Saturday, June 03, 2006

Toronto Terror Busts

Too mnay Canadians have been deluding themselves with the notion that Canada could never be a terrorist target because of our supposed reputation throughout the world as the very model of peace, tolerance and diversity.

Too many Canadians have been convinced that Canadian citizens could never be inspired by Islamism to turn against their country of birth or adoption.

Fortunately, because of the swift action of law enforcement and intelligence services yesterday, hundreds of Canadians did not have to be killed to dispel those illusions:

In a stunning development yesterday, police made a sweeping terrorist bust within the GTA and expected to make several more arrests throughout the night.

"The RCMP, CSIS and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team arrested individuals throughout the GTA today in relation to terrorist-related offences," confirmed RCMP spokesman Corp. Michele Paradis.

As of about 9 p.m. last night, Paradis also added "there are ongoing arrests."

Though unconfirmed, sources have told the Sun police arrested a possible home-grown al-Qaeda terrorist cell operating in Toronto that had planned to bomb the subway as early as Monday.


Police had been watching several alleged terrorist camps since 2004 -- one of which is reported to be in the Muskokas near Bracebridge and another near Thunder Bay, a police source told Warmington late last night.

"Recently some officers followed two men who left the camp near Thunder Bay and headed to Toronto," said the source.

Another Sun source said there was a similar "terrorist" camp near Barry's Bay -- within an hour's drive of several Ontario nuclear operations.

Other source also tell the Sun the arrested individuals were amassing weapons.

"This is huge, this is massive."

Sources cited by the Canadian Press corroborate this claim, saying the suspects were arrested in the Toronto area for allegedly "plotting an attack with explosives."

This isn't the first time that this Islamic compound in Barry's Bay has made the news, either:

A little farther along, up a steep hill on Stanley Olsheski Road, there is another religious sign, colourfully painted on plywood: Welcome to Hasanville.

This is not a Polish, Roman Catholic enclave but a small Muslim community. It has existed peacefully for at least five years, until several events last year sparked an open struggle that could only happen in a cultural mosaic like Canada, with its history of ethnic entitlement.

Last fall, the community, which numbers between 30 and 40, began construction of a mosque. Rumours went through Barry's Bay like a rocket, chiefly that the building would hold 1,700 worshippers.

Where would they come from? Would they be bused in? How many trailers or mobile homes would be added to the 120-hectare property? Why had construction stopped after Sept. 11? How long would it be before Kaszuby was a hotbed of Islam?

Why didn't the Hasanville girls go to area schools? Why, why, why?

Some people will call for us to pull out Afghanistan, back away from any involvement in the war on Islamic terror, and otherwise submit to dhimmitude to avoid future attacks.

Like hell! We don't cut and run at the first sign of trouble!

Let this be a warning to us all: we must remain vigilant.

There is no absolute safety from them, not even surrender.

Kepp up the fight!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I get so frustrated at people who emigrate from the middle east, etc. to the 'West' who then complain about the decadent culture here and try to isolate themselves from the larger culture. This is particularly aimed at the so-called 'home-grown' terrorist groups and fanatics that have cropped up in North America, Europe and Australia over the past couple of decades. If you hate it here, then leave.
A major part of the problem is the sense of alienation and marginalisation that people in 'minority' groups often experience growing up. And on the surface, violent responses to such a sense of social exclusion seems justifiable.

But it is not.

First off, people of non-WASP ethnic and cultural backgrounds are not the only ones to sense varying degrees of alienation, to have been picked on in school, to have felt excluded, as any working class person, or simply a person who wasn't physically attractive in grade 7 could tell you. The second thing is that you cannot expect a culture to fully accept you so long as you do ABSOLUTLY NOTHING to reach out within your adopted country, and expect your kids to live in within a culture and yet simultaneously reject it by insisting they adhere to the cultural values of the old country.

Learn the damn language for a start. It's a matter of showing respect.Shop at stores that aren't owned by people of the same ethnic ackground, try to make friends with same. Also, if you want your kids to have the same values and behave the same way as you were growing up and see the West as decadent and sinful, then don't move to the west. Just keep in mind that a couple of centuries ago it was the middle east that was seen as decadant, and Europe that was puritannical.

I can't help but suspect then that the only motive for moving to the West is money - either better job opportunities or welfare, and sorry, but you can't have it both ways. You might not like the lack of social restrictions, but you can't have economic freedom without social freedom.