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  • A Tale of Two Cities (startling comparison between Chicago and Toronto)

    07/10/2014 12:00:55 PM PDT · by seacapn · 31 replies
    Online viral image ^ | Early Juny, 2014 | N/A; online image
    I thought this was kind of amusing...
  • Toronto: Frenzied Muslim mob attacks and beats Jewish protesters

    07/04/2014 4:56:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/4/14 | Robert Spencer
    No Muslims were arrested, of course, although at least one of the Jews was: Muslims are a protected class in multicultural Canada. Here is an excerpt from BlogwrathĎs recounting of events: After that the Arab bullies turned against the Jews with sticks and fists. You can see that confrontation in the movie below (that moment was also covered by Blazingcatfur). After the vicious beating one person was sent to hospital with injuries and another one who came to support JDL-Canada was arrested for no reason (and held for several hours). Blogwrath refers to ďArab bullies,Ē but the reason why they...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Admits to Using Cocaine, Hallucinogenic Mushrooms and Crack

    07/02/2014 5:21:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Terence M. Cullen
    Ford, who returned to work this week after a stint in rehab, blamed his woes on using 'every drug you can probably think of.' But he said he never tried heroin, and he never did drugs in City Hall. The mayor is up for re-election in October. Liquor-loving, crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is blaming his woes on using ďevery drug you can probably think of.Ē Ford, who just this week returned to work after a stint in rehab, admitted Wednesday he dabbled with cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms and crack -- the last he still claims he wasnít addicted to. But...
  • Feiglin Outlines Five-Step 'Jewish Sovereignty' Plan

    05/13/2014 1:07:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 5/13/14 | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    Deputy Knesset Chairman MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) outlined his national plan while in Toronto last Tuesday for Israeli Independence Day, speaking at an event sponsored by the Jewish Defense League and Toronto Zionist Council. Feiglin called for reconnecting the young generation with the knowledge that it is part of a long historical chain from the days of the Patriarch Abraham, and that it is a "light unto the nations" not just in the field of hi-tech, but rather in terms of the values and spiritual message it has for humanity, reports Shalom Toronto. Feiglin's address at the local Chabad synagogue...
  • Bright meteor lights up the sky over Toronto, eastern Ontario

    05/04/2014 6:12:04 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | May 4, 2014 | Nicole Mortillaro
    TORONTO Ė Dozens of people from Toronto, Oshawa, Peterborough, and surrounding areas reported seeing a bright fireball in the sky Sunday afternoon followed by a loud sonic boom. Twitter soon exploded with several accounts of the event. The American Meteor Society received several reports from Toronto, Ajax, Caledon, Port Perry, and Richmond Hill. ďI have watched meteor showers before, but I have never seen anything like this in my entire life. My first thought was that it was a jet on fire and blowing up, but I had time while watching it to decide it must be a meteor,Ē wrote...
  • Driver sues boy she struck and killed

    04/27/2014 12:57:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    News.com.au ^ | April 27, 2014
    A woman who hit three teenage boys on bikes while driving, killing one and injuring the other two, is suing the dead teen for the emotional trauma she suffered. Mother-of-three Sharlene Simon, 42, is also suing the other two boys and the dead boyís family for $1.35 million in damages due to her psychological suffering, including depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic stress.
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ĎWe are the sons of God.í John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • Cursive writing returns to Toronto Catholic schools

    03/15/2014 7:47:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Fri Mar 14, 2014 | Kristin Rushowy
    When kids put pen to paper, chances are they are printing. But Torontoís Catholic board, hand-wringing over the handwriting skills of its students, is now looking to make sure all of them learn cursive. Parents have told her their children canít sign their name, ďor they have been handed a handwritten note and canít read it,Ē said Trustee Ann Andrachuk. She proposed a recent motionóunanimously approvedóasking board staff how to reintroduce cursive in all schools, and how early children should start learning it. [Ö] Across Canada and the United States, concerns have been raised that cursive is becoming a lost...
  • After barrage of Rob Ford mockery, Jimmy Kimmel urges Toronto mayor to quit drinking

