Hide the children! Lock the doors!

Juxtaposition of the day:

From here:

Parliament, power grids, and nuclear facilities were the intended targets in an attack that Fahim Ahmad hoped Canada would never recover from, the Crown said as it laid out its case against three men arrested almost four years ago…

The Crown intends to call up to 11 witnesses, most of whom will be police officers, and play for the jury about 70 wiretap conversations.

In one of those, Ahmad is heard saying the kind of attack he was planning has “never been done before,” Jaffe said.

“They’re probably expecting what happened in London or something,” Ahmad said, referring to co-ordinated suicide bomb attacks in July 2005 in London’s subway system that killed 52 people and injured nearly 800.

“Our thing is much, much greater on the scale. You do it once and you make sure they never recover again.”

Aaaaand from here:

The portrait of an “utterly disorganized” camp, surfaced as defence lawyer Michael Moon cross-examined police agent Mubin Shaikh, who infiltrated the alleged homegrown terror cell in late 2005.

Court was told that when members of the group attended a December 2005 camp in Washago, Ont., some were terrified a fictional pack of wolves was stalking them, two men cut themselves chopping wood and one nearly lit himself ablaze while pouring fuel onto the campfire.

“These guys were lucky to get out of Washago alive,” Moon suggested to Shaikh, who is testifying at the trial of Fahim Ahmad, Steven Chand and Asad Ansari, members of the so-called Toronto 18, which was busted up by police on June 2, 2006.


And of course, back in 2oo6

Prime Minister Stephen Harper called U.S. President George W. Bush to thank him for the U.S. co-operation in thwarting the alleged plot, projecting the message that Canada is not a “haven” for Islamic extremists.

Bravo, Steve. Well played, good sir, well played indeed.


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