Monthly Archives: March 2018

BLUNT ANTISEMITISM IN OFFICIAL BELGIUM TEXTBOOKS

The geography textbook, meant for 15-year-old students and approved by the Belgian Education Ministry, shows an overweight Jew asleep in a bathtub, next to an impoverished elderly Palestinian with an empty bucket, in a chapter dealing with the topic of water distribution between Israelis and Palestinians.

The cartoon reads: “Amnesty International: Israel is denying Palestinians access to adequate water… while settlers enjoy lush lawns and swimming pools!”

‘Imagine the march of return along Israel’s main highway’

Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home), who also serves as a member of Israel’s Security Cabinet, spoke about the Gazans’ demonstration near the Gaza-Israel border, and about the danger to Israel if a Palestinian state were to be created.

“To all those who support a ‘two-state solution’ which involves handing Judea and Samaria over to create a Palestinian state: Imagine the ‘march of return’ that we’re seeing right now in Gaza, along Route 6. If we leave Judea and Samaria, that’s what we’ll receive,” Bennett said.

Route 6 is one of Israel’s main highways, and runs from the Shoket Interchange near Be’er Sheva in the south, to Ein Tut Interchange, south of Haifa, in the north. There are plans to extend the highway in both directions, and in some areas, Route 6 passes only a few kilometers away from Judea and Samaria.

The kapos within

More despicable than the terrorists

Hamas head Sinwar says Gaza protests will continue until border is erased

Looks like a lot more mangy Islamonazis will have to be eliminated before all this is over.

Just in case anybody forgot what Hamas’s ‘March of Return’ is really all about

Gaza’s terrorist rulers make no secret of their agenda. They are out to destroy Israel. Suicide bombers, rockets, and tunnels have failed. So now it’s mass marches on the border

2 British ISIS members say hostage beheadings were a ‘mistake’

Why are these two alive?

Organized crime behind contraband tobacco costs governments billions

Spend a few hours on some First Nations territories, and you’ll likely see a steady stream of non-Indigenous consumers buying tax-free cigarettes.

First Nations have treaty rights to produce and sell cigarettes tax-free on reserves.

“What we are doing is not criminal,” said Kahnawake Grand Chief Joseph Norton. “What we are doing is our right to do so.”

Facebook Employees Are Outraged About — Wait For It — Their Own Online Privacy

“Leakers, please resign instead of sabotaging the company,” reads one post. Another adds, “How fucking terrible that some irresponsible jerk decided he or she had some god complex that jeopardizes our inner culture and something that makes Facebook great?”

Another suggested the company should start screening potential hires for traits like morality and loyalty instead of just intelligence:

“This is so disappointing, wonder if there is a way to hire for integrity. We are probably focusing on the intelligence part and getting smart people here who lack a moral compass and loyalty.”

Toronto high school failed to take action on teacher’s ‘sexualized behaviour’ for years, parents say

A group of 28 parents say Harbord Collegiate Institute and the Toronto District School Board failed to take immediate action following several allegations by students dating back five years.

SWEDEN: Married to a Child? Here’s a Brochure!

Our story begins with two Swedish government agencies. The job of the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) is “to ensure good health, social welfare and high-quality health and social care on equal terms for the whole Swedish population.” It is part of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. The Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) is “the authority that considers applications from people who want to take up permanent residence in Sweden, come for a visit, seek protection from persecution or become Swedish citizens.”

On March 24, the two agencies released a four-page brochure. It was entitled “Information for Those who Are Married to Children.” Yes, you read that right.

Matthew Schrier was kidnapped by al-Qaida in Syria. He believes Canadians were involved

A U.S. photojournalist kidnapped and tortured by al-Qaida in Syria in 2012 laments in a new book that the RCMP has still not arrested any of the Canadians who were allegedly involved.

In The Dawn Prayer, or How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison: A Memoir, Matthew Schrier writes about “the Canadian connection” to the seven months he was held captive in Aleppo.

A month into his kidnapping, he was brought before three Canadian-sounding jihadists who wanted his online passwords. His credit cards were subsequently used to make thousands of dollars worth of purchases.

