Terror plot foiled in Canada, linked to Al Qaeda in Iran

qaeda - iran connectionCanadian police and intelligence agencies have made two arrests in connection with a planned major terrorist attack on a Via Rail passenger train in the Greater Toronto Area. Two suspects are in custody, one from Ontario and one from Quebec, following an RCMP counter-terrorism investigation.

At an afternoon news conference, the RCMP named the suspects as Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, and said they were linked to al-Qaeda in Iran, but said there was “no imminent threat” to passengers, rail employees or infrastructure.

“Charges include conspiring to carry out an attack against, and conspiring to murder persons unknown for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group,” reads the RCMP’s statement.

CBC News reported Monday the alleged plotters were reportedly under surveillance in Quebec and southern Ontario for more than a year.

The investigation that led to the arrests stemmed from a co-operative effort involving law enforcement agencies in Canada and the FBI, which collaborated in what the RCMP called Project SMOOTH.

The arrests were reportedly not connected to the two brothers who were accused in last week’s bombing in the Boston Marathon.As well, sources told the CBC there is no connection to another high-profile incident — in which friends from a London, Ont. High school joined Al-Qaeda and died earlier this year when they took hostages at an Algerian gas refinery

Canada.com

  • 5thDrawer

    Need to keep ahead of the bastards ….

    • Hannibal

      These are the acts of desperate people… The shoe is on their neck.
      Where is prophet + ts? I certainly do hope he is OK.

      • 5thDrawer

        Me too. I have a ‘growing feeling’ that events are going to overtake a lot of the world … not a good feeling … but there are desperation moves going on in places without ‘general’ controls which are planted (through experience) in the minds of the populations. And ‘mother nature’s’ moves are not helping with it.

  • 5thDrawer

    Need to keep ahead of the bastards ….

    • Hannibal

      These are the acts of desperate people… The shoe is on their neck.
      Where is prophet + ts? I certainly do hope he is OK.

      • 5thDrawer

        Me too. I have a ‘growing feeling’ that events are going to overtake a lot of the world … not a good feeling … but there are desperation moves going on in places without ‘general’ controls which are planted (through experience) in the minds of the populations. And ‘mother nature’s’ moves are not helping with it.

  • guss043

    as Bill Maher said yesterday all the root of evil is in this Islam religion, no other religion in the world will kill you if you draw cartoon of their religious leader , no budhist not hindu not jews not christians, no other religion will go slaughter a women just because someone spread rumor that she slept around, this is a terrorist religion and needs ASSAD , NASSER , BORQAIBA to put these bastards in Jails or kill them alll!!!!!!!!!!!!!,Frigin Chechen were massacred by the Russians not the Boston people, we have enough from this religion and the world should get rid of it like got rid of Hitler and this will eventaully happen no other choice

    • AntiFSA

      Guss, although I understand you frustration with Islam, It is not the religion you should blame. It is these extremist animals you should blame as they are the ones who interpret Islam to suit their agenda. Believe me when I tell you that Islam goes against everything these Salifi/Wahabi pigs stand for.

      • MeYosemite

        It is unfortunate that the average person cannot tell the difference from a distance who is who. The answer is the labeling of the good direction and calling out the non extremist under a new name. Differences in perspectives in religion disputes are best resolved in change of names. If this new form of Islam is designed not to conflict with western world common law, they can get a long peaceful and good mileage for the Muslim followers. As of today these extremists try to speak for all Muslims with no opposition from leading Muslim countries as themselves belittle human rights. If Islam gives itself to a myriad of interpretations of law without control, the frustration against it will persist and grow into deeper prejudice.

        • 5thDrawer

          Yes Yosemite … I like to think you saw a little progress in that with the uncle of the ‘Boston duo’ who stated very well how – as a Muslim – he was incensed by their actions and that they had been ‘brainwashed’ by some idiot, in the country in which he had found a good life and where he could actually speak his mind to the slavering press-hounds. He was genuinely astounded that it could happen there – to kids raised in that ‘system’ – to children of his own family. There needs to be more of them speaking on it – although it probably needs a generation to go by usually to rid themselves of the ‘fear’ of speaking a mind;
          as in the ‘Muslim Countries’ it is worth your life to say anything against those ‘fatwahhead laws’ which are simply designed to keep the brains stifled.
          The ‘trick’ for those who wish to ‘be Muslim’ is to follow the better ‘concepts’ of thought in ‘the book’, and eschew the rest – along with looking like they are doing it, and by STATING it often.
          Christians had to do that too … to some extent, handle the ‘interpreters’ of ‘the book’ … to get humanity ‘up’ in people’s minds … but the ‘good concepts’ didn’t change.
          What changed, largely, was moving ‘the book’ and some of the wording into a ‘modern language’ that could be understood by the average slog – with interpretations that more could agree on, at least where free-thought is allowed.
          Some Christians, of course, think that was a bad idea. 😉
          AND … There are STILL some like the ‘one-family Westboro Baptists’. Wow! Talk about idiots.

