A Hezbollah terrorist sleeper agent with family in Canada, says his family name is akin to being the “Bin Ladens of Lebanon”

Tweet It seems that some of the “Bin Ladens of Lebanon” are living in Canada. Let’s go back a month ago to December 3, 2019. On that day, a man named Ali Kourani was sentenced to 40 years in prison in New York for terrorism-related activities. Kourani is deeply connected to the highest ranks of […]

Omnibus crime bill receives Royal Assent and impacts anti-terrorism laws

Tweet The Safe Streets and Communities Act, (Bill C-10), also known as the omnibus crime bill received Royal Assent today in Parliament and is significant from an anti-terrorism perspective. Justice for Victims of Terrorism Bill C-10 enacts the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act (the “Act”) which creates a cause of action that allows victims […]

Two Somali foreign nationals in the US convicted of terrorist financing

Tweet Two Somali women, who became US naturalized citizens, were convicted today in federal court in Minnesota of terrorist financing for providing material support to al-Shabaab, a listed terrorist entity in both the US and Canada. The two women collected funds from Somali foreign nationals in Canada and the US during a three year period […]

Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear appeal of terrorism law

Tweet The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to Mohammed Khawaja to appeal the decision of Ontario Court of Appeal that upheld his conviction for terrorist activity financing and other terrorism-related charges under the Anti-Terrorism Act.  The Ontario Court of Appeal called Khawaja’s initial 101/2 year sentence “manifestly unfit” and substituted it for a sentence of […]

BC Court of Appeal upholds terrorist financing sentence

Tweet The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has upheld a six month prison sentence imposed on a former Sri Lankan refugee in Canada for terrorist activity financing. In 2008, Prapaharan Thambaithurai solicited funds from members of the Tamil community in Vancouver to support the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a designated terrorist group in […]

Sri Lankan sentenced for terrorist financing in Canada

Tweet A former refugee from Sri Lanka, Prapaharan Thambithurai, pleaded guilty to terrorist financing in British Columbia Supreme Court and received a lenient six-month sentence today. He is the first person in Canada charged with terrorist financing under Canada’s Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. Thambithurai admitted raising funds for the Liberation Tigers […]