Yesterday’s Muslim terrorist attack caught many by surprise. Some thought that a terrorist attacking the national parliament would be an unthinkable event in our politically correct country. There were others, who blamed everything on Harper for helping the fight against ISIS and causing the retaliation. It was an odd opinion considering the fact that the Muslim savages from ISIS are some of the most brutal people on earth – they rape and behead children; wipe out whole villages, and impose the Muslim sharia barbarism in every area they control.
Justin Trudeau, the most beautiful kid in Canadian politics, dedicated his life to build bridges and reach out to Muslim extremism. He spoke at their conferences and graced mosque services wearing Muslim pajamas.
Alas, it was all in vain… Nobody wanted to consider the thought that there are ideologies, which are so evil that they will try to destroy us no matter how hard we try to appease them. Islam is one of them and it is the most dangerous at the moment.
The reactions to the despicable terrorist act are still pouring and I would like to gather as many of them as I can before writing an opinion piece. In such extraordinary circumstances every position – good or bad – becomes clear and magnified, showing the real situation in the country.
Before building an opinion, it is always important to collect the facts. In the case of Muslim extremism in Canada that is difficult, because the media routinely ignores the Islamic danger and prefers to paint Muslim as innocent victims, who deserve every ridiculous privilege they demand. Yesterday Lt.-Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Halevi posted a list of cases Islamic extremist actions in Canada for the last two years. As a former intelligence officer at IDF, who speaks several Middle Eastern languages, he has unique knowledge about those issues.
I should admit that I wasn’t familiar with many of those cases. The list shows that the two incidents in Quebec and Ottawa are just the tip of an iceberg. We need to add to that the covert work of Muslim organizations, which claim to be mainstream, yet try to outlaw any criticism of Muslim extremism.
During the last two years 13 Canadian converts to Islam were or still are involved in terrorism:
2 committed terrorist attacks in Canada (Quebec, Ottawa)
2 planned to commit terrorist attack in Canada (Victoria, BC)
1 carried out suicide bombing attack (Algeria)
1 would be suicide bomber
6 joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq
1 was killed in Dagestan after joining a local jihadist organization.
The following is a list of Canadians who were reported in recent years as terrorists or suspects of involvement in terrorism:
October 2014 – Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, Canadian born and a convert to Islam, shot dead a soldier and was killed after opening fire inside the Parliament in Ottawa.
October 2014 – Martin Ahmad Couture-Rouleau, a Caucasian convert to Islam, deliberately drove into two Canadian Forces soldiers in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, near Montreal, killing a soldier before he was shot dead after a police chase.
October 2014 – Three Toronto girls of Somali descent aged 15-18 left Canada to Turkey in an attempted to join ISIS and get married to mujahideen. The three were arrested by Turkish authorities and returned to Canada.
September 2014 – Canadian convert to Islam who is known by his alias Abu Khalid al-Kanadi joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
September 2014 – Mohammed Ali, 23, Mississauga resident, known by his alias Abu Turaab, left Canada and joined the ranks of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.
September 2014 – Mohamud Mohamed Mohamud, Hamilton, Ontario resident of Somali descent and a biology student at York University, left Canada to join the Islamic State (ISIS) and reportedly was killed in Syria while fighting in the ranks of ISIS.
September 2014 – Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh of Kurdish descent was sentenced to the 24-year prison term after being convicted of an attempt to organize a functioning terrorist cell in 2010. In 2009 Alizadeh travelled to Iran then Afghanistan for two months of training by an “expert bomb maker” known as Westa Omar, who was involved in the preparation of IEDs to use against coalition forces from Canada, the United States and other nations. After returning to Canada with his smuggled 56 circuit boards and how-to guides, he stayed in email contact with a man known as Mansoor Al Baloosh who facilitated the travel of foreigners to Pakistan and Afghanistan for terrorist training. He also kept in touch with Kurdish insurgents loosely aligned with the Taliban, and with his brother, Rizgar, described as a member of a terrorist group in Iran.
August 2014 – The brothers and converts to Islam from Calgary, Collin and Gregory Gordon, left Canada and joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
August 2014 – John (Yahya) Maguire, Ottawa student and convert to Islam, left Canada and Joined ISIS.
August 2014 – Former London, Ont., pathologist, Khurram Sher, who was charged in 2010 with conspiring to facilitate terrorist activity in 2010, was found not guilty in al-Qaeda-linked terror trial. However, the judge said the evidence showed Sher was sympathetic to jihad.
August 2014 – Sayfildin Tahir-Sharif, 41, resident of Edmonton, faces extradition to US after his appeal was denied in an Alberta court. Tahir-Sharif is suspect of conspiracy to commit murder after five America soldiers were killed in a 2009 suicide bombing in Iraq. He is also accused of facilitating a terrorist network. The U.S. alleges Tahir-Sharif was a member of a terrorist facilitation network operating in Iraq, Libya, Tunisia and Syria, whose members recruited jihadists in Tunisia and transported them into Iraq to attack U.S. and coalition forces. Security officials in the U.S. said the network was responsible for two suicide bombings – one at a U.S. military base.
July 2014 – Former Ottawa hospital technician Misbahuddin Ahmed has been found guilty of two terrorism-related charges including conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity and participation in the activities of a terrorist group.
July 2014 – Toronto security guard, Mohamed Hersi, was sentenced to 10 years for attempting in 2010 to leave Canada to join the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab.
July 2014 – RCMP launched investigation in the case of Ahmad Waseem (a.k.a Muthanna al-Kanadi) from Windsor, Ontario who returned from Syria wounded after fighting in the ranks of jihadist groups during 2013. Waseem went back to Syria and calls for launching terrorist attacks in Canada.
