Saturday, June 03, 2006

Toronto Terrorist Takedown Update

The following details were revealed at the press conference this morning:

- 17 people in total were arrested: 12 adults (names just released by RCMP) and 5 juveniles(names not released yet), adult's names are:

1. Fahim Ahmad, 21, of Robinstone Drive, Toronto, Ontario;
2. Zakaria Amara, 20, of Periwinkle Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario;
3. Asad Ansari, 21, of Rosehurst Drive, Mississauga, Ontario;
4. Shareef Abdelhaleen, 30, of Lowville Heights, Mississauga, Ontario;
5. Qayyum Abdul Jamal, 43, of Montevideo Road, Mississauga, Ontario;
6. Mohammed Dirie, 22, Kingston, Ontario;
7. Yasim Abdi Mohamed, 24, Kingston, Ontario;
8. Jahmaal James, 23, of Trudelle Street, Toronto, Ontario;
9. Amin Mohamed Durrani, 19, of Stonehill Court, Toronto, Ontario;
10. Steven Vikash Chand alias Abdul Shakur, 25, of Treverton Drive, Toronto, Ontario;
11. Ahmad Mustafa Ghany, 21, of Robin Drive, Mississauga, Ontario;
12. Saad Khalid, 19, of Eclipse Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario.

- all, without a doubt, Muslims
- mostly Canadian citizens belonging to Islamic extremist movement in our country
- all charged under terrorism and weapons provisions of Canadian Criminal Code
- no known link to Al Queda at this time (fundamentalist Islam is ideology of evil on its own, as the world came to find out)
- 3 tonnes of ammonium nitrate explosive component seized (only 1 ton was used in Oklahoma city bombing)
- targets are yet unidentified because it is ongoing investigation - but they were in Southern Ontario, most likely Toronto
- RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and CSIS (Canadian intelligence) had credible information that this cell was in the final stages of preparing a terrorist strike, and had to act
- it was hinted, more domestic and foreign-connected Islamic terror cells are under investigation in Canada as this goes on
- TTC (Toronto Transit) was not a target

- anyone with any info on this or other Islamic terror groups in Canada is encouraged to contact
1-800-420-5805 RCMP terror tip line anonymously

more to come...


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