Canadian Jihad: Trained for terror
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
As the trial is underway, the crown hears of emails and banter among Jihadists which sound more like a couple of guys planning a Funfilled Babes and Beer College Spring Break Road Trip, it is only as you read the entire email, you see the seriousness what is Camp Jihad.
You see Momin, using his Government issued Foreign Affairs Identification as a Canadian Government employee allows him to breeze past any countries border Customs officials with the wave of his hand.
Canada's Foreign Affairs is respected by the Western World such as the US, in which official credentials such as these would disarm most Countries officials into a false sense of security, much like a diplomats pass, as the holder of this document must not be a Security risk and possible an important Canadian official who has undergone our Security Processes in order to attain such a high profile document.
Since this trial, one wonders of other Foreign Affairs officials travelling abroad who will be given a second look of mistrust or suspicion, in what looks like a Canadian security screening process by our Government certainly looks flawed and could have had dire consequences if these Terrorists had carried out their eradication of the British People and later to have it found out our own Government had one of their own implicated.
The Queen and the Crown would not be amused!
Trained for terror
Trial hears Khawaja went to terror camp in Pakistan
By DONNA CASEY, SUN MEDIA The e-mail had the giddiness of a young guy jetting off for spring break.
"Mate, it's party time -- and I'm leavin' here tonight, go get the girls and beer ready," wrote Mohammad Momin Khawaja in an e-mail at 3 p.m. July 15, 2003 to a buddy he'd never met in Lahore, Pakistan.
But Khawaja wasn't juiced about the prospect of women and booze, according to testimony from the star prosecution witness in his terrorism trial.
The then-25-year-old Orleans man was on the eve of a trip where he'd learn how to become an Islamic terrorist.
A few days after landing in Islamabad, the software designer took the 16-hour road trip to Malakand, a remote mountainous region in northern Pakistan near the Afghan border, according to testimony from Mohammed Junaid Babar, a one-time al-Qaida operative.