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Canada - Terrorist Haven
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| December 9, 2002
| Stephen Brown
Posted on 04/02/2003 6:33:02 PM PST by pttttt
Canada - Terrorist Haven
By Stephen Brown
FrontPageMagazine.com | December 9, 2002
Bali is closer than we think.
The Washington Times reported last week that anti-terror agencies are concerned about the presence of Hezbollah in Canada. America's northern neighbor, they believe, is a "stronghold" for the Islamic terrorist group that is responsible for more than 300 American deaths, including the 1983 attack on the Marine barracks in Beirut.
Unbelievably, Hezbollah is not banned in Canada. The Liberal government of Prime Minister Jean Chretien refuses to proscribe this murderous organization because it does social work among Lebanon's poor and has representatives in that country's legislative assembly.
As a result of this disgraceful piece of Liberal generosity, Hezbollah has been able to use Canadian territory for ten years to recruit, launder money, raise funds, forge documents and purchase military-related equipment for use in attacks on Israel. It has also built up a network of agents across the country. Mohammed Hussein Al-Husseini, a Hezbollah member, told Canadian security officials: "Hezbollah has members in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto - all of Canada." Altogether, Hezbollah has worked hard turning Canada into a Lebanon North.
Moreover, one of these Canada-based agents, Fauzi Ayub, was arrested by Israeli authorities after being sent to the West Bank to engineer attacks against their country. Two others, wanted for terrorist acts committed elsewhere, were hiding out in Canada. One has since been charged in connection with the 1993 Saudi Arabia bombing that killed 19 Americans.
But it gets worse - if that is possible. A US Senate committee hearing recently revealed that one of the world's most wanted terrorists, Imad Mugniyah, is in charge of Hezbollah's Vancouver cell. Mugniyah has planned terrorist attacks worldwide the past two decades and currently has a $25 million dollar reward on his head for the 1985 hijacking of an airliner that left one American dead. He is also suspected of having a hand in the Marine barracks attack as well as in the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Argentina.
Another indication of how highly Hezbollah's leaders value their Canadian operation is that money raised from a Hezbollah cigarette-smuggling ring in North Carolina was sent to Canada. Moreover, an important Hezbollah agent, Mohammad Dbouk, was sent from Lebanon to run the Vancouver cell. According to the Senate committee, Dbouk was so highly regarded by Hezbollah that his application to become a "martyr" was rejected five times. Remind me to send my congratulations.
But the fact that Canadians had a potential suicide bomber running around loose inside their country before he fled back to Lebanon doesn't bother anyone in Ottawa. But what can one expect from a Prime Minister who denied after 9/11 that there were any terrorist organizations operating in Canada despite his own secret service having warned him to the contrary? As well, Hezbollah's ten-year growth in Canada has coincided almost exactly with Chretien's tenure in office.
No, the Canadian anti- American crowd is more concerned with American-held Canadian terrorists, such as Mohammed Mansour Jabarah whose "rights", it believes, were violated when he voluntarily walked across the Canadian border into American custody. Jabarah, incidentally, was planning to blow up four western embassies in Southeast Asia when apprehended and is now suspected of having helped in the Bali bombing.
As well, the professional America-haters also do not like how the US is treating Toronto-born terrorist, Omar Khadr. Khadr killed an American medic in a firefight in Afghanistan last July and is now interned in Guantanamo Bay where he belongs. But Canadian lib-leftists are upset with America (when aren't they?) because Khadr is only seventeen and therefore believe the little darling should be treated as a juvenile - in other words, with kid gloves.
But while the Canadian government was against Khadr's transfer to Cuba, he shouldn't give up hope, if Chretien's track record is anything to go by. When the Canadian Prime Minister was in Pakistan in 1996, in an unusual intervention, he got Khadr's father, Egyptian-Canadian Ahmed Khadr, released from arrest there. The elder Khadr was suspected of having financed the 1995 Egyptian embassy bombing in Islamabad that killed 17 people. Chrétien, to appease Canadian Muslim groups whose votes he didn't want to lose, got Khadr released without charges. He is now wanted for his al-Qaeda connections. And for the record, none of the members of Vancouver's Hezbollah cell have been charged in Canada. American attempts to extradite one cell member ended in frustration, prompting a couple of Senate hearing participants to remark that it's hard to extradite from Lebanon - and from Canada too.
TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: canada; haven; hezbollah; jihadnextdoor; terrorism; terrorist; transitroute
posted on 04/02/2003 6:33:02 PM PST
As I said in that other thread, we are in even deeper trouble in England. Which I suspect is one of Tony Blair's motivations for supporting the US so staunchly. That said, Germany and France are in even worse shape. Most of the hijackers lived and planned the 9-11 atrocity in the city of Hamburg, which is essentially Damascus north.
