Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Setback for RCMP 'Outreach'?

From CTV:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Toronto have arrested a man suspected of participating in a terrorist plot attempting to board a plane bound for Egypt.
RCMP say the arrest was made without incident on Tuesday at Pearson International Airport.

It is alleged the man, whose identity has not been made public, was about to board a plane bound for Cairo, Egypt transiting through London, England. He was then believed to be heading to Somalia.

The man has been charged with attempting to participate in terrorist activity and for providing counsel to a person participating in terrorist activity.

The suspect is currently being detained pending a court hearing.

The arrest comes following an investigation between the RCMP's National Security Enforcement Team and Toronto police's Intelligence Division.

Police allege the man was planning to travel to Somalia to join Al Shabaab.

Al Shabaab is a Somali-based Islamic group fighting against the country's transitional government.

It is listed as a terror organization in Canada and has been suspected of trying to radicalize and recruit young Canadians and Americans.

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