The police are super busy in Toronto, threatening Rabbis and making sure that I am not allowed speak about this very thing. Do these jackbooted keystone clowns really believe that by stopping me from speaking about Islamic jihad, that Islamic jihad will stop?
Last week I was on a Canadian radio show (I forget which one), and when I referred to this plot as jihad, the host stopped me and said, "we don't know that." The host implied that I was being a bombthrower by calling it an Islamic attack. The level of denial and delusion is stunning.
In this article, The National Post describes the Muslim terrorist as Tunisian. Tunisia is not Ahmed Abassi's motive. He was a devout Muslim who was a master’s student in chemical engineering. This is Islamic jihad. Period. Why won't they say it? This Muslim talked about killing 100,000 people. Bam.
These jihadis had “overseas training and plotted to engage in terrorist activity in the
He wanted to remain in the United States, and that if he was
living in the United States he would be willing to carry out terrorist
operations in the United States…
It is important to point out that this plot was thwarted by an FBI informant. This is how hundreds of jihad plots over the past 12 years have been stopped. This is the very program that Hamas groups like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, MAS, MSU are aggressively agitating to stop. And they met with some measure of success. The FBI knew about the Boston jihad bombers, but didn't monitor or surveil them.
"Third suspect related to alleged
VIA Rail terror plan discussed bacteria plot to kill ‘100,000 people’:
documents" The National Post (hat tip Nicola)
Ahmed Abassi, a
26-year-old Tunisian citizen, was arrested at New York’s JFK airport on April 22
— the same day the RCMP picked up Chiheb Esseghaier in Montreal and co-accused
Raed Jaser in Toronto.
The U.S. case had
remained sealed until Thursday, when federal prosecutors revealed that an
undercover FBI officer had met with Mr. Abassi and Mr. Esseghaier, and recorded
conversations in which they allegedly discussed mass casualty terror
Among the attacks they
proposed were the train derailment plot and poisoning the air or water,
resulting in the deaths of up to 100,000 people, officials said. The
contamination plot was only talk and there was never any public
The U.S. indictment
sheds new light on Project Smooth, the RCMP-led investigation that resulted in
the arrests just over two weeks ago of Mr. Esseghaier and Mr. Jaser. The RCMP
alleged the plot was linked to al-Qaeda elements based in
The documents unsealed
by the U.S. District Court in New York paint Mr. Abassi as a ringleader, saying
he “radicalized” Mr. Esseghaier, a fellow Tunisian who subsequently received
“overseas training and plotted to engage in terrorist activity in the
Mr. Abassi spent fewer
than three years in Canada, arriving in 2010 as a visitor but then applying for
a student visa, initially to study at the Université de Sherbrooke. When
rejected, he reapplied to study at the Université Laval. He received the student
permit in 2012 but subsequently left Canada.
After arriving in the
U.S. in mid-March, Mr. Abassi maintained “regular contact” with both Mr.
Esseghaier and the undercover FBI officer, who recorded conversations in which
Mr. Abassi “expressed his desire to engage in terrorist acts” against targets in
the U.S. and elsewhere.
Mr. Abassi also spoke
about providing support to terrorist groups such as the Al-Nusrah Front in Syria
and al-Qaeda in Iraq, and told the undercover officer about “like-minded”
associates he thought would be willing to engage in terrorism, prosecutors said
in a letter sent to the judge Thursday.
Esseghaier and the UC [Under Cover] also spoke about Esseghaier’s proposed
terrorist plots. Among other things, the defendant told the UC that while
Esseghaier’s plans were good, the time was not right. The defendant noted that
he had suggested an alternative plot — contaminating the air or water with
bacteria in order to kill up to 100,000 people — but that Esseghaier was
dismissive of the plan,” the letter said.
“The defendant also
proposed that they help Muslims fighting in Syria by sending money or weapons.
He also stated that he wanted to remain in the United States, and that if he was
living in the United States he would be willing to carry out terrorist
operations in the United States, but that he would have to know more details
regarding any proposed plot.”
The arrest of a third
suspect in New York had already been reported by the National
Post, but U.S. authorities had kept quiet about it while members of the
Joint Terrorism Task Force questioned Mr. Abassi almost daily for more than a
ended on April 29 and on May 2, a grand jury indicted Mr. Abassi on two counts
alleging he had fraudulently applied for a U.S. work visa to facilitate an act
of international terrorism. He faces up to 25 years of imprisonment for each
“As alleged, Mr.
Abassi came to the United States to pursue terrorist activity and support others
in the same shameful pursuit,” said George Venizelos of the FBI New York field
office. “What Mr. Abassi didn’t know was that one of his associates, privy to
the details of his plan, was an undercover FBI agent.”
one of two men accused of plotting a terror attack on rail target, is led off a
plane by RCMP officers at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto on
Université Laval in Quebec City, where Mr. Abassi was a master’s student in
chemical engineering, said they were forbidden by privacy law from discussing
his time there as a student. Spokesman Jean-François Huppé said university
personnel had been instructed not to discuss the matter.. One person who briefly
worked in a laboratory with Mr. Abassi described him as “a normal guy” who never
talked about terrorism. Mr. Abassi was co-author of a paper with Laval
colleagues in the December 2012 edition of the scientific journal Applied
He was the lead author
on a paper presented this week in a session on “Green Chemistry and Catalysis”
at the annual conference of ACFAS, an association promoting scientific research
in francophone Canada.
Mr. Esseghaier and Mr.
Jaser have been held in custody since their arrests. They are scheduled for
court appearances in Toronto in two weeks. Meanwhile, a review of their
immigration files was to be handed this week to Citizenship and Immigration
Minister Jason Kenney.
The minister ordered
the review after learning both men had been granted permanent resident status in
Canada in the past year. Mr. Jaser, a Palestinian born in the United Arab
Emirates, had received immigrant status in Canada after being pardoned for fraud
and threat convictions.
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