Skip to comments.Islamic Jihad Coming to Canada
Posted on 10/23/2003 1:31:35 AM PDT by kattracks
Canada's intelligence service has warned police that members of one of the deadliest terrorist groups in the Middle East may try to infiltrate Canada to set up a support base, a newly released report reveals.
The report says the discovery of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) fundraising network in Florida "raises the possibility of PIJ elements crossing the border to develop a similar infrastructure in Canada." It also claims Iran and Syria have provided money, training and safe haven to the radical Palestinian group, responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in Israel.
Marked "For Police and Security Officials' Use Only," the Canadian Security Intelligence Service document was released to the National Post under Access to Information. The report is dated May, 2003, three months after the Post reported that Islamic Jihad had tried to obtain a fraudulent visa so its treasurer, Muhammed Tasir Hassan Al-Khatib, could come to Canada.
The Islamic Jihad has long collected and laundered money in Canada to finance Palestinian violence.
However, the report suggests there are concerns that, under pressure in the United States, the group might go the next step and try to build a network north of the border.
The PIJ would hardly be the first terror group to do so.
An estimated 50 terror outfits already have a presence in the country, which they use as a hideout and a base for fundraising, propaganda and planning attacks.
Islamic Jihad agreed to a ceasefire last summer but has since resumed attacks against Israelis. On Monday, an Israeli F-16 fighter jet fired missiles at the home of a senior leader of the organization but missed its target.
The CSIS report described Islamic Jihad as a Gaza-based Muslim fundamentalist organization that has been killing Israeli civilians and security forces since September, 1986.
"PIJ attacks have included, but are not limited to, assaults with knives, axes, grenades, car bombs, and, particularly after 1994, the use of suicide bombers," the CSIS report says.
Islamic Jihad directs its violence at Israelis, but has also conducted an attack in Egypt and threatened to target South Korea over the country's participation in the Iraq war. It also said it would kill Norwegian observers monitoring the failed Oslo peace accords.
During a recent visit to Canada, Amr Moussa, Secretary-General of the Arab League, denied that Middle Eastern countries were providing any support whatsoever to Palestinian terrorist groups.
But the CSIS report shows that while the Islamic Jihad hard-core membership consists of no more than 200 fighters in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it depends on an international support structure for money, weapons and training.
One of the group's founders, Fathi Shaqaqi, admitted the PIJ "received Iranian funds and that money and equipment had been transferred to the occupied territories to finance terror operations and to support the families of PIJ activists."
The group also gets "limited logistical support from Syria," CSIS said. "In 1997, it was assessed that Syria provided various terrorist organizations, including the PIJ, with safe haven in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley."
In addition, Islamic Jihad built a North American support network that, until recently, was based in Florida, where university professor Ramadan Shallah ran a front organization called the World and Islamic Studies Institute (WISE).
Sami al-Arian, another Florida professor involved in WISE, was arrested this year. Court documents filed by U.S. investigators at the time alleged that an unnamed Canadian-based Islamic Jihad operative moved thousands of dollars from accounts here to fund the PIJ.
The Islamic Jihad is one of 31 terrorist groups outlawed by Cabinet order. Critics argue the Liberal government is not doing enough to stop terrorists from using Canada as base for supporting worldwide violence.
Some former intelligence officials want Ottawa set up a foreign intelligence service like the CIA. Last Friday, Ward Elcock, the CSIS Director, revealed that CSIS was already heavily involved in covert foreign spy missions, which he said had become "an integral part of the service's operations."
NATIONAL POST.com (A Part of CANADA.com): "CSIS ADMITS SPYING ABROAD" by Stewart Bell (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Al-Qaeda has long operated in Canada. It has sent sleeper agents and trained terrorists to Canada since 1993 and has tried to use the country as a platform for attacking the United States. There has been concern al-Qaeda might target Canada since Osama bin Laden denounced Ottawa last year for its participation in the war in Afghanistan.") (October 20, 2003) (Read More...)
WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "AL QAEDA PURSUED A 'DIRTY BOMB'" by Bill Gertz (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Adnan El Shukrijumah is being sought by the FBI and CIA in connection with a plot to detonate a dirty bomb -- a conventional explosive laced with radioactive material.") (October 17, 2003) (Read More...)