Some of the items were delivered to an address in Montreal. Schrier believes one of the suspects bought the goods using his real name, which he learned from his credit card records.

But almost five years later, no charges have been laid.

“That terrorist has since moved back to Canada where he lives a free man, having never been arrested or punished in any way for his role in the crimes committed against me,” Schrier wrote.

Time to fire suspended cop who’s been drawing paycheque for over a decade

Toronto Police Const. Ioan “John” Floria is a poster boy for the outrageous folly of paying police officers while under suspension.

Floria has been sitting home and collecting his pay cheque for an astounding 11 years, ever since he was arrested in 2007 on allegations he used his position to help his friends in a multimillion-dollar Eastern European drug cartel.

In 2012, a jury acquitted him on all six criminal charges, including breach of trust, money laundering, attempt to obstruct justice and accessory after the fact to kidnapping. But the former traffic cop still faced charges under the Police Services Act and those have slowly been winding their way through the police disciplinary system ever since.

Last year, Supt. Debra Preston found Floria guilty on four charges: insubordination, breach of confidence and two counts of discreditable conduct.

Preston ruled Floria ran licence plates and names through the Canadian Police Information Computer (CPIC) for non-police purposes and more seriously, did nothing when told about two separate kidnappings in his Romanian-Canadian community.

On Nov. 18, 2005, S.T. told Floria he’d been abducted and tortured and only released after his boss in a marijuana grow-up business paid a $200,000 ransom. Floria advised him not to seek treatment for his injuries or report it to police as he’d investigate it himself.

No police report was ever made.

On a police wiretap, Floria is heard saying that he might be charged with neglect of duty “as I didn’t report but what the f—, I’ve got a life. I don’t want to get f—ing killed.”

“The fact that the kidnappers could know who Floria was did not excuse Const. Floria from his responsibility as a police officer,” Preston wrote in her 124-page judgment.

A month later, another acquaintance called Floria about the beating and kidnapping of a couple from their community outside a North York restaurant. Floria waited 24 hours before informing a superior. In the meantime, the two were tortured and the woman was raped.

“Had Const. Floria acted expeditiously on the information he received…he would have significantly mitigated and certainly hindered or impeded the opportunity for the sexual assault of S.S. and the torture of S.S. and M.I. to have continued,” Preston wrote.

“The public would be appalled to realize that an experienced police officer failed to properly assess information he was provided and made decisions that were inaccurate and contributed to the ongoing forcible confinement, sexual assault and torture of members of the community.”

Yet, the lucky Floria, 45, is still being paid to the tune of about $100,000 a year — and will continue to collect his salary until the sentencing portion of the hearing is complete.

The end of the era of Palestinian deception

For a quarter of a century, the Palestinian Authority has cynically wrapped itself inside a fig leaf dubbed as the “Peace Process.” The naked truth, however, is that it has been using every means available to incite for, incentivize and reward terrorism. With last Friday’s passage of the Taylor Force Act, which aims to deduct payments to Palestinian prisoners and martyrs, fissures are finally emerging in its iron wall of deception.

The phrase “Peace Process” served as an ingenious linguistic sedative, lulling the international community into the dream of a peaceful PA. The harsh reality is that the objective of the PA has never been peace, but the gradual, staged elimination of the State of Israel. The PA has been consistently teaching their children that Jews and Israelis are odious, detestable creatures, and their final elimination would be of huge benefit to the Palestinian people, the Arab world and all of humanity.

The Palestinian National Covenant was adopted on May 28, 1963, in which most of the 33 articles invoke an “armed struggle” until “the Zionist entity is totally wiped out and Palestine is liberated.”

Note that this happened four years before the 1967 Six-Day War, so it had nothing to do with the disputed territories that followed that war, and everything to do with the 1948 War of Independence and the sheer existence of Israel.

In April 1996, amid the euphoria of the signing of the Oslo Accords and under much political pressure from the Clinton administration, the Palestinian National Council had a well-publicized vote to discuss whether to “revoke the covenant.” Despite the fanfare, they voted simply to extend the period of time to decide on what to do.

PA spokesperson Marwan Kanfani emerged from the meeting, saying: “This is not an amendment. It is a license to start a new, to found a new resolution, a new charter. This is really a vote to form a committee to look into it.”

