Canadian Jihad

Canadian Terror Raid

Canada's Alleged terror cell


OTTAWA - The federal government has paid settlements totaling just over $31M to 3 men falsely accused of links to terror groups, then imprisoned and tortured in Syria in the early 2000s.  Ottawa announced earlier this year that it had settled with Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El Maati and Muayyed Nureddin.  (Global)  REPORT:   Public accounts of Canada 2017   .pdf   Torture settlement    Compensates and apologizes    Elmaati, Nureddin & Almalki


To sue

ALGIERS - An Algerian man is set to sue the federal government for the abuses he says he suffered at the hands of American security forces after he left Canada 15 years ago.  Djamel Ameziane seeks damages of $50M on the grounds that Canada's security services co-operated with their US counterparts even though they knew the Americans were abusing him.  (CP)    Djamel Ameziane


Canadian pleads guilty

NEW YORK - Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy of Mississauga, has been in custody since the FBI arrested him in New Jersey in May 2016.  The other two accused are identified as Talha Haroon, 19, a US citizen residing in Pakistan, and Russell Salic, 37, from the Philippines.  (Hamilton Spectator)  MORE:   DoJ unseals charges    Plot thwarted   Authorities tried to keep arrest secret   Canadian's confession


Canadian charged

FLINT - Amor Ftouhi, 49, a Canadian from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and made reference to people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism.  (AP)   MORE:   Airport stabbing    Montrealer charged   Cop stabbed 


No specific threat

MONTREAL - The company that operates Montreal's Trudeau International Airport says it hasn't been informed of any specific threat related to reports this week that 4 airport employees had their access levels scaled back as officials looked into the possibility they had been radicalized.  (Montreal Gazette)  MORE:   Employees ID'd as IS supporters   Fundamental flaw in security


Terror charges

MONTREAL - Sabrine Djermane, 21, and El Mahdi Jamali, 20, a couple accused of planning to leave Canada to go fight with ISIS has been found not guilty of all terrorism-related offences.  Jamali was found guilty of an explosives-related offence.  (CBC) MORE:   Not guilty of terror     Terror probe


Terror suspect

MONTREAL - The worries about a suspect in a terror investigation seen posing for a selfie last year with the prime minister go far beyond the anxiety of how he got that close.  A CBC investigation has learned that the man is one of at least 4 Quebec men of interest to the RCMP for their alleged connection to the 2012 kidnappings of 2 Americans in Syria.   (CBC)  MORE:   Suspect in terror probe   Quebec men at heart of terror probe  


Pleads guilty

TORONTO - The Public Prosecution Service of Canada says Kevin Omar Mohamed, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of participating in or contributing to, directly or indirectly, any activity of a terrorist group for the purpose of enhancing the ability of any terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity.   (CP)PREVIOUS:  Peace bond   Arrested on fear of terrorism   Arrest without a crime 


Man suing

FORT ST JOHN - Othman Hamdan, a BC man acquitted of terrorism-related charges has filed a lawsuit against the provincial and federal governments, arguing he was maliciously prosecuted in violation of his charter rights.  Last year, a BC judge ruled his comments might have been offensive, but they didn't constitute inciting terrorism.  (CP)    MORE:   Terrorism related charges   Arrested   Man arrested    


Canadian jihadi reported killed 

The US military says a high-profile Canadian in the so-called IS was killed in a coalition airstrike in Iraq more than two years ago.  The US CENTCOM told Global News that Farah Mohamed Shirdon was killed in the city of Mosul on July 13, 2015.  It's not the first report of his death in Iraq.   (Global)  MORE:   US terror list   Public notice 9967, 9968  .pdf 


Ordered out of Canada

TORONTO - A Pakistani man accused of plotting terror attacks in Toronto has been ordered out of Canada.  Jahanzeb Malik, 33, will be kept in immigration custody pending deportation in a few weeks.  (CP)   MORE:   Ordered deported   Canada trying to deport plotter   Bomb plot   Terror arrest


Deported to Canada

VANCOUVER - Bilal Philips, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 attempted bombing of the World Trade Center in New York, was detained by police while on a speaking tour in the southern Philippines.  (National Post)   MORE:   Back in Canada  Statement   Bilal Philips  


Canadian charged

VANCOUVER - On July 17, 2014, the RCMP INSET in BC charged Hasibullah Yusufzai, 25, a resident of Burnaby, BC, for leaving Canada to take part in terrorist activity.  (Globe & Mail)   MORE:   Dreamed of joining the RCMP         

