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  • Al-Qaida's Terror Plans Posted On Facebook

    04/24/2013 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    WND ^ | April 24, 2013 | WND
    The Tunisian man arrested this week on charges of plotting to derail a Canadian train posted all the chilling details of the inner workings of al-Qaida on his Facebook page – including numerous links to other notorious terror groups.
  • 3rd pipeline explosion in northeastern B.C. in October -- EnCana pipeline targeted again

    11/02/2008 3:11:40 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 728+ views
    CBC ^ | 11/1/08
    Another explosion hit an EnCana Corp. sour-gas pipeline in B.C. Friday afternoon, this time near the small community of Tomslake, south of Dawson Creek near the Alberta border, the RCMP said. "The site of an explosion was discovered at a natural gas wellhead at approximately 12:30 p.m. today," Sgt. Tim Shields said in a news release Friday. "The site is about 12 kilometres northwest of the community of Tomslake … The explosion appears to have been deliberately detonated and is located in a rural isolated area," he said. The explosion caused a small gas leak that was quickly contained by...
  • One ton of explosives found in van in Montreal

    10/17/2008 8:30:46 PM PDT · by Flavius · 25 replies · 1,088+ views
    canadian press ^ | 10/17/08 | canadian press
    MONTREAL -- Police say there’s a link between the seizure of explosives several hundred kilometres northeast of Quebec City and the evacuation of several homes in Montreal today. A school was also locked down as police carried out a search warrant in a nearby apartment building. Provincial police spokesman Claude Ross says three people were arrested and one ton of explosives was found in a van in Mont Joli, about 350 kilometres east of Quebec City. He says the vehicle was intercepted by police outside a doughnut shop, adding that the explosives were stolen from a local contractor.
  • Video shows alleged terrorists in Ontario

    09/20/2008 8:06:59 AM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 276+ views
    canada ^ | September 18, 2008 | Canwest News Service
    TORONTO - A U.S.-based anti-terrorism group has posted a video on its website showing a training camp in rural Ontario allegedly attended by a group of Toronto men charged with plotting large-scale terrorist attacks in Toronto and Ottawa. The video shows masked men wearing camouflage parkas, firing weapons and waving a black flag from atop a small hill in the snow-covered woodlands near Orillia, Ont., while chanting "Allahu Akbar." The non-profit Nine-Eleven Finding Answers Foundation obtained the video after it was played in a trial in the United Kingdom, and alleges that it is linked to the trial of 11...
  • Report: Attack on Israeli Aircrew in Canada Thwarted

    09/03/2008 1:24:04 PM PDT · by maquiladora · 6 replies · 257+ views
    Plans by an unknown group to attack staff of Israel's national carrier El Al in Canada have been thwarted, Israel's private Channel Two television reported on Wednesday. Without giving the nationalities of the alleged attackers, it said they had monitored the comings and goings of El Al aircrew at a Toronto hotel. Security procedures for crews overnighting at the hotel between flights have now been changed, it added. On Tuesday, Israeli newspapers reported that at least five attempts by Hizbullah to abduct Israeli businessmen in Africa, Asia, and South America had been foiled. Each time, Hizbullah -- which fought a...
  • The World’s ‘Best’ Car Bombers?

    09/03/2008 10:26:29 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 319+ views
    The Walrus ^ | September 2008 | Christopher Watt
    Q&A with ex-CIA agent Robert Baer on terror, the Iran crisis, and Hezbollah blasts When reports from US and Canadian intelligence sources surfaced in late June claiming that Hezbollah, a Lebanese political and paramilitary movement which the Canadian government calls a terrorist organization, was scouting Jewish and Israeli locations in Ontario for possible attack, Robert Baer, a former CIA officer, offered his usual blunt take. “They cannot have an operation fail,” said Baer, “and I don’t think they will. They’re the A-team of terrorism,” he told ABC News. The Lebanese Shia—Hezbollah, in other words—may even be the best car bombers...
  • Tehran, La Paz natural allies: Ahmadinejad tells Morales

