The Martyr's Oath: The Apprenticeship of a Homegrown Terrorist Review
Little was this reported and even less is Mohammed Jabarah's imprisonment but Stewart Bell's book explores this story in perfect detail.
Mohammed Jabarah and his brother were born in Canada and became radicalized in the Masjid al Noor Mosque in St. Catherines. They went to Jihad training in Afghanistan, met Osama and swore the bayat at the end of July 2001. Mohammed went on to run a planned bombing of embassies in Manila, Singapore and then Indonesia. Their plans failed through good counter-terrorism and their inability to get sufficient explosives. Mohammed fled when the plan was discovered and was caught in Oman and turned over to CSIS in 2002. His brother who was on an unrelated mission was cornered and killed.
CSIS learned about them when they came back from Pakistan, asking if they had traveled into Afghanistan. Their travels were tracked by CSIS but there was nothing that could be done due to the charter and fact that it was not Canadians at risk here. Oman turned him over to CSIS and after a brief interrogation, he was turned over to the US where he was interrogated and imprisoned in the Manhattan Detention Center where he remains to this day.
This is a great book for those people who keep saying that it couldn't happen here. A Canadian Muslim was radicalized and became an Al Qaeda terrorism under our very noses, deep in the heart of multiculturalists Canada.
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August 20th 2009Reviewer ridenrainRelated Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/jabarah/Hits:
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