Extradition to US

EDMONTON - An Alberta judge has granted an extradition order for a man facing terrorism charges in the US after he allegedly helped pay for his relatives to travel to Syria.  Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi, 33, is accused of being part of a Jan 2014 jewelry store robbery in Edmonton to fund the Syrian trips.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Warrant



MONTREAL - Ismael Habib has been found guilty of attempting to leave Canada to commit a terrorist act.  The 29-year-old man from Gatineau is the first adult in Canada convicted under this charge.   (CTV)  MORE:   9 years   Found guilty   Authorities have tools they need


15 years

OTTAWA - Ali Omar Ader, a Somalian man found guilty in the kidnapping of Amanda Lindhout has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.  (CP)  MORE:   Kidnapper sentenced   Found guilty   Somali national charged    Amanda Lindhout


Accused in terror threat

SCARBOROUGH - Rehab Dughmosh, 32, is facing a total of 21 criminal and terror-related offences in connection with an incident at Cedarbrae Mall on June 3.   (CTV)     MORE:   Accused ruled not insane   Entitled terror suspect  


Posthumous report 

TORONTO - Weeks after a Canadian terrorist leader was killed by security forces in Bangladesh, IS has released what it said was his account of how his group attacked a Dhaka restaurant popular among foreigners.  The Holey Artisan Bakery 'was selected for this blessed operation because it was well-known for being frequented by the citizens of the Crusader countries,' Tamim Chowdhury wrote in the ISIL magazine Rumiyah.   (PostMedia)   PREVIOUS:   July 2016 Dhaka attack   Terror suspect killed by police    Tamim Chowdhury  


Unfit to stand trial

TORONTO - Ayanle Hassan Ali, a 27-year-old born in Montreal, allegedly stabbed several soldiers inside the recruitment centre, sending two to hospital.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   NCR   Terror charges   Accused charged    Terror charge laid  


Terror camp in Canada

MISSION - Almost 6 months after the Pathankot terror attack, intelligence agencies have sent an alert to Canada's Justin Trudeau government, saying that pro-Khalistan terrorists are running a camp near Mission city in BC to carry out strikes in Punjab.  (Times of India)   MORE:   Surrey man accused of running terror camp    Doubts on report   Canadian officials not talking   Sikh attempts to shed violent past   Sikh 


12 Canadians training for jihad

KUALA LUMPUR - A group of 12 Canadians are reported undergoing militant training at an al-Qaida camp in Pakistan's lawless North Waziristan in apparent plots to carry out terror attacks back home. 


Canada has been good to me 

MONTREAL -  In recently filed court documents, government lawyers claim that while Mohamed Omary has been jobless and on the dole in Montreal since he arrived from Morocco.  Yet he still somehow found cash to repeatedly visit Europe between 1993 and 1999.  MORE:  Omary's acquaintances   Man linked to alleged terrorists sues  


Security certificate upheld

TORONTO - The ruling upholds the national security certificate Ottawa imposed on Mohamed Mahjoub that has severely restricted his freedom for the past 13 years, even though he has never been charged with any crime.  (CP)  Mohammad Zeki Mahjoub  


Man sues government

BRAMPTON - A Brampton man is suing the Canadian government alleging Canada’s spy agency launched a smear campaign against him, painting him as a terrorist and pedophile because he refused to be an informant.   (Toronto Star) 


Court asked to deal with matter

TORONTO - After 5 years of fighting to have a suspected terror cell member deported to his native Egypt, government lawyers unexpectedly asked the judge in the case to weigh whether it would be constitutional to send Mahmoud Jaballah back to a country where he may face torture. PREVIOUS:   Judge Frees Terrorism Suspect   Not a security threat


7 years

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis judge imposed the sentence on Mohammed Abdullah Warsame, 35, a Somali who came to Canada as a refugee in 1989. 


Wanted fugitive

DHAKA - Salman Hossain is a Canadian fugitive. Wanted for promoting a genocide against Jews, he is the subject of an OPP warrant and an Interpol notice that asks police worldwide to locate and arrest him.  But he is not that hard to find.  (National Post)   PREVIOUS:   Canadian extremist charged   Muslim charged with plotting genocide   

Foreign fighters - part 1

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows little concern over the threat posed by battle-hardened jihadists returning to Canada. He even argues they can be rehabilitated. But documents unearthed from CSIS - some of them marked 'top secret' - reveal alarming information about how Canada's spy agency views the jihadist threat, what they're doing to track it and their concerns about future attacks on home soil.  (Sun Media)

Part 2   Part 3    

Questions about terror 

Terror threat

Terrorist threat to Canada 2017

Reintegration support

Pretty remote 

'High-risk travelers'