    09/01/2008 5:29:15 PM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 339+ views
    AFP ^ | Sep 1, 2008 | Farhad Pouladi
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the V for 'victory' sign as he waits for the arrival of his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales in Tehran. Ahmadinejad told Bolivia's visiting Morales on Monday their two nations are natural allies and would boost energy ties, state media reported. (AFP/Atta Kenare) TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Bolivia's visiting left-wing President Evo Morales on Monday their two nations are natural allies and would boost energy ties, state media reported. "The two revolutionary nations and the governments of Iran and Bolivia are natural allies and will boost their relations in the fields of...
  • Hezbollah Finds Fertile Ground in Latin America Thanks to Iran--Venezuela Axis

    09/01/2008 3:24:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies · 336+ views
    the cutting edge news ^ | September 1st 2008 | Martin Barillas
    Iran's increasingly close ties with Venezuela are causing concern to western terror analysts, given that Iran has long been a sponsor of Hezbollah. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has met with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran in an embrace accompanied by increasingly strident anti-US rhetoric from the Latin strongman. That has increased scrutiny of Hezbollah’s activities in Latin America.
  • Discrimination allegations drag on [Canadian Human Rights Tribunal strikes again]

    08/31/2008 12:08:58 PM PDT · by Alouette · 15 replies · 234+ views
    Canadian press ^ | Aug. 30, 2008
    WINNIPEG — A Jewish human rights organization says it is being unfairly targeted in a discrimination complaint that it can’t possibly defend. Legal counsel for B’nai Brith Canada said the organization has been dogged by a four-year-old complaint to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission where specifics of the alleged wrongdoing have not been spelled out and the complainant never witnessed the alleged incident. ‘‘We’re involved in shadow-boxing,’’ lawyer David Matas said Thursday of B’nai Brith’s attempts to defend a complaint of discrimination. ‘‘It’s been 4 1/2 years and we don’t understand why this (complaint) hasn’t been dismissed as frivolous,’’ he...
  • Chinese immigrant in bus beheading dined on victim

    08/05/2008 2:14:48 PM PDT · by pissant · 49 replies · 1,083+ views
    AFP ^ | 8/5/08 | staff
    OTTAWA (AFP) — A Chinese immigrant who stabbed, gutted and beheaded a fellow passenger on a bus traveling across Canada last week also cannibalized the victim and pocketed his nose, lips and ear, a court heard Tuesday. Vince Weiguang Li, 40, of Edmonton faces a second-degree murder charge in the horrific case. The victim has been identified by friends as Tim McLean, a young man of 22 years who was returning home to Winnipeg from a job as a carnival worker in Edmonton in Western Canada. In his second court appearance, Li was overheard saying "please kill me," his interim...
  • A Prairie bus ride's descent into terror

    08/02/2008 5:51:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies · 205+ views
    National Post ^ | 31 July, 2008 | James Cowan
    The Greyhound bus left Edmonton at one minute past midnight on Wednesday morning, bound for a destination located two provinces, 20 hours and more than 1,300 kilometres away. More than 30 passengers were aboard Route 1628 including a pair of French tourists, a six year-old boy, and an elderly woman with her daughter. Among them was an aboriginal man in his early twenties, listening to headphones and headed home to Winnipeg. Through the day and into the evening, the bus pushed along the Trans-Canada -- through Lloydminister, Saskatoon and Gilbert Plains - as passengers read books, listened to music and...
  • Bus Beheading Story Goes Worldwide But With Some Exaggerations

    08/01/2008 3:03:47 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies · 238+ views
    City News ^ | August 1, 2008 | CityNews.ca Staff
    Canada is always anxious to be a big player on the world stage. But not like this. The beheading of an apparent complete stranger on board a Greyhound bus in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba Wednesday night has made headlines around the planet. The story has been featured in Britain, Ireland, Australia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong and of course, the U.S. International agencies like The Associated Press, AFP and Reuters have also spread the details worldwide. It was the number one item on the BBC's website and it placed second on CNN's online counterpart. Even bloggers have picked up the gruesome...
  • Beheaded Canada bus man 'named'

