Has anyone heard of Zakaria Amara around here?

I am wondering who in our area has ever heard of Zakaria Amara. This is a case of our prime minister at work along with his third world elected ministers and how they can and do affect our world. 

This guy was born August 18th, 1985 in Jordan. He now holds a passport from Jordan and from Canada. 

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This guy was born in Jordan and baptized as an Orthodox Christian, off to Saudi Arabia at the age of four, and converted to Islam at the age of ten. He then moved to Cyprus when he was 10 and stayed there until 1997, when he immigrated to Canada at the age of 13.

He married, moved into a basement apartment with his in-laws, and enrolled at Humber College studying Electronics Engineering Technology. This young man is one of 17 people detained on June 2 and 3, 2006, in Toronto where he was convicted for planning to launch terrorist attacks against targets in Southern Ontario and was believed to be one of the ringleaders. 

A dual Canadian-Jordanian citizen at the time of his arrest, Amara was stripped of his Canadian citizenship on September 26, 2015. 

In February 2006, Mubin Shaikh reported to police that Amara had shown him a primitive detonator he had built to be activated by cell phone. This led investigators to “gain access” to Amara’s apartment and study the device. He is alleged to have brought Shareef Abdelhaleem into his plot who then gave $2,000 to an unidentified police mole in the case as a down payment on 3 tonnes of ammonium nitrate which the mole claimed he would purchase. 

Amara was charged with four offences under Canada’s Anti-terrorism Act: two counts of receiving terrorist training and participating in a terrorist group, one count of recruiting for a terrorist group and one count of intent to set off an explosion with the aim of causing bodily harm or great damage. 

On October 8, 2009, Amara pleaded guilty to two counts: “knowingly participating in a terrorist group and intending to cause an explosion for the benefit of a terrorist group”.

Amara stated he had learned how to construct a fertilizer bomb over the internet and planned to use it on the Toronto Stock Exchange. RCMP officials say the type of bomb he was constructing could have killed hundreds after they reconstructed his techniques. 

On January 18, 2010, Amara was sentenced 21 months’ imprisonment for the camp plot. In arriving at that sentence, the judge credited Amara with seven years and three months for the 43 months, 2 weeks and 4 days that he had spent in pre-sentence custody. Hence, on that count, he received the equivalent of a nine-year sentence and did not contest that sentence on appeal. 

On January 21, 2010, Amara’s sentence was extended to life imprisonment. Mr. Justice Bruce Durno’s decision is the stiffest punishment imposed in the terrorism conspiracy also the stiffest punishment imposed to date under Canada’s antiterrorism laws.  Amara was ineligible for parole before 2016. 

His solicitor, David Kolinsky, has claimed that Amara was mistreated by a prison guard, after being allegedly abused while being searched. A week before his sentence Amara released a public statement apologizing for his actions and renouncing extremism. 

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen confirmed during an interview in March 2017 that Amara’s citizenship would be restored and on June 19, 2017 he regained his Canadian citizenship. Just remember this guy when it comes time to vote.

And that is how I see this situation.


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