Terror Cell Apprehended In Ontario

Toronto Sun;

In a stunning development yesterday, police made a sweeping terrorist bust within the GTA and expected to make several more arrests throughout the night.

“The RCMP, CSIS and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team arrested individuals throughout the GTA today in relation to terrorist-related offences,” confirmed RCMP spokesman Corp. Michele Paradis.

As of about 9 p.m. last night, Paradis also added “there are ongoing arrests.”

Though unconfirmed, sources have told the Sun police arrested a possible home-grown al-Qaeda terrorist cell operating in Toronto that had planned to bomb the subway as early as Monday.

From the news conference currently in progress:

– RCMP, along with CSIS and other security partners have arrested 12 adults and 5 young offenders who were planning a series of terrorist attacks on a variety of targets in southern Ontario.

– They’ve been charged under contributing to activity of a terrorist group, commission of firearms and explosives offenses for the benefit of a terrorist group, providing or making available property for the purpose of terrorist activities.

– 3 tons of ammonium nitrate was ordered and delivered. (the 1995 Oklahoma bombing was comleted with only 1 ton of ammonium nitrate)

– they had the capacity and intent to carry out the attacks

– Canadian residents from a variety of backgrounds, inspired by Al Qaeda

(Listen live to the news conference.)

The Toronto Star is now online with a report. Those arrested:

1. Fahim Ahmad, 21, Toronto;

2. Zakaria Amara, 20, Mississauga, Ont.;

3. Asad Ansari, 21, Mississauga;

4. Shareef Abdelhaleen, 30, Mississauga;

5. Qayyum Abdul Jamal, 43, Mississauga;

6. Mohammed Dirie, 22, Kingston, Ont.;

7. Yasim Abdi Mohamed, 24, Kingston;

8. Jahmaal James, 23, Toronto;

9. Amin Mohamed Durrani, 19, Toronto;

10. Steven Vikash Chand alias Abdul Shakur, 25, Toronto;

11. Ahmad Mustafa Ghany, 21, Mississauga;

12. Saad Khalid, 19, of Eclipse Avenue, Mississauga.

(What was that quote from the news conference about the individuals not reflecting on any one community?)

UPDATE Dirie and Mohamed were arrested in 2005 at a Canadian border crossing. More at the Toronto Star. Scroll down

“The customs inspector noticed that Mohamed seemed to fidgeting with his hands in his pockets, and unable to stand still despite being told to keep his hands where the officers could see them,” states the summary that was read into the court record during a hearing last October.

Both appeared nervous, frequently looking at each other. At one point Mohamed tried to push his back away from the wall where he was placed, the documents state. It was at that point that the customs officer discovered a loaded Highpoint .380 calibre handgun that Mohamed had tucked inside his waistband. Ammunition, some of which did not match the guns the men were bringing in, fell out of his pockets as he was being handcuffed.

Officers later found two loaded handguns taped to Dirie’s inner thighs — a Millennium PT 19mm and a .380 Calibre Jennings. In his socks they found a magazine for a semi-automatic handgun and “several rounds of ammunition,” according to the court transcripts.

This morning the Ottawa Sun is reporting that Parliament was on the hit list

“They were going after institutional targets,” a source said.

Sources said targets included the Parliament Buildings and the CSIS headquarters in Toronto.

Considerable blogosphere coverage on this story;
Stephen Taylor,

Pajamas Media has a big roundup. So does Hot Air here and here;

The Muslim Canadian Congress reaction is predictable.

Report from the courthouse.

“This operation does not reflect badly on any ethno-cultural group in Canada”.

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  1. Sed says:

    They went to jail when they left for Toronto. There were no games in the city, like London.

  2. Russ says:

    A bunch of Presbyterians, I’m guessing.

  3. jpe says:

    Re: communities: an article I saw noted that the canadian terrorists have been trying to utilize more (presumably non-arab) converts to escape detection.

  4. Alex Knapp says:

    Funny how this hasn’t led for a demand by immigration activists to “build a wall” on the Canadian border. You see, they seem to think that illegal Mexican immigration was a “matter of national security” because terrorists might get in, but last time I looked, no terrorists have ever been caught in Mexico or tyring to sneak across the Mexican border–just the Canadian one.

  5. Steve Verdon says:

    Tsk, tsk Alex, what are you doing using facts and logic?!?!? Quite that, or next thing you know people will accuse of hating America or something.

  6. Zelsdorf Ragshaft says:

    Alex, not to change the subject. Is there something about a sovereign nation having the right to decide who is and who is not welcome in their country this escapes you? The resistance to the invasion from the south is not about terrorism, it is about our right to decide who gets to be an citizen of the United States, and how long those who visit here get to stay. Break into a bank after is is close to see how welcome you are.

  7. Adam says:

    Since when do nations have rights, Zelsdorf? I thought individuals were born with them equally. If they’re not trespassing on private property, the government shouldn’t care what country they’re from.

  8. Alex Knapp says:


    As a general matter, illegal immigration is much more akin to a father stealing bread to feed his starving kids than a bank robbery.

  9. Umma Allergic says:

    We are in big trouble. The West if full of these kids, hungry for power, and intoxicated by the triumphalist, expansionist, supremacist ideology that is Islam. I am cross-posting an example of this from an online discussion board, in case anyone sare think that these kids are rare or unique.

    Original web page link

    JihadJedi brother:

    Islam will rule the world, very soon.
    Allah Hu Akbar.

    Constitution for the new Islamic Republic of EU and USA is under construction.