    08/01/2008 8:52:02 AM PDT · by faq · 56 replies · 469+ views
    BBC ^ | August 1, 2008 | BBC
    A young man beheaded in a savage knife attack on a Canadian cross-country bus has been identified by friends as a "bubbly" 22-year-old man. Canadian police have not yet formally confirmed the victim's identity, but friends paid tribute on Facebook and in e-mails to Canadian media. One told broadcaster CBC that Tim McLean, the presumed victim, was loved by many and called him a "ladies man". Police have charged a 40-year-old man with second-degree murder. Vince Weiguang Li, 40, of Edmonton, is now scheduled to appear at court in Manitoba.
  • Associated Press: Canada Bus Passenger Stabs, Decapitates Seat Mate

    08/01/2008 7:46:38 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 55 replies · 313+ views
    Google News ^ | August 1, 2008 | Associated Press
    Canada bus passenger stabs, decapitates seat mate 14 hours ago PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba (AP) — A traveler aboard a Greyhound bus repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated his seat mate, pausing during the savage attack in central Canada to display the head to passengers who had fled in horror, witnesses and officials said Thursday.
  • BEHEADING ON A GREYHOUND BUS

    08/01/2008 7:15:03 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 123 replies · 833+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | 1 AUGUST 2008 | NEAL BOORTZ
    Didja year about this one? Some maniac with a huge knife beheaded a man on a Greyhound bus in Canada. If you want a description of what happened, you can click here. http://www.nationalpost.com/news/global-video/index.html?video=2805319 When the attack occurred the other passengers abandoned ship. Hard to blame them. Who wants to rush this maniac with a knife when everyone can get away? I do have a question though. What if someone – just one person on that bus – had a concealed carry permit and was carrying a gun. How would things have been different? There's a problem though. This is Canada....
  • Horrific attack on Greyhound bus in Manitoba leaves passengers shocked

    07/31/2008 5:19:30 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 43 replies · 444+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | JULY 31 2008 | Steve Lambert
    By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press WINNIPEG - Manitoba RCMP had no answers Thursday as to what prompted a man on a Greyhound bus to suddenly stand up and repeatedly stab his seatmate, behead him and carve up his body in front of horrified passengers. Police would only say that a victim was stabbed on the bus that had left Edmonton for Winnipeg, but passengers described a gruesome, unprovoked attack that left them shaken. ((My first news post I hope I did it right if not have mercy,.,))
  • Knife-wielding man beheads fellow passenger on bus

    07/31/2008 10:06:17 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 34 replies · 285+ views
    Breitbart ^ | July 31, 2008 | AFP
    A passenger traveling on a bus across Canada's vast Western plains stabbed, gutted and decapitated a man seated next to him in an unexplained attack, a witness told media Thursday. The victim had been sleeping before he was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by a man with a large knife, witness Garnet Caton told public broadcaster CBC. The other 35 passengers and driver were jolted by "blood-curdling screams" and fled. "He must have stabbed him 50 times or 60 times," said Caton. When Caton and two others returned to check on the victim, he said they saw the attacker "cutting...
  • Witness: Man beheaded on Greyhound bus: CANADA

    07/31/2008 8:22:23 AM PDT · by rface · 231 replies · 1,939+ views
    SUN MEDIA ^ | Thu, July 31, 2008 | SUN MEDIA / Canada Press
    PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — A man was stabbed to death then beheaded on a Greyhound bus in an apparent random act of violence, according to an eyewitness. All lanes of traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway remained closed Thursday morning west of Portage la Prairie as the RCMP investigated what they would only refer to as "a major incident" on the bus that was headed from Edmonton to Winnipeg. At about 8:45 p.m. the vehicle was stopped in the eastbound lane following an apparent assault. Garnet Caton, one of 37 passengers on the bus, said he witnessed the attack. "We...
  • Muslim man jailed for hate crime

    07/25/2008 2:23:55 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 16 replies · 228+ views
    CNews ^ | July 24, 2008 | KEVIN MARTIN
    Attacking a Jewish girl and the friends who came to her rescue has landed a Muslim man a one-year jail sentence. Mustafa Taj must also serve a year of probation following his release for what provincial court Judge Bill Cummings ruled was a racially motivated assault. "In this case, I'm satisfied that imprisonment is necessary," Cummings said in accepting the Crown's bid for a jail term. Prosecutors Ken McCaffrey and Inayat Jetha had sought a sentence of up to two years for the hate crime. Taj, 21, was convicted in May of attacking four teenagers the night of Nov. 3,...
  • Plague of compassion [Khadr's family made Canada a 'laughing stock']

