Canada's Khawaja key to U.K. terror plot: Crown
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Well that is certainly interesting, our Canadian Terrorist was a Foreign Affairs employee privy to the going and comings on of hotspots around the world and used his government email to plot the death of British Citizens.
Hmmm you would think somehow a more thorough background check would have been in order before hiring him. Especially since his trips to Afghanistan would have been a clue.
OTTAWA -- Momin Khawaja secretly used his Department of Foreign Affairs e-mail account to plot the mass murder of hundreds of Britons in the name of radical Islam, court heard on the opening day of the Ottawa man's landmark terror trial.
The plot included possibly unleashing high explosives at London's most popular nightclub, Europe's biggest shopping centre and utilities in and around the British capital in 2004, according to the prosecution.
"Massive destruction and loss of life" would have resulted, Crown attorney David McKercher said in his opening statement.
Further, Khawaja twice travelled to Pakistan, once in 2002 with the intent of crossing into Afghanistan to fight for the Taliban, and again in 2003 for paramilitary terrorist training, court heard.
Star prosecution witness Mohammed (Big Dawg) Babar, the only al-Qaeda informer to have testified in open court, also claims Khawaja associated with an al-Qaeda operative who had planned a military-style assassination of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.