Strategy to charge suspected extremists

Canadians with terrorist links

15-year-old radicalized     

Extremist travelers

2016 public report on the terrorist threat

Ottawa tackles terror laws

Following Britain's flawed lead

Security certificate    

Refugee screening useless

Family released

ISLAMABAD - US officials say Pakistan secured the release of Joshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman who were abducted 5 years ago while travelling in Afghanistan and had been held by the Haqqani network in Pakistan.  The couple had 3 children while in captivity, and all have been freed.  (AP) 


Paths of Boyle 

Kidnapping of Boyle & Coleman 

Statement issued by freed hostage

Bomb kills soldiers hunting for kidnapers

Why he started a family

Wife rushed to hospital


EDMONTON - Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, has been charged with 5 counts of attempted murder, 4 counts of criminal flight causing bodily harm, and 1 count each of dangerous driving and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.  (CBC)

Somali-born refugee charged

Emergency radio

Ottawa reviewing process

Is political correctness to blame?

Fast facts

Suspect faces charges

Police investigate

Acts of terrorism

Edmonton terror attacks


Security access revoked

MONTREAL - The security clearances of 3 more Trudeau International Airport employees have been suspended, weeks after 4 others had their access revoked and were placed under investigation.   (CTV)


No specific threat

Employees ID'd as IS supporters

Fundamental flaw in security 

Peace bond arrest

WINDSOR - Unanswered questions about Mohammed El Shaer's relationship with a notorious Canadian ISIL fighter, his repeated journeys to the Middle East and his apparent proficiency with false travel documents.(National Post) 


Sentenced for passport fraud

Collecting exit passport data


Returned to Canada


Iman calls for Jews to be killed

MONTREAL - A Montreal mosque is facing a police complaint and rebukes from the larger Muslim community after a video of an imam delivering a sermon in which he asks for Jews to be killed surfaced online.  The sermon took place at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque on Dec 23, 2016.  The imam in the video is Jordanian cleric Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr - he was reportedly an invited guest of the mosque.  (CBC)

Another Imam accused

M-103 passed

M-103 has passed

Squalid exercise in democracy 


Canadians should oppose M-103 

Jihadist cluster revealed

CALGARY - A cluster of Calgarians lived in an apartment building in downtown Calgary to which the 8th and 8th mosque is attached.  Waseem Alhaj Youcef was killed fighting for ISIS.  Salman Ashrafi blew himself up in a suicide mission in Iraq, killing 46 people.  The Gordon brothers, Gregory and Collin, were killed fighting in Syria in Dec 2014.  Tamim Chowdhury was killed in a shoot-out with Bangladeshi security forces in Aug 2016.  Ahmad Waseem, also lived in the same building before joining jihadists in Syria.  Damian Clairmont was killed by Free Syrian Army forces during rebel infighting.  (CBC) 

Mosque to relocate 

10 arrested

2 identified

Death notice questioned

Believed killed

Canadian killed

Boughadou arrested in Turkey

Quebec man arrested in Turkey 

2 held

Edmonton teen tries to join IS

Canadian among medical students

'Any cigarettes or alcohol'

Lawyers oppose legislation

Counter-terrorism work has 'sidetracked'

Steady increase of suspected extremists

Court hindering CSIS's ability

RCMP investigating

63 potential terrorism cases

IS discussed attacks on targets in Canada

Too slow to take on radicalized Canadians

IS believed to have 6 Quebec members

IS recruit Toronto Jane

Dead were known to RCMP     


Types of youth attracted to extremism

2014 report on the terrorist threat to Canada

Peace bond 

Peace bonds shrouded in secrecy  

IS recruiter in Edmonton 

Motivated by ideology, sense of adventure

IS recruited Canadian woman  

Killed while fighting for IS   

Lebanese-Canadian reported killed

Faouzi Ayoub

Canadian jihadist in video

OPP urged to be vigilant

Hamilton man reported killed as IS fighter 

'Exit controls'

Deadline missed  

Muslims against terrorism   

Canadian killed

Canadian killed by infighting among rebels 

PEI terror arrest

Revoking passports

RCMP using new measures to stop HRTs

Anti-radicalization program

Government plans targeted interventions 

Twisted, evil and clueless

More Canadians in IS

Canadian terrorist

IS recruiting in Canada

Canadians involved

Jabhat al-Nusra

Schrier's tale

Beyond the Border Initiative

Returning jihadist spark terror alert   

Confirmed dead


OTTAWA - 3 Ottawa men who conspired to commit terrorism have pleaded guilty and have been sentencedTwins Ashton and Carlos Larmond conspired over a five-month period from Aug. 1, 2014 to Jan. 9, 2015.  Suliman Mohamed was arrested just days after the twins, and conspired to participate in terrorist activity with them.  (CBC)