          • Constantin7

            I believe that the uncle of these chechen criminals spoke the way he did because of FEAR of repercussion on himself, his family, his work etc…, that is all, i.e. he was exercising his taqqya duty at its best (to side with the majority in a non-muslim country).

          • 5thDrawer

            Well I’d say he practiced that speech very well then. Which means he had to think about it. Which means he’s opened to a fresh breeze, a window that is hard to close in a mind.
            AND You would rather agree, then, with Albert Einstein:
            “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.”
            But then, he wrote a corollary of sorts:
            “Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.”

      • Constantin7

        Anti FSA, my opinion is completely opposite to yours (what new?!): As I do not blame these terrorists and extremists and wahhabis at all, I consider them victims themselves of their own religious beliefs, they honestly and truly believe they are doing GOOD and they are pleasing GOD by killing innocents, and if they die during these operations, they are going to heaven, as this is the ultimate shahada and Jihad. The one to blame is the prophet of islam and his book full of hatred and Takfeer against Christians and Jews. These wahhabi terrorists are applying Islam BY THE BOOK.
        For this reason we do not see any Islamic government that opposes these terrorists (unless these terrorists want to take political power then you see people like Bashar Assad, and the like fighting them. Otherwise, not one single muslim will stand gainst these as they are applying the teachings of Islam, Koran and Sunna.
        The prophet of islam on his death bed advised the sahaba, to “curse the christians and the jews and invade their land and transform the tombs of their prophets as mosques for muslims”. For this reason, the Abraham cemetery in Palestine (el-Khalil or Hebron), was transformed to a mosque, for this the St-John the Baptist cathedral in Damascus was transformed to the Ommeyad Mosque, the sunna mullah wanted to throw out the tomb of St-John the Baptist, but every time they tried to move it, the tomb would bleed, on the third time the cheikhs believed that St-John was a prophet and decided to leave his tomb in the transformed mosque and decided to call him an arabic name: al-nabi Yahya (because only the living bleed and not the dead). Yes my friend, Islam is the biggest one to blame for all this terrorism, have the intellectual logic and courage to admit it.

    • JoeyAli

      You are showing your intelligence nicely here, quoting a comedian on Islam ! you should be proud

      • 5thDrawer

        Well Joey … Maybe we should quote the Egyptian TV comedian too?? The one who’s fighting to stay out of jail (or worse) because he dares to show the ‘silly side’ of real life, and has been fined several times for making what ‘the regime’ thinks is a poor joke??

        • Reasonableman

          You upset me this time 5th i was expecting something a little more witty. Seems people now need an education of how to joke where a joke is supposed to be something harmless and amusement yeah sense of humor we believe thats fine!! Im sure your suprised whereas this egyption so called comedian slanders public figures
          Slander: a false malicous statement especially one which affects the reputation;making such a statement.
          Now call me an i5wani even though im not ciao

          • 5thDrawer

            Well Reasonable … a joke is a joke, satirical skits can be quite good, and all laughter depends on which state your mind is in at the time you hear what someone else finds necessary to poke at. The comedian doesn’t care who laughs or who doesn’t. But all comedians want to say something … or they wouldn’t be ‘on stage’.
            Slander, of course, needs to be proven in a court. The key word in your definition is ‘false’. Everyone does ‘malicious’ don’t they? Have you listened to politicians lately? Have you read ‘rag-magazine exposes’ on fat stars? Of course, the malicious paparazzi love to feed you pictures in that case. But is it ‘untrue’? And when it IS, the magazine pays. But who is locking up those photographers?
            Some people can laugh at themselves too, if someone else makes a ‘point’ about character – or a failed business attempt. Some others would rather shoot someone for highlighting a truth. Life … it’s all a satire.
            I could add that Mahar should stick with the comedy … of course. Maybe the Egyptian should be a politician … he’s really popular, after all. But seems he pays his own fines, which is a curiosity too, along with that there seems no ‘editing’ for his shows to keep them ‘safe’.

