar-E-Tayyba, or LET, which is funded by Osama bin Laden and has direct ties to al-Qaida, was arrested March 16 by Canadian border service officers in Newmarket.
…Intelligence sources say members of LET have been trained in Afghan terrorist camps.
…40-year-old Raja Ghulam Mustafa, a Pakistani national who went by the last name Murtaza, was arrested outside his home with a packed suitcase and a significant amount of cash on him.
…In 1997, Mustafa was arrested in the U.S. but was released on a peace bond after he filed a claim for refugee status.
…During that time, officials said he fled to Canada under a phony name. He was eventually able to secure refugee status here.
…Mustafa moved to Newmarket to live with his brother-in-law Syed Maqsood Aly, a fugitive wanted in the U.S. for drug trafficking and fraud, according to sources.
…Khadr faces extradition to the U.S. on charges of procuring weapons for the al-Qaida terror network for use against U.S. forces.
While this arrest was going on, Canadian soldiers fight the ongoing (not so-called) War on Terror on the other side of the world. According to Abu Jandal,a former Bin Laden bodyguard, Canadian troops are possibly in the line of fire as he claims that Bin Laden is still in Afghanistan, near Kandahar, and is alive and well.
So, to all of the naysayers out there (Jack Layton, are you listening?), proof positive that the War on Terror exists, as does Bin Laden.
With this latest arrest, it looks like Canadians nabbed a major cog in the terrorist wheel and with our soldiers stationed in Kandahar, there is the possibility they could pull off the coup of a lifetime by “getting” Bin Laden.
God bless our soldiers in Afghanistan with their ongoing fight against terror and terrorists.