Canada: Muslim who plotted terror attacks against Canadians pleads guilty

via Hiva Alizadeh pleads guilty in Ottawa terrorism trial – CBC News. h/t jr

Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh, a man police called the ringleader of a group accused of plotting attacks in Canada, has pleaded guilty to explosives possession with the intent to cause harm as part of a terrorist conspiracy and received a 24-year sentence as part of an agreement.

He entered the plea in court in Ottawa on Wednesday under a deal agreed to by Crown and defence lawyers.

Alizadeh received a 24-year sentence, minus time served. Credited one and a half years for each of the four years he served, the sentence means Alizadeh will spend 18 years in a federal prison.

Alizadeh apologized in court, saying that he wanted to be de-radicalized.

Justice Colin McKinnon told Alizadeh in court he was effectively guilty of treason and had betrayed his family and community.

Alizadeh is one of thrmee en arrested and charged in 2010 after an RCMP investigation.

Misbahuddin Ahmed, an Ottawa X-ray technologist, is awaiting sentencing after he was found guilty in July of conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity and participating in the activities of a terrorist group.

A third man whose voice was recorded in police surveillance — former London, Ont., pathologist Khurram Sher — was found not guilty in August of planning terrorist activity.

Spent 2 months at terror training camp

An agreed statement of facts submitted with the plea outlined Alizadeh’s efforts to create a terrorist group within Canada in the months leading up his arrest.

According to the statement, Alizadeh had gone to a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan in 2009 and spent two months there, receiving training in the use of firearms and how to assemble remote-controlled improvised explosive devices.

He also smuggled back violent propaganda videos, instructional materials on constructing triggering devices and 56 electronic circuit boards designed specifically to remotely detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

He maintained contact with Kurdish insurgents loosely allied with the Taliban and a man who helped foreigners receive terrorist training in Afghanistan and Pakistan and used pay-as-you-go cellphones and payphones, as well as a public library internet account under a false name, to communicate with co-conspirators.

After returning to Canada, Alizadeh sought to start his own group in Ottawa. He met with Ahmed in February 2010 and attempted to radicalize him. In July 2010, the two men also met with Sher and attempted to recruit him.

 

Vancouver: Iranian rape jihadist guilty of exploiting minors, including 14-year-old girl

he forced to have sex five times a day | National Post.

Two prosecutors emerged from B.C. Supreme Court Monday morning. Both women smiled, but more telling was the relief in their eyes, set in their voices.

After years of investigations and a trial that began 12 months ago, Reza Moazami, an Iranian-Canadian pimp, was found guilty of exploiting, coercing and assaulting almost a dozen young women, most of them minors, all of them abused.

He was convicted of 30 of 36 prostitution-related counts.

One of his victims, an Afghan immigrant, started working for Moazami when she was 14 years old. When police eventually found her, she was dressed in blue lingerie, waiting for her next “date.” Another girl, also recruited at 14, was forced to sell herself about five times a day.

Most of the crimes happened in downtown Vancouver, all occurred between February 2009 and October 2011.

Moazami housed the victims, dolled them up, gave them nicknames — Tokyo, Jenna — and offered them to men. Sometimes he delivered them in pairs to hotel suite bachelor parties, in one case to a B.C. Lions football player.

He pimped girls and young women from rented high-end Vancouver condominiums and hotels in B.C.’s lower mainland, Calgary, Edmonton, and Montreal. Over two months in 2009, one victim worked from his mother’s home.

Moazami constantly threatened the girls. He gave them drugs: Cocaine, oxycodone, Ecstasy and the date rape drug, GHB. If they didn’t do as they were told, he would threaten to punish Gucci, a small dog he had bought.

The judge relied on police evidence, testimony from Moazami’s victims — generally credible witnesses, she decided — and texts and Facebook messages he sent the girls.

“U f—ing crackhead,” reads a Facebook message to a victim he recruited at age 12. He had just assaulted her with bear spray. “U just good for selling ur ass that’s what youll always be hahaha go and die you nasty bitch just wait I’iget you and then ull be begging for mercy how did the bear mace treat you hahahahaha!!!”

The courts haven’t finished with him yet. He is to be tried next year for obstruction of justice. This is for attempts he allegedly made from jail, to have a girl recant her statement to police.

And he’ll be back in front of Justice Bruce in another three months, for sentencing on his 30 convictions; three of them — one human trafficking, two living off the avails of a minor through coercion — require mandatory five-year sentences.

“We’ll be seeking a significant amount of [prison] time,” Crown prosecutor Kristin Bryson said after the verdict had been read.

She praised the complainants for coming forward and having the guts to confront their abuser in open court.

It was a victory, but no one felt like celebrating. The reasons for judgment contained details that were too sordid, too disturbing. They were enough to make any reasonable person sick.

Besides, taking one criminal like Moazami off the street “really isn’t enough,” said Damienne Darby, the other prosecutor. “Especially if we’re not doing enough to support the victims.”

Are we?

No, she said. We aren’t.

 

Videos: Men Dressed as ISIS Terrorists Cross into U.S. from Canada, Mexico

The latest from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.

