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  • Islamic history month fizzles in Toronto

    10/27/2007 9:43:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies · 733+ views
    CBC News ^ | October 26, 2007
    Organizers of Islamic history month are mulling over why their project has failed to achieve the same success in Toronto that it's found in other parts of the country. The Canadian Islamic Congress declared October to be Islamic history month and received support from many cities and school boards, including Ottawa, Vancouver and Kingston, but not Toronto. Zafar Bangash, director of the Islamic Society in York Region, said the success of black history month inspired his community to try something similar. But he said organizers were late getting started, which may explain why the Toronto school board was reluctant to...
  • Glasgow student 'planned to join Canada plot'

    09/17/2007 2:32:44 PM PDT · by fanfan · 7 replies · 108+ views
    The Telegraph, UK. ^ | BST 17/09/2007 | Auslan Cramb
    A British born Muslim student found guilty of Islamist terrorism offences was a "wannabe suicide bomber" who police believe could have been planning to take part in alleged al-Qa'eda attacks in Canada. Mohammed Atif Siddique has been found guilty on four separate terror charges Siddique will be sentenced on Oct 23 Mohammed Atif Siddique, 21, who has been described as Scotland's first homegrown terrorist, provided instruction on weapons and booby-trap bomb making over the internet, and showed videos of beheadings and suicide bombers to fellow students at the Glasgow Metropolitan College. The small town shopkeeper's son told friends that Osama...
  • VisionTV to strike standards task force [Twice gave air time to Jihadist fanatic]

    07/24/2007 12:36:15 PM PDT · by Clive · 13 replies · 434+ views
    National Post ^ | 2007-07-24 | Stewart Bell
    VisionTV to strike standards task force Will Also Air Apology; CEO Expresses Regrets In Wake Of Jihadist's BroadcastTORONTO - VisionTV said yesterday a producer would apologize on the air "at the earliest opportunity" for broadcasting lectures by a Pakistani fundamentalist who preaches global jihad and the "extermination" of Jews. In addition to banning further broadcasts of Lahore-based hardliner Israr Ahmad, the Canadian multi-faith channel announced it would set up a task force to review its standards and procedures in the wake of the controversy. "We have taken clear steps to ensure that Mr. Ahmad will not appear on VisionTV again,"...
  • Canada Fears Dirty Bomb

    07/10/2007 4:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,780+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 10, 2007 | Staff
    A new study by the Canadian government predicts that the explosion of even a small dirty bomb in downtown Toronto could result in a rush on the city’s medical facilities and an economic toll of more than $23 billion. The disclosure comes just months after the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said a dirty bomb assault in that country was "overdue.” The study explored the nightmare scenario involving the detonation of a device containing a modest amount of americium-241, a plutonium byproduct, The Canadian Press news agency reported, noting: "The grim outline is not far-fetched. A database of lost and stolen...
  • Gunman Wounds 20 at Montreal College

    09/13/2006 10:42:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 410 replies · 22,662+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 13 5:33 PM US/Eastern | PHIL COUVRETTE
    <p>MONTREAL (CP) - Students at a Montreal college say they have heard several shots in the building and that four people have been shot.</p> <p>One student at Dawson College said she saw two people who had been shot, including one who had been hit in the neck. The student said a friend told her four people had been shot.</p>
  • ( Canada ) Bloc leader slammed for joining Hezbollah march

    08/23/2006 11:14:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies · 2,093+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | Aug. 15 2006
    The Israeli ambassador is taking Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe to task for participating in a pro-Hezbollah rally. Alan Baker has written a sharply worded letter to Duceppe, saying the Aug. 6 march in Montreal was a glorification of Hezbollah, which Canada considers to be a terrorist group. Liberal MP Denis Coderre also marched, but Baker aimed his complaint at Duceppe, a party leader. The ambassador says he has no problem with demonstrations or with people expressing their opinions, but he says glorifying Hezbollah is wrong.
  • Hezbollah. On our streets. In our cities. I am NOT making this up. ( Canada )

    08/23/2006 10:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 727+ views
    Girl on the Right ^ | August 12, 2006 | Right Girl
    I attended the anti-Hezbollah rally in Toronto today, to counter to pro-Hezbollah rally that was taking place in front of the Israeli Consulate. It is pretty terrifying to see such support for murderers and terrorists here in my own city. Our crowd wasn't huge. The pro-Hezbollah types are smart to put their rallys on the Shabbas, so not many Jews will come out to protest. But we were vocal, that's for sure! Remember Golda Maier's quote: "There will never be peace until they love their children as much as they hate us"?
  • CSIS spy networks in mosques not meant to target Islam, experts say