The committee never was formed; the members never appointed; no meetings were subsequently announced.

Yet the international media was ablaze with headlines of how the PA had renounced the charter. Peter Jennings, the anchor of “World News Tonight” began his broadcast with: “They said it couldn’t be done. The PA has revoked its charter calling for the destruction of Israel.”

The PNC didn’t convene until 2009, in which Fatah spokesman Nabil Shaath said that “the covenant cannot be changed.” Azaam al Ahmed, another PA spokesman said “it [the covenant] will remain as is. It won’t be subject to change. We have the right to practice all forms of national struggle.”

Nevertheless, for decades the world convinced themselves that the PA was actually a peaceful entity, the moderate alternative to Hamas.

The PA has been playing a dubious game. It had used all means available to systematically indoctrinate  their people to despise and murder Israelis and Jews, using textbooks, children’s  television shows, sporting and cultural events to demonize Jews, to praise the shahid, (“martyr”) and to encourage their youth to follow in this “glorious path.”

As Itamar Marcus of Palestinian Media Watch writes, “PA libels claim that Israel conspires to infect Palestinians with AIDS, spread drug addiction, conspired and successfully murdered Arafat, and more. The PA’s goal has been to inculcate hatred to the degree that fighting and murdering Jews and Israelis will be glorified as heroic self-defense.”

After so many years of this systematic indoctrination, it’s no wonder that murdering Jews and Israelis is seen as a heroic act in the eyes of many Palestinians, and a regnant value of the PA. In 2015, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas said: “We bless every drop of blood that has been spilled for Jerusalem, which is clean and pure blood.”

In defiance of the United States, the PA just announced that it will now directly pay the prisoners and the families of “martyrs” to the tune of $355 million a year.

Does this not constitute material support for terrorism?

At least, however, so far as the US Congress is concerned, the gig is finally up.

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‘Chappaquiddick’: ‘Powerful People’ Pressured Studio Not to Release Film, CEO Says

“Chappaquiddick” offers details that were little known about the devastating 1969 scandal involving one of the most glorified families in American history: the Kennedys. So, it is not surprising that the cast, executive producers, and director felt some nerves taking on the project.

For Byron Allen, Entertainment Studios CEO and co-founder and executive producer of the film, the pushback to tell this story came when he first decided to produce the film. “Unfortunately, there are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie,” Allen said. “They went out of their way to try and influence me in a negative way. I made it very clear that I’m not about the right, I’m not about the left. I’m about the truth.”

Kamloops douch sues 10-year-old girl after jogging into her bike

The Supreme Court spent G-d knows how much time dealing with this frivolity

“We need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion”

“Statistically” speaking “at least 2 Disney princesses have had abortions.”

Erekat ludicrously claims paying terrorists is mandatory under international law

PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat stated yesterday that paying terrorists were an obligation under international law.

And it isn’t the PLO that should pay them – but Israel!

However, if Israel refuses to pay the terrorists, then the Palestinians must pick up the slack.

Yes, he really said this.

Ex-Mississauga MP charged by RCMP in $1.1M international investment fraud

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Credit-rating agencies warn Ontario about planned spending

Two credit-rating agencies have issued warnings to the Ontario government over its plan to run deficits over the next several years.

On Thursday, both Moody’s Investor Service and DBRS said the fiscal plan set out by the Liberal government in its 2018-19 budget, which includes billions in new spending, would harm the province’s credit profile over the long term.

Hoards of stupid barbarians

Click the image for info on how many rabid beasts have been put down, so far.

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Hamas to Swarm Israel’s Border, Sparking Fear of New ‘Passover War’

Target-rich environment:

The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas is planning a mass demonstration along Israel’s border on Friday, prompting fears of a new war with the Jewish state ahead of the Passover holiday, according to regional experts and U.S. officials who say they are closely monitoring the situation.

On the heels of a recent military exercise that observers described as “unprecedented,” Hamas leaders have called for some 100,000 Gaza Strip resident to engage in six weeks of mass demonstrations along the Israeli border as Jewish families gear up for the Passover holiday, which begins Friday evening.