    • Hannibal

      WOW WOW dude… Are you then calling for a genocide? What makes you any different than the terrorists? If you listen to Maher then They (The terrorists) already won.

    • Iran could be the seat of the Beast and False prophet of Revelations who are inspired by satan himself……

      ……….Revelation 16:13………

      And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

    • Moe28

      You should check the root of funding these terrorists, Wahhabi’s only kill. Before you spew your hate replace the word Muslim with Wahhabi.

  • Guss Gibs

    as Bill Maher said yesterday all the root of evil is in this Islam religion, no other religion in the world will kill you if you draw cartoon of their religious leader , no budhist not hindu not jews not christians, no other religion will go slaughter a women just because someone spread rumor that she slept around, this is a terrorist religion and needs ASSAD , NASSER , BORQAIBA to put these bastards in Jails or kill them alll!!!!!!!!!!!!!,Frigin Chechen were massacred by the Russians not the Boston people, we have enough from this religion and the world should get rid of it like got rid of Hitler and this will eventaully happen no other choice

    • Guss, although I understand you frustration with Islam, It is not the religion you should blame. It is these extremist animals you should blame as they are the ones who interpret Islam to suit their agenda. Believe me when I tell you that Islam goes against everything these Salifi/Wahabi pigs stand for.

      • MeYosemite

        It is unfortunate that the average person cannot tell the difference from a distance who is who. The answer is the labeling of the good direction and calling out the non extremist under a new name. Differences in perspectives in religion disputes are best resolved in change of names. If this new form of Islam is designed not to conflict with western world common law, they can get a long peaceful and good mileage for the Muslim followers. As of today these extremists try to speak for all Muslims with no opposition from leading Muslim countries as themselves belittle human rights. If Islam gives itself to a myriad of interpretations of law without control, the frustration against it will persist and grow into deeper prejudice.

        • 5thDrawer

          Yes Yosemite … I like to think you saw a little progress in that with the uncle of the ‘Boston duo’ who stated very well how – as a Muslim – he was incensed by their actions and that they had been ‘brainwashed’ by some idiot, in the country in which he had found a good life and where he could actually speak his mind to the slavering press-hounds. He was genuinely astounded that it could happen there – to kids raised in that ‘system’ – to children of his own family. There needs to be more of them speaking on it – although it probably needs a generation to go by usually to rid themselves of the ‘fear’ of speaking a mind;
          as in the ‘Muslim Countries’ it is worth your life to say anything against those ‘fatwahhead laws’ which are simply designed to keep the brains stifled.
          The ‘trick’ for those who wish to ‘be Muslim’ is to follow the better ‘concepts’ of thought in ‘the book’, and eschew the rest – along with looking like they are doing it, and by STATING it often.
          Christians had to do that too … to some extent, handle the ‘interpreters’ of ‘the book’ … to get humanity ‘up’ in people’s minds … but the ‘good concepts’ didn’t change.
          What changed, largely, was moving ‘the book’ and some of the wording into a ‘modern language’ that could be understood by the average slog – with interpretations that more could agree on, at least where free-thought is allowed.
          Some Christians, of course, think that was a bad idea. 😉

          • Constantin7

            I believe that the uncle of these chechen criminals spoke the way he did because of FEAR of repercussion on himself, his family, his work etc…, that is all, i.e. he was exercising his taqqya duty at its best (to side with the majority in a non-muslim country).

          • 5thDrawer

            Well I’d say he practiced that speech very well then. Which means he had to think about it. Which means he’s opened to a fresh breeze, a window that is hard to close in a mind.
            AND You would rather agree, then, with Albert Einstein:
            “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.”
            But then, he wrote a corollary of sorts:
            “Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.”

      • Constantin7

        Anti FSA, my opinion is completely opposite to yours (what new?!): As I do not blame these terrorists and extremists and wahhabis at all, I consider them victims themselves of their own religious beliefs, they honestly and truly believe they are doing GOOD and they are pleasing GOD by killing innocents, and if they die during these operations, they are going to heaven, as this is the ultimate shahada and Jihad. The one to blame is the prophet of islam and his book full of hatred and Takfeer against Christians and Jews. These wahhabi terrorists are applying Islam BY THE BOOK.
        For this reason we do not see any Islamic government that opposes these terrorists (unless these terrorists want to take political power then you see people like Bashar Assad, and the like fighting them. Otherwise, not one single muslim will stand gainst these as they are applying the teachings of Islam, Koran and Sunna.
        The prophet of islam on his death bed advised the sahaba, to “curse the christians and the jews and invade their land and transform the tombs of their prophets as mosques for muslims”. For this reason, the Abraham cemetery in Palestine (el-Khalil or Hebron), was transformed to a mosque, for this the St-John the Baptist cathedral in Damascus was transformed to the Ommeyad Mosque, the sunna mullah wanted to throw out the tomb of St-John the Baptist, but every time they tried to move it, the tomb would bleed, on the third time the cheikhs believed that St-John was a prophet and decided to leave his tomb in the transformed mosque and decided to call him an arabic name: al-nabi Yahya (because only the living bleed and not the dead). Yes my friend, Islam is the biggest one to blame for all this terrorism, have the intellectual logic and courage to admit it.