    07/23/2008 7:19:59 AM PDT · by Clive · 14 replies · 139+ views
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 2008-07-23 | Robert Marshall
    As proud Canadians we open our doors to people from all over the world. Honest, hard-working people. And sometimes, to those who are not. Therein lies the problem. The Khadr family for example. The patriarch, Ahmed Khadr, immigrated to Canada in 1977. He was an active terrorist and friend of Osama bin Laden. In the '90s Khadr was sent to a foreign prison for the blowing up an Egyptian embassy, but with the help of Jean Chretien he was brought back to Canada. He reportedly applied for and received a Canadian disability pension and later returned to the Middle East...
  • Canada's Terrorism Litmus Test

    07/22/2008 12:42:15 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies · 93+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | July 22, 2008 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The son of Egyptian and Palestinian parents who raised their son on a steady diet of anti-Western mantra, the Holy blessings of the act of martyrdom, and other radical Islamic virtues, Khadr was captured by U.S. troops far from his Toronto home.....
  • Judge allows 'sinister' e-mails as evidence (Messages from Khawaja show his support for jihad)

    07/14/2008 11:56:10 AM PDT · by fanfan · 4 replies · 150+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | Mon, July 14, 2008 | DONNA CASEY
    The judge in Momin Khawaja's terrorism trial has ruled that "sinister and chilling" e-mails - where the software designer talks about the need to kill "innocent human beings" to achieve "economic jihad" against America - can be considered as evidence. In a ruling coming as the Crown wraps up its case against the Orleans man, Ontario Superior Court Justice Douglas Rutherford said excerpts from an Oct. 24, 2003 e-mail sent by Khawaja to Zeba Khan in Islamabad were "not likely to shock and influence ... the rational capacity" of the trial judge to determine the e-mails' weight in light of...
  • Largest Mosque in Canada Opening in Calgary

    07/03/2008 10:03:09 PM PDT · by americanophile · 29 replies · 949+ views
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | July 2, 2008 | FoxBusines.com
    CALGARY, July 2, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ ----The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will unveil Canada's largest Mosque Complex and a stunning architectural landmark in Calgary on Saturday, July 5th, 2008. With a total area of approximately 48,000 sq. ft. the new Mosque will be a symbol of peace and social harmony. The Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad will inaugurate the new mosque. The Prime Minister, Stephen Harper - Leader of National Liberal Party, Stephene Dion - His Worship Dave Bronconnier, Mayor of Calgary, together with other senior community and political figures and the...
  • The Khawaja Affair: The Master Plan Unfolds

    07/01/2008 3:58:46 PM PDT · by Roger W. Gardner · 1 replies · 220+ views
    Radarsite ^ | June 30, 2008 | Roger W. Gardner
    The Enemy Within Cross posted from Radarsite From an original article at Canada.com http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=9f21ec5a-e493-4885-bb14-47551110a297David Harris, Citizen Special Published: Thursday, June 26, 2008 If terrorism suspect Momin Khawaja, now on trial in Ottawa, is as guilty as Crown prosecutors say, it'll be time to settle an important question: Was Mr. Khawaja a "Naji man"? Amid trial allegations, court details and defence objections, significant questions arise about Mr. Khawaja's status as a consultant to the Department of Foreign Affairs at about the time of his arrest. Prosecutors claim the software contractor used his perch inside the department to send streams of E-mails...
  • Brother Of Girl Killed In Apparent Hijab Incident Charged

    06/27/2008 8:02:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 227+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | June 27, 2008
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The brother of a Mississauga, Ont., teenager who was strangled to death in her home has been charged with first-degree murder. Aqsa Parvez was 16 when she was strangled to death in December 2007 during what friends said was a family dispute over her reluctance to wear a hijab. Her father, 57-year-old Muhammed Parvez, was charged with first-degree murder soon after his arrest that month. Sixteen-year-old Aqsa Parvez died in December. Her brother Waqas Parvez, 27, was charged with first-degree murder as well following his arrest on Thursday.
  • The War Next Door