Regional experts closely tracking the situation say the demonstrations are meant as cover for a mass military campaign to swarm Israel’s border and stoke violence against the Jewish state.

Libs would like to control who gets to make what art

Any artist can make any fucking art they please. Got it, you narcissistic SJW fascists?

Former head of abortion mill and baby parts conglomerate pens essay on her top ten tips for raising children

Um

Vegan is found guilty of condoning terrorism for saying she had ‘no sympathy’ for butcher murdered by ISIS fanatic in French supermarket

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Thousands of Jeremy Corbyn supporters endorse letter saying Jewish-organised antisemitism protest was the work of ‘very powerful special interest group’

More than 2,000 supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have backed an open letter suggesting a Jewish-organised protest against antisemitism in the Labour Party was the work of a “very powerful special interest group”.

The open letter, posted to Mr Corbyn, claimed the organisers of Monday’s demonstration had used their “immense strength” to “employ the full might of the BBC” in order to launch an “onslaught” against the Labour leader.

The event was organised by Jewish community groups the Board of Deputies and the Jewish Leadership Council.

The letter claims the organisers had sought to use their “history” and ”influence” to “dictate who the rest of us can vote for or how we vote”.

Reservations soar at Toronto restaurant after vegan protest

“I’d never heard of Antler but after this, I’m really tempted to go,” wrote one local on Facebook. “I’ve always wanted to find a place that serves a variety of game meat… thanks vegan protestors for telling me about this fine establishment.”

‘South Park’ Creators Stun Hollywood Crowd: ‘We’re Republicans’

‘We’re republicans.’ Nervous laughter. They repeated, ‘No, seriously, we’re republicans.’”

Hollywood Actresses To New York: Eliminate Tip Credit. New York Waitresses To Actresses: Shut Up.

Last week, a group of 16 actresses, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Fonda, Natalie Portman, Lily Tomlin, Amy Poehler, Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson, Debra Messing, Ashley Judd and Sarah Silverman, decided to take their campaign against sexual harassment to New York, sending a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him to eliminate the state’s tip credit for restaurant workers. They wrote, “Relying on tips creates a more permissive work environment where customers feel entitled to abuse women in exchange for ‘service.'” The actresses called for a higher minimum wage instead.

But this week, hundreds of mostly-female restaurant professionals, mostly from New York, fired back with a letter telling the actresses to leave their tips alone. The workers are some of the 14,000 New York restaurant professionals and supporters urging Cuomo to leave the tipping system and the tip credit alone.

The letter stated:

To the celebrity women who recently criticized the full-service restaurant industry, from over 500 women and men who work in it: Thank you for your concern. But we don’t need your help, and we’re not asking to be saved.

Ministry: Israel should woo 60 million people who have Jewish links to aid state

The orthodox don’t like it, the reformers don’t like it — which means it’s probably an idea worth exploring

Chef Butchers Deer Leg in Front of Animal Rights Activists at Toronto Restaurant

Animal rights activists were in for a grisly surprise over the weekend when protesters in front of a popular Toronto restaurant were treated to a live demonstration on how to properly butcher the hind quarter of a deer.

Chef Michael Hunter is co-owner of Antler, a restaurant that serves “local seasonal and wild foods” that are native to Canada, “such as bison, boar, rabbit, duck and deer.” When vegan protesters returned to his restaurant for the fourth time in recent days with signs bearing messages like “animals are not ours to use,” “killing and eating animals is horrifying” and “MURDER,” Hunter decided to conduct a little protest of his own.

SHOCK: Quebec mosque shooter suddenly changes plea

What the fuck is going on here?

The man who killed six worshippers at a Quebec City mosque and awakened Canada to the deadly threat of home-grown anti-Muslim radicalization has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in a shocking reversal of his original denial of guilt in the attack.

Holy Cross Theology Professor Says Jesus Was a ‘Drag King’ with ‘Queer Desires’

The theology program at the Jesuit-run College of the Holy Cross has taken on a new tone ever since the school appointed a gender-obsessed Chair of New Testament Studies who claims Jesus was a “drag king,” a new article contends.
Writing for The Fenwick Review, Elinor Reilly of the Holy Cross class of 2018 argues in a March 26 article that Professor Tat-Siong Benny Liew’s “unconventional readings of Scripture” have brought “a new theological perspective to Holy Cross.”