    03/04/2014 3:57:07 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 8 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    Midway through the segment, Mr. Kimmel then ushered Mr. Ford to a television screen where the late night host exhibited a series of now-famous videos showing the mayor drunkenly threatening to kill someone, speaking in Jamaican patois at an Etobicoke diner or knocking over a councilmember in city hall chambers.... As revealed on the Monday night segment, the mayor had agreed to do the show after he was personally contacted by Mr. Kimmel on his cell phone. The Toronto mayor is well known for widely distributing his cell phone number to constituents. ďWhen you say Ďjumpí I say Ďhow high?íĒ...
  • Gay activists have met their match with Muslim barbers

    03/02/2014 10:44:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 73 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 3/2/14 | Ezra Levant
    So a lesbian walks into a Muslim barbershop, and asks for a ďbusinessmenís haircutĒ. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it really happened, and now a government agency called the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario will hear her complaint. Faith McGregor is the lesbian who doesnít like the girly cuts that they do at a salon. She wants the boyís hairdo. Omar Mahrouk is the owner of the Terminal Barber Shop in Toronto. He follows Shariah law, so he thinks women have cooties. As Mahrouk and the other barbers there say, they donít believe in touching women...
  • Woman Arrested at Toronto Airport Had 10,000 Diamonds Hidden in Body

    02/24/2014 2:50:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL ^ | February 21, 2013 | by Tu Thanh Ha
    SNIPPET: "The arrest of a woman accused of hiding more than 10,000 diamonds inside her body when she landed at Torontoís Pearson International Airport comes amid warnings that Canada is one of the countries where illicit diamonds have been used for money laundering." SNIPPET: "The woman had landed at Pearson on a Feb. 3 flight from Trinidad and Tobago, when she came to the attention of a Canada Border Services Agency officer, according to CBSA spokeswoman Vanessa Barrasa. The RCMP said the woman was found to have carried 10,202 stones inside her. The 1,500 carats (about 300 grams) of rough...
  • Rob Ford asks for Pride flag ó just raised at City Hall to support gay .... ó be taken down

    02/08/2014 8:52:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | Natalie Alcoba
    FULL TITLE: Rob Ford asks for Pride flag ó just raised at City Hall to support gay rights at Sochi ó be taken down Police investigating threat against Rob Ford, mayor's office says Mayor Rob Ford demanded on Friday that officials remove a rainbow-coloured flag raised at Toronto City Hall in solidarity with the gay community in Russia during the Olympics, prompting fresh accusations that he is homophobic. The mayor duct-taped a Canadian flag to his office window overlooking Nathan Phillips Square shortly after officials pulled down a City of Toronto flag from a ďcourtesyĒ flagpole on city hallís roof...
  • Toronto Mayor Ford Accused in Jail Beating

    01/30/2014 10:52:14 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 7 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/29/2014 | By Newser Editors and Wire Services
    Sister's ex-boyfriend says Ford arranged it to keep him quiet (Newser) ‚Äď Just another day in the life of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: He's being sued by his sister's ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have the man beaten in jail. A lawsuit submitted by Scott MacIntyre alleges the mayor was behind an assault at a Toronto jail in March 2012 that was intended to keep MacIntrye quiet about Ford's abuse of alcohol and drugs. The lawsuit alleges MacIntrye knew about Ford's alcohol and drug use and claims he was threatened with "dire consequences" if he did not remain quiet....
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: I drank a little with my friends before latest video

    01/22/2014 7:36:07 AM PST · by maggief · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | January 22, 2014 | Steve Almasy
    CNN) -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to drinking again after a video posted on social media showed him babbling about the city's police chief Monday night while he was at a fast food restaurant. The mayor, who had pledged to refrain from alcohol, stopped briefly to talk to reporters Tuesday when he was asked about the video that shows him incoherently talking to customers at a Steak Queen in Rexdale.
  • When temperatures plummet... lace up their skates and glide across Lake Ontario

