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  • 'Toronto 18' member Ali Mohamed Dirie reportedly died in Syria

    09/26/2013 3:29:50 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies ^ | September 25, 2013 | n/a
    'Toronto 18' member Ali Mohamed Dirie reportedly died in Syria Ali Mohamed Dirie died in Syria after 2011 prison release, informant tells CBC
  • U.S. Born Terror Boss Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    09/30/2011 4:04:13 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    Terror mastermind and senior Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki is dead a senior U.S. official confirms. Al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric who became a prominent figure in Al-Qaeda's most active branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits to carry out attacks in the United States, was killed Friday in the mountains of Yemen, American and Yemeni officials said. excerpt - Yemeni security officials and local tribal leaders said al-Awlaki was killed in an air strike on his convoy that they believed was carried out by the Americans. They said pilotless drones had been seen over the...
  • Terrorist sings new tune (Toronto 18 trainer about to get out, buss a fly rap in court)

    11/28/2010 11:25:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 11/26/10 | MICHELE MANDEL
    Terrorist sings new tuneBy MICHELE MANDEL, Toronto Sun Last Updated: November 26, 2010 6:59pm BRAMPTON - It’s a strange road from would-be terrorist to would-be rapper. But far better Steven Chand’s bad poetry than his last hobby of training terror recruits in the snow. After pledging to have nothing more to do with terrorism and performing a rather bizarre courtroom rap, Steven Chand was handed a stiff 10 year sentence by Justice Fletcher Dawson Friday for training and fundraising for the Toronto 18 terror group. But with credit for his nearly five years in custody, Chand will have only seven...
  • Jihadist Who Plotted to Attack Canadian Parliament, Electrical Grids, and Nuclear Stations...

    10/26/2010 2:38:52 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 1+ views
    "Jihadist who plotted to attack Canadian Parliament, electrical grids, and nuclear stations gets 16 years of prison dawah" SNIPPET: "BRAMPTON, Ont. - The ringleader of the so-called Toronto 18, who admitted to leading a terrorist group with plans to attack Parliament, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. Court heard weeks of evidence that Fahim Ahmad, 26, plotted to attack Parliament buildings, electrical grids and nuclear stations, and that he held training camps to assess recruits for his cause. At one point, police intercepted Ahmad suggesting going to Parliament to "cut off some heads" and "kill everybody.''..."
  • Last two "Toronto 18" jihadists found guilty

    06/24/2010 1:07:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1+ views
    TORONTO -- SNIPPET: "The so-called Toronto 18 eventually split into two groups after the leaders had a falling out. One thing the groups still had in common was a misdirected paranoia. They worried they were being watched by the authorities, but little did they know two of their trusted confidants were police agents. At one meeting one of the plotters instructed a man who was actually an RCMP agent to take the battery out of his cellphone so their conversation couldn't be intercepted. Another plotter gave an agent a test to see if he was a spy. He passed." SNIPPET:...
  • HE HAD A BLOG...he said a lot. Then he went to Somalia to join the jihad, and now he's dead.

    03/28/2010 3:58:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 1,540+ views
    INTERNET ^ | March 28, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: HE HAD A BLOG... ...he said a lot. Then he went to Somalia to join the jihad, and now he's dead.
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • Canadian guilty of planning homegrown terror plot (another convert to the ROP)

    02/26/2010 6:13:20 PM PST · by greeneyes · 10 replies · 823+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/26/2010 | greeneyes
    A member of a homegrown terrorist group pleaded guilty Friday to participating in a plot to set off truck bombs in front of Canada's main stock exchange and two government buildings.
  • "Toronto 18" Cell Members Sentenced in Terror Plot

    01/23/2010 5:17:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 451+ views
    SNIPPET: "Zakaria Amara, 24, the leader of the group - which planned to detonate truck bombs outside the Toronto offices of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Toronto Stock Exchange and an Ontario military base - was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. He will be eligible for parole in 2016 - 10 years from the day of his arrest." SNIPPET: "Another conspirator, Saad Gaya, 22, was sentenced on Monday to 12 years in prison." SNIPPET: "Amin Mohamed Durrani took part in a plot to establish an armed, Al-Qaeda-type terror cell in Toronto "and then to create some sort...