Letting the facts speak for themselves, Ms. Reilly suggests that “the centrality of sex and gender to his way of thinking about the New Testament” significantly colors the way that Professor Liew presents Jesus Christ to students at the Catholic College.

In a remarkable re-reading of the Bible, Professor Liew has argued that Jesus is not only “king of Israel” and “king of the Jews,” but “also a drag king,” as presented in the New Testament Gospel of John.

Saint John’s constant references to Jesus wanting water, giving water, and leaking water “speak to Jesus’ gender indeterminacy and hence his cross-dressing and other queer desires,” Liew contends.

Reading everything through the lens of gender, Professor Liew finds sex in the most unlikely places in the life of Jesus. The episode of Jesus washing the apostles’ feet at the Last Supper, for example, is “suggestive,” like “a literary striptease,” and “even seductive,” because it “shows and withholds at the same time,” he claims.

Liew’s sexualization of the sacred Christian texts goes beyond the reinterpretation of actions and extends to gender identity as well. For instance, Liew stated that in his Gospel, Saint John makes very clear that Jesus is a Jew but he is less clear about “whether Jesus is a biological male.”

In passages that would be considered blasphemous to devout Christians, Liew eroticizes Jesus’ relationship to his disciples and even to God the Father, proposing that “Jesus himself needs others to cum with the Father.”

Corey Feldman stabbed by knife-wielding thug in frenzied attempted murder attack

Corey Feldman has been hospitalised after being stabbed by a man in what he claims to be a ‘revenge attack’ after his allegations about sexual abuse in Hollywood.

Ontario judge urged to adopt new way of sentencing Black offenders

An Ontario Superior Court judge has been asked to adopt a new way of sentencing Black offenders, similar to how courts must consider the impact of the social and cultural history of Indigenous Canadians when determining punishment.

Liberal MP who gets paid by a Brampton firm got the company president an invite to the PM’s reception in India

A Liberal MP who is paid to provide legal advice to a Brampton construction company helped get the firm’s president an invitation to a high-profile reception during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to India.

Raj Grewal, the first-term MP for Brampton East, receives “employment income” from Zgemi Inc., a construction company headed by Yusuf Yenilmez, a Liberal supporter.

Two charged with anti-Semitic murder of French Holocaust survivor

Suspects in murder of Mireille Knoll, 85, are a Muslim neighbor and his friend, both in their 20s

Same Day: UN Women’s Rights Commission Condemns Israel, Welcomes Saudi Arabia

The UN’s 45-member Commission on the Status of Women, meeting in its 2017 annual session, singled out Israel as the only country in the world subjected to a condemnatory resolution on women’s rights.

Preschool Tries To Erase Gender Norms By Forcing Children To Massage Feet, Walk In Snow

Preschools in Sweden are now trying to train children to be “gender neutral” by exposing them to a series of bizarre, gender-specific tasks, they say help diminish natural gender-specific tendencies.

The New York Times glowingly reported on this new phenomenon, which Swedish educators say is effective at erasing “gender lines,” and reinforcing the idea that there are no “traditional gender roles,” only societal pressures that classify young children as either “boys” or “girls.”

To “deconstruct” gender, and “counteract traditional gender roles and gender patterns,” teachers in Sweden avoid using terms like “boys” and “girls,” and instead say, simply, “friend,” or use a nationally approved “gender neutral” pronoun, “hen.”

Teachers also force children to engage in opposite-gender “training events” that, were they performed in an American school, might prompt parents to file lawsuits. Boys are tasked with managing the play kitchens, while girls are taught to scream the word, “no,” at the top of their lungs – a talent certain to be appreciated by parents when they pick up their daughters at the end of the day.

Boys are also forced to massage each other’s feet, which teachers claim is a “female” activity.” Girls are forced to walk barefoot in the snow to build up their (toxic) masculine tolerance.