    06/24/2008 10:51:50 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 120+ views
    Threats Watch ^ | June 24, 2008 | Michael Tanji
    Realigning Forces For More Than One Fight Fighting “over there” so we don’t have to “fight them at home” was aimed at the Islamist threat, but a real-live shooting war is no further away than our southern border: The intensifying warfare in Mexico between capitalist drug cartels and government troops has undermined the functioning of the government in that country, which has the second-largest population and economy in Latin America. Despite the deployment of thousands of police and army troops in the north and central regions, the powerful cartels have acted with increasing impunity, assassinating some top officials and controlling...
  • Alberta's energy prominence makes it a terror target, conference told (Canada? Will the US help?)

    06/22/2008 6:50:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 313+ views
    Canada.com ^ | 6/20/08 | Joel Kom
    Alberta's energy prominence makes it a terror target, conference toldJoel Kom, Canwest News Service Published: Friday, June 20, 2008 CALGARY -- Alberta's emergence as an energy superpower already has made it a target for international Islamic terrorists, but the province's growing oil and gas wealth could also help breed homegrown terrorism, law enforcement officials and advisers said Thursday. After opening an anti-terrorism conference in Calgary for security professionals in government and law enforcement, city police Chief Rick Hanson said it's not just extremism from abroad that has to be on the radar. "The risk of homegrown local terrorists, in the...
  • Venezuela Hosts Iranian Terrorists

    06/22/2008 1:03:50 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 29 replies · 123+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 06.22.2008 | Strategy Page
    June 22, 2008: A new battlefield for the war on terror has developed in Venezuela. There, leftist president Hugo Chavez has not only established close diplomatic relations with Iran (and Cuba, North Korea and radical groups throughout the region), but has allowed Iran to set up operations in South America. Regular commercial flights from Iran to Venezuela (via Syria, to accommodate Hizbollah) carry people, cash and whatever else Iran wants to move. No questions asked, no visas required. Several U.S. counter-terrorism operations have gone to work, trying to find out what Iran is up to, and how to block any...
  • ABC News: Hezbollah sleeper cells in Canada activated, seek Jewish targets

    06/19/2008 5:32:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 169+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 19, 2008 3:36 pm | Allahpundit
    No surprise. Nasrallah’s been screaming about revenge on Israel since the day after Hezbollah super-jihadi Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated in February. They’ve hit Jewish targets in the west before too, of course, most famously in 1994 with the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and earned Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani — the heir apparent to Khamenei as supreme leader of Iran — an arrest warrant from the Argentinian government in 2006. The U.S. isn’t expected to be on the target list. Supposedly, Iran’s afraid Bush might hit back. Intelligence officials tell ABC News the...
  • Hezbollah Poised to Strike? Officials Say "Sleeper Cells" Activated in Canada

    06/19/2008 12:45:24 PM PDT · by MaestroLC · 37 replies · 157+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2008 | RICHARD ESPOSITO and BRIAN ROSS
    Intelligence agencies in the United States and Canada are warning of mounting signs that Hezbollah, backed by Iran, is poised to mount a terror attack against "Jewish targets" somewhere outside the Middle East. Intelligence officials tell ABC News the group has activated suspected "sleeper cells" in Canada and key operatives have been tracked moving outside the group's Lebanon base to Canada, Europe and Africa. Officials say Hezbollah is seeking revenge for the February assassination of Hezbollah's military commander, Imad Mugniyah, killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria. The group's leaders blamed Israel, an allegation denied by Israeli officials. There...
  • Tarek Fatah: Islamists who have a problem with free speech should leave

    06/14/2008 9:41:57 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 211+ views
    National Post ^ | June 10, 2008 | Tarek Fatah
    Tarek Fatah: Islamists who have a problem with free speech should leave June 10, 2008 Tarek Fatah When Mohamed Elmasry declared a few years ago that there was more press freedom in Egypt than in Canada, it took me some time and effort to lift my jaw up from the floor. However, since then I have become accustomed to the outlandish statements and claims of the good science professor from Egypt. Now, he has managed to pass on his rare talents to his political apprentice Khurrum Awan. An Islamist law student, known for his exaggerated and forced sense of victimhood,...
  • Toronto Terror Suspects: 'Every Single Jew is Your Enemy'