    08/01/2006 5:48:07 AM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 181+ views
    TORONTO -- The Canadian Security Intelligence Service practice of paying informants to gather intelligence from specific religious communities in Canada is a perfectly acceptable tactic that has been misunderstood and misrepresented, security experts say. Places of worship are only investigated if suspicious individuals are known to frequent them, former employees of the spy agency and the RCMP said Monday in response to media reports that said CSIS has infiltrated virtually every mosque in Toronto. “It’s absolutely, absolutely untrue that there’s a spy in every mosque,” said Chris Mathers, a crime and risk consultant and former RCMP officer. “The RCMP and...
  • Yukon crash ends faith mission (Muslims in the Yukon)

    07/27/2006 5:00:30 AM PDT · by fanfan · 33 replies · 1,296+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Jul. 27, 2006. | NASREEN GULAMHUSEIN AND STEVE RENNIE
    Yukon crash ends faith missionAccident kills 5 Muslims on cross-country trip Just one of five from Toronto survivesIt began two weeks ago as a Muslim community outreach mission. Several men crossed the country by van, visiting Muslims from Toronto to Inuvik, N.W.T. to see how they lived and how they practised Islam.They were due back in early August, but a fatal car crash above the Arctic Circle took the lives of five of them — four from Toronto, one from Whitehorse in the Yukon. Only one man, Zafar Malik of Toronto, survived the crash. The others, Azmat Sheikh, 38, Naoman...
  • Militant Muslims are the culprits in many of world's current conflicts

    07/25/2006 5:17:39 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies · 934+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 7-25-06 | John Cummuta
    John Cummuta: Militant Muslims are the culprits in many of world's current conflicts A letter to the editor Dear Editor: These are the facts: • On 9/11 we were attacked by militant Islamists. • But before that, our Marines were attacked in Lebanon by the same Hezbollah that's in the news today, and our embassies were attacked in Africa and the USS Cole was attacked in Yemen, all by militant Muslims. • Britain, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands and other European countries have recently endured Islamist attacks or threats. • Indonesia, Bali, the Philippines, Australia, and other Asian countries periodically...
  • Can There Be Peace With Islam?

    07/13/2006 10:32:34 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 41 replies · 3,198+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 14 July 2006 | Barbara J. Stock
    The suicide bombers continue and now public executions are beginning. Iraqis continue to kill Iraqis in alarming numbers. Shia Muslims want revenge against Sunni Muslims. Sunni Muslims want their power back. Iraq has a serious problem. The problem in Iraq isn’t the people in general. The problem isn’t the new government or even the presence of coalition forces. The problem in Iraq is Islam. Islam, the self proclaimed “religion” of peace and love cannot stop killing its own people in the name of Islam and Allah. Islam is a religion that proclaims murder is wrong, and the killing of a...
  • Blackout on Canada terror trial

    06/12/2006 7:27:41 PM PDT · by traumer · 15 replies · 467+ views
    Lawyers acting for a group of Canadian terror suspects have complained about a media blackout on court proceedings. Speaking after 14 of the 17 suspects appeared at a bail hearing in Brampton, Ontario, they said it was indicative that the men cannot get a fair trial. Details of the charges they face have not been published but their lawyers say they include an alleged plot to storm parliament and behead the PM. The accusations against the men, most Canadians, has caused nationwide shock. Citizens' rights Rocco Galati, representing one of the suspects, who include five teenagers, complained that the men...
  • Report: Montreal imam attacked in street

    06/11/2006 3:13:36 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies · 1,069+ views
    MONTREAL, June 11 (UPI) -- Montreal police are investigating a reported attack on a Muslim imam by a man carrying a knife who asked if the imam wanted to "die a martyr." The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. says investigators consider the attack a hate crime. Imam Said Jazeri and a friend were leaving a mosque Friday night when a man with a butcher's knife approached them. The man allegedly pointed the knife at Jazeri and asked: "Do you want to die a martyr?" Jazeri said he was able to call police while the man chased his friend down the street. A...
  • What did Canadians do to deserve this?