Sex-Free Gun Videos Hit PornHub as YouTube ‘Tightens the Noose Around Free Speech on the Internet’

New category: Blow Away

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Stephane Poussier

A left-wing French politician has been arrested over a tweet apparently celebrating the death of a policeman who was hailed a hero after he took the place of a hostage and was killed by a jihadist gunman.
Police arrested Stephane Poussier at his home in Dives-sur-Mer, northwest France, on Sunday after he sent two tweets welcoming the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame.

“Whenever a policeman is shot… I think of my friend Remi Fraisse,” Poussier said on Twitter, referring to an environmental activist killed by a stun grenade fired by police during a 2014 protest over a dam.

“And this time it was a colonel, great! Additionally, it means one less Macron voter,” he added.

Beltrame was shot and stabbed to death after offering himself in exchange for a woman being used as a human shield by Radouane Lakdim who had already killed three other people in a rampage on Friday.

Today in the longest occupation evah

“The discovery of dozens of coins in the center of ancient Jerusalem, bearing the inscription ‘to freedom / to Galat Zion,’ is of special importance during Passover.”

Police seek suspects after senior beaten in Surrey bus seat dispute

Authorities in Surrey are appealing to the public for help with locating a young couple accused of brutally attacking a senior in a dispute over a bus seat.

Officials say the 61-year-old woman suffered a broken arm, a broken sternum and minor head injuries after the suspects, a male and a female, allegedly slammed her against a bar on top of a bus seat in Surrey.

“Pockets of anti-Semitism” in the Labour Party

“Enough is enough,” Jewish groups have said in a letter accusing Jeremy Corbyn of failing to tackle anti-Semitism.

The Labour leader has said he is “sincerely sorry” for the pain caused by “pockets of anti-Semitism” in the Labour Party.

Not rude, just French

A waiter in Vancouver who was fired for being aggressive with his colleagues says he’s not rude — he’s just French. 

Federal government’s total ‘market debt’ now tops $1 trillion, documents show

The federal government’s market debt — the debt on which Ottawa pays interest — has topped $1 trillion for the first time

Holocaust survivor’s body found burnt, stabbed in Paris apartment

In possible hate crime reminiscent of the Sarah Halimi murder, victim Mireille K., 65, had previously reported that a neighbor threatened to burn her

Trudeau government appoints former Omar Khadr lawyer as federal judge

He acted as Omar Khadr’s lawyer in one lawsuit against the Canadian government and acted as an intervener in two other cases effectively supporting Khadr’s position.

He acted for Suresh Sriskandarajah, a man that pled guilty to terrorism charges for helping the Tamil Tigers. Norris acted for Raed Jaser, one of the men convicted in the Via Rail plot to blow up passenger trains above the Niagara Gorge. Other notable clients include Mahmoud Jaballah, Adil Charkoui, members of the Toronto 18 and more.

Jamaica tops Canada’s list of countries refusing to take back its criminals

Jamaica tops the list of countries holding up Canada’s attempts to deport criminals to their home countries, according to data obtained by Global News.

The figures show 50 Jamaican citizens under deportation orders for serious crimes are still in Canada because the Jamaican government won’t cooperate.

Taxi driver sues police for failing to protect him from suspected terrorist

An innocent cab driver caught up in a bomb blast as police closed in and killed a suspected terrorist in Strathroy, Ont., has filed a lawsuit against the RCMP and other authorities for the trauma he says was visited on him.

In his unproven statement of claim, Terry Duffield asserts authorities were negligent in failing to warn or protect him from Aaron Driver, who was shot dead in August 2016 after setting off an explosive in the back of a cab.

“The defendants knew, or ought to have known, that in putting Terry in harm’s way and failing to intervene earlier, Terry’s safety, health and well-being would likely be harmed,” the claim states. “The defendants were negligent in the planning, preparation and execution of the apprehension of Driver.”

Duffield is seeking $1 million in damages from the federal government, which is responsible for the RCMP and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team, the Ontario government for acts committed by provincial police, and two local forces.

The claim has not been tested in court and the defendants have yet to file responses.

A spokesman with Ontario’s attorney general said “the province will defend the action.” And an official with London, Ont., police — one of the police forces named in the lawsuit — said she could not comment because the matter is before the courts.

