Canadian terror suspect appears in
court[http://www.PoliticsWatch.com Updated 5:30 p.m., September
|A Canadian man appeared in court Friday in
connection with this video in which Germany and Austria were
threatened if they did not pull troops out of Afghanistan.
OTTAWA — A Quebec man, who Austrian authorities are linking to Al-Qaeda, made his first court appearance in Montreal on Friday.
Said Namouh was arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to explode car bombs in either
Germany or Austria.
"The charge laid against Mr. Namou is conspiracy to explode a car bomb," said Crown prosecutor
The RCMP is providing few details about the case and would only release his name, age and address.
RCMP spokesman Cpl. Sylvain L'Heroux told reporters the investigation began two months ago after information was passed on from Austrian authorities to the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team in Montreal.
On Wednesday morning, officers from the team arrested Namouh and conducted searches
for more evidence.
"At this point there's no indication any action was to be taken in Canada," Cpl. L'Heroux said.
"The important thing for us is there's no end result. The end result to the conspiracy is we put an end to it."
Austrian authorities say the ringleader of the plot is Mohammed Mahmoud, who is the operator of the
Global Islamic Media Front.
He and two other Austrian residents were arrested this week and charged
for producing a video making threats against Austria and Germany unless they pulled their troops out of
The Global Islamic Media Front is considered by terror
experts to be a pro-Al-Qaeda propaganda group.
The group has already attracted attention for releasing a terrorist training video game called
The Night of Bush Caputuring in which players can kill U.S.
President George W. Bush.
According to the SITE Institute, which monitors terrorist activities, the game features six levels with names such as “Jihad beginning,” “American’s Hell,” “Searching for Bush,” and “Bush hunted like a rat,”
This week the Global Islamic Media Front released a video online praising 9/11.
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