Thursday, June 27, 2019

Charity suspended by CRA for funding terrorism gets Canada Summer Job Grant – again

The Liberal government has awarded a $25,787 to the Islamic Society of North America-Canada (ISNA-Canada) under the controversial Canada Summer Jobs grant, despite the organization’s charity status being suspended for allegedly financing terrorism. (True North)

Appeal dismissed for alleged Edmonton ISIS supporter set for extradition

EDMONTON - Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi is charged in the U.S. with providing material support for terrorists and conspiring to provide material support for terrorists. A three judge panel ruled in the Court of Appeal of Alberta Tuesday that the extradition judge was correct in his ruling there is enough evidence to allow a jury to convict if properly instructed, meeting the bar for extradition. (Edmonton Journal)

‘Nothing to see here, folks’: What Canadians are increasingly being told about national security matters

Whoddunit? What happened? Why’d it happen? It’s only natural that human beings will ask these questions if a shooting happens in their neighbourhood, a vehicle rams into pedestrians, or people in their city are arrested for having explosive devices. So natural that there are entire genres of books, movies and TV shows devoted to people asking these questions and doggedly pursuing answers. (Toronto Sun)

French anti-terror police arrest Algerian national in Lyon bomb attack

A 24-year-old man suspected of planting a parcel bomb in the centre of the French city of Lyon on Friday afternoon has been arrested along with his parents and another relative, the Paris prosecutor said on Monday. French judicial sources have confirmed the suspect is an Algerian national. (Financial Times)

‘Parcel bomb’ injures pedestrians in Lyon, France

A suspected parcel bomb has exploded in the centre of the eastern French city of Lyon, injuring eight people. Those hurt in the explosion on Victor-Hugo Street, including a girl aged eight, appear to have suffered superficial injuries. A cyclist was seen leaving the parcel outside a bakery on a street corner, reports say. (BBC)

‘American Taliban’ released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the captured Islamic militant who at age 20 journeyed to Afghanistan to join the Taliban and fought alongside the terrorists in the days after 9/11,  was released from a U.S. federal prison in Indiana on Thursday, his lawyer confirmed to the Washington Post -- despite lawmakers' concerns about the “security and safety implications” of freeing an unrepentant terrorist who officials say continues to “openly call for extremist violence." (Fox News)

Details on Richmond Hill terror case doesn’t pass the sniff test

When the World Trade Centre was attacked on September 11, 2001, I was in Calgary. I wound up at the airport watching all the international flights being grounded and stack parked wherever they could on the tarmac.  I did more than a dozen TV news interviews that day from the airport. The underlying message I was giving was whatever you knew the world as on September 10, it had now changed and changed utterly.(True North)

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings

Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defence secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shakeup after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the president's office said Wednesday. (CBC)

More than 85 bomb detonators found at Sri Lanka bus station

Sri Lankan police have found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in Sri Lanka. Officers made the discovery in the capital, Colombo, on Monday, a spokesman said, a day after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels killing 290 people and wounding about 500. (Metro News)

Montreal terrorist searched for ‘gay club’ before attack, lawyers blame Islamophobia

Shortly before slashing a police officer’s throat in Flint, Michigan, Canadian terrorist Amor Ftouhi searched for the location of “gay club” on his phone, prosecutors say. (True North)

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