    06/08/2006 1:03:39 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 51 replies · 1,650+ views ^ | June 8, 2006 | Clifford D. May
    Are you surprised that terrorists appear to have set their sights on such unlikely targets as the Parliament building in Ottawa and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. in Toronto? Astonished that anyone would even consider sawing off the head of a Canadian Prime Minister? Are you thinking: What could anyone have against free, democratic, liberal, multicultural, diverse and tolerant Canada? The question answers itself. Freedom, democracy, liberalism, multiculturalism, diversity and tolerance – these are precisely the attributes that Militant Islamists find most offensive. This reality is difficult for some people to fathom. It shouldn't be. The Nazis disdained liberal societies as...
  • Cops: Terror suspect wanted to behead PM

    06/06/2006 9:41:34 AM PDT · by Clive · 51 replies · 1,443+ views
    BRAMPTON, Ont. (CP) - One of the suspects in a Toronto terror plot is accused of wanting to behead Canada's prime minister, his lawyer said Tuesday. Lawyer Gary Batasar says the allegations against his client are very serious and include his personal threat against the prime minister. Steven Chand is also accused of plotting to storm and bomb various buildings, he says. Chand is among 17 people accused of plotting to stage a massive terrorist attack in southern Ontario. Fifteen of the 17 people facing charges are in court today. Family members who arrived to support them were met by...

    06/06/2006 6:32:39 AM PDT · by Musket · 103 replies · 2,680+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 6, 2006 | RACHEL MARSDEN
    THE arrests of 17 Toronto-area Muslim men - allegedly intent on blowing up such southern Ontario targets as CN Tower, Parliament and the Toronto Stock Exchange - led to some Nancy Kerrigan "why me?" moments among Canadians. Folks here think that targeting Canadians is like gunning for the Care Bears. A mere flash of a Canadian flag on our backpacks is supposed to make people from all over the world want to hug, feed and clothe us. The reaction to what might've been the biggest terrorist attack in North America was the same when Osama bin Laden, and more recently,...
  • Imam: Canada Suspects Didn't Seek Violence

    06/05/2006 3:49:15 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 56 replies · 1,118+ views ^ | Jun 05 8:52 AM US/Eastern | BETH DUFF-BROWN
    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario Several members of a suspected terrorist ring prayed daily at a storefront mosque in a middle-class city west of Toronto but never spoke of hurting others, one of their prayer leaders said. "I will say that they were steadfast, religious people. There's no doubt about it. But here we always preach peace and moderation," Qamrul Khanson, an imam at the one-room Al-Rahman Islamic Center for Islamic Education, said Sunday. The 40-50 Muslim families who worship at the mosque were astonished, he said, to learn that police had arrested 12 adults, ages 19 to 43, and five suspects younger...
  • Author helped expose Canada terrorists

    06/05/2006 3:16:03 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 56 replies · 2,048+ views
    WND ^ | 6-5-06
    Williams worked with authorities on al-Qaida links When Canadian law enforcement authorities busted a Toronto terrorist plot with al-Qaida connections, they acted with the benefit of briefings and research developed by American investigator Paul L. Williams, author of the new WND Books release "Dunces of Doomsday: 10 Blunders that Gave Rise to Radical Islam." Canadian police last Friday arrested 17 suspected Islamic terrorists, mostly in Toronto, who were allegedly planning to unleash a string of attacks in Ontario in retaliation for the country's support of the U.S. in the War on Terror. Williams has long been investigating the link between...
  • Plot targeted Peace Tower, police say (Canada: busted Islamofascist terrorists)

    06/05/2006 6:18:39 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 46 replies · 1,434+ views
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) ^ | Monday, June 5, 2006 | TIMOTHY APPLEBY AND COLIN FREEZE
    Plot targeted Peace Tower, police say Complex operation leading to arrests of alleged terrorists shrouded in secrecy TIMOTHY APPLEBY AND COLIN FREEZE Globe and Mail Monday, June 5, 2006 The ammonium nitrate was delivered. The targets were set. After two years of a stealthily assembled counterterrorism web of surveillance, wiretaps and informants, police were ready to swoop down. The operation was so complex and tightly shrouded that everyone involved — including all the roughly 400 police officers who scooped up the 17 suspected Islamic extremists Friday and Saturday — had to sign the Official Secrets Act, pledging total discretion....
  • How Internet monitoring ... (Background on last nite's Toronto terror cell bust)

