Avenge Bin Laden: Toronto Recruit

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TORONTO – A former Toronto man who is now a commander of the Somali terrorist group Al-Shabab has called for revenge over the killing of Osama bin Laden in an audiotape posted on the Internet.

Photos that accompany the recording show Omar Hammami, alias Abu Mansour the American, speaking at an Al-Shabab rally called “We are all Osama” along with other leaders of the al-Qaeda-linked group.

“Today, we remind the Muslims that the caliphate [Islamic rule] shall soon be reborn,” he says in the audio recording posted on an Al-Shabab-affiliated website and obtained by the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks terrorists’ online activities. Continue reading

Toronto loses a ‘hero’ as police officer killed


Toronto loses a ‘hero’ as police officer killed


From Thursday’s Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 10:18PM EST
Last updated Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 10:57AM EST

Two hours before sunrise would reveal a city submerged beneath a blanket of snow and a pall of grief, a frantic cab driver called Toronto police with a premonition.

A man driving a stolen plow truck had rammed his cab twice as he sat waiting for fares. “This man is dangerous,” the cabbie told police around 5:30 a.m. “He’s looking to kill somebody.”

Recent deaths involving on-duty Canadian police officers

The first officer to respond was a recently promoted young sergeant named Ryan Russell. An 11-year veteran of the force and eager goalie for several recreational hockey teams, Sgt. Russell was famous among colleagues for talking incessantly about his wife Christine and two-year-old son Nolan. Continue reading