Last month I crossed the border dressed as Osama bin Laden. Today we released a follow-up investigation.

It was so easy to cross into the United States from Mexico, we began asking questions about the Northern border. After all, British intelligence believes more than 500 British citizens have joined ISIS, and British citizens can enter Canada without a visa.

Frankly, we were disheartened by what we found. Watch for yourself.

And watch this: Man Crosses U.S. Border Dressed as ISIS Terrorist, Simulates Beheading

Stunt took place in exact spot where feds say ISIS terror attack is imminent

Infowars reporter Joe Biggs crossed the U.S. border from Mexico dressed as an ISIS militant to illustrate how easy it is for anyone to get into America despite warnings that Islamic State terrorists are plotting to carry out attacks on the homeland from their base in Juarez.

Calgary: 2 more Muslims, brothers, the latest Canadians identified fighting for ISIS

Calgary is like the Minneapolis of Canada – a breeding ground for jihadi fighters (video). Once again we see black converts to Islam joining the jihad and the media completely ignoring the trend.

via Calgary brothers the latest Canadians identified as fighting for ISIS | National Post. h/t Atlas

Two more Calgary men have been identified as having joined the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) terrorist group in Syria.

The men — brothers Collin and Gregory Gordon — reportedly lived in the same downtown apartment building that was also once home to Damian Clairmont and Salman Ashrafi, both of whom joined terror groups overseas. Clairmont and Ashrafi, as well as Calgarian Farah Shirdon, have all reportedly been killed in conflict.

The Gordon brothers disappeared in late 2012, which is when they are thought to have travelled to Syria, according to a CBC News report.

Collin Gordon was once an accomplished volleyball player, a sports fanatic and music enthusiast. His Twitter posts painted a picture of a fun-loving but thoughtful young man who loved basketball, electronic music and weekends.

But after April 2012, Collin Gordon’s life appeared to change. His Twitter account, which uses his nom de guerre Abu Ibrahim Canadi, was soon filled with excerpts from the Koran. More recently, his tweets spoke of the “miracles” of Jihad and the “incredible” infrastructure of the Islamic State.

On Aug. 21, two days after American photojournalist James Foley was beheaded on video by ISIS terrorists, Collin Gordon tweeted, “10/10. The video of James Foley losing his neck is the perfection of ‘Terrorism.’ ”

Police estimate more than 30 Calgarians have been recruited by foreign terror groups. Nationwide, that number is around 130.

See the map, just north of the U.S. border, and similar cities in the region infested with Islam and sharia and now prime recruiting spots for Islamic jihad.

calgary-jihad-hotspotsDozens of posts on Calgary in our archives here.

Ottawa convert to Islam tells Christians: convert or “face the sword”

He hung out at the university prayer room. Surprise. via Terrorists being trained to hit West. h/t Atlas Shrugs

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A former University of Ottawa business student named John Maguire is under RCMP investigation after leaving for Syria last year. In his online posts, the recent Muslim convert called Canada “evil” and said Christians had to convert or “face the sword.”

More via John Maguire: Ottawa student likely joined ISIS after converting to Islam and moving to Syria

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US and Canadian Domestic Threat Reports Omit Islamic Terrorism

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via FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism | Washington Free Beacon.

The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.

Instead, the internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security from extremists is limited to attacks and activities by eight types of domestic extremist movements—none motivated by radical Islam.

They include anti-government militia groups and white supremacy extremists, along with “sovereign citizen” nationalists, and anarchists. Other domestic threat groups outlined by the FBI assessment include violent animal rights and environmentalist extremists, black separatists, anti- and pro-abortion activists, and Puerto Rican nationalists.

“Domestic extremist violence continues to be unpredictable and, at times, severe,” the report states.

A copy of the unclassified, 60-page National Threat Assessment for Domestic Extremism, dated Aug. 14, was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. It warns that the threat of domestic-origin extremism was moderate in 2013 and will remain so for this year.

“Domestic extremists collectively presented a medium-level threat to the United States in 2013; the FBI assesses the 2014 threat will remain close to this level,” the report said.

FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said the issue of not identifying Islamist-origin terrorism in the report “has more to do with how the FBI, from an organizational standpoint, distinguishes [domestic terrorism] and [international terrorism].”

“The intended audience of this bulletin understands how we make that distinction,” Bresson said in an email, adding that the FBI does not define domestic terrorism “the same way the media does.”

Another explanation for the omission of Islamist extremism in the report is provided in a footnote to a graphic describing an “other” category of domestic extremism not included in the report. “The ‘Other’ category includes domestic extremist [sic] whose actions were motivated by beliefs which fall outside the eight designated [domestic terrorism] subprograms,” the footnote stated.

The footnote indicates the FBI has separated Islamist terrorism from other domestic extremism.

The Bureau has limited its analytical description of domestic terrorism to groups and people connected to the eight subgroups outlined in the report that use force or violence to coerce or intimidate the population, he said.

“The FBI categorizes Islamic extremists and individuals inspired by Islamic extremist groups as International Terrorism,” he said. “Even though Ft. Hood and Boston were domestic incidents, the ideology and motivation of those behind them had international elements.”