    On Thursday, wiretaps were played at the trial of the 18 Muslims arrested in Toronto in 2006 for a terrorist plot to attack Canada: Court hears accused terrorists’ ideology. In wiretaps played at the trial of a 20-year-old man, his co-accused spoke at length about their “global fight” to “get rid of the oppressors.” They discussed the benefits of martyrdom and the need to retaliate against foreign soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, even if on Western soil. “You harm one Muslim, the whole Muslim [nation] has to defend that person,” the accused leader of the group said.None of the suspects can...
  • Idiot’s Guide to Completely Idiotic Canadian ‘Human Rights’ Tribunals

    06/05/2008 6:38:26 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 26 replies · 209+ views
    NRO ^ | 6/5/08 | Mark Hemingway
    At issue is a cover story National Review’s own Mark Steyn wrote for the Canadian newsweekly Maclean’s, titled “The Future Belongs to Islam.” An excerpt from Steyn’s bestselling book America Alone, the article highlighted the fact that demographic trends suggest that Muslims may well become a majority in much of Europe and that this obviously represents a threat to Europe as we know it. A few Muslim law students objected to the article and filed multiple complaints with Canada’s national and provincial “human rights” tribunals and presto! Steyn’s opinion and Maclean’s right to print it have now been effectively criminalized....
  • Canada becoming haven for would be terrorists

    06/02/2008 6:28:21 AM PDT · by Xth Legion · 6 replies · 261+ views
    “Canada’s immigration and refugee system is dysfunctional and in drastic need of a thorough review. When you take into account the political lobbying from minority cultural organizations and special interest groups such as immigration lawyers, there is little interest from our mainstream political parties to fix things,” said Martin Collacott, a former Canadian diplomat and co-editor of the book, Immigration Policy and the Terrorist Threat in Canada and the United States. The book is a compilation of work from academics and immigration experts who presented papers at the Fraser Institute’s 2007 conference on immigration. A follow-up conference is scheduled for...
  • Dion (Canada's Liberal Party leader) meets with Khadr lawyers, calls for action

    09/19/2007 5:21:25 PM PDT · by fanfan · 13 replies · 380+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | Sep. 19 2007 | News Staff
    After meeting with American military lawyers representing Omar Khadr, Liberal Leader Stephane Dion renewed his calls for the Conservative government to demand the Canadian's release and repatriation from Guantanamo Bay. The son of an alleged al Qaeda financier, Khadr was accused of killing U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Speer with a grenade during a firefight in Afghanistan on July 27, 2002. Khadr, who turns 21 today, was sent to the U.S. military prison in Cuba following his arrest in Afghanistan at the age of 15. He is the only Western prisoner left at Guantanamo Bay. Dion, widely criticized for failing to...
  • Explosions Strike Mexico Gas Pipelines(More information)

    09/10/2007 11:17:19 AM PDT · by kellynla · 34 replies · 1,976+ views
    wasingtonpost.com ^ | September 10, 2007; 1:18 PM | MIGUEL HERNANDEZ
    VERACRUZ, Mexico -- Mexican gas and oil pipelines were attacked in six places before dawn Monday, causing explosions, fires and gas leaks that forced the evacuation of thousands of people. The blasts reverberated for miles. No direct injuries were reported, though civil defense agencies said two women in their 70s who lived nearby died of heart attacks shortly afterward. The six blasts happened about 2 a.m. in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, the Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said in a statement. The company immediately shut down the affected lines as well as an extra line...
  • Blasts Hit Mexico Oil Company Pipelines

    09/10/2007 6:06:00 AM PDT · by KingSnorky · 72 replies · 3,523+ views
    MEXICO CITY -- Six explosions ripped apart pipelines for Mexico's state oil monopoly early Monday, the company said. The blasts were believed to be sabotage and 12,000 people were evacuated afterward.
  • Canadians totally unsympathetic towards Omar Khadr

