NOTE: Also see previous blog entries: here.
More on the “so-called” (trademark: state-run CBC) war on terror —in Canada:
I like how in this Canadian Press article they say: All of the suspects are residents of Canada and most are Canadian citizens of various backgrounds, officials said. I wonder if they have anything to do with, oh, I don’t know, Islamofascism. Guess that doesn’t matter as long as they weren’t Christians—we’d know about it if they were!
21 minutes ago
TORONTO (CP) – A series of terrorist attacks plotted against unspecified targets in southern Ontario were “inspired by al-Qaida,” a CSIS official said Saturday, adding that the ring of suspects arrested posed a “real and serious” threat.
Three tonnes of ammonium nitrate, a commonly used fertilizer used to make explosives, were recovered by police, who say that’s three times the amount used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.
“It was their intent to use it for a terrorist attack,” said RCMP assistant commissioner Mike McDonell.
“If I can put this in context for you, the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people was completed with only one tonne of ammonium nitrate.” “This group posed a real and serious threat,” he added. “It had the capacity and intent to carry out these acts.”
The RCMP arrested and charged 12 men and five people under 18.
Of the adults, six are from Mississauga, just outside Toronto; four are from Toronto itself and two are from Kingston in the eastern part of the province.
Most were Canadian citizens or residents. Police described them as coming from a variety of backgrounds. The adults range in age from 19 to 43.
The suspects were to appear in a Brampton court Saturday afternoon, where the police presence was so intense it resembled an armed camp.
Police refused to say what the terror suspects considered targets, although officials ruled out the Toronto Transit Commission – a public transit system that includes buses, subways and streetcars. A report in a Toronto newspaper citing sources said a CSIS building in downtown Toronto near the CN Tower as a target as well the Parliament buildings and a smattering of other high-profile, heavily populated areas.
“This group posed a real and serious threat,” McDonnell said. “It had the capacity and intent to carry out attacks. Our investigation and arrests prevented the assembly of any bombs and the attacks being carried out. … The modus operandi is very similar to other attacks that have taken place around the world and other threat of attacks.”
…but no indication they were, oh, I don’t know….. Islamofascists? Well… we’re getting there….
“For various reasons. they appear to have become adherents of a violent ideology inspired by al Qaeda,” said Luc Portelance, assistant director of operations at the Canadian spy service, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
They definitely weren’t Christians then. But were they Islamofascists?
We don’t know. They’re reluctant to tell us!
Wait! Here’s a list of those arrested. Hmmm. No clues here I guess!
1. Fahim Ahmad, 21, Toronto;
2. Zakaria Amara, 20, Mississauga, Ont.;
3. Asad Ansari, 21, Mississauga;
4. Shareef Abdelhaleen, 30, Mississauga;
5. Qayyum Abdul Jamal, 43, Mississauga;
6. Mohammed Dirie, 22, Kingston, Ont.;
7. Yasim Abdi Mohamed, 24, Kingston;
8. Jahmaal James, 23, Toronto;
9. Amin Mohamed Durrani, 19, Toronto;
10. Steven Vikash Chand alias Abdul Shakur, 25, Toronto;
11. Ahmad Mustafa Ghany, 21, Mississauga;
12. Saad Khalid, 19, of Eclipse Avenue, Mississauga.
Hang on: the National Post has this—just in!
They are young, militant and Canadian.
Ah we deserve this then.
At least they come to grips with FACTS:
The exact targets of these young terrorists were not revealed, but it is their profile that is most shocking: young Canadian Muslims who have somehow become radicalized while growing up in Canada.
Oh dear God it’s MOST SHOCKING!!
1998 “You cannot stop us.” A World Islamic Front letter is sent to police advising that a biological and chemical weapons attack would be launched in the Montreal subway system. A group of Algerians is arrested and deported.
1999 “In the summer of 1999, Samir Ait Mohamed and Ahmed Ressam discussed placing explosives in the Outremont suburb of Montreal because it was a predominantly Jewish neighborhood,” the FBI says.
2001 “Special file for our brother Abu Bakr al-Albani on the nature of his mission. First, the mission. Gather information on … the possibility of obtaining explosive devices inside Canada.”—August 2001 e-mail found on al-Qaeda computer in Kabul.
2001 “In the lead-up and immediate aftermath to 9/11… there was a conspiracy of eight individuals who had designs to execute an act of serious violence in the Toronto area,” Jack Hooper, CSIS Deputy Director of Operations, states.
2002 “As you kill, you will be killed.”—Osama bin Laden in an audiotaped speech that threatened Canada.
2004 “Human Targets: We must target and kill the Jews and the Christians…. The grades of importance are as follows: Americans, British, Spaniards, Australians, Canadians, Italians,” instructs Al Battar, an al-Qaeda training manual.
2005 “And now you will get news of what hurts you.” A jihadists video production posted on the Internet repeats bin Laden’s 2002 threat to Canada.
2006 “We have a bifurcated threat at this point—the threat that comes to Canada from the outside as well as a homegrown threat, and the homegrown variants look to Canada to execute their targeting,” Mr. Hooper warns.
—courtesy of the National Post
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