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Two Arrested In Canada Day Pressure Cooker Plot

From an unfazed Associated Press:

2 face terror charges after Canada Day bombs found

By JEREMY HAINSWORTH | July 2, 2013

SURREY, British Columbia (AP) — Police in Canada have arrested and charged a man and woman with terrorism for attempting to leave pressure cooker bombs at British Columbia’s provincial legislature on Canada Day, when thousands of people were expected to be there.

John Stewart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody were inspired by al-Qaida ideology but were self-radicalized, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said Tuesday. He called it a domestic threat without international connections.

They were "inspired by al-Qaida ideology" but there are no international connections.

Malizia told a news conference there was no evidence or indication to suggest a connection to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings in April, which used bombs made from pressure cookers…

It’s just a coincidence.

[Tom Morino, Nuttall's lawyer] said Nuttall is a convert to Islam, but he added that Islam and al-Qaida "don’t go hand in hand." ..

Really? Are there a lot of members of Al Qaeda who aren’t Muslims?

Police said they received a tip from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service that led to what Rideout called a five-month investigation. He said the pair discussed a wide variety of targets and techniques…

Notice how the AP tells us only near the bottom of their long article. Apparently, the fact that an intelligence agency was involved in stopping this attack didn’t warrant any earlier mention.

Let’s just hope the CSIS didn’t data mine anyone’s phone records.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Two Arrested In Canada Day Pressure Cooker Plot”

  1. Helena

    “[Tom Morino, Nuttall's lawyer] said Nuttall is a convert to Islam, but he added that Islam and al-Qaida “don’t go hand in hand.” … ”

    Not hand in hand, severed head in hand.

  2. yadayada

    I’ve been in Langley since Tuesday evening and I’m a little surprised that this story isn’t as big on the news as I think it would be if in the states. I remember the smoking SUV in NYC and that was a top news TV news story for several days . Here it seems to be a passing story with updates 10 mins. into the show. Then again the suspects are radical leftists. what would be the reaction if there were ANY evidence to suspect they were conservative? Though in the article I attach, they do make sure you know the couple had a copy of the bible in they’re apartment.
    Also, looking at the pictures of the evidence – I see no explosives. nuts and bolts, rusty nails, cooking pots, no boom stuff. waddup wid dat?

    http://m.theglobeandmail.com/n…..ice=mobile


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