    06/03/2006 5:30:42 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 48 replies · 1,832+ views
    Toronto red-Star ^ | Jun. 3, 2006 | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    How Internet monitoring sparked a CSIS investigation into a suspected homegrown terror cell Toronto red Star Jun. 3, 2006. 01:00 AM MICHELLE SHEPHARD STAFF REPORTER Last night's dramatic police raid and arrest of as many as a dozen men — with more to come — marks the culmination of Canada's largest ever terrorism investigation into an alleged homegrown cell. The chain of events began two years ago, sparked by local teenagers roving through Internet sites, reading and espousing anti-Western sentiments and vowing to attack at home, in the name of oppressed Muslims here and abroad. Their words were sometimes...
  • Canada Police Use Sting in Terror Arrests

    06/04/2006 9:03:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 1,092+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 04, 2006 at 20:55:41 PDT | BETH DUFF-BROWN ASSOCIATED PRESS
    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) - 0603dvs-canada-terror The Royal Canadian Mounted Police itself delivered three tons of potential bomb-making material to a group that authorities said wanted to launch a string of attacks inspired by al-Qaida, according to a news report Sunday. The Toronto Star said the sting unfolded when investigators delivered the ammonium nitrate to the group of Muslim Canadians, then moved in quickly on what officials called a homegrown terror ring. The newspaper said that investigators learned of the group's alleged plan to bomb targets around Ontario, then controlled the sale and transport of the fertilizer. Authorities refused to discuss...
  • RCMP Behind Bomb Material [Now it's a sting?? Entrapment?!]

    06/04/2006 12:32:10 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 111 replies · 7,209+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Sunday, June 4, 2006 | Michelle Shepard and Isabel Teotonio
    The delivery of three tonnes of ammonium nitrate to a group suspected of plotting terrorist attacks in southern Ontario was part of an undercover police sting operation, the Toronto Star has learned. The RCMP said yesterday that after investigating the alleged homegrown terrorist cell for months, they had to move quickly Friday night to arrest 12 men and five youths before the group could launch a bomb attack on Canadian soil. Sources say investigators who had learned of the group's alleged plan to build a bomb were controlling the sale and transport of the massive amount of fertilizer, a key...
  • Terror plot foiled ~ More detail...connections to other investigations world wide

    06/04/2006 9:10:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 44 replies · 1,335+ views
    Canada . com ^ | Sunday, June 04, 2006 | STEWART BELL and KELLY PATRICK, CanWest News Service
    A Canadian counterterrorism investigation that led to the arrests of 17 people accused of plotting bombings in Ontario is linked to probes in a half-dozen countries.Well before police tactical teams began their sweeps around Toronto on Friday, at least 18 related arrests had already taken place in Canada, the United States, Britain, Bosnia, Denmark, Sweden and Bangladesh.The six-month RCMP investigation, called Project OSage, is one of several overlapping probes that include an FBI case called Operation Northern Exposure and a British probe known as Operation Mazhar.At a news conference yesterday, the RCMP announced terrorism charges had been laid against a...
  • Terror suspects remain a mystery

    06/03/2006 7:40:53 PM PDT · by WayneM · 21 replies · 870+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Jun. 3, 2006 | Toronto Star
    Terror suspects remain a mystery Jun. 3, 2006. 09:10 PM From an unmarried computer programmer to a university health sciences graduate and the unemployed, the 17 suspects charged in a foiled terrorist plot represent a "broad strata" of Canadian society. "Some are students, some are employed, some are unemployed," RCMP assistant Commissioner Mike McDonell said Saturday. The 12 men in custody range in age from 19 to 43 and are residents of Toronto, Mississauga and Kingston, Ont., while the five youths cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Rocco Galati, lawyer for two of the Mississauga suspects, said...
  • Canada charges 17 in plot to blow up buildings

    06/03/2006 2:24:43 PM PDT · by john drake · 34 replies · 1,034+ views
    msnbc ^ | june 4, 2006 | msnbc news services
    TORONTO - A group of Canadian residents arrested in coordinated raids across the Toronto area for “terrorism-related offenses” had planned to blow up targets around southern Ontario, Canadian police said on Saturday. Mike McDonnell, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the group had acquired three metric tons of ammonium nitrate — or three times the amount used in the 1995 bombing in Oklahoma City — as they sought to “create explosive devices.” Police said they had arrested 12 adults and five young people.....
  • Canada terror suspects may have had US contacts

    06/03/2006 12:42:47 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 57 replies · 1,487+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 3, 2006 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some members of a group of Canadians arrested on terror-related offenses may have been in contact with two U.S. suspects now in custody who were based in Georgia, the FBI said on Saturday. "There is preliminary indication that some of the Canadian subjects may have had limited contact with the two people recently arrested from Georgia," said FBI spokesman Richard Kolko in an e-mail. Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, of Atlanta, Georgia, was arrested March 23 after a grand jury returned an indictment charging him with material support of terrorism. He has pleaded innocent and has not yet...
  • Canadian "Catch and Release

