Thursday, October 17, 2019

Terror mayhem in Melbourne

MELBOURNE - Islamic State is taking credit for a savage terror attack in Australia that killed one man and could have left scores dead.Cops say a Somalian immigrant, Mohamed Khalif — who goes by the name of Hassan Shire — crashed his truck on a busy street, hitting a pedestrian and then tried to set the truck on fire. (Toronto Sun)

Freed homegrown jihadist remains ‘high risk to public safety’

It’s clearly a bad sign when the Parole Board had labels you a “high risk to public safety” but must release you nonetheless. Kevin Omar Mohamed will soon be out of prison, freed on mandatory release after serving two-thirds of his four-and-a half-year sentence for participating in the activities of a terror group. (Toronto Sun)

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)

Militants, police killed in failed attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi

KARACHI - Separatist militants armed with guns and a suicide vest tried to storm the Chinese consulate in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Friday, in one of the most serious attacks in years against Chinese nationals in the Islamic state. No Chinese nationals or consulate staff were harmed.(NPR)

Gaza rocket strike hits home in central Israel

An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. (CBC)

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)

Reporter must give RCMP material about accused terrorist

OTTAWA - A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP material he gathered for stories about an accused terrorist, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a case that pitted press freedoms against the investigative powers of police. (CTV News)
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Judge rules in favour of Khadr’s request to end sentence

EDMONTON - Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Mary Moreau made the ruling Monday morning in Edmonton, as family and supporters of Khadr cried and hugged each other when the decision was read out. Khadr was seeking the 3-1/2 years remaining on his 2010 youth sentence to be reduced to one day as he awaits a decision in his U.S. appeal. (Edmonton Journal)

Canadian who helped suicide bombers sentenced to 26 years in American prison

BROOKLYN - A Canadian citizen who helped plan an attack in 2009 has been sentenced to 26 years in an American prison. A Brooklyn federal court sentenced Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, an Iraqi-Canadian dual-citizen, for his role aiding the attackers in a suicide bombing that killed five American soldiers in Iraq. (True North)

Emails show Trudeau officials struggling to get ahead of Atwal scandal

Senior government officials scrambled to piece together facts and "debunk" an embarrassing narrative last February immediately after news broke that a would-be assassin had been invited to an exclusive event during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's official visit to India. (CBC)

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