Terror arrests touch on the city
The recent arrest of three young Muslim men on suspicion of terrorist activity is turning attention on a Brossard mosque attended by two of them and on the community around it. The alleged plot, which CSIS says was detected mostly through monitoring of internet activity, involved attacks on Parliament Hill and the Montreal metro.
The suspect whose name comes up most directly in connection with Montreal is Dr. Khurram Sher, who studied medicine at McGill and of whom journalists have found a lot of folks with nothing but good things to say.
It will be interesting to see what proofs CSIS has beyond the men tripping an internet alarm, but if I blog about this again it will be chiefly to follow angles directly connected with Montreal. Michael Ignatieff, for his part, stresses that they are innocent till proven guilty.