Ottawa terror trio  

3 plead guilty to terrorism  

3rd man arrested

Terrorism charges  

Police shooting justified

STRATHROY - Police say an investigation has found RCMP were justified in fatally shooting a terrorist sympathizer in a confrontation earlier this year.  Aaron Driver died during a confrontation with RCMP in August after making a martyrdom video that suggested he was planning to detonate a homemade bomb in a Canadian urban centre.  (CP)  

Taxi driver doesn't agree

Taxi driver

Martyrdom video tip

Suspect was headed to mall

Died of a gunshot wound 

Potential terrorist threat

Lone suspect dead

Canadian police kill suspect 

Mental illness and extremism

TORONTO - Chiheb Esseghaier, a Tunisian-born, Montreal-based PhD student, was convicted in 2015 of planning to blow a hole in an Ontario railway bridge.  His arrest and conviction were hailed as landmarks in the Canadian battle against terrorism.  According to multiple doctors, Esseghaier is severely mentally ill and almost certainly schizophrenic. Everyone involved, from the police, to the prosecutors and the judge, believed he was a fanatic, so no one noticed he was insane.  (PostMedia)

10 years

Sentenced to life in prison


Mental health issues

Fit to be sentenced

Insane, but should that matter?


Guilty on some counts

2013 VIA Rail terrorism plot 

Documents released

Pardon revoked

2 other suspects

Suspect tracked for a year


Week a proud one for police

Via rail terror plot

Tip from Imam

Canada foils terror attack

Iran's history with al-Qaeda

Review of deportation rules

Attempt to deport suspect

Terror suspect discussed killing with bacteria


Immigration's cracks 

Terror suspect

USAO Abassi unsealing 

Public menace

Jury reach a wise decision

3rd suspect

Plea deal

OTTAWA - Hiva Alizadeh, 34, a jihadist who has undergone paramilitary training in terrorist training camps, will be spared a potential life sentence for recruiting sympathizers, funding overseas terror networks and plotting to attack targets in Canada.  (Sun Media) 

Surprise guilty plea

Details of terror plot emerge 

Found guilty

Guilty on charges

Found guilty    

Misbahuddin Ahmed

Khurram Sher

Hiva Alizadeh

New charges laid

Alleged plotters go directly to trial


TORONTO - A jury found Mohamed Hassan Hersi, 28, guilty of attempting to participate in terrorist activity by joining Al-Shabab.   (Sun Media) 

10 years

Found guilty

Canadian precedent  

Court appearance 

War in Somalia 

Suicide bombers in Canada

Canadians can't turn blind eye to terrorism

Terrorism arrest

Terrorism related arrest

Terrorism charges

Woman suspected of being lured

Al Shabaab

Deported to Canada

Accused of terrorism

LONDON, ON -  Like so many Canadians who came before and after them, the pair of teenagers travelled west to Alberta with the hope of a decent job, a chance at prosperity, a shot at a better life.  (Globe & Mail)

In Amenas hostage crisis

Canada reels

Friend studied religion in Africa

Canadians identified

4th Canadian sought

4th Canadian linked

Canadian arrested prior to Algeria attack

3 grew up to become terrorists

Friends shocked

Yoon in jail

3rd man

Under spotlight

Homegrown Islamic extremism

Government settles

MONTREAL - The federal government has quietly settled the lawsuit with Abousfian Abdelrazik, who denies any involvement in terrorism.   (CBC)

Abousfian Abdelrazik     

Again in the spotlight 

Suspected by CSIS

Bomb plot

Compromising conversation

Adil Charkaoui 

Plea deal

NEW YORK - An Edmonton man pleaded guilty to US charges that he sent money and provided long-distance support to Tunisian jihadists believed responsible for a 2009 suicide attack in Iraq that killed 5 American soldiers.  Sayfildin Tahir Sharif, who also goes by the name Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa, entered the plea in federal court.   (AP)


Extradited man pleads not guilty

US vs Sharif      


Should be extradited to US

Accused can be extradited

Local man charged

Omar Khadr


Judge turns down freeze request  

TORONTO - An Ontario Superior Court judge has turned down a request for a freeze order on Omar Khadr's $10.5M settlement.  Lawyers for the widow of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan, and another injured US soldier, were in court seeking a freeze order pending the final outcome of their bid to get an Ontario court to force Mr. Khadr to hand over his settlement to them.  (Globe & Mail)