    08/18/2007 12:59:35 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 7 replies · 624+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 14, 2007 | Arthur Weinreb
    At this week’s annual meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, the CBA sent a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper demanding that he enter into negotiations with the United States to have 20-year-old Canadian Omar Khadr released from Guantanamo Bay and returned to Canada. What really makes the writing of the letter newsworthy is the fact that except for a couple of lawyers and assorted members of Canada’s first family of terrorism, there has been no large outcry about Khadr’s repatriation to Canada. Canadians obviously are content to let the little jihadist rot in the American facility in...
  • 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...
  • Canadians battling Taliban propaganda

    12/04/2006 9:39:01 AM PST · by Clive · 4 replies · 543+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2006-12-04 | Bill Graveland
    KONDANO, Afghanistan (CP) - It's not just heavily armed insurgents and suicide bombers Canadian troops are battling here - it's also the Taliban propaganda machine. On this day, two members of the Canadian's Psy Ops (psychological operations) team were accompanying a foot patrol to the tiny village of Kondano in Panjwaii district. The countryside is dotted with shepherds herding their flocks and farmers harvesting truckloads of marijuana which grows so abundantly in this region. The collection of small mud dwellings is home to about 40 people. Goats run through the narrow streets and barefoot children remained silent but watched with...
  • The Terrorists Among Us

    08/20/2006 2:06:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 1,078+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2006 | Theodore Dalrymple
    While I was on a visit to Toronto recently, police arrested 17 men, the oldest of them 43 but most much younger, on charges of plotting a terrorist attack. They wished, apparently, to blow up the parliament in Ottawa and publicly behead the prime minister. Cops caught them in the process of buying three times as much material for explosives as Timothy McVeigh used in the Oklahoma City bombing. Reporting the arrests, the New York Times called the men “South Asians”—though one of them was an Egyptian, two were Somali, and most had been born in Canada—thus concealing by an...
  • Straight from the haters' mouths

    08/15/2006 4:45:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 11 replies · 667+ views
    Western Standard ^ | July 31, 2006 | Terry O'Neill
    When, on June 3, law enforcement officials told shocked Canadians about the arrest of 17 alleged terrorist plotters in Toronto, they didn't once mention that all the suspects were adherents of a radical, fundamentalist form of Islam that is overwhelmingly responsible for terrorist acts against the West. But after Globe and Mail columnist Christie Blatchford pointed out this omission a few days later, a Toronto Star columnist labelled her a hate-monger. Small wonder that, in an age where such militant political correctness poisons free public discourse like mustard gas on a First World War battlefield, controversy is now swirling around...
  • Immigration a national security issue (good Canadian piece on Islamofascism)

    08/15/2006 6:40:08 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 518+ views
    London Free Press - Canada ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | Rory Leishman
    Immigration a national security issue London Free Press Tuesday, August 15, 2006 By Rory Leishman The arrests last week of 24 British-born Muslims implicated in an alleged terrorist plot to blow up airliners flying from Britain to the United States has underlined once again the perils posed by home-grown Muslim terrorists. Sohail Raza, national security director of the Muslim Canadian Congress, is alive to the danger. As reported in The Free Press on Saturday, Raza warns that some of Canada's mosques are breeding grounds for homegrown terrorists. He said: "It's a tiny percentage of Muslims, but the message is...
  • The rise of Quebecistan

    08/09/2006 8:26:06 AM PDT · by Clive · 27 replies · 1,733+ views
    National post ^ | Barbara Kay
    MONTREAL - In his Montreal Gazette column yesterday, Don MacPherson projected a worrying Quebec trend with startling candour: "It's finally becoming respectable again to express support for terrorists." So it has. On Sunday, 15,000 Quebecers, mostly Lebanese-Canadians, marched for "justice and peace" in Lebanon. That sounds benign, but in fact the march was a virulently anti-Israel rally, and scattered amongst the crowd were a number of Hezbollah flags and placards. Leading the parade were Bloc Quebecois chief Gilles Duceppe, Liberal MP Denis Coderre, PQ chief Andre Boisclair, and Amir Khadir, spokesman for the new far-left provincial party, Solidarite Quebec. All...
  • Toronto terror suspect granted bail

