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Canada Arrests Two in Alleged al-Qaida Supported Terror Plot

Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews arrives to speak to journalists about the arrest of two men in an alleged teror plot, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Apr. 22, 2013.
Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews arrives to speak to journalists about the arrest of two men in an alleged teror plot, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Apr. 22, 2013.
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Authorities in Canada say they have arrested and charged two residents with conspiring to carry out an al-Qaida-supported terrorist attack against passenger trains.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Monday that, with the help of U.S. authorities, they were able to arrest Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, from the Montreal and Toronto areas respectively.
The police said in a statement that while they believe the suspects had the "capacity and intent" to carry out an attack, there was no imminent threat to the general public, train employees, passengers or railway infrastructure.
Investigators also said that the two suspects allegedly were focusing on passenger trains in Toronto and that the plot was not linked to last week's bombing attack at the Boston Marathon in the United States.

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by: Father Scipio from: St. Marguerite d'Youville
April 23, 2013 9:05 AM
Satan always reveal himself in his hate for Israel. We just have to listen... antisemitism doesn't mean that something bad is going to happen to the local Jewish community... no... it means that something really bad is about to disfigure the society in which it happens... and if you invite Muslims into your community... watch out... your disintegration and regression to medieval barbarism is assured...

by: ali baba from: new york
April 22, 2013 10:08 PM
it is clear that international terrorism are connected but the response is disproportion to the magnitude of the crime . we should send them to military trail even the constitution is prohibited American citizen to be tried in military court. we should wave these rule .we should close our border to Muslim since they able to be in use for false reason and the real reason. is to kill American citizen with the name of Allah

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