News you may have missed #832 (foiled Canada terror plot)

Toronto, CanadaBy IAN ALLEN | |
►►Two arrested in Canada terror plot. Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, who live in Montreal and Toronto, were planning to derail a Via Rail passenger train in Toronto  with support from “al-Qaeda elements located in Iran”, Canadian police said Monday. “This is the first known al-Qaeda planned attack that we’ve experienced in Canada”, Superintendent Doug Best told a news conference. Police said the men did not receive financial support from al-Qaeda, but declined to provide more details. There was no apparent reason to think the planned attacks were state-sponsored.
►►Canada foils ‘al-Qaeda inspired’ terror attack on train. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said the surveillance operation leading to the arrests of the two suspects was “a result of extensive collaborative efforts”. Chief Spt Jennifer Strachan said the two men had sought to target “a specific route, but not necessarily a specific train”. At the same time, the RCMP said they believed the plot was in the planning stage and “there was no imminent threat to the general public”.
►►Tip from Muslim community ‘helped foil’ al-Qaeda plot. Canadian lawyer Hussein Hamdani told CTV News Channel that a tip from the Muslim community helped investigators foil the alleged al-Qaeda plot. “This goes to show the partnership between the Muslim community in Canada and the RCMP and all the police services,” said Hamdani. It might not be well known but collaboration between Muslims and government agencies —like the RCMP, CSIS, Canadian Border Services Agency and the Department of Justice— is quite common, according to Hamdani.

3 Responses to News you may have missed #832 (foiled Canada terror plot)

  1. angry cat says:

    Al Quaeda elements located in Iran? As far as I know al Quaeda is made up of shia people and Iran is Sunni. If somebody wants to bomb, nuke or practice terrorism with iranian targets I’m sure they’ll do, but if they continue telling us lies, they will get their nose grow and grow…

  2. Reblogged this on Cultural Jihad and commented:
    C.J. Note: Timing and how this was plot was “foiled” is concerning. It will be interesting to see if this leads to any unique programs established by the Canadian government to favor the Muslim community.

  3. Pete says:

    @ angry cat

    Its the other way around:

    – Al Qaeda has been/remains Sunni dominated and manned.

    – Iran is 90% to 95% Shia (aka Shiite)

    Iran is also 4% to 8% Sunni.

    So the train bomb plotters may well have had support from some of the Sunni minority in Iran or perhaps from Iran’s Shia majority.

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