    07/24/2006 10:02:59 AM PDT · by Clive · 1 replies · 292+ views
    TORONTO (CP) - The youngest of Canada's 17 so-called "homegrown" terror suspects has been granted bail. The 16-year-old, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is accused of being part of a group that allegedly plotted to attack several targets in southern Ontario. The youth's parents are putting up the required $15,000 bail, making them his sole sureties. Under the conditions established by Justice Gary Trotter, the youth must report to police every Friday and have no communication with the other suspects. He's also forbidden from possessing firearms and required to turn over any travel documents, and...
  • Documents reveal how RCMP chose to target Tamil Tigers

    07/24/2006 3:03:49 AM PDT · by Clive · 4 replies · 1,366+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-07-24 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO - Details of an RCMP terror-financing investigation unsealed by the Ontario court have revealed the method used by police to decide which terrorist groups they should target. A summary of Project OSALUKI, which is probing an alleged Tamil Tigers money-for-arms scheme in Canada, says the investigation was launched in response to an exercise called Sleipner. Using the Sleipner model, the RCMP's financial intelligence branch conducted an analytical survey that identified the Tamil Tigers as "a National Strategic Priority for the RCMP," the police report says. The results were forwarded to RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams across the country...
  • Terror From the North--The Canadian Jihad – and the nightmare it poses.

    07/21/2006 5:55:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 604+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 21, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    A month ago, in early June 2006, 17 Muslim males were rounded up by Canadian authorities for planning terror strikes within Ontario. What did these arrests signify? Frontpage has assembled a distinguished panel to discuss this issue with us today. Our guests are: Stewart Bell, a senior reporter at the National Post. An investigative journalist and foreign correspondent, he has been writing about terrorism and extremism since the late 1980's and has traveled on assignment to the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Asia and Africa. He is the recipient of many journalism awards, notably the Amnesty International Human Rights Media Award,...
  • Mounties call Tamil group 'arm of Tigers' (+ 2nd article of related interest)

    07/20/2006 8:51:38 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 5 replies · 492+ views
    National Post /Ottawa Sun ^ | Thursday, July 20, 2006 | Bell - Post / Cairns - Sun
    Mounties call Tamil group 'arm of Tigers' Court document first glimpse into four-year probe Stewart Bell National Post Thursday, July 20, 2006 TORONTO - The Tamil Tigers terrorist organization is "entrenched" in Canada and uses a Toronto-based "front organization" called the World Tamil Movement to raise money for arms, says a summary of an ongoing RCMP probe released yesterday. The 58-page document released by the Ontario court provides the first glimpse of a four-year RCMP investigation, called Project OSALUKI, into the Canadian fundraising efforts of the Sri Lankan terror group the Tamil Tigers. According to the heavily edited outline...
  • Islamism in the Caribbean? It may be worse than you think.

    07/17/2006 7:38:34 AM PDT · by connell · 5 replies · 411+ views
    The Miami terror plot is among several terror plots and attacks with links to the Caribbean – and Jamaica in particular. The British have “Londonistan.” Americans have a jihad hotspot of their own – the island-nations dotting their Caribbean backyard. Call it “Caribbeanistan.” In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the Middle East was widely presumed to be the main incubator for Islamic-inspired jihad. However, the Caribbean has emerged often enough in terrorism-related cases to suggest the region may have some pathologies of its own. The most recent example was the foiled Miami terror plot. Its seven plotters...
  • Canadian connection in alleged N.Y. bomb plot

    07/07/2006 8:28:01 PM PDT · by Shermy · 4 replies · 386+ views
    CBC ^ | July 7, 2006
    A suspect was questioned in Canada in connection with an alleged plot to bomb tunnels between Manhattan and New Jersey and flood New York's financial district, CBC News has learned. An FBI official in Washington told CBC News that one suspect in the plot was questioned in Canada. But the Canadian Press reported that the suspect was released because there wasn't enough evidence to hold him beyond the period of interrogation. Another suspect, a 31-year-old Lebanese man who was arrested in Lebanon, may have spent time in Canada. Lebanese police confirmed Friday that Assem Hammoud confessed to being the mastermind...