Indian in Al-Qaeda bomb plot nabbed in Canada

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    Whats up with indians involved with al-qaeda.With in this week its second incident after somalia bombing where indians were involved.Is that living with pakistanis in foreign land makes indians infected by terrorism disease???


    Indian in Al-Qaeda bomb plot nabbed in Canada


    New Delhi: The Canadian police claimed to have foiled a major Al-Qaeda bombing plot by arresting two Ottawa residents, including an Indian. They are alleged to have close ties with top leaders of the terror outfit.
    Misbahuddin Ahmed (36) is now being questioned in Ottawa for his role in 'Operation Samosa' and would be produced in court on Friday along with the other accused.
    The police and intelligence agencies raided a quiet tree-lined residential area of the Canadian capital Ottawa. Misbahuddin, reportedly an Indian working as an X-ray technologist at the Ottawa hospital, was subsequently nabbed and is being interrogated.Ahmed Ehsan, whose details are not known, was also picked up from another location. The police are saying little, but local media reports suggest the duo was involved in an Al-Qaeda plot to attack power plants and transmission lines carrying electricity to the US.
    "These offences are related to our anti-terrorism laws. So they could have been doing fund-raising, they could have been doing a recon or they might have been planning their own truck bomb," said John Thompson, president of the MacKenzie Institute, which studies terrorism and extremism.
    Terrorism analyst Martin Rudner said: "This is a serious threat. I think it was dismantled at the threshold of an operation."
    Misbahuddin's neighbours had little to say about him or his family. "I saw them, know who they were, waved to them but I didn't get much of a response," said a neighbour. Another said there was nothing unusual about Misbahuddin's family to make them think they were terrorists.
    The incident comes about two weeks after a senior minister warned that radical extremists were getting entrenched in Canada.
    The Canadian police will produce both Misbahuddin and Ahmed in the court on Friday. A press briefing is also planned on what could turn out to be Canada's most serious terror conspiracy since the 2006 plot to attack its Parliament.
     
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    Three Charged in Alleged Canada Plot


    TORONTO — A man who appeared on Canada's version of "American Idol" was the third person arrested as part of an alleged plot against targets in Canada and abroad, police said Thursday.

    The two other suspects made a brief appearance in court on Thursday on charges they had plans to make bombs and had plans to use them.Police arrested Hiva Alizadeh and Misbahuddin Ahmed in Ottawa on Wednesday and Khurram Syed Sher in London, Ontario on Thursday. Alizadeh, 30, and Ahmed, 26, appeared in court Thursday. All three are Canadian.

    Mr. Sher, 28, appeared on the reality show "Canadian Idol" in 2008 in which he sings a comical version of Avril Lavigne's "Complicated," complete with dance moves that include a moonwalk. He told the judges he's from Pakistan and likes hockey, music and acting.

    Police allege the men had plans and schematics to make improvised explosive devices. Police seized 50 electronic circuit boards which they say could be used as remote-control triggers for bombs. They said one of the men was trained overseas to make explosive booby traps, but did not specify which one.

    Police say they moved in on the men to prevent them from sending money to terror groups in Afghanistan.

    "The arrests have prevented the gathering of bombs and the execution of one or many terrorist attacks," RCMP Chief Supt. Serge Therriault said.Mr. Therriault said details on the targets would be released in court. Police allege they conspired with an additional three named individuals to "knowingly facilitate terrorist activities" in Canada and abroad. Police say the plot ranged from Canada to Iran, Afghanistan, Dubai and Pakistan, but did not elaborate.

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the arrests should remind Canadians that they are not immune to terrorism.

    "The networks that threaten us are worldwide. They exist not only in remote countries but they have — through globalization and through the Internet — they have links through our country and all through the world," Harper said.

    A judge remanded Alizadeh and Mr. Ahmed in custody until they appear again, by video, next Wednesday.

    Police said Mr. Sher is a doctor in St. Thomas, Ontario, and that Ahmed is an X-ray technician in Ottawa.

    Mr. Ahmed's lawyer, Ian Carter, said the charges are serious and his client, a husband and father, could be put away "for a long time."

    "He is in shock. That's all I can say," Carter said.

    Police descended on a home in Canada's national capital of Ottawa early Wednesday.