    01/03/2014 7:41:07 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | January 3, 2014 | Peter Kuitenbrouwer
    The ice on Lake Ontario sparkles in the afternoon winter sun. ďCome over here,Ē beckons Tyler Hnatuk. ďIíve found a perfect spot.Ē Alec Farquhar, his wife Kathleen McDonnell and I pivot on our skates and speed north. Ahead of us, across the frozen lake, bristle Torontoís towers. Our skates bounce on bumpy patches and slow down over snow drifts. We come to open, smooth ice, longer than many rinks. We glide to and fro, swirling and smiling and enjoying the great outdoors. Some in Toronto complain when the thermometer dips to -26C, as it did outside my kitchen window Friday...
  • Police investigating after Justin Bieberís limo driver claims he was assaulted by singerís entourage

    12/30/2013 3:25:16 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | DECEMBER 30, 2013 | AP
    Toronto police are looking into allegations that a member of Justin Bieberís entourage assaulted a limo driver who was driving the Canadian pop star and several others. But a spokesman says itís unclear whether the teen heartthrob himself is accused in the attack or simply one of his companions.
  • Send a Christmas Card to Mary Wagner, a Pro-Life Prisoner of Conscience

    12/15/2013 3:27:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | John Jansen
    On August 15, 2012, Mary Wagner was arrested after she entered the waiting room of a Toronto abortion clinic and offered help to any woman who would consider changing her mind. She has been in jail ever since on charges of ďmischief: interference with lawful enjoyment/operation of a business,Ē and and breach of a probation order that prohibits her from being within 200 meters of any place where abortions are performed in Ontario. This was the sixth time Mary had been arrested since she began her campaign of civil disobedience in March 2010. Since then, she has spent nearly three...
  • Chilling moment police decide to shoot dead mental patient armed with scissors ....

    11/29/2013 7:24:42 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 81 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | November 29, 2013 | Alex Ward
    Police admitted that the fatal shooting of a mental patient armed with scissors could have been prevented if the road sergeant equipped with a Taser had been at the scene in time. Michael Eligon, 29, was walking toward police with the weapon and a Ďblank stareí when he was shot three times by an officer in Toronto, an inquest heard. A chilling video of the dramatic shooting shown to the inquest captured Mr Eligonís last moments as he walked toward police who had their guns drawn and yelled Ďdrop ití on February 3 last year. Under cross examination, Constable Scott...
  • Even Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor Has Higher Approval Ratings Than Obama

    11/23/2013 8:10:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/23/2013 | Todd Beamon
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine, has been in "drunken stupors," and was caught on camera in an expletive-laced rant. But he's still having a better month than President Barack Obama. Ford has the approval of 42 percent of 1,049 Toronto voters surveyed by Forum Research. The poll results, released on Friday, came as Ford saw most of his powers stripped by the city council in Canada's largest city. South of the border, Obama must wish he were doing that well. Ford, who was elected in 2010 on a pledge to cut government spending, also has said...
  • Rob Ford tells his side - minus those tough questions - on his 'Ford Nation' TV show

    11/19/2013 3:30:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 18, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    Toronto's crack smoking mayor got his own TV show - and finally could speak his mind without all those pesky reporters asking questions. The hour-long "Ford Nation" show that aired Monday on Canadaís Sun News Network gave Rob Ford a pressure-free environment to tell his side of the story after spending the last week sticking his foot in his mouth in front of the press and being attacked politically after admitting to drinking too much - and sometimes smoking crack cocaine.
  • A different take on the ROB FORD scandal.

    11/16/2013 6:08:17 PM PST · by golux · 39 replies
    11.16.13 | Golux
    These thoughts are my own and not necessarily those of Free Republic. ON ROB FORD Schadenfreude has never been so delightful. Talking heads worldwide are obsessed by the admitted illegal activities of a man, in a city, in a country, they didnít care about yesterday. Someone in the parlor has done some very, very bad things Ė uttered the word ďpu--yĒ to boot Ė and the titillating evil of it all is too much to handle. Of course, Justin Trudeau (son of Pierre,) now gunning for Prime Minister, elicited mild yawns and golf applause from Canadaís holier, hempier, and greener...
  • Toronto mayor warns more scandal may come