Former FBI Agent John Guandolo said he was not surprised the report did not include any reference to domestic-origin Islamic terror.

“It should not surprise anyone who follows the jihadi threats in the United States that the FBI would not even include ‘Islamic terrorism’ in its assessment of serious threats to the republic in an official report,” Guandolo said.

“Since 9/11, FBI leadership—as well as leaders from Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, CIA, Pentagon, and the National Security Council—relies on easily identifiable jihadis from the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas, al Qaeda and elsewhere to advise it on how to deal with ‘domestic extremism.’”

Patrick Poole, a domestic terrorism expert, also was critical of the report’s omission of U.S. Islamist extremism, blaming “politically correct” policies at the FBI for the problem.

“At the same time we have senior members of the Obama administration openly saying that it’s not a question of if but when we have a terror attack targeting the United States by ISIL, we have the FBI putting on blinders to make sure they don’t see that threat,” Poole said.

“These politically correct policies have already allowed Americans to be killed at Fort Hood and in Boston,” he added

Guandolo said the failure to recognize the domestic Islamist threat had allowed domestic jihadist groups and their sympathizers to shape U.S. government create policies that do not acknowledge jihad as the root cause for the current global chaos.

An example, he said, is that the FBI has appointed a domestic Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas support organization leader to an FBI advisory council at the Washington headquarters.

Additionally, the FBI is failing to train agents and analysts on the Muslim Brotherhood network in the United States, Guandolo said.

“The FBI, no matter how diligent its agents are in their pursuit of ‘terrorists’, will never defeat this threat because its leaders refuse to address or even identify it,” he said. “This level of negligence on the part of the FBI leaders and their failure to understand the jihadi threat 13 years after 9/11 is appalling.”

Poole said the failure of the FBI to understand the domestic Islamist threat led to the U.S. government categorizing the 2009 Fort Hood shooting Army Maj. Nidal Hasan as “workplace violence.”

“In the case of Fort Hood, the FBI was monitoring Maj. Hasan’s email communication with al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki but the FBI headquarters dismissed it because they were talking about ‘religious’ subjects,” Poole said.

“In the Boston bombing case the FBI cleared Tamerlan Tsarnayev with nothing more than a house visit after receiving a tip from Russian intelligence, and never making the connection that he was attending a mosque founded by an imprisoned al Qaeda financier and previously attended by two convicted terrorists,” Poole added.

As a result “we have more than a dozen dead Americans killed here at home because of these politically correct FBI policies, and with threats emerging from all corners this doubling-down on political correctness when it comes to Islam is undoubtedly going to get more Americans killed,” he added.

The domestic threat assessment is the latest example indicating the FBI has been forced by Obama administration policies from focusing on the domestic terror threat posed by radical Islamists.

Guandolo said former FBI director Robert Mueller testified to Congress that he was unaware that the Islamic Society of Boston was the organization behind the radicalization of the Tsarnaev brothers. “That tells you all we need to know about the FBI’s leadership about the threat here in America from the Islamic Movement—they are clueless,” he said.


And the same political cowardice has Canada paralyzed, via Blazing Cat Fur: The words Islam or Muslim are not found in the 2014 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada.

Nope, not once will you find the words Islam or Muslim mentioned in the government’s 2014 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada. You can download a pdf of the report here and do your own search, or read it here.

The word “Islamic” is mentioned a total of  9 times,  but solely in the context of terror group names. They couldn’t hide that fact.

Calgary: Another Muslim goes to fight with ISIS, ends up in body bag

Calgary is a breeding ground for jihadis.

via Farah Mohamed Shirdon of Calgary, fighting for ISIS, dead in Iraq, reports say – CBC News. h/t John

Multiple social media reports in Iraq say that a young Calgary man who appeared in an ISIS video four months ago has been killed in Iraq.

Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a Calgarian fighting overseas with the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, was seen in the video burning his Canadian passport and threatening to destroy Iraq’s oppressors.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of reports that a Canadian was killed in Iraq and is following the situation closely.farah-mohamed-shirdon

A man claiming to be Shirdon’s brother has been tweeting online — asking jihadi contacts for information on how Shirdon died.

Shirdon, who had been enrolled in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology until at least 2012, came from a prominent and well-educated Somali family.

His father’s brother, Abdi Farah Shirdon, was a former prime minister of Somalia who has survived numerous attempts on his life by al-Shabab militants fighting for an Islamic state in Somalia under the banner of al-Qaeda.

Shirdon’s mother and sister currently live in Calgary and are deeply involved in the religious life of their community.

Attempts by CBC News to reach Shirdon’s family have so far been unsuccessful.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told reporters following a news conference in London, Ont., he was aware of the reports but could not speak to the specific facts of the case.

“It’s a sad reality that, from time to time, a small number of Canadians — radicalized — participate in these type of activities,” Baird added.

The sad reality is that Canada does nothing about it – or the mosques that breed it – and keep claiming the never-ending supply of jihad-waging Muslims is just a small number. One way tickets for all who want to go and relinquish their passports. They’ll all meet the same fate eventually.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising Canadians “against all non-essential travel to Iraq due to the dangerous and unpredictable security situation.”

 

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