    • JoeyAli

      You are showing your intelligence nicely here, quoting a comedian on Islam ! you should be proud

      • 5thDrawer

        Well Joey … Maybe we should quote the Egyptian TV comedian too?? The one who’s fighting to stay out of jail (or worse) because he dares to show the ‘silly side’ of real life, and has been fined several times for making what ‘the regime’ thinks is a poor joke??

        • Reasonableman

          You upset me this time 5th i was expecting something a little more witty. Seems people now need an education of how to joke where a joke is supposed to be something harmless and amusement yeah sense of humor we believe thats fine!! Im sure your suprised whereas this egyption so called comedian slanders public figures
          Slander: a false malicous statement especially one which affects the reputation;making such a statement.
          Now call me an i5wani even though im not ciao

          • 5thDrawer

            Well Reasonable … a joke is a joke, satirical skits can be quite good, and all laughter depends on which state your mind is in at the time you hear what someone else finds necessary to poke at. The comedian doesn’t care who laughs or who doesn’t. But all comedians want to say something … or they wouldn’t be ‘on stage’.
            Slander, of course, needs to be proven in a court. The key word in your definition is ‘false’. Everyone does ‘malicious’ don’t they? Have you listened to politicians lately? Have you read ‘rag-magazine exposes’ on fat stars? Of course, the malicious paparazzi love to feed you pictures in that case. But is it ‘untrue’? And when it IS, the magazine pays. But who is locking up those photographers?
            Some people can laugh at themselves too, if someone else makes a ‘point’ about character – or a failed business attempt. Some others would rather shoot someone for highlighting a truth. Life … it’s all a satire.

    • Hannibal

      WOW WOW dude… Are you then calling for a genocide? What makes you any different than the terrorists? If you listen to Maher then They (The terrorists) already won.

    • CrossWinds

      Iran could be the seat of the Beast and False prophet of Revelations who are inspired by satan himself……

      ……….Revelation 16:13………

      And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

    • Moe28

      You should check the root of funding these terrorists, Wahhabi’s only kill. Before you spew your hate replace the world Muslim with Wahhabi.

  • IraniAngel

    eeeeeeeeey baaaabaaaaa… this is painful reading

    • Hannibal

      You learn something every day… I never knew you had Qaeda in Iran… Shame on you LOL.

      • IraniAngel

        terrorist is the last thing iraniangels are… a survey has shown that in no country and by no people in the middle east al-qaeda enjoys as little support as by the iraniangels and yet they come up this bs!!! besides iraniangels love the US and Canada, off the record even i do, making it even less plausible

        • 5thDrawer

          Irani. The article doesn’t blame Iran. Or Iranians. But either these guys lie about where they came from, or somebody let ‘Al-Q’ into your wonderful land of Supreme wisdom … 😉
          Now why a Sunni group is in a Shia country, is the big question … right?? AND SOME are asking that question … hmmm .. probably along with why are they in Canada.

          • IraniAngel

            how many times do i have to repeat that irangel is not a shia country? apart from that, the answer to your question is obvious, al-qaeda is not in irangel at all, this story is made up so that the west has a pretext to invade the country along with the nuclear energy program. dont read the lines! read between them!

          • 5thDrawer

            For Irani … and others interested … A Supreme picked the wrong devils to help.
            Only PART of a BBC Report:
            It is difficult to believe that there is an operational alliance between Iran, a hard-line Shia Muslim state, and al-Qaeda, an extremist Sunni Muslim outfit.
            Al-Qaeda and the Taliban do not even regard Shias as Muslims. The two sides regard each other as a low-priority enemies.
            But all indications point to the presence of a number of senior al-Qaeda figures in Iran – albeit under house arrest or at least some form of restrictions on their movements.Their story goes back to 2001: in the last months of that year, when American forces and their Afghan allies, the Northern Alliance, were heading towards Kabul to overthrow the Taliban government, the Iranian government under then-President Mohammad Khatami opted to support the Northern Alliance.
            But Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was worried about having American troops on his country’s doorstep – on its eastern border.
            He sent emissaries to Kandahar, the stronghold of the Taliban, to open a line of communication and to offer some help.
            But it was already too late. The Taliban didn’t need arms or money; they needed a safe way out of Afghanistan. And Iran agreed to provide that.

