And Inspector Ricky Veerappan of the York Police Force wanted to keep me from speaking out about jihad. Does he want Canadians to be ignorant and complacent about this threat? It certainly looks as if he does. And there are so many officials like him.
Toronto man arrested after suspicious package found on Parliament Hill CityNews Toronto, October 17, 2013 (thanks to Eric and Nicola)
The RCMP has arrested a Toronto man after a suspicious package was found on Parliament Hill just before Wednesday’s throne speech.
The package was found at the Langevin Building, at 80 Wellington St., on Wednesday morning.
The building houses the Prime Minister’s Office.
A police robotics team was called in to dispose of a package.
Adjoining streets were blocked off and the building, which houses the working offices of the prime minister, was emptied.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not in the building at the time, and the disruption did not disturb the delivery of the government’s speech from the throne, marking the opening of a new session of Parliament.
Mohamoud Jimale, 45, is charged with uttering threats and mischief. He was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
The perpetrator is a "gentle man dedicated to his Muslim faith." She says he regularly goes to mosque, but the imam there says he doesn't recognize his name. The wife won't say how they make their money.
Atlas reader Chai comments: "the wife is a 'stay at home mom' (code for 'on welfare'). The husband has been in Canada for at least 15 years. We know that because he was arrested in 1998 for soliciting women on the street for prostitution. Isn't it time we stopped all Muslim immigration to the West? How much of this type of high quality immigration can a society cope with?
Also notice the nonsense about how he had "mental health issues." We see that so many times -- again and again Muslims go jihad and the Muslims around them claim they had "mental health issues." Is jihad then a mental illness? Where are the treatment programs for it?
Alleged scare at PMO shocks Toronto suspect's wife Toronto Sun, October 17, 2013 (thanks to Chai)
Fos Elmi, 44, outside the Toronto apartment she shares with husband Mohamoud Hirsi Jimale, 45, who is accused of threatening the PMO, on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. (Terry Davidson/Toronto Sun)
TORONTO - The wife of a Toronto man who allegedly threatened to blow up the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa says her husband has been mentally ill for the better part of two decades.
Fos Elmi, 44, told the Toronto Sun Thursday she doesn’t know why her husband, Mohamoud Hirsi Jimale, 45, allegedly ventured into the government building housing the PMO on Wednesday with a briefcase he said contained a bomb and began threatening people.
Elmi called her husband of 18 years a gentle man dedicated to his Muslim faith.
“I don’t know why he went to Ottawa,” Elmi said outside the Weston Rd. apartment she shares with Jimale and their seven children.
Through an acquaintance who acted as an interpreter, Elmi said it was “a surprise to us that this man has been in Ottawa doing these things.”
Jimale’s struggles have left him unable to work, said Elmi, who is a stay-at-home mom.
She wouldn’t say how they support their family.
Both Jimale and Elmi came to Canada from Somalia.
The acquaintance, a local business owner who’d only identify himself as Abdi, said Jimale regularly attends the mosque at the nearby Bukhari Islamic Centre, in the Weston Rd. and Lawrence Ave. W. area.
The mosque’s acting imam, Jama Shire, said he didn’t recognize Jimale’s name.
Abdi was quick to stress that Jimale was a gentle Muslim who isn’t radical in his religious views, and that the only thing that seemed to anger him lately wasn’t being able to access English-language training.
Still, Jimale is no stranger to the law.
He was convicted in 1998 in Toronto for communication for the purposes of prostitution, was fined $250 and ordered to pay a $37.50 victim surcharge fee.
He faced several other charges over the years, but they were withdrawn.
Jimale is now charged with one count of uttering threats and one of mischief after Wednesday’s incident.
He has also been ordered to see a psychiatrist.
The Langevin Block, which houses the PMO, was evacuated Wednesday morning.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper wasn’t in the building at the time.
All roads surrounding the building were closed for several hours as police investigated and a bomb squad was called in to make sure the package wasn’t dangerous.
The bomb scare occurred just hours before the government’s speech from the throne, which was delivered as scheduled.