CNN.com - Law Center: "SAUDI PRINCES SEEK IMMUNITY AGAINST 9/11 LAWSUITS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Lawyers representing two Saudi princes argued Friday that their clients have immunity from lawsuits relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, because they are diplomatic officials.") (October 17, 2003) (Read More...)
INA TODAY.com - INTERNATIONAL NEWS ANALYSIS -- TODAY by Toby Westerman: "MURDER, TERROR, AND MARXIST GASOLINE" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Another exile, Marcos Ferreira, is former head of Venezuela's Passport and Identification Card Administration. Ferreira revealed that the Chavez government provided false identities and Venezuelan passports to some 300 "Arab subversives." Among those receiving passports were individuals on the FBI's terror watch list who had received special protection from Chavez's secret police, according to Militares Democraticos. Chavez is an open admirer of North Korea, as well as Castro's Cuba, and is believed to have aspirations to acquire nuclear weapons capability.") (October 23, 2003) (Read More...)
True, very true. Didn't the last director of Canadian intelligence(oxymoron?) shortly after 9/11 call his country a "aircraft carrier for terrorism" in other words a conveniently close base for terrorists interested in attacking/ infiltrating the U.S.? That quote was bandied about a lot on FR, but I can never recall hearing it in the lamestream U.S. or Canadian media. Being that I live in a border town and have easy access to Canadian media, If that quote was in the canuck media , I would've heard it. Maybe the socialist Canadian media spiked the quote...nope that could'nt happen. sarcasm/
I wish I had more time to answer any questions you may have, but Im rather busy at the moment, and may be away from the computer all this weekend, starting about now.
Thank you for your blessing, and for taking the time for the google search. I am surprised, though, that you did not bother to go to my FreeRepublic home page, where under the links section you would have been referenced to these three threads, which could have saved you much time, trouble, and confusion.
Understanding Islamic End-Times Beliefs
See especially my posts #7, 16, 17, 22, 51, 53, 54, 56, 67, 76 & 77
Dajjal (the Deceiver)
See especially my posts #1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 20, 21, 29, 36, 37, 39, 50, 51, & 54
(At least now Im one person closer to my stated goal in #54. lol)
Alert Umma there is a 90% chance that we will see the Jewish Dajjal in our lifetime
See especially my posts #17, 18, 26, 29, 30, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 56, 57, 60, 51, 69, 71, 72 & 73
The google search will mostly provide you with the classical description of the Dajjal as an evil individual (the most evil since the serpent in Eden) who attempts to take over the globe, but is stopped and killed by the Mahdi.
Dajjal is frequently translated as Anti-Christ, but this is not really accurate, since 1) he is more the nemesis of the Mahdi, and 2) the Muslims have such a screwy notion of Christ, whom they call Isa.
The factoid which will not easily come up via a google search, but can be found in the writings of Prof. David Cook of Rice University, is this: many mullahs today ignore the classical description of the Dajjal as an individual, and teach that the classical description of an evil, one-eyed giant is a metaphor for the United States, Europe, and Western Civilization (yes, including Canada).
Pardon me for speaking frankly, but if Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, in union with the NY Times, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, etc. were not suppressing this vital information from the American people, you would not have needed either to do any google searches or to read any of my posts to discover the meaning of the word Dajjal and its import in Islamicist terrorism.
The people of America -- and all Western civilization -- ought to have been informed in September, 2001 that the Islamicists believe that we, all of us, collectively, are the Dajjal and that this gives them the right -- indeed, the duty -- to slaughter us by any means available.
We cannot properly defend ourselves against terrorism, nor properly plan strategy on how to overcome the terrorists or minimize the threat they pose, nor properly decide how to reform the nations of Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. when crucial information like this is withheld from the voting public.
Until that time that this all is public knowledge, I will do what little I can by being a sort of walking sandwich billboard man at FreeRepublic by sardonically taking the nickname and getting it in the public eye of at least the small but significant population of Freepers.
So Ive chosen this as my FR nickname, with the attitude of Yeah, right -- only a moron would think that I and my compatriots are the Dajjal!
I hope this satisfactorily answers your questions. I wish you a pleasant weekend.
God bless you and yours.
the Muslims are fairly passive until they get strong enough to kill the infidels.
You're smarter than that -- I said click on the "Links" section.
Did you read them?????
Thought I'd let you know that I spent some time last night and today and worked up a first version of an "About" page. It still needs some spit & polish, but I think I've got all the basic information up.
Thanks again for the push!
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