    To the infidels of the West:

    We will fight the infidel to death.

    Meanwhile American laws will protect us.
    Democrats and Leftist will support us.
    UNO will legitimize us.
    CAIR will incubate us.
    ACLU wil support us
    Western Universities will educate us.
    Mosques in the West will shelter us.
    OPEC will finance us
    Moderate Muslims will fertilize us
    Hollywood will love us.
    Koffi Annan will pass politically correct sympathetic statement for Jihadists.

    They will go to the West for education in full scholarship. America is paying and will continue to pay for our childrenâ??s educations and their upbringing in state funded Islamic schools.

    We will use your (West) welfare system. Our children will also send money home while they are preparing for Jihad.

    We will take the advantage of American kindness, gullibility, and compassion. When time comes, we will stab them in the back as we did on 9/11 and 7/7, the Islamic way. We will say one thing on the camera and teach another thing to our children at home.

    We will teach our children Islamic supremacy from the very childhood. We will teach them not to compromise with Infidel. Once we do that from the very early age our children wonâ??t hesitate to be martyr. We will take over the Europe first and then US will be the next. We already have a solid ground in the UK, Holland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany, and now in the US.

    Our children will marry Caucasian in Europe and in America. We will mix with intricate fabric of the Western society but still will remember to Jihad when time comes.

    Who are we?
    We are the â??sleeper cellsâ?? next door.
    We will raise our children to be loyal to Islam and Mohammad only. Everything else is secondary.

    At the time of the real fight we will hold our own children as our armor â?? this is Islamic way. When American or Israeli troops shoot at us the world will be watching. Imagine,â?¦ Imagine the news in the world â??Death of Muslim babies by infidelsâ??.

    We know CNN, ABC, CBS are broadcasting live. Al-Jazeera will pour gasoline on the fire. The news will spread like wildfire. â??Americans killed 6 babies, 10 babiesâ??. â??Jews killed two womenâ??,

    We say to the West: Keep your Nukes in your curio cabinets. Keep your aircraft carrier or hightech weaponery in the showcase. You can’t use them against us because of your own higher moral standard. We will take the advantage of your (West) higher moral standard and use it against you. We wonâ??t hesitate to use our children as suicide bomber against you.

    Visualize the news flash all over the world, â?¦Moslem mother is sobbing, â?¦.crying. â?¦.Her babies are killed by Jews and Americans, the whole world is watching live. Hundreds of millions of Muslims all around the world are boiling. They will march through Europe. We will use our women to produce more babies who will in turn be used as armor/shield. Our babies are the gift from Allah for Jihad.

    West manufactures their tanks in the factory. We will manufacture our military force by natural means, by producing more babies. That is the way it is cheaper.

    You infidels at this site cannot defeat us. We are 1.2 billion. We will double again. Do you have enough bullets to kill us?

    On the camera:
    We will always say, â??Islam is the religion of Peace.â??
    We will say, â??Jihad is actually inner Jihad.â??

    Off camera, we will do the rest.

    Moderate Muslim will say there is no link between Islam and Terrorism and the West will believe it because the West is so gullible.
    Moderate Muslim all over the world will incubate Jihadist by their talk by defending Islam.
    Using Western Legal system we will assert our Sharia Laws, slowly but surely.

    You will be impressed when you meet a moderate Muslim personally. As your next-door neighbor, coworker, student, teacher, engineer, professionals you may even like us. You will find us well mannered, polite, humble that will make you say, â??wow, Muslims are good and peaceful peopleâ??, But, we will stab you in your back when you are sleeping as we did on 911.
    There will be more 911 in Europe and in America. We will say, â??We do not support terrorism but America got what it deserved.â??

    Muslims, CAIR, ISNA, MPAC and other international Islamic Organization will unite. We will partner with Leftist, ACLU, with Koffi Annan, and the UN, and if we have to then even with France. Fasten your seatbelt. The war of civilizations has just begun.

    We will recite Quran and say Allah-Hu-Akbar before beheading infidels, as we have been doing it. We will video tape those and send it to all infidels to watch. They will surrender – ISLAM means surrender.

    We will use your (West) own values of kindness against you.

    You (West) are destined to loose.

    Must be very depressing for you (the West). Isnâ??t it?

    as we say just before beheading.

    Welcome to the 21st Century Islamic Warfare
    Let’s see the effectiveness of Islamic warfare.
    Muslims Vs. the West.

    Quote: ————————————-
    THE RULE HAS CHANGED. There is new game in town.

    Bill Clinton ordered 50 Tomahawks Cruise missiles costing $100,000,000 each to destroy $50 mud houses that belonged to Osama’s family. What a stupidity? What a poor ROI (Return On Investment)

    In return Osama’s attack on the US.
    Cost: 19 martyrs and less than $500,000.
    Cost to the West: over 3,000 dead.
    At least $1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) dollars economical loss in one year. This includes the ripple effect.

    Osama’s ROI with respect to: life = 3,000/19 = 158 fold.
    Dollar = $1 tr./500K = 2,000,000 fold

    That is modern warfare. The West will lose.

    Islam will rule the world. There is nothing you can do. Even if the per capita GDP of the world drops to half of its present level as a consequence of Islamic laws in place all over the world but still Islam will rule the word.

    From your point of view we bring to the world to the dark ages, so be it. But still Islam wins, West looses.
    Are you sure you want to play this game?

    Jihad, ..Jihad…Jeeehaaad…

    You are destined to loose.