“These individuals were inspired by al-Qaeda ideology."
Media doublespeak. Translation of "al Qaeda inspired'? Islam. Man, how they turn themselves inside out to turn a phrase.... just so as not to have to utter the truth. It was jihad.
Born in Canada, male and female Muslim converts intended to blow up the British Columbia legislature during Canada Day celebrations on July 1st. Maximum crowd, maximum bloodshed. These bombs were designed like the Boston pressure cooker bombs -- to tear through flesh and bone and in this case, wound or kill thousands.
Most of the news articles (including the one below) don't mention the fact that they were converts, let alone the M word.
"This self-radicalized behaviour was intended to create maximum impact and harm to Canadian citizens at the B.C. Legislature on a national holiday. ” Assistant Commissioner Rideout said.
Translation of "self-radicalized" from media gibberish? They read the quran.
RCMP foil alleged ‘al-Qaeda inspired’ terror plot to bomb B.C. Canada Day celebrations National Post, July 3, 2013 (thanks to Chai)
RCMPOn July 1, 2013 the RCMP arrested two individuals and charged them with conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack. The two accused John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Korody, who live in Surrey, British Columbia, according to the RCMP took steps to build explosive devices and place them at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria where crowds were expected to gather on Canada Day. Image released by the RCMP showing three pressure cookers to be used as improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
A British Columbia man and woman are facing three terror charges after they allegedly left devices similar to those used in the Boston Marathon bombing intended to “cause death” during Canada Day celebrations at the B.C. Parliament Buildings.
John Stewart Nuttall, 38, and Amanda Marie Korody, 28, have been charged with knowingly facilitating a terrorist activity and making or possessing an explosive device.RCMPImage released by the RCMP showing improvised explosive device (IED) created with a pressure cooker filled with rusted nails.
RCMP said the pair took steps to build explosives device — using pressure cookers, which were used in the Boston attack — to cause “death and injuries” during Canada Day celebrations in Victoria and they were inspired by “Al Qaeda ideology.”
Pictures provided by the RCMP showed rusted nails inside the pressure cookers.
“These individuals were inspired by al-Qaeda ideology. Our investigation demonstrated that this was a domestic threat, without international linkages,” RCMP Assistant Commissioner James Malizia said in a statement.
The devices were left outside the B.C legislature where crowds were going to gather for Canada Day celebrations, the RCMP said.
Police said the investigation has been ongoing since February but at no time was the public safety at risk and that the devices were “under RCMP control.”
The accused are Canadian-born, police said, and said they had no contact with international terrorist organizations but were “inspired by Al-Qaeda.”
Assistant Commissioner Wayne Rideout described the pair as “self-radicalized.”
The pair live in Surrey, B.C. and we arrested in nearby Abbotsford.
Nutall has a 2010 conviction for possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, among other criminal convictions, the Vancouver Sun reports.
The RCMP said the arrests have been made in relation to project SOUVENIR, a national security investigation co-ordinated by a RCMP-led Integrated National Security Enforcement Team.
Premier Christy Clark said “the very symbol of our values as British Columbians and Canadians” was targeted.
“Let me say this to those who resort to terror: You will not succeed in damaging our democratic institutions but just as importantly, you will not succeed in tearing down the values that made this country strong,” she said. “What do they want? They want us to be governed by fear. They want us to view each other with suspicion. They want us to be seized by anger. They want this because they hate the things that make us Canadian.”
Clark said she was informed of the plot on Monday morning.
The national security team consists of members of the RCMP, CSIS, the Canada Border Service Agency and other agencies.