Canada: Mayor says arrest of Islamic State jihad plotter “not about Islam”
Of course. Why should the arrest of a Muslim plotting to commit mass murder in accord with exhortations found in Islamic texts and teachings, and in accord also with calls made by a group calling itself the Islamic State, have anything to do with Islam?
Lori Ackerman, of course, is not singular in her denial and willful ignorance. She shares them with virtually all Western leaders. Eventually, however, reality will be impossible to continue to deny, and Lori Ackerman or others in her position will come to realize just how disastrous a course they charted for their communities when they chose to ignore and deny the motives and goals and stated ideology of jihad terrorists such as Othman Ayed Hamdan.
VANCOUVER – A northern British Columbia man who has been charged with terrorism-related offences had no links to the community, the town’s mayor said Saturday.
Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman said she hasn’t spoken with anyone who knows Othman Ayed Hamdan, and doesn’t know when he arrived in the city of 21,000 people.
“No one knew he was here because he wasn’t part of the community,” Ackerman said in a phone interview.
RCMP announced on Friday that they charged the 33-year-old man with three terrorism related counts, including counselling to commit murder for the benefit of a terrorist group, counselling to assault causing bodily harm for the benefit of a terrorist group, and counselling to commit aggravated assault for the benefit of a terrorist group.
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