    06/03/2006 12:45:26 PM PDT · by xcamel · 18 replies · 891+ views
    CNN news ^ | August 13, 2005 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Two men tried to re-enter Canada from the United States early Saturday with handguns and ammunition strapped to their bodies, Canadian police said. Ali Dirie, 22, and Yasin Mohamed, 23 -- both Canadians from the Toronto area -- face weapons-related charges and are in police custody in Niagara Falls, Ontario, according to a police statement. Ontario's Provincial Weapons Enforcement Team and the Niagara Regional Police Service are investigating.
  • Canadian terror cell backgrounder (ctv background)

    06/03/2006 1:22:45 PM PDT · by xcamel · 15 replies · 709+ views
    CTV ^ | recently | Lorraine Passchier - CTV
    Links to global terror surface in Canada Lorraine Passchier, The ranks of al-Qaeda's mujahideen seem far away from the urban streets of Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver. But a dragnet unleashed in the days following the attacks on the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon is uncovering remnants of al-Qaeda's holy war here at home. A number of high-profile cases have been in the news in recent weeks as investigators zero in on their targets and court proceedings begin to unfold. Some of the suspects have been charged with immigration offences and face allegations that they pose a...
  • Liberal candidate in Canada boasts "This is a victory for Islam! Islam won! Islam Won!

    12/19/2005 8:33:35 PM PST · by Catttt · 77 replies · 2,468+ views
    On December 2, the Liberal candidate for Mississauga-Erindale, Omar Alghabra, made his victory speech after winning the nomination. In that speech, he reportedly exhorted his audience, "This is a victory for Islam! Islam won! Islam Won! ... Islamic power is extending into Canadian politics".Alghabra's victory speech was delivered to an audience of several hundred in the Coptic Christian Centre of the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius in Mississauga. David Ragheb, a member of the congregation, reported that following Alghabra's victory speech, Markham Councillor Khalid Osman took to the stage and declared, "We have the east, we have...
  • "Victory for Islam" in Mississauga-Erindale (It's important that you help here, FRiends!)

    12/19/2005 4:48:28 PM PST · by fanfan · 25 replies · 590+ views ^ | December 19, 2005 | Damian Penny
    Imagine if the recently-nominated Conservative candidate in Canada's most multicultural city deemed his nomination a "victory for Christianity", and if his supporters proclaimed the start of a "crusade to return Canada to its roots". Oh, and if Stephen Harper ignored questions about the nomination from outraged party members. We'd never hear the end of it. It would be proof that Stephen Harper and the Conservatives were nothing but a bunch of intolerant bigots who have a "hidden agenda" to destroy the cherished ideals of tolerance and multiculturalism. Well, that didn't happen. According to the Canadian Coalition for Democracies, this did:...
  • Canada: Imam warns Ottawa to back off Muslims

    07/25/2005 7:06:10 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 60 replies · 1,407+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 07/25/05 | COLIN FREEZE
    A controversial Toronto imam warned Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan at a closed-door meeting to stop "terrorizing" Canadian Muslims. "If you try to cross the line I can't guarantee what is going to happen. Our young people, we can't control," Aly Hindy, the head of Scarborough's Salaheddin Islamic Centre, recalls telling the minister at the May meeting she held in Toronto with dozens of Muslim leaders. The meeting was part of an effort by Ms. McLellan to reach out to Canadian Muslims amid complaints that the RCMP and Canadian Security Intelligence Service are engaging in racial profiling. The minister and...
  • Terror charges laid in Ottawa

    03/31/2004 7:59:17 AM PST · by Clive · 3 replies · 144+ views
    OTTAWA (CP) - An Ottawa man was charged Tuesday with two terrorism-related offences after police raids at his home and office, while shocked family members insisted upon his innocence. Mohammad Momim Khawaja, 29, was arrested Monday at his workplace and charged with participating in or contributing to the activities of a terrorist group and facilitating terrorist activity, the RCMP said in a release. The charges fall under Canada's anti-terrorism law. Television reports said the Canadian-born Khawaja, a software developer, worked on contract for the Department of Foreign Affairs. Qasim Khawaja, Mohammad Momim Khawaja's 26-year-old brother, said there was no evidence...