Sunday, October 28, 2018
Muslim migrates to Canada, publishes lists of Canadian sites he thought were good targets for jihad massacres
"Refugee board orders deportation of ISIS supporter who targeted Ontario bridge," by Stewart Bell, Global News, October 26, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A Jordanian arrested in British Columbia over social media posts that allegedly supported the so-called Islamic State and "lone wolf" terrorist attacks has been ordered deported from Canada.
In a ruling Friday, the Immigration and Refugee Board found that Othman Ayed Hamdan was a danger to the security of Canada, saying he had served the "social media agenda" of the terrorist group.
"Mr. Hamdan identified infrastructure in Canada which could be targets for attack. He encouraged lone wolves in the West who couldn't travel abroad to carry out attacks at home," the IRB wrote.
"He shared a detailed how-to manual for lone wolves to follow in serving the terrorist agenda of the Islamic State. Additionally, many posts appear to be recruitment initiatives."
A Palestinian, Hamdan was born in the United Arab Emirates but is a citizen of Jordan. He was accepted as a refugee after arriving at the Canadian border from Washington State in 2002.
He was living in Fort St. John, B.C., in 2015 when he was arrested by the RCMP on terrorism charges stemming from his online posts about ISIS. Although he was acquitted in 2017, immigration authorities arrested him for possible deportation.
Like the unsuccessful terrorism prosecution against him, his immigration troubles were the result of dozens of messages he posted on Facebook in 2014 and 2015. In his posts, he identified a BC dam and an Ontario bridge as possible targets.
He also called Martin Couture-Rouleau, who killed Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in an Oct. 20, 2014 attack, a "hero for hitting evil Canadian forces on their soil." He referred to Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who murdered Cpl. Nathan Cirillo 2 days later, as a martyr.
Hamdan’s lawyer, Peter Edelmann, had argued his client had already been prosecuted and acquitted. "If Mr. Hamdan was a Canadian citizen he'd be out, able to pursue the same activities that he was pursuing in terms of his speech."
The immigration proceedings had been taking place behind closed doors since last fall but Global News successfully fought the publication ban. "Having these hearings in public's jeopardizing my safety in the future as well, here and abroad," Hamdan said
at 11:42 AM