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Terror suspect shot dead in Canada planned imminent attack.



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Looks like police have thwarted an attack in Ontario by shooting the suspect dead ,not much to go on at the moment.

Shot Canadian 'planned immediate attack' - BBC News

During the raid the terror suspect is said to have managed to explode one device and was about the explode another, at which point the RCMP shot him dead.

If the scenario is true I really don't see what other option the RCMP had.

And it looks like this is a great example of international cooperation, if it really was information from the FBI that led the RCMP to deal with this threat.
 

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Convert to what?
 

amsterdemmetje

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By all counts he family say he was a lovely fella who just happened to be arrested last year for supporting Islamic State on FB


"He was such a passive individual. He was not an aggressive person," he told the Globe and Mail.
 

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This case will bring up the issue of internment again.

Like one of the recent attackers in France, this guy had been identified as a terror suspect in the past, and had been "dealt with" to the extent that the authorities were able to.

Police intercept terror suspect en route to London, Ont., mall - The Globe and Mail

"Mr. Driver grew up in Ontario but was living in Winnipeg when his Tweeting activities caught the attention of authorities.

He was arrested in June of last year in Winnipeg due to concerns about his activities online. He agreed last year to a peace bond that restricted his movements and online activities and moved to Strathroy to live with his sister.

The peace-bond conditions that he agreed to in February included living with his sister in Strathroy, Ont., as well as not possessing firearms or explosives, not possessing cellphones or computers, staying off social media and not possessing anything bearing the symbols of the Islamic State group."


So much for that peace bond. If he had been interned instead he wouldn't have been able to carry out his plans to almost the point of actually carrying out an attack.

What's the point of peace bonds if scum like this can simply ignore the actions that they've agreed to?
 

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This case will bring up the issue of internment again.

Like one of the recent attackers in France, this guy had been identified as a terror suspect in the past, and had been "dealt with" to the extent that the authorities were able to.

Police intercept terror suspect en route to London, Ont., mall - The Globe and Mail

"Mr. Driver grew up in Ontario but was living in Winnipeg when his Tweeting activities caught the attention of authorities.

He was arrested in June of last year in Winnipeg due to concerns about his activities online. He agreed last year to a peace bond that restricted his movements and online activities and moved to Strathroy to live with his sister.

The peace-bond conditions that he agreed to in February included living with his sister in Strathroy, Ont., as well as not possessing firearms or explosives, not possessing cellphones or computers, staying off social media and not possessing anything bearing the symbols of the Islamic State group."


So much for that peace bond. If he had been interned instead he wouldn't have been able to carry out his plans to almost the point of actually carrying out an attack.

What's the point of peace bonds if scum like this can simply ignore the actions that they've agreed to?
In fairness the Canadians seem to be have keeping a good eye on him and dealt with him when needed be ,at least they just didn't tag him and hope for the best.
 

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Gotta love his naive, bleeding-heart liberal of a lawyer

"When he would come to court, he would be reading his Quran," Mr. Tailleur said. "I'll tell you right now that he was one of the best clients I ever had, because he took instructions very well and was never aggressive in my conversations with him.

"He disputed a lot of things that were alleged, about specific conclusions that CSIS or the RCMP would want to make about his behaviour, but there was absolutely nothing to indicate that he was going to be [like this]."
 

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"He was under a peace bond at the time of his death

After Mr. Driver’s arrest in June, 2015, Mounties applied for a peace bond that could impose limits on his activities, alleging in provincial court documents that investigators believed he might help terrorist groups. When Mr. Driver was released later that month, he was ordered to comply with several conditions. These included wearing a GPS tracking device, not using the Internet or having any communication with Islamic State, including not having any object on his person that bore an Islamic State logo.

The restrictions drew criticism from civil liberties activists in Manitoba."

Who was Aaron Driver? What we know so far about the man killed in Strathroy - The Globe and Mail


I wonder what those "civil liberties activists" think now?
 

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In fairness the Canadians seem to be have keeping a good eye on him and dealt with him when needed be ,at least they just didn't tag him and hope for the best.
True, but this is probably as good as it gets.

In many cases the authorities won't be on top of the situation as much as they were in this case. In real life mistakes do happen, and there aren't unlimited resources to monitor each and every suspect, no matter how much some people complain that the authorities should spend unlimited amounts on such monitoring.

Sometimes dealing with these situations involves sheer luck/fortune, when the authorities join some dots together and it leads to a suspect who is actually about to do something. It's not an exact science.
 

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"He was under a peace bond at the time of his death

After Mr. Driver’s arrest in June, 2015, Mounties applied for a peace bond that could impose limits on his activities, alleging in provincial court documents that investigators believed he might help terrorist groups. When Mr. Driver was released later that month, he was ordered to comply with several conditions. These included wearing a GPS tracking device, not using the Internet or having any communication with Islamic State, including not having any object on his person that bore an Islamic State logo.

The restrictions drew criticism from civil liberties activists in Manitoba."

Who was Aaron Driver? What we know so far about the man killed in Strathroy - The Globe and Mail


I wonder what those "civil liberties activists" think now?

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that tagging Islamic terror suspects is "an abuse of human rights".
 

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This from his own lawyer before a certain few posters get uppity

“Those assessments indicated there was no sociopathology, no psychiatric illnesses, any of those types of things. But there was this overriding religious conviction, which, I guess at the end of the day, was the compelling factor in his alleged latest decision to do what he did here.”
 

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