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Title: March 2017: Bomb hoax @ Concordia U.
Post by: milnews.ca on March 02, 2017, 13:53:41
"Concordia University Bomb Threat Suspect Arrested" (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/02/concordia-bomb-threat_n_15107914.html)
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Montreal police have arrested a possible suspect in connection with bombing threats at Concordia University.

Three university buildings in the downtown are were evacuated Wednesday after the institution received bomb threats targeting Muslim students.

Classes were disrupted for several hundred students as authorities searched the facilities for explosive devices. None were found and police ended their sweep in the afternoon, but the buildings were kept closed until 6 p.m. ET.

A 47-year-old man was taken into custody early Thursday at an apartment in Montreal's Cote-des-Neiges neighbourhood and is expected to be questioned by detectives in the morning ...
Meanwhile, U.S. white-supremicist group:  not us (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/conservative-group-no-us-ties-1.4005855) ...
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The Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada (C4), the group that purportedly wrote a threatening letter against Muslim students at Concordia University in Montreal, has no links to an American white supremacist group with a similar name, according to experts.

"That's not us. That type of behaviour is utterly counterproductive," said Paul Fromm, a Canadian spokesperson for the Council of Conservative Citizens.

The group describes itself as wanting to "preserve North America for the European founding settler people," and is "strongly opposed to massive Third World immigration."

"We don't support violence or threats of violence, which is what this sounds to be."

The Council of Conservative Citizens is a well-known group in the United States that was founded in 1988. It's been described in some U.S. media reports as "America's biggest white-nationalist organization."

Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine black church members in Charleston, S.C., was apparently inspired by council documents ...
More (http://globalnews.ca/news/3281430/concordia-bomb-threat-who-is-council-conservative-citizens/) ...
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... The CCC also has a Canadian connection. Paul Fromm, a former Ontario teacher, serves as the international director of the white supremacist group and is the executive director of the Canadian Association for Free Expression; a Mississauga-based group that has fought against anti-hate legislation, immigration policy and laws to protect gay rights.

Fromm was removed from the classroom in 1997 and was stripped of his teaching licence in 2007 over ties to racist organizations and activities ...
Title: Re: March 2017: Concordia U Bomb Threat (Split fm Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition)
Post by: Journeyman on March 02, 2017, 14:32:38
The Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada... 

"That's not us. That type of behaviour is utterly counterproductive," said Paul Fromm, a Canadian spokesperson for the Council of Conservative Citizens.


Brian: Excuse me. Are you the Judean People's Front?

Reg: frig off! 'Judean People's Front.' We're the People's Front of Judea! 'Judean People's Front.'  ::)

Francis: Wankers.
Title: Re: March 2017: Concordia U Bomb Threat (Split fm Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition)
Post by: jollyjacktar on March 02, 2017, 15:13:39
Got any wolf's nipple chips?   ;D
Title: Re: March 2017: Concordia U Bomb Threat (Split fm Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition)
Post by: milnews.ca on March 02, 2017, 16:43:46


Brian: Excuse me. Are you the Judean People's Front?

Reg: frig off! 'Judean People's Front.' We're the People's Front of Judea! 'Judean People's Front.'  ::)

Francis: Wankers.
Title: Re: March 2017: Concordia U Bomb Threat (Split fm Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim editio
Post by: milnews.ca on March 03, 2017, 08:24:38
Hmmmmmm (https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/03/02/montreal-police-arrest-possible-suspect-after-bomb-threats-at-concordia-university.html) ....
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A man has been arraigned in connection with alleged bombing threats at Concordia University in Montreal.

Hisham Saadi, 47, is charged with mischief, uttering threats and inciting fear of a terrorist-related attack.

Three university buildings in the downtown area were evacuated for several hours Wednesday after Concordia received what it called bomb threats targeting Muslim student ...
This'll be interesting as it unfolds ...

Given this info, I'm pulling this out as a separate thread from the prevous one.
Title: Re: Islamic Terrorism in the West ( Mega thread)
Post by: George Wallace on March 03, 2017, 10:02:46
Terrorist threat in Montreal may have been the political and subversive manipulation of Canadian views copied from well know Muslim tactics in the Middle East to manipulate the MSM.


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Montreal man charged with terror hoax after bomb threat targeting Muslim university students (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-concordia-university-bomb-threats-1.4006151)
Psychological assessment ordered for Hisham Saadi, 47, arrested early Thursday morning in Côte-des-Neiges
CBC News Posted: Mar 02, 2017 5:57 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 02, 2017 8:23 PM ET

Hisham Saadi, 47, has been charged with carrying out a hoax regarding terrorist activity, uttering threats and mischief in connection with the Concordia University bomb threat Wednesday.

Saadi appeared in a Montreal courtroom via video link on Thursday afternoon.

He has been ordered to undergo a psychological assessment prior to his bail hearing, scheduled for Friday.

Saadi was arrested around 1:30 a.m. ET Thursday after officers, including members of the force's tactical and canine units, descended on an apartment on Darlington Avenue near Goyer Street in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood, said Const. Benoit Boisselle.

The operation came a day after three buildings at Concordia's busy downtown campus were evacuated. A letter saying explosive devices were placed in various areas of the school was sent to a number of Montreal media outlets, including CBC News.

Police found nothing suspicious during their search of the Hall building, Guy-De Maisonneuve building and the engineering, computer science and visual arts (EV) integrated complex, and handed the case over to the major crimes division.

