Canada - Three charged in NYC/Toronto VIA Rail terror plot

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    :giggle: I'm getting a giggle out of his pronunciation of the word threat.

    Not a lot out of the presser. They knew what route was targeted, but not a specific train.
     
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    from:
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/04/22/pol-terror-plot-ontario-quebec-arrests.html

     
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    The two suspects had been under investigation since last August, a person briefed by police told Agence France-Presse. The police were tipped a year and a half ago by members of the Muslim community in Toronto, the source said.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...alleged-canadian-terror-plot/article11483696/

    Bless those Muslim community members who flagged these two to LE all that time ago. I feel so badly for non extremist Muslims who are stuck dealing with the anti Muslim sentiments these kinds of situations always dredge up.
     
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    RCMP announced the arrest of two men who were plotting a terrorist attack on a Toronto to New York VIA train. The men had been under surveillance by RCMP and the investigation involved the FBI and other law agencies.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/national_world/2013/04/23/2-arrested-in-derailment-plot.html


    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/04/22/two-men-arrested-over-al-qaeda-inspired-plan-to-attack-a-via-rail-train-in-the-greater-toronto-area/

    I can't find it right now, but other articles specified a Toronto to NYC train.

    There seems to be much discussion around whether there was an Al-Queda element in Iran. Iran is denying it in the media.
     
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    One of the reasons this particular case caught my attention (other than the obvious) is that one of the men charged, who is from Tunisia, is working on his PhD and doing research on biosensors.

    Here is his LinkedIn page:
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chiheb-esseghaier/46/604/314

    This is from the Wikipedia page on biosensors:

    According to this article Esseghaier was not the type of person we should allow to be working with pathogens!

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/04/22/terror-plot-suspects.html

    And why the he** didn't that fellow student say something to officials?!

    ETA: Just to be clear, officials said that the plan was to derail the train. There is no mention of biological agents from LE.
     
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    http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCABRE93M0RW20130423

    Canadian passenger train attack suspects set for court hearings

    Neither suspect is a Canadian citizen but police did not reveal their nationalities.

    Little is known about Jaser but a spokeswoman for the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique near Montreal confirmed to Reuters that Esseghaier, said to be Tunisian, was a doctoral student at the research institute.

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    It was revealed today in the news that Jaser has been in Canada for about 20yrs and has Landed Immigrant Status
     
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    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/0...ars-in-toronto-court-publication-ban-granted/

    Toronto man in ‘state of shock’ after terror charges laid in alleged plot to derail VIA train

    Defence lawyer John Norris told reporters Mr. Jaser had spent 20 years in Canada and had deep roots in the country. He chided police for “demonizing” his client by describing him as a non-Canadian. Mr. Jaser is a permanent resident of Canada but not a citizen."

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    The Police have it RIGHT Mr Norris your client is a non-Canadian...he is not a Citizen and he most likely received Landed Immigrant/Permanent Resident Status via his family application 20 yrs ago when he was a minor.

    I am 1st generation Canadian
    My family came to Canada in the 1960's like many others from European countries....WE LOVE THIS COUNTRY!!
     
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    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    I don't know which forum this topic goes in, but can we merge the threads to whichever forum they belong?

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206559"]Major terror plot uncovered in Canada - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]
     
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    Hmm ... I guess he can always claim "ineffective counsel" ;)

    It's also noted that Raed Jaser's lawyer said Jaser has lived in Canada for 20 years. Don't know if that really has anything to do with the price of tea in China.

    full article:
    http://www.torontosun.com/2013/04/23/terror-suspect-raed-jaser-in-toronto-court
     
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    Toronto terrorism suspect Raed Jaser had 2001 death threat conviction pardoned ...

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/0...er-had-2001-death-threat-conviction-pardoned/

    I wonder what his dad is yukking it up about as they leave the courthouse.
     
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    Hello everyone! :seeya:
    I had my own personal thread on this topic over in the "Crimes in the news" forum. I'm happy to talk to myself, but I thought I'd be a bit more social and join in here. ;)

    I'm copying the content of one of my posts below:
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    One of the reasons this particular case caught my attention (other than the obvious) is that one of the men charged, who is from Tunisia, is working on his PhD and doing research on biosensors.

    Here is his LinkedIn page:
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chiheb-e...ier/46/604/314

    This is from the Wikipedia page on biosensors:



    According to this article Esseghaier was not the type of person we should allow to be working with pathogens!


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/...-suspects.html

    And why the he** didn't that fellow student say something to officials?!

    ETA: Just to be clear, officials said that the plan was to derail the train. There is no mention of biological agents from LE.
     
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    And a more timely contribution on my part....

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/at-least-two-other-suspects-in-terror-plot-sources-1.1249868


    I wonder what his strange behaviour in the washroom was?

    And, I guess the FBI and the RCMP aren't singing from the same song sheet. RCMP moved to make the arrest of the "Canadians", while the FBI are holding back on the "American" suspects. Would the arrest in Canada tip them off?
     

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