            By all accounts, there are still a number of senior al-Qaeda figures in Iran today.
            It is possible that even under the restrictions imposed on them by the Revolutionary Guards and Iran’s myriad intelligence agencies, some may have been active in establishing contacts with the al-Qaeda network – and even helping to raise funds abroad and provide assistance and guidance to members, without the knowledge of the Iranian authorities.
            What is clear is that the presence of senior al-Qaeda figures has now turned into a huge liability for the government of Iran.

          • IraniAngel

            its like reading a comment made by wargame

          • 5thDrawer

            But … A little more contemporary … ;-))

          • IraniAngel

            i just realized that so far i have given you too much credit :'(

          • 5thDrawer

            Sorry Irani … but I never said I didn’t look around for answers if there was a question. Maybe you should read the whole thing … I only copied bits. And the ‘events’ were not my choice for sure. I find the article quite plausible.
            And I won’t dismiss statements about ‘events’ just because they are written in any particular media, if they have some logical truths in them. Or even facts.

  • IraniAngel

    eeeeeeeeey baaaabaaaaa… this is painful reading

    • Hannibal

      You learn something every day… I never knew you had Qaeda in Iran… Shame on you LOL.

      • IraniAngel

        terrorist is the last thing iraniangels are… a survey has shown that in no country and by no people in the middle east al-qaeda enjoys as little support as by the iraniangels and yet they come up this bs!!! besides iraniangels love the US and Canada, off the record even i do, making it even less plausible

        • 5thDrawer

          Irani. The article doesn’t blame Iran. Or Iranians. But either these guys lie about where they came from, or somebody let ‘Al-Q’ into your wonderful land of Supreme wisdom … 😉
          Now why a Sunni group is in a Shia country, is the big question … right?? AND SOME are asking that question …

          • IraniAngel

            how many times do i have to repeat that irangel is not a shia country? apart from that, the answer to your question is obvious, al-qaeda is not in irangel at all, this story is made up so that the west has a pretext to invade the country along with the nuclear energy program. dont read the lines! read between them!

          • 5thDrawer

            For Irani … and others interested … A Supreme picked the wrong devils to help.
            Only PART of a BBC Report:
            It is difficult to believe that there is an operational alliance between Iran, a hard-line Shia Muslim state, and al-Qaeda, an extremist Sunni Muslim outfit.
            Al-Qaeda and the Taliban do not even regard Shias as Muslims. The two sides regard each other as a low-priority enemies.
            But all indications point to the presence of a number of senior al-Qaeda figures in Iran – albeit under house arrest or at least some form of restrictions on their movements.Their story goes back to 2001: in the last months of that year, when American forces and their Afghan allies, the Northern Alliance, were heading towards Kabul to overthrow the Taliban government, the Iranian government under then-President Mohammad Khatami opted to support the Northern Alliance.
            But Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was worried about having American troops on his country’s doorstep – on its eastern border.
            He sent emissaries to Kandahar, the stronghold of the Taliban, to open a line of communication and to offer some help.
            But it was already too late. The Taliban didn’t need arms or money; they needed a safe way out of Afghanistan. And Iran agreed to provide that.

            By all accounts, there are still a number of senior al-Qaeda figures in Iran today.
            It is possible that even under the restrictions imposed on them by the Revolutionary Guards and Iran’s myriad intelligence agencies, some may have been active in establishing contacts with the al-Qaeda network – and even helping to raise funds abroad and provide assistance and guidance to members, without the knowledge of the Iranian authorities.
            What is clear is that the presence of senior al-Qaeda figures has now turned into a huge liability for the government of Iran.

          • IraniAngel

            its like reading a comment made by wargame

          • 5thDrawer

            But … A little more contemporary … ;-))

          • IraniAngel

            i just realized that so far i have been given you too much credit :'(

          • 5thDrawer

            Sorry Irani … but I never said I didn’t look around for answers if there was a question. Maybe you should read the whole thing … I only copied bits. And the ‘events’ were not my choice for sure. I find the article quite plausible.
            And I won’t dismiss statements about ‘events’ just because they are written in any particular media, if they have some logical truths in them. Or even facts.