Suspect a Concordia student, man tells CBC

Saadi is not known to police. He did not resist arrest, Boisselle said.

Boisselle said it's unclear whether the man has any ties to the university, but CBC spoke to the man who sublet his apartment to Saadi.

The man, who spoke to CBC's French-language network Radio-Canada, under the condition of anonymity, said Saadi was a PhD student in economics at Concordia. He had met Saadi at Concordia to pick up a rent cheque.

"I think he has [Canadian] citizenship," he said. "He has been here for many years," the man said, adding that Saadi is of Lebanese origin.

Police searched the apartment for almost five hours. No explosives or anything to do with making bombs were found on the premises.

Forced to leave in middle of the night

About 30 people were forced from their homes during the police operation due to the concern there could be explosives inside the apartment building.

Joy Agbonze, who lives in the building, said that police arrived at her door after midnight and told her to gather a few things and leave.
She was told to wait in a city bus outside but wasn't told what was happening.

"I was a bit freaked out because there were cops in bomb squad gear and everything, and I was like, 'Oh my God, what the hell is happening,'" she said.

Residents initially didn't know what was going on, but were eventually told the operation was in connection to the bomb threats. Agbonze was on the bus, which served as a shelter, for about 30 minutes before she was allowed back inside.

She said though the situation made her feel less safe in general, the police operation helped assuage her uneasiness.

Arrest not reassuring, says Muslim student

The arrest didn't comfort Aouatif Zebiri, a student at Concordia and member of the Muslim Students' Association.

The threatening letter purportedly came from a group that calls itself Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada. Since it's still unclear if the man who was arrested will be charged or if he's linked to that group, she isn't feeling reassured.

In an interview on CBC Montreal's Daybreak, she said she won't be going to the buildings that were targeted any time soon, but that overall she feels safe at school.

"I would say it's rare to find students at Concordia who are Islamophobic. We are united, we believe our diversity makes us united and we cherish that," she said.

Resuming classes shows resolve, school says

All the buildings that were evacuated were reopened by 6 p.m. and classes went on as scheduled, a move that was criticized by some students, including Zebiri.

"Students had been through a traumatic experience. How do you expect them to go back to school?" she said.

Concordia spokesperson Chris Mota, also a guest on Daybreak, said the university felt that resuming operations at the earliest possible time was an expression of resolve.

"We certainly would not have continued classes if we felt that there were any issues outstanding or any possible threat."

Because the letter containing the bomb threat mentioned a 48-hour window ending Friday afternoon for the explosives to be detonated, Concordia says it will increase patrols of its private security officers. Montreal police will also be present on campus for the next few days.

Zebiri said she isn't in favour of that measure, because students from minority groups may feel uncomfortable with having more security guards around.

Mota said while she doesn't get the sense that people at the school feel threatened on a day-to-day basis, she acknowledged that some people do.

The university will do anything it can to help students who are feeling that way, she said.

Mota reiterated that the Concordia community is united, and that an attack targeting one group of students is an attack on the entire university.
"It threatens our values, it threatens our way of life, it's just not who we are. It's reprehensible and I think we're going to come together as we always do," she said.

With files from CBC Montreal's Daybreak


Video and more on LINK (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-concordia-university-bomb-threats-1.4006151).

"Let's play the victim card" comes to mind.
Title: Re: March 2017: Bomb hoax @ Concordia U.
Post by: ModlrMike on March 03, 2017, 16:27:40
The Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada (C4)

- no web footprint
- not on anyone's radar until the letter was published

Made up by the perp?

At any rate, the CBC is running as if this is an extant group.
Title: Re: March 2017: Bomb hoax @ Concordia U.
Post by: milnews.ca on March 03, 2017, 16:50:32
The Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada (C4)

- no web footprint
- not on anyone's radar until the letter was published

Made up by the perp?

At any rate, the CBC is running as if this is an extant group.
Although it appears the American group seems to have a Canadian spokesperson, looks like "having a spokesperson"="having a different Canadian group".

It'll be interesting, indeed, to hear what defence counsel has to say about what drove his client.
Title: Re: March 2017: Bomb hoax @ Concordia U.
Post by: Kat Stevens on March 03, 2017, 16:55:50
Although it appears the American group seems to have a Canadian spokesperson, looks like "having a spokesperson"="having a different Canadian group".

It'll be interesting, indeed, to hear what defence counsel has to say about what drove his client.

Easy defence. Client was mentally unstable, nice guy, kept to himself. Isolated act by a marginalized member of society. Nothing nefarious, he should be released with conditions.  The story writes itself.
Title: Re: March 2017: Bomb hoax @ Concordia U.
Post by: George Wallace on March 03, 2017, 17:02:26
Easy defence. Client was mentally unstable PhD STUDENT, nice guy, kept to himself. Isolated act by a marginalized member of society. Nothing nefarious, he should be released with conditions.  The story writes itself.

Probably misunderstood and stressed out over his courses.   ::)
Title: Re: March 2017: Bomb hoax @ Concordia U.
Post by: K-Town on March 07, 2017, 18:52:51
There is a decent chance this may come down to the guy trying to avoid writing exams or passing in a paper. Apparently he had recently been booted out of his PhD program but was still taking some classes.

When I was in University 100 years ago we used to get a bomb threat almost yearly and it always turned out to be some flunky that was trying to get another day in of study time.