    01/19/2010 6:08:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 14 replies · 578+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT - IPT News ^ | January 19, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "U.S. intelligence officials believe there are dozens -- perhaps hundreds - of Americans who have been in e-mail contact with the radical Yemeni cleric who is believed to have inspired and directed both the Fort Hood shooter and the failed Christmas Day airline bomber, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. Efforts to learn the details of that communication, or even to target Anwar Al-Awlaki militarily, may be hindered by his status as an American citizen."
  • Toronto Bomb Plot Suspect Accused of Seeking to Cash in on Chaos (& Video: The Cell Next Door)

    01/11/2010 8:14:33 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 389+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Updated: Jan. 11, 2010 3:40AM EST | Staff
    t's alleged he was the money man, a behind-the-scenes operator who drove a convertible BMW around town while his much younger accomplices bummed rides and took buses as they plotted detonating truck bombs in downtown Toronto. When the trial of Shareef Abdelhaleem begins in a Brampton, Ont., courtroom Monday morning, the Canadian public will be introduced to a new kind of terrorism suspect: An educated and affluent thirtysomething entrepreneur – born in the Middle East but raised in Canada – who allegedly saw an opportunity to profit from the chaos he would cause. Until now, a publication ban has shielded...
  • Hasan's E-Mail: 'I Can't Wait to Join You' in Afterlife

    11/19/2009 3:29:45 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 70 replies · 2,850+ views
    abc ^ | 11/19/09 | BRIAN ROSS and RHONDA SCHWARTZ
    United States Army Major Nidal Hasan told a radical cleric considered by authorities to be an al-Qaeda recruiter, "I can't wait to join you" in the afterlife, according to an American official with top secret access to 18 e-mails exchanged between Hasan and the cleric, Anwar al Awlaki, over a six month period between Dec. 2008 and June 2009.
  • Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]

    11/05/2009 12:18:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2,869 replies · 134,525+ views
    ABC ^ | 05 NOV 09
  • Videos show Toronto 18 members handling bomb materials

    10/21/2009 2:14:03 PM PDT · by fanfan · 14 replies · 839+ views
    The National Post ^ | Tuesday, October 20, 2009 | Stewart Bell
    BRAMPTON -- The two scrawny terrorists are unloading bags labeled ammonium nitrate from the back of a delivery truck when one of them looks up and recoils in shock, while his partner backs into a wall and raises his hands in surrender. A four-member police tactical team dressed all in black descends, laying them spread-eagled on the floor of the warehouse and cuffing their hands behind their backs before one of the officers raises his thumb to say mission accomplished. The dramatic arrests of Saad Khalid and Saad Gaya, members of the "Toronto 18" terrorist group that was planning to...
  • Toronto 18 videos show group's deadly plan

    10/21/2009 11:09:45 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 810+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | October 21, 2009 | Ron Nurwisah
    BRAMPTON -- The two scrawny terrorists are unloading bags labeled ammonium nitrate from the back of a delivery truck when one of them looks up and recoils in shock, while his partner backs into a wall and raises his hands in surrender. A four-member police tactical team dressed all in black descends, laying them spread-eagled on the floor of the warehouse and cuffing their hands behind their backs before one of the officers raises his thumb to say mission accomplished. The dramatic arrests of Saad Khalid and Saad Gaya, members of the "Toronto 18" terrorist group that was planning to...
  • The powerful online voice of jihad

    10/18/2009 8:09:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 612+ views
    THE ^ | October 18, 2009 | By Michelle Shephard
    "The powerful online voice of jihad Shadowy cleric revered by disenchanted Muslim youths throughout West cited in Toronto 18 case" CAPTION: "A Facebook page for Anwar al Awlaki has 4,800 fans. He has been cited as an inspiration for extremist plots." FACEBOOK SNIPPET: "In a snowy field near Barrie, a group of young Muslim men listened intently to the eloquent voice emanating from the laptop. Anwar al Awlaki preached in perfect Arabic and flawless English about the need to fight in the name of religion, because the "world is united in fighting Islam." The time for jihad is now, no...
  • Terror plot finds its end - not with a bang but a whimper