BTW, they banned the military wing of Hezbollah ages ago, they hadn't banned the 'humanitarian wing' of Hezbollah, whatever that is, until a few months ago. Terrorists have, and are still raising funds the world over, Britain, Canada, the U.S., you name it.
Hell, aren't half of them the ones defending canada on the FR.? (flame on)
posted on 04/02/2003 6:41:54 PM PST
I feel for the Canadians!
posted on 04/02/2003 6:42:10 PM PST
The Canadians have long had their heads up their as*es with regard to threats from abroad.
posted on 04/02/2003 6:53:44 PM PST
Why are you lot all over the Canucks? I travel to Canada regularly on business. Compared to England, France and Germany, hell, even the United States, their Muslim population is minimal. The US has wot, 6 million muslims? Canada might have a couple hundred thousand at best.
I'll tell you when there's a muslim problem, it's when Northern towns like Leicester, Wrexham and Oldham are swarming with them like we have, that's when there's a problem.
My impression of Canada, like England, is that they are quietly ridding themselves of their problematic influences with regards to Muslims. When I was last there, the Mounties raided several locations and took several into custody, and the press barely, if at all, mentioned it, as far as I recall. Same thing was going on here, at least until that ricin incident.
Remember, the Canucks have a Liberal government, they're concerned about immigrant votes, hence why they're cleaning it up quietly. I wish the government in England would take a similar initiative, as I understand it, Canada has rounded up and deported well over 10,000 illegal asylum seekers since Sept 11th. Our government's done very little. We even have Imams calling for Islamic uprisings and preaching death to Britain, America, and Israel in our own bloody country. The Canucks are so politically correct, they'd never stand for the same occuring there, one thing I'll give them is they're consistent in not tolerating racism, no matter which direction it's coming from.
Sorry if my defence of the Canucks rubs some of you lot the wrong way, but they're hardly as problematic as your media makes them out to be.
this murderous organization because it does social work among Lebanon's poor and has representatives in that country's legislative assembly.
WOrd for word, this can be said about Nazis: they had a positive impact on the German economy and were democratically elected.
And you wonder why Jews are still screaming about the Holocaust?
Because we have learned nothing from even very recent history and events that cost so much of our sacrifice.
posted on 04/02/2003 7:31:29 PM PST
The Canadians are not in the fight against terrorism - pure and simple. They are not serious about ridding their country of the sorry bastards with known terrorist connections. Canada is largely anti-American and pro UN. They are rabid socialists and embrace complete nationwide registration of firearms owned by law-abiding citizens. They trade with Fidel Castro and apparently have no quarrel with Saddam Hussein sufficient to want to physically remove him from power. Their government openly insults our president.
Go ahead and keep taking Canadian money. It's only business, right?
From some of the Canadians I have heard from, they would say differently!
posted on 04/02/2003 8:31:12 PM PST
You should drive up into Canada from Washington on I-5. As you near the border, the skyline is dominated by the gold domes of mosques - dozens of them. When you get into Vancouver and begin walking around downtown, you have been magically transported to the middle east (yes, I've been there plenty too) - with the only difference being that the architecture is western and the signs aren't in Arabic. If you are white in Vancouver, you're a minority for sure.
I am far more comfortable these days in the Asian communities up north than in the rest of New Tehran, thank you.
Even the mounties have had to alter their dress code for uniforms - turbans are now allowed as headgear. No Muslim influence you say? Bull$hit.
posted on 04/02/2003 9:23:31 PM PST
(.308 holes make invisible souls. Belt fed liberal eraser.)
It is . 1st things 1st .
posted on 04/02/2003 9:24:54 PM PST
by Ben Bolt
If you feel like you have to apologize and qualify the frogs it seems to me like you are talking to yourself . Do what you want .
Quebeckers and the Canucks are the same people the 5th column in America are . All in due time .
posted on 04/02/2003 9:30:29 PM PST
by Ben Bolt
"Even the mounties have had to alter their dress code for uniforms - turbans are now allowed as headgear. No Muslim influence you say? Bull$hit."
Since when did "turbans", worn by Sikhs, have anything to do with Islam?
posted on 04/02/2003 10:46:12 PM PST
by Dr. Luv
Time to close the border and stop trade with Canada!
posted on 04/05/2003 11:59:28 PM PST
posted on 04/06/2003 12:00:54 AM PST
(Screw the grammar, full posting ahead.)
Then be prepare to lose your oil and electric power because Canada supply 25% of it..........
posted on 05/02/2003 12:24:40 PM PDT
Comment #19 Removed by Moderator
To: Dr. Luv
Since when did "turbans", worn by Sikhs, have anything to do with Islam?
Shhhhh....that's logic...logic bad...generalization good.
posted on 09/24/2003 1:40:08 PM PDT
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