- Canada, like other Western countries and Israel, is partnered
in America's War on Islam - a post-9/11 "war on terror" scheme
to vilify Muslims as culturally inferior gun-toting terrorists for political
advantage. As a result, thousands of innocent victims have been lawlessly
persecuted, bogusly charged, imprisoned, tortured, and in some cases extrajudicially
murdered in cold blood.
- Two previous articles, among many others, explained what
all Muslims face, accessed through the following links:
- Mahboob Khawaja, his son Momin and family, are Pakistani
Canadians, bogusly targeted for alleged involvement in terrorism.
- Dr. Khawaja is an "academic specializing in Strategic
Studies with special interests in Western-Islamic Civilizations, Change
and Conflict Resolution." His books include "Muslims and the
West: Quest for Change and Conflict Resolution," as well as many published
articles, his latest titled "Fallacy of the 'War on Terrorism.' "
Accurately described as a "self-defeating," inhumane, "cynical
framework of greed and tyranny," it shamelessly perceives Muslims
"as the culprits waging war against the Christian West."
- In fact, the opposite is true. It's been longstanding,
then intensified post-9/11 globally, claiming millions of innocent victims,
thousands as political prisoners, Canada as culpable as America.
- Mahboob explained how he and his family were persecuted,
- "It was a combined (American/Canadian/UK) project,
my wife and children arrested at gunpoint in Ottawa while I was working
in a university in Saudi Arabia. My family home was attacked by 50 - 60
armed (Royal Canadian Mounted Police - RCMP) without any formal search
warrant, looking for a bomb," but found nothing.
- In fact, Mahboob's door was blown open. Masked RCMP burst
in, telling his family to get down on the floor, then asking "Is your
house booby-trapped? Where are the explosives?" Of course, there were
none nor any booby or other traps.
- "Simultaneously, I was arrested in Arabia and jailed
for two weeks. The Saudi Intelligence showed me the formal Canadian request,
but (Security) Minister (Anne McClellan) and the Government in Ottawa denied"
sending it. "The documentary evidence," however, refutes "this
public lying." No matter. The damage was done. Canadian and global
media reports destroyed his "professional career as a professor in
