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Al Qaeda Plot to Derail NY Train Exposed in Canada, 2 Arrested

The arrest of two suspected al-Qaeda-linked terrorists - directed and supported by al Qaeda in Iran - who had been preparing to derail a New York to Toronto passenger train was announced Monday, April 22, 2013.

Spokesperson of Royal Canadian Mounted Police at press conference on April 22, 2013, announcing arrests of suspected Al Qaeda-linked terrorists.

Spokesperson of Royal Canadian Mounted Police at press conference on April 22, 2013, announcing arrests of suspected Al Qaeda-linked terrorists.

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Canadian authorities announced that two Al Qaeda linked suspects  – suspects who were directed and supported by al Qaeda in Iran – were arrested Monday morning, April 22.  At least one attack was intended to derail a New York to Toronto passenger train.  The attack was in the planning stage when the suspects were arrested.

Those arrested were described as an Al Qaeda linked-cell which had been engaged in plans for over a year to engage in major terrorist attacks. Their activities had been monitored since August of 2012.  The cross-border operations included the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the FBI and the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.

In response to questions during the press conference, the Canadian authorities revealed that the terrorists received direction and guidance from Al Qaeda in Iran.  They made clear, however, that there was no evidence of any connection to the Iranian government.

The two suspects arrested are Rahid Jasser and Shahid Esegehr, of Montreal.  Their bail hearing will take place tomorrow in Canada. The two are not Canadian citizens.

“I commend our Canadian counterterrorism partners, particularly the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, for their efforts in stopping a major terrorist plot which was intended to cause significant loss of human life including New Yorkers. During my years on the Homeland Security Committee it has been my privilege to work with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian intelligence services and all counterterrorism units in Canada,” said Congressman Peter King (R-NY).  King is the chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Counterintelligence & Terrorism Committee and a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.

 

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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12 Responses to “Al Qaeda Plot to Derail NY Train Exposed in Canada, 2 Arrested”

  1. These people desperately need a hobby. Macrame might be good, but then there’s the needles.

  2. Good job Canada! God Bless you all :)

  3. not soo fast who says the nation’s attitude and governmental perspective and terrorism strategy will be any different the obama or hollande of france or italy… and who says their specific tools tactics and weapons actual and psychological and morale are any different the the american FBI??

  4. Are these guys beginning to work with two man teams/ cells?

  5. Are these guys beginning to work with two man teams/ cells?

  6. FYI RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

    Fascinating! The media keeps quoting the Sura which paraphrases the mishna in Sanhedrin about the value of human life. This video shows that the Sura is a directive to the Jews and that the Sura validates/implies that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews.

    The video then goes on to the next verse which is a directive to the Muslims advocating.
    death and mutilation to those who disagree with Islam.

    Not being familiar with the Koran, it was an eye opener not only seeing the first verse in context, but seeing the verse which follows it advocating terrorist behaviors.

  7. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    How long before obama, kerry, and the US MSM condemns the comments of the RCMP who had the audacity to allege that the plot is "islamist," the plotters "jihadists," and affiliated with some alleged al-Qaeda. I understand the holy one has already sent a letter of denunciation north of the border demanding an apology.

  8. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    How long before obama, kerry, and the US MSM condemns the comments of the RCMP who had the audacity to allege that the plot is "islamist," the plotters "jihadists," and affiliated with some alleged al-Qaeda. I understand the holy one has already sent a letter of denunciation north of the border demanding an apology.

  9. Angelin America says:

    Wow – "Let's not jump to conclusions" – no Obama, but lets call the facts as they are~

  10. Did you read the article?

  11. Did you read the article?

  12. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    GariEcoli Coli Did you note my sarcasm? Thankfully, the investigation was run by the professionals in the RCMP and not the under-obama politicized FBI for if it were and the jihadists were in the US, they would already be on a Saudi plane out of the country

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