July 2014 – Hasibullah Yusufzai, 25, from Burnaby, British Columbia, is accused of leaving Canada to join with Syrian jihadists, and committing an offence for the benefit of a terrorist group or was directed by or associated with such a group.
July 2014 – Former Ottawa hospital technician Misbahuddin Ahmed has been found guilty of conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity and participation in the activities of a terrorist group.
June 2014 – Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a Calgarian in his early 20s, joined the ranks of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in Syria. Three more Canadians (one from Montreal, other from Ontario), known only by their nom de guerre, are reported fighting with ISIS and its affiliates in Syria and Iraq.
May 2014 – Canadian Lebanese Fawzi Ayoub, 48, senior member of Hezbollah, was killed in battle against the rebels in Syria.
May 2014 – The security forces in Cairo international airport reportedly arrested an unidentified Canadian national suspect of planning “hostile acts” in Egypt. In his possession were seized “military items,” including several bullet-proof vests, camouflage t-shirts and shoes.
May 2014 – Egyptian security forces arrested Canadian Solar Energy Engineer, Yusri Maurice Tawadros, 65, on his way to Cairo through the desert road. According media reports, the security forces seized in his possession 3 handguns, a sword and bottles of wine.
May 2014 – Suliman M., a 15-year-old Canadian and a student at Azhari Sheikh Zayed Institute for Boys middle school in Giza, was arrested in Egypt for allegedly being a member of “a terrorist cell.” Egyptian authorities alleged that the teenager was part of a group linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood that set police stations and vehicles on fire in 6th of October City, in the urban area of Cairo, Egypt. They also alleged the youth and his group funded protests that incited violence against the Egyptian army and police forces.
April 2014 – The Syrian army reported (April 8, 2014) that military forces operating in the southern rural area of the district of Idlib managed to kill several insurgents, including the Canadian national Mahmoud Ahmed Abdou.
January 2014 – Damian Clairmont (a.k.a. Mustafa Gharib and Abu Talha al-Canadi), resident of Calgary, who converted to Islam and joined the émigré brigade in Syria affiliated with al-Qaida, was reportedly executed by the Free Syrian Army.
November 2013 – Salman Ashrafi (Abu Abdullah Al Khorasani), Calgary resident, who joined the ranks of ISIS [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), carried out a suicide bombing attack in Iraq killing dozens.
October 2013 – Two Libyan students/ graduates of Canadian universities, Jamal al-Ratimi (Tripoli) and Samir al-Triki (Misrata) joined the ranks of Jabhat al-Nusra and in Syria and were reported killed in the field of jihad.
September 2013 – Omar Shafik Hammami (Abu Mansoor al-Amriki), US citizen, resided several years in Canada and married Canadian woman (later divorced). Joined al-Shabab in Somalia, affiliated with al-Qaida. Hammami was murdered in internal power struggle.
September 2013 – Ali Muhammad Dirie, Toronto resident of Somali descent. Dirie Joined Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria, affiliated with al-Qaida and killed in action. He was convicted of involvement in Toronto -18 terrorist plot in 2006 and served a long prison term.
August 2013 – Andre Poulin, resident of Timmis, Ontario, who was converted to Islam and joined the ranks of ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), was killed in action during the attack on Ming military airport in Aleppo.
July 2013 – John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody, couple from Surry in British Columbia. Both converts to Islam, were arrested on suspicion of planning to bomb parliament building in Victoria.
July 2013 – unidentified individual, possibly Canadian resident, filmed with weapon in Homs, Syria, while fighting with rebel forces.
May 2013 – unidentified individual, presumably Canadian resident, was killed by the Syrian Army while planning to carry out a terrorist attack on behalf of group identified with al-Qaida. The two other foreigners who were also killed in the same attack are the American woman Nicole Lynn Mansfield (convert to Islam) and the British Ali al Manasfi.
April 2013 – Chihab Esseghaier, resident of Montreal of Tunisian descent, and Raed Jaser, resident of Markham, born in Kuwait of Palestinian descent, arrested on suspicion of planning to blow up VIA train on Niagara bridge on course to US. Ahmed Abbasi, Tunisian citizen, resided in Canada between 2010-2012, arrested in US on suspicion of involvement in plans to blow up the train.
April 2013 – Mahad Ali Dhore, 25 year old Canadian of Somali descent, student at York University, joined al-Shabab group, affiliated with al-Qaida, killed in terrorist attack in Somalia.
February 2013 – Jamal Muhammad Abdulkader, student from Montreal, member of Kurdish family from north Syria, joined Jabhat al-Nusra, affiliated with al-Qaida. He was killed while driving a boobby-trapped attack in central Damascus.
January 2013 – Ali Medlej and Xristos Katsiroubas (convert to Islam), residents of London, Ontario, joined al-Qaida, and were killed while committing a suicide attack, after participating in the murder of dozens of civilians in an attack on an Algerian gas plant. Muhajid ‘Ryan’ Enderi, additional member of this group from London, Ontario traveled with them abroad and has since disappeared.
December 2012 – Aaron Yoon, resident of London, Ontario. Converted to Islam and allegedly established ties to groups affiliated with al-Qaida. Visited Mali. He was arrested in Mauritania on charges of ties to terrorist groups and later released and returned to Canada.
November 2012 – Hussam Samir al-Hams, Canadian of Palestinian descent, enlisted with Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades. Hams was killed during operation ‘Pillar of Fire’ in Gaza Strip.
July 2012 – Hassan El Hajj Hassan, holding dual nationality, Canadian and Lebanese, Hizballah activist, member of the terrorist cell that bombed an Israeli tourist bus in Bulgaria.
July 2012 – William Plotnikov, 23 year old Canadian of Russian descent. Converted to Islam and joined a terrorist group in Dagestan. Plotnikov was killed in gun battle with Russian security forces.