    10/13/2009 11:41:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 528+ views
    THE GLOBE AND ^ | Last updated on Friday, Oct. 09, 2009 7:44PM EDT | Colin Freeze
    SNIPPET: “Mr. Amara’s paycheques were small. His day job was drudgery. But his schemes were big – very big.”
  • Hateful chatter behind the veil (Wives of Toronto's `accused` terrorists)

    06/29/2006 4:47:27 AM PDT · by fanfan · 128 replies · 4,057+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Thursday, June 29, 2006 | OMAR EL AKKAD AND GREG MCARTHUR
    Hateful chatter behind the veil Key suspects' wives held radical views, Web postings revealMISSISSAUGA — When it came time to write up the premarital agreement between Zakaria Amara and Nada Farooq, Ms. Farooq briefly considered adding a clause that would allow her to ask for a divorce. She said that Mr. Amara (now accused of being a leader of the alleged terror plot that led to the arrests of 17 Muslim men early this month) had to aspire to take part in jihad. "[And] if he ever refuses a clear opportunity to leave for jihad, then i want the choice...
  • Another suspect in so-called 'Toronto 18' pleads guilty

    10/02/2009 10:51:21 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 481+ views
    THE GLOBE AND ^ | Last updated on Monday, Sep. 28, 2009 02:05PM EDT | COLIN FREEZE, Brampton, Ont.
    SNIPPET: "Saad Gaya, a 21-year old, admitted Monday that he was part of an al-Qaeda-inspired plot to build fertilizer-based truck bombs and explode them in downtown Toronto." SNIPPET: "With Mr. Gaya, Mr. Khalid, and Mr. Dirie having pleaded guilty in recent weeks, only seven adult accused are headed to trial at this point. More pleas are possible."
  • Guilty plea in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) terror case

    05/05/2009 7:20:13 PM PDT · by fanfan · 8 replies · 518+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 05, 2009 | Isabel Teotonio
    A young Mississauga man has pleaded guilty to intending to cause an explosion, the first time a member of the so-called Toronto 18 group has admitted the existence of a bomb plot. At a trial last year of a co-accused, prosecutors alleged some of the group's members were planning to bomb sites such as the Toronto Stock Exchange, RCMP headquarters in Ottawa, the Pickering nuclear power station and the Toronto offices of Canada's spy agency, located next to the CN Tower. In an unexpected move, Saad Khalid, 22, entered his plea on Monday but Justice Bruce Durno banned publication of...
  • Ottawa Using Intervention to Extinguish Extremism

    02/01/2009 12:45:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 593+ views
    National Post ^ | January 31, 2009 | Stewart Bell
    The government has been using "counter-radicalization techniques" to steer Canadian Muslims away from extremism, according to a secret intelligence report obtained by the National Post. The document outlines a little-known, government-wide, counter-radicalization strategy that aims to prevent al-Qaedainspired terrorists such as the London transit bombers from emerging within Canada. The measures described in the report range from meeting with community and religious leaders and urging them to tackle radicalization to the more controversial tactic of intervention by police and security officials. "The manifestation of Islamist terrorism in the West over the past few years has led to concerns over the...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Are suspected terrorists in the “Toronto 18” the same as members of the “Toronto 19"

    03/25/2008 9:08:40 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 3 replies · 480+ views
    By Judi McLeod Tuesday, March 25, 2008 In an effort to provide them a fair trial, the Canadian government is seeking a limited publication ban on the identities of the adults charged with belonging to the so-called “Toronto 18” group. The identity of the youth charged with belonging to a homegrown terror cell is already protected under the Young Criminal Justice Act. The trial for the youth gets underway in a Brampton court today. Almost unheard of since they were nabbed in a foiled undercover operation to kidnap and behead members of Parliament, among other things on June 2, 2006,...