    The arrests come four years after the apprehension of the so-called Toronto 18, suspects in a homegrown terror plot that involved the attempted setting off of truck bombs in front of Canada's main stock exchange and two government buildings. The ringleaders and others have been convicted.

    Canadian Security Intelligence Service director **** Fadden alluded to the possibility of other homegrown terrorist cases in comments to a Parliament public safety committee last month.
     
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    McGill grad charged in terrorism plot

    Arrest shocks imam at Khurram Sher's former mosque
    Last Updated: Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 7:07 PM ET
    CBC News
    A Montreal native and McGill graduate, now living and working as a pathologist in London, Ont., is one of three men charged Thursday with taking part in a terrorist plot.Khurram Sher, 28, was arrested in London in southwestern Ontario on Thursday. He and two other men are facing charges of conspiracy to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity.

    All three men are Canadian citizens.

    Sher, who was born and raised in Montreal, moved to London, Ont. in July with his mother, wife and three children to start work as a pathologist at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.

    In 2006, Sher went to Pakistan as part of an aid group sent to help out after an earthquake in Kashmir.

    Two years ago, the doctor auditioned to take part in the Canadian Idol singing competition in 2008 in Montreal. He sang an off-tune version of Avril Lavigne's hit song Complicated while wearing a traditional Pakistani outfit.

    Sher also showed off his dance moves in front of the judges on the popular reality TV show, telling them he was a fan of "hockey, music and acting."

    Friends shocked at charges

    The imam at the mosque where Sher and Ahmed worshipped — the Islamic Community Centre in Brossard on Montreal's South Shore —found news of the arrests depressing.

    "I was really shocked to hear that two of our brothers were arrested. They're still young,"
    Foudil Selmoune said.Khurram Sher used to pray at this mosque in Brossard, on Montreal's South Shore. (CBC)

    "Honestly … it makes me even depressed because you know that these kind of brothers were active in the positive way."

    Selmoune said Sher used to volunteer to collect and distribute food for needy families on the South Shore, as part of the mosque's activities.

    The imam said it's too early to jump to conclusions about the arrests.

    "Right now it's only charges. Nothing is proven that they've done something wrong," Selmoune said.

    'Fantastic hockey player'

    Other friends of Sher describe him as well-adjusted Canadian.

    A friend from McGill, who preferred not to be identified, said Sher was a "fantastic hockey player who was an avid organizer of ball hockey."

    The friend, who knew Sher for three years, said he was "funny, charming, intelligent — the kind of Muslim youth that is well adjusted to life in Canada."

    A doctor who invited Sher to participate in the relief mission to aid earthquake victims in Pakistan said he "surprised" at Sher's arrest.

    Paul Collins, chief executive of St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, said Sher began work at the hospital as a pathologist on Aug. 3.

    "From what I understand, he was pretty much head down, getting the job down," said Collins, who had not yet met the doctor.

    Collins said the hospital was not contacted by authorities involved in the investigation that led to Sher's arrest.



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    Khuram Sher Canadian Idol: Season 6 Audition

     
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    I'm confused. On the idol show he says he's been in Canada for 3 years, but his bio says he was a med student at Mcgill which would put him in Canada for a minimum of 4 years. Also I don't think Canadian medical schools accept foreign students so I would think he went to college in Canada as well. I could be wrong, but the time line seems off.
     
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    All suspects look to have grown up in Cannada itself and are Canadian citizens. Ofcourse they are all "suspects" at this stage. The case of Ahmed being Indian is also not confirmed as it is reported in Canadian newspapers

    CBC News - Canada - PROFILE: Misbahuddin Ahmed
     
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    Sadly there is no death penalty in Canada.
     
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    hey guys d u know that Canadian authorise had named their opertation " Operation Samosa" to grab this person .
    here is a qoute form the website
    And here is the link Canada busts Al Qaeda ring with Operation Samosa: Rediff.com India News
     
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    Canadian intelligence is not to be messed with. They always nab the terrorists during the planning stages, very rare indeed.
     
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    Such so-called Indians are not Indians once they have chosen to become terrorists. It is either an Indian OR a terrorist. If this fellow has been caught in a terror plot then Canadian government should simply execute this guy with a bullet in his head. But as Solid says, too bad they don't have death penalties.
     
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    Such people only deserve Gitmo style prisons if the crime is proven. Ordinary law is not enough to deal with them.
     

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