Friday, February 21, 2020

Somalian national found guilty in Edmonton terror attack

A jury found Abdulahi Hasan Sharif guilty Friday on all charges, including five counts of attempted murder, after a three-week trial that was in part defined by what wasn’t before the jury. (Edmonton Journal)
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Jury hears closing arguments in Edmonton terror attack

Prosecutors argue Abdulahi Sharif intended to cause as much death and destruction as possible on the streets of Edmonton two years ago, but another lawyer said the jury should consider alternate theories. (Edmonton Journal)

Tactical police who stopped Edmonton terror attack testify

EDMONTON - The tactical police officers at the front of the pursuit of a U-Haul truck downtown never saw the U-Haul’s brake lights as it sped through busy traffic and veered onto the sidewalk, the jury heard in Abdulahi Hasan Sharif’s attempted murder trial Thursday. (Edmonton Journal)

Sharif wanted to kill people says Crown

EDMONTON - Abdulahi Hasan Sharif intended to kill people when he led police on a high-speed chase through downtown Edmonton after allegedly attacking Const. Mike Chernyk, Crown prosecutors argued on his first day of trial. (Edmonton Journal)

Mourners remember 9/11 victims at Ground Zero on 18th anniversary

NEW YORK - Family members of the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11 once again gathered Wednesday at the Ground Zero memorial site to mark the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. (New York Post)

Justice Minister delays ISIS supporter’s extradition to the U.S.

A man accused of providing material support for ISIS after robbing an Edmonton jewelry store has had his extradition to the United States postponed by the Canadian Justice Minister, David Lametti. (True North)

Somali security forces end terror attack that killed 26 at hotel

Somalia's security forces on Saturday ended an overnight attack by the al-Shabaab Islamist militant group on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayu that killed at least 26 and injured 56 others, a police officer said. (CBC)
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  • Islamic State supporter plotted to use driverless car in terror attack

    SHEFFIELD - An Islamic State (IS) supporter who was arrested amid fears of a Christmas terror plot has been found guilty of planning an attack using a remote-controlled explosive and a driverless car. Farhad Salah, 24, was convicted at Sheffield Crown Court after jurors heard that he messaged a contact on social media about using an autonomous vehicle to deliver a potentially deadly device. (Sky News)

    Hamas founder’s son quits terror group, details inner workings in interview with Israeli TV

    In a rare turn of events, the son of one of the founding members of the Hamas terror organization quit the group and detailed its inner workings to an Israeli television journalist. (i24 News)

    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)

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