Khalid Hasan / Daily Times & Paul Joseph Watson/ Prison Planet – 2006-06-07 23:50:36
Police Planted Evidence: Terrorists’ Arrest in Toronto Was a Sting Operation
Khalid Hasan / Daily Times (Pakistan)
WASHINGTON (June 6, 2006 ) — The three tonnes of ammonium nitrate found with the Totonto terrorism suspects was planted by the police in an elaborate sting operation.
According to Toronto Star, “Sources say investigators who had learned of the group’s alleged plan to build a bomb were controlling the sale and transport of the massive amount of fertiliser, a key component in creating explosives. Once the deal was done, the RCMP-led anti-terrorism task force moved in for the arrests.”
At the news conference held by the police, there was no mention of the sting operation. Among the intended targets of the group, one report said, was the Parliament in Ottawa and the headquarters of Canada’s premier spy agency.
The 12 adults charged are: Fahim Ahmad, 21; Jahmaal James, 23; Amin Mohamed Durrani, 19; and Steven Vikash Chand, 25, all of Toronto; Zakaria Amara, 20; Asad Ansari, 21; Shareef Abdelhaleen, 30; Ahmad Mustafa Ghany, 21; Saad Khalid, 19; and Qayyum Abdul Jamal, 43, all of Mississauga; and Mohammed Dirie, 22 and Yasin Abdi Mohamed, 24. Six of the 12 suspects lived in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, four came from Toronto and two from the town of Kingston in Ontario. The last two are already in custody on a gun smuggling charge.
The police also arrested five youngsters but their identities or names have not bee made public. At a court hearing in Toronto on Saturday, all the suspects were produced and Canadian newspapers published photographs of head-to-toe, black burqa clad group of women said to belong to the one or more of the families of the men arrested. One whose face was visible looked like a Pakistani. Several of the men, photographed as they were being brought in police cars, were bearded.
The charges include participating in or contributing to the activity of a terrorist group, including training and recruitment; providing or making available property for terrorist purposes; and the commission of indictable offences, including firearms and explosives offences for the benefit of or in association with a terrorist group.
According to the Toronto Star report, “Anser Farooq, a lawyer who represents five of the accused, pointed at snipers on the roof of the courthouse and said, “This is ridiculous. They’ve got soldiers here with guns. This is going to completely change the atmosphere. I think the police cast their net far too wide,” he said.
According to the Globe and Mail, defence lawyer Rocco Galati, who was representing some of the suspects, protested the intense security measures at the court. Galati later scoffed at the allegations. “I’ve seen fertiliser for the last eight years,” he said.
Aly Hindy, a Toronto imam, said he knew several of the accused because they prayed at his mosque but said they were not terrorists. “The charges are to keep George Bush happy, that’s all,” he added sardonically. The Globe and Mail did not mention that all incriminating evidence had been planted on the suspects.
AP adds: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said there was no indication that the arrested were trying to plan an attack in the United States. “We certainly don’t believe that there’s any link to the United States, but obviously we will follow up,” said Rice. “I think we will get whatever information we need,” she said. “But it’s obviously a great success for the Canadians. They’re to be congratulated for it.”
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Canadian ‘Terror Plot’ Begins To Unravel
Paul Joseph Watson/ Prison Planet.com
TORONTO (June 6 2006) — Just as predicted, the frightening plot to bomb high profile targets in Toronto and the arrest of 17 alleged terror suspects has all the hallmarks of yet another invented nightmare intended to scare western populations into quelling their descent of the empire.
From a manufactured scheme to attack the Library Tower in LA to the British government’s hoax Canary Wharf and Ricin terror conspiracies – every major alert or mass arrest since 9/11 has proven to be a fraudulent movie script with no basis in reality.
As the credibility of Friday’s London terror raid collapses, so does its counterpart in Canada with the news that the arrests were a sting operation in which, “The Royal Canadian Mounted Police itself delivered three tons of potential bomb-making material,” to the alleged terrorists according to the Associated Press. As one blog points out, “I remember once when huge lots of Chinese food were ordered in someone else’s name by bored teenagers as pranks. Do things like that still happen, I wonder, and could they happen with fertilizer, too?”
At the moment CSIS is saying very little and it appears that the bulk of the case is being built around stage prop photos of ‘sample’ bags of ammonium nitrate, guns and explosive timers (pictured below).
The Canadians are obviously taking a leaf out of the Russian textbook of government sponsored terror. After FSB (former KGB) agents were caught in the act of carrying out apartment block bombings in the late 1990’s, the Russian state media relentlessly showcased a bag of hexogen explosive and cited it as proof that their official story stood up.
For those who are aware of the past activities of CSIS it’s going to take more than a scary display of terrorist paraphernalia to validate the government’s account of events.
In August 2003 26 Pakistani and South Asian men were arrested during a pre-dawn raid by the RCMP under Project Thread. The weight of the evidence behind the accusation that they were planning a dirty bomb attack on a nuclear facility comprised of the fact that the suspects often burned meals and one of them had a poster of airplane schematics on his wall. All allegations were dropped and the men were released, but not before a media juggernaut fearmongering campaign about how Canadians in major cities were not safe.
The story also coincides with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s Senate demand for more funding to fight terrorism. It is hardly beyond the pale to suggest that this is another imaginary nightmare dreamt up in order to scare Canadian politicians into rubber stamping a giant cash cow.
Authorities have been very keen to stress that the Internet, and the ability of the security services to intercept e mail and web browsing history, were key to the supposed plot. This kills two birds with one stone – firstly drag the name of the Internet through the mud and solidify calls for government regulation – and secondly chill Canadians into thinking that their every cyber action is being catalogued by the state.
Racial tension, always a boon for the police state, has increased with reports of Mosques in Toronto being attacked. Armed tactical units of the police are now patrolling Toronto streets.
Meanwhile in London it emerges that 250 armed police who raided a family home in the Forest Gate area, shooting a man in the shoulder, first smashed their way into the suspect’s neighbors house, brandishing machine guns and beating an innocent man with the gun butt as his wife and eight-month-old baby watched in horror.
However, as the supposed chemical weapons that justified the raid are now admitted to “not exist,” the police are unapologetic in their actions, forcefully telling Brits that this is an aspect of the new world order that they must learn to accept.