The other defendants were not immediately available for a statement.

According to the statement of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court, the case arose in December 2014 when the RCMP began investigating Driver in Winnipeg over his online communications with known terrorists.

Police arrested him in June 2015 under anti-terrorism legislation, alleging he had referred to non-Muslims as enemies and posted information to help people travel to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group. Police also said they found a recipe for a home-made bomb on his personal computer.

Driver was released on several conditions and moved to Strathroy, where an alarmed neighbour in July 2016 complained about explosions coming from his home, the claim says.

“Police did no, or insufficient, follow-up or investigation as a result of the complaint,” according to the statement of claim. “In the next 10 days, Driver completed the manufacture of a home-made bomb.”

On Aug. 10, 2016, American agents found a video Driver had posted on the internet indicating he was bent on striking a Canadian target within 72 hours. They alerted Canadian authorities, who in turn quickly alerted various transit authorities across the country but not the local cab company Driver regularly used to get around, the statement of claim says.

That afternoon, Driver called for a cab to go to nearby London, Ont., and Duffield responded. Duffield had no idea the RCMP, the bomb squad and other agents had set up a command post near Driver’s home, the claim states. On the cab’s arrival, Driver grabbed a backpack, which contained a bomb, and got into the backseat.

“The defendant authorities knew or ought to have known that Driver likely had a bomb or explosive device with him or otherwise posed a danger to Terry but did nothing to warn Terry or to prevent Driver from coming closer to Terry’s vehicle,” the claim says.

As Duffield began reversing out of the driveway, police yelled at him to stop as heavily armed officers swarmed the vehicle. Without warning, Driver detonated his device, rocking the cab and filling it with smoke and debris.

Duffield, who was leaning over to retrieve cigarettes, escaped the full force of the blast because the back of the front seat protected his head and upper body. Nevertheless, he suffered cuts to his arms and “ongoing pain and loss of function,” his claim states.

“Pandemonium ensued. Terry heard multiple gunshots,” the claim states. “He lay frightened and traumatized by the violent activity.”

Police ordered Duffield from the car and told him to lie face down in the gravel, which he did. Nearby, police fired several shots at a “twitching” Driver, the claim says.

“Aaron Driver was shot dead on the driveway, feet away from where Terry lay face down,” the claim says. “This further violent act … was devastatingly shocking to Terry’s psyche.”

After briefly questioning him, RCMP released Duffield to find his own way home. Among other things, the claim filed last week asserts Duffield has suffered from post-traumatic stress, lives in pain and with depression, and cannot work.

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Montreal men indicted in illegal U.S. online money-laundering operation

A Montreal-area resident is in custody in the United States and his brother is being sought after a federal grand jury recently indicted both on charges alleging they operated an Internet-based money service to launder money from illegal activity.

This week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of Ferhan Patel, 37, who was picked up in Detroit and detained pending a transfer to the District of Columbia where he and his brother Firoz, 43, are charged with conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. They are also charged with one count of conspiring to launder money. Authorities are still trying to locate the elder brother.

During a brief hearing held on Monday at a U.S. District Court in Michigan, Ferhan Patel waived his right to challenge the allegation that he is the person referred to in the indictment filed against him. He also waived his right to a bail hearing but asked a judge that the option for the same type of hearing remain a possibility once he and his case are transferred to D.C.

If convicted, he and his brother each face maximum sentences of 25 years.

According to a statement issued by the Department of Justice, the Patel brothers are the founders and operators of Payza.com, AlertPay.com and Egopay.com and used them in “an Internet-based unlicensed money service business that processed more than $250 million in transactions.

“According to the indictment, Payza’s customers included Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes and a child pornography site. The Patels opened bank accounts in the United States and laundered their illegal proceeds through those accounts.” The alleged conspiracies began in 2012.

A company named MH Pillas Ltd. is also charged with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business in the same case. Firoz Patel is listed as the company’s president on the Quebec business registry. Its primary shareholder is listed as a holding company based in Belize and its only address based in Montreal appears to be a UPS Store in Town of Mont Royal. The company was incorporated in the United Kingdom.

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