Khadr fights attempt

Canadians donating to family of US soldier

Veterans troubled over settlement

Payout is the penalty

Khadr should be charged with treason

Liberal government explains

Settlement money paid

 Lawsuit settled

Khadr in Canada

Plea deal

Khadr pleads guilty

40-year prison sentence    

Bail conditions further eased 

Curfew request granted

Soldiers awarded damages

Lawsuit judgment 


Freed on bail

Granted bail

SCC rejects adult offender argument

2015 SCC 26   

Appeal of bail 

Youth sentence   

'Rock star of Gitmo'

Khadr seeking to tell his story

Khadr loses US appeal

Khadr sued

Christopher Speer  

Eligible for day parole

Regional Psychiatric Centre

Canadian militant pleads guilty 

Beware of the Muslim Brotherhood gatekeepers in Canada

Martin's two classes of Canadian citizens

Khadr's pleas don't heal split

US won't budge on Khadr

Khadr not the naive whelp depicted

Canadians unsympathetic

$1.3M and counting

Abdullah Khadr

Abdullah 'a terrorist'

Mohamed Harkat

CSIS reviews security certificates   

Security certificate upheld

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the national security certificate against terror suspect Mohamed Harkat, rejecting his constitutional challenge.   (CBC) 

2014 SCC 37      

Send a casket if I'm deported

'Secret trial' defendant in court 

Abu Zubaydah

Library plot

OTTAWA - The alleged jihadi plot to bomb Ottawa was quietly orchestrated from within a tranquil suburban library in old Nepean.   


Tracking terror at home  

Mohammed "Sammy" Jabarah

Canadian gets life in prison

NEW YORK -   Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, 26, of St. Catharines, ON, is one of a small group of elite terrorists who joined al-Qaeda by making an oath of allegiance to Osama bin Laden.


MONTREAL - Said Namouh was found guilty of 4 terrorism-related charges relating to a plan to bomb targets in Germany and Austria.  He will have no chance of parole for at least 10 years.  

Terror conviction

Said Namouh

Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF)

Momin Khawaja

Appeal court hikes sentences for convictions

Angry young Muslim

Accused promised 'fireworks'

Mohammad Sidique Khan

Operation Crevice

July 7, 2005 London bombings

5 get life over UK bomb plot

Man admits fertiliser bomb link

Sentences increased

TORONTO - Ontario's top court is heaping decades of additional prison time on convicted terrorists, including Ottawa's Momin Khawaja, in a series of harsh rulings that condemn terrorism with severe new sentencing that discourages leniency.   

Terror suspects held in raids

Dozens of Canadians join Jihad terror camps

Canada's global connections

Computers 'intended for al-Qaeda'

UK 7 'were ready to start bombing'

Mohammed Junaid Babar

RCMP to charge Syria official

OTTAWA - The RCMP has moved to lay charges against the Syria military official believed responsible for the torture that Syrian-Canadian Maher Arar suffered in a Damascus prison in 2002.  The charge alleges that Col. George Salloum, a Syrian military intelligence officer, both inflicted and oversaw the torture of Arar.  (Toronto Star)

CSIS needs policies for underage 

Maher Arar

Arar fiasco, the sequel

His year in hell

Abdullah Almalki

Muayyed Nureddin

Ahmad Abou El-Maati   

Connections show no apology deserved

Reid Morden

Faking it easy


Ahmed Ressam

 Sentence tossed

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court threw out the 22-year sentence  imposed on Algerian Ahmed Ressam for plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on the eve of the millennium.  The three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to US District Court in Seattle to recalculate a sentence for his conviction on nine felony counts.  (LA Times)

Amer El-Maati


ISLAMABAD - One of Canada's most wanted fugitives, accused by the US of plotting a terrorist attack that will again involve hijacked planes flying into buildings, is reportedly married, has a child, and is keeping a low profile here.   Known to his friends by the nickname "Washwash," Western sources say 42-year-old Amer El-Maati is alive and still living in Pakistan.   

Ahmed Khadr

Death of Canadian

ISLAMABAD - DNA testing has confirmed that Canadian Ahmed Khadr, a suspected al-Qaeda, is dead.   (CBC - Jan. 24, 2004) 

Da brief is da brief

Essam Marzouk

Essam Marzouk Member of the Egyptian Al Jihad/Vanguards of Conquest, he helped train the bombers who attacked the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Serving 15 years hard labour in Egypt.

Abdul Rahman Jabarah

Security forces storm terrorist hideout

Security forces surrounded an Imam’s house in Swair, Al-Jouf Region, where 5 wanted terrorists were hiding. The shootout resulted in the death of 4 terrorists. (Saudi Arabian Information Resource – July 3, 2003)    

Abderraouf Jdey

FBI wanted

Canadian report causes AA 587 stir   

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