    11/15/2013 11:25:12 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    Torontoís crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford warned Nov. 13 yet more scandals may come out as he faced a grilling by the city council but denied he was an addict. ~snip~ Ford said he could not assure council that there were no more skeletons in his closet. ďI donít know. I donít know, there might be like a coat hanger left in my closet. I donít know. I donít know what is left,Ē he said.
  • Rob Ford launches legal action over prostitution and crack claims in profane media scrum

    11/14/2013 7:45:10 AM PST · by Loyalist · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | November 14, 2013 | Josh Visser & Natalie Alcoba
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he is taking legal action against the former staffers who made stunning allegations about the mayor in a police document, saying he consorted with escorts and used sexually explicit language to a woman working for him. In a profane media scrum aired live on television that left journalists gasping, Ford, wearing a Toronto Argos jersey, denied many of the allegations laid forth in the court documents, although he admitted to occasionally drinking and driving. He was particularly angry about his staffers telling police that they thought a young friend of his was a prostitute. ďI...
  • Toronto mayor admits he bought illegal drugs; council urges him to step aside

    11/13/2013 10:20:23 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 13, 2013 | Cameron French
    Toronto's embattled mayor, Rob Ford, professed a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and gangs on Wednesday, but he also admitted he has bought illegal drugs in the past two years. Speaking after Toronto City Council almost unanimously urged Ford to take a break from his duties, Ford said he could not change the past and would continue his efforts as mayor to save Toronto money.
  • Carville: Obama Is Even Less Popular Than Crack-Smoking Mayor of Toronto

    11/12/2013 7:07:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 11, 2013 - 4:21 PM | James Beattie
    Former Clinton advisor James Carville pointed out Monday that President Obama, whose approval rating has sunk to 41 percent because the U.S. economy ďis not growing for a lot of people,Ē is not even as popular as the crack-smoking mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. Appearing on MSNBCís ďMorning JoeĒ show, Carville told host Joe Scarborough that the presidentís numbers are so low that ďthe best thing he can do is take a toke on the mayor of Torontoís crack pipe, because his numbers are about 48.Ē Ö
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Defiant Against Crack Allegations

    11/05/2013 8:21:25 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 5, 2013 | COLLEEN CURRY
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is doubling down against calls for his resignation amid reports that police have a video showing him smoking crack. In a whirlwind radio show on Sunday, the embattled mayor apologized for getting drunk in public and said he would try and make sure it didn't happen again. "I shouldn't have got hammered down at the Danforth [festival]," Ford said on his weekly radio show Sunday, according to Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper. "If you are going to have a couple drinks, you stay at home. You don't make a public spectacle of yourself." But Ford did...
  • Rob Ford video scandal: Police have the video that appears to show mayor smoking crack, Blair says

    10/31/2013 11:00:35 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 29 replies
    The Star ^ | October 31, 2013
    Ford friend Alexander Sandro Lisi charged with extortion related to the video, police chief says Toronto Police have recovered the video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine, Toronto police Chief Bill Blair said Thursday. ďThe video files depict images that are consistent with what has previously been reportedĒ in the media, Blair said at a news conference on the heels of a release of documents used by police to obtain search warrants during their summer investigation. Ford has since May refused to comment on the video ďthat I have never seen or does not exist.Ē Blair...
  • "Crack Smoking Video" of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford found by police.

    10/31/2013 12:03:20 PM PDT · by golux
    Various Sources - breaking | 10/31/13 | golux
    Police in Toronto, Canada have stated that a video showing Toronto mayor Rob Ford using crack cocaine is in their possession. Moments ago the mayor greeted a throng of reporters outside his office with the statement that although he would like to defend himself, he cannot, as the issue is before the court. The allegation of crack use and news of a video initially surfaced this past summer, with representatives of the US website "Gawker" alleging that they had seen the video. Since then, evidently, the video was lost or deleted. As part of an ongoing investigation Toronto police maintain...
  • Toronto: Hollywood Won't Touch Syria Crisis

    09/09/2013 5:58:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 8, 2013 | Stuart Kemp
    As two dramas about the conflict vie for attention at TIFF, normally outspoken actors and Ô¨Ālmmakers on hand for the fest remain conspicuously mum on the subject. The conflict in Syria and the increasing likelihood of Western involvement is occupying hearts and minds at this year¬ís festival. Still, when it comes to Hollywood voices publicly weighing in on the debate over U.S. intervention in the territory, the silence has been deafening. A number of high-profile Hollywood names on hand for the festival, who¬íve been outspoken in the past on U.S. military intervention, have been uncharacteristically quiet on the issue. THR...
  • #3942... Give Israelis Two Minutes to Leave Palestine and Then Start Shooting

    08/10/2013 9:31:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 3/8/13
    http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/3942.htm
  • Toronto officer involved in shooting of Sammy Yatim has been suspended

    07/30/2013 1:30:15 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 37 replies
    Daily Brew - Yahoo News blog ^ | July 29, 2013 | Matthew Coutts
    As residents of Toronto express anger over the death of Sammy Yatim, who was shot dead on a downtown streetcar over the weekend, Police Chief Bill Blair has vowed to investigate the actions of his officers. "I want to assure all the citizens of the city of Toronto of our unwavering commitment to get the answers they seek," Blair said in a brief news conference on Monday. The comments come after the 18-year-old was shot dead in Toronto shortly after midnight on Saturday.
  • U.S. on alert over Canadians [Islamists] in Algeria

    01/31/2013 6:53:28 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | January 31, 2013 8:49 PM EST | Reuters
    Signs that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack by hostage-taking Islamist militants on a remote gas plant in Algeria are of great concern to American authorities, U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday. While Algerian authorities apparently have not yet provided Western governments with cast-iron proof, a senior U.S. intelligence official said: ďWeíre taking very seriously the reports of the two Canadiansí involvement.Ē ... Confirmation that Canadian citizens were involved in the attack on the In Amenas facility in the Algerian desert would raise concerns about a worrying nexus between North America and North African militants. At least 38 plant...
  • Toronto mayor denies he smokes crack cocaine

    05/24/2013 11:39:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2013 1:06 AM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug. Critics were not appeased, with one city councilor questioning whether the mayor told ďthe whole truthĒ and another calling on him to resign. The mayor of Canadaís largest city did not say whether he has ever used crack. He did not take questions from reporters at a news conference at City Hall, held after close allies released a letter urging him to address the reports of the...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoked Crack Cocaine in a Video, U.S. Website Alleges

    05/16/2013 8:51:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 3/16/2016
    The Toronto Star has seen the video in question. Much more to come on thestar.com
  • Clay Buchholz Accused Of Doctoring Baseball By Sportsnetís Dirk Hayhurst In Toronto

    05/11/2013 11:52:16 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | May 2, 2013
    <p>BOSTON (CBS) ó Clay Buchholz is off to a tremendous start for the Boston Red Sox this season, and his most recent impressive showing came at the expense of the Toronto Blue Jays. On Wednesday night, Buchholz silenced Jays bats, allowing just two hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out eight and keeping the Jays off the scoreboard.</p>
  • Al Qaeda on march across the globe - Two years after SEALs got bin Laden

    05/02/2013 8:28:13 PM PDT · by Fred · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 050213 | Peter Brookes
    Two years ago today, SEAL Team Six sent Osama bin Laden on his way to Davy Jonesí Locker ó but his Islamist terror machine is anything but sinking to the depths. It remains a vicious, global threat. Since Osamaís demise, the terror groupís strength has ebbed in some areas, but flowed strongly in others. Indeed, one current estimate concludes that al Qaeda affiliates and associates (i.e., groups, cells or operatives) are active in more than 30 countries (of some 190) on four continents. Including our continent. While we donít yet know the whole story behind the Boston bombing, just last...
  • Canadian jihadistís disturbing video shows fanaticism of rebels who may have inspired Boston bomber

    05/02/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | 5/1/2013 | Stewart Bell
    For seven minutes, five Dagestan rebels spoke into a video camera about killing infidels and how the ďgood deedsĒ they were doing would absolve them of ď700 sinsĒ committed during their lifetimes. Filmed by a Canadian jihadist fighter before he was killed by Russian security forces, the video offers a disturbing glimpse of the fanaticism of the rebels who may have inspired Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev does not appear in the footage, which was obtained by the National Post. But it was recorded and narrated by William Plotnikov, a Canadian whose alleged links to Tsarnaev are now under...
  • 'Hundreds' of radicals in GTA: Muslim youth counsellor

    04/25/2013 8:07:32 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 14 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 24, 2013 | Joe Warmington
    Radicalized Muslims do operate and recruit in Toronto and one Islamic leader warns we shouldnít be surprised by news of more nefarious terror plots in the future. ďThere are a lot of people in our community that are a little rigid,Ē Muhammad Robert Heft, of the Paradise Forever Islamic Centre, said Wednesday. ďNot thousands but hundreds.Ē Hundreds? In a week when one GTA resident, along with a Montrealer, have been charged by the RCMP in a terror plot to murder innocent people on a passenger train, itís a troubling detail. But itís not new for Heft, a Muslim convert who...
  • Toronto imam who came forward with concerns about terror plot wants to stay anonymous

    04/23/2013 3:03:44 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | April 23, 2013 | Stewart Bell
    TORONTO ó The Toronto imam who first brought forward concerns about one of the suspects in the alleged al-Qaeda-linked train plot wants to remain anonymous, his lawyer said Tuesday. Naseer Syed said the imam came to him more than a year ago about the suspectís conduct. ďIt was enough of a concern and it passed a certain threshold than the imam felt comfortable with,Ē he said. The lawyer said he then notified the appropriate authorities. On Monday, the RCMP credited the imamís tip with helping bring terrorism-related charges against Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier.
  • Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBC

    04/22/2013 11:24:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 140 replies
    Canada to announce arrests after thwarting "major terrorist attack":CBCR Reuters Ė 19 mins ago TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police and intelligence agencies are to announce multiple arrests on Monday after an operation to thwart a "major terrorist attack," the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said on Monday, citing unnamed "highly placed" sources.
  • Al Qaeda-linked plot to attack passenger train broken up by Canadian,US [Canada creates Terrorists!]

    04/22/2013 3:06:15 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    Fox - non State Media ^ | April 22 2013 | FNS
    Canadian authorities announced Monday they have broken up an Al Qaeda-linked terror plot to attack a passenger train as it crossed over a bridge in the Toronto area. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Monday that two suspects have been arrested on terrorism charges. Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, who live in greater Montreal and Toronto -- were conspiring to carry out an Al Qaeda-supported attack against Via Rail, but posed no immediate threat to the public. "It was definitely in the planning stage but not imminent," RCMP chief superintendent Jennifer Strachan told reporters at a news conference. Read more:...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) Ė Although no group has claimed responsibility for Mondayís deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Report: Foreign Gov't Asked FBI to Look at Boston Terror Suspect for 'Extremist Ties' in 2011

    04/19/2013 4:30:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/19/13 | Jason Howerton
    A ďforeign governmentĒ asked the FBI to look into one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspectís ďpossibly extremist tiesĒ in 2011, CBS News reported on Friday. The FBI complied and spoke with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, to investigate any possible ties to extremism. The FBI determined Tsarnaev represented no threat, according to CBS News. Tamerlan, believed to be 26 when he was killed overnight in a shootout, dropped out after studying accounting at Bunker Hill Community College for just three semesters. He was an amateur boxer who had hoped to fight on the U.S. Olympic team, a man who said he...
  • Toronto dad upset he's not allowed to watch daughter's swim class

    04/10/2013 4:10:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Toronto Sun via Jihad Watch ^ | April 6, 2013 | By Jenny Yuen Toronto Sun
    When in Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. When in non-Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. "Toronto dad upset he's not allowed to watch daughter's swim class," by Jenny Yuen for the Toronto Sun, April 6 (thanks to all who sent this in): TORONTO - When a single dad signed his nine-year-old daughter up for female-only swim lessons, he didnít realize he ó as a man ó was going to be banned from watching her practice. Chris (who didnít want his last name published) was shocked when he had the blinds to...
  • 4 Women Wanted in Alleged Sex Assault of 19-Year-Old Man in Downtown Toronto ("Death by Snu Snu")

    04/08/2013 6:59:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | Sunday, April 7, 2013 | Vidya Kauri
    Four women wanted in alleged sex assault of 19-year-old man in downtown Toronto Toronto police are looking for four female suspects who they say allegedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old man. The incident happened during the early morning hours of Sunday, March 31, after the man met the four women at a nightclub near King Street and University Avenue. The man left the club with the women who offered to drive him home, according to a written statement from Toronto police. ďThe complainant was instead driven to a parking lot in the area of Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue where...
  • A struggle of integrationí: Deportation used to counter gangs within Torontoís growing Afghan

    03/24/2013 6:24:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    National Post ^ | 13/03/22 | Stewart Bell
    Afghan For Life and its more violent-sounding offshoot, Afghan Fighting Generation, emerged partly in Torontoís Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood, a hub of Canadaís fast-growing Afghan population. Police and immigration enforcement officers have now launched deportation proceedings against several alleged members, including Mr. Fatah, a 28-year-old Russian-speaking Afghan from Thorncliffe Park. Since 2002, more than 23,000 Afghans have become permanent residents of Canada. Gang members began tagging Afghan neighbourhoods with Afghan For Life (AFL or A4L) and Afghan Fighting Generation (AFG) symbols a decade ago. ... The crackdown on Afghan gangs is Canadaís latest attempt to use immigration laws to tackle street...
  • Shooter of subway fare collector may have been male or female: police

    02/26/2013 12:45:02 PM PST · by Loyalist · 44 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | February 26, 2013 | Timothy Appleby
    One year after Toronto subway fare collector William Anderson was shot and badly wounded in a botched robbery at the downtown Dupont station, a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the masked gunman - or gunwoman - was renewed Tuesday, with a fresh appeal for tips. Now 53, Mr. Anderson remains off the job, still recovering from being shot in the neck and shoulder by his balaclava-clad assailant, whoís believed to have targeted that same station twice before. The description of that person, glimpsed on video, has been revised and the perpetrator may be male or female,...
  • Monkey found alone at Toronto Ikea, wearing coat

    12/09/2012 3:43:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | December 9, 2012
    Animal control came to collect a monkey from a Toronto Ikea store on Sunday, after the animal was spotted in the parking lot. An Ikea spokesperson told CBC News that the monkey was first spotted in the parking lot of the Ikea store located near Leslie Street and Highway 401.
  • Single Junk-Food Meal Can Damage Arteries

    11/01/2012 7:57:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 1, 2012 | UPI
    TORONTO ó A single junk-food meal rich in saturated fat is detrimental to the health of the arteries, researchers in Canada said. Dr. Anil Nigam and colleagues at the University of Montreal-affiliated EPIC Center of the Montreal Heart Institute compared the effects of a junk-food meal and a typical Mediterranean meal on the vascular endothelium, the inner lining of the blood vessels. Endothelial function is closely linked to the long-term risk of developing coronary artery disease.
  • West abuses Catholicism but remains too intimidated to stand firm against Islamic extremism

    10/09/2012 3:32:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | October 9, 2012 | Michael Coren
    In late September I went along to what was described as an ‚Äúanti-blasphemy‚ÄĚ rally in the middle of Toronto. It was in response to the notorious ‚ÄúInnocence of Muslims‚ÄĚ movie trailer, which was shown on YouTube but watched by very few of the Muslim fanatics who murdered people, destroyed property, and generally fell into paroxysms of theocratic angst as a result. The demonstration took place opposite the US Consulate, and most of the manic yells consisted of condemnations of the United States and Israel, with one genius holding a large poster announcing, ‚ÄúIslam Condones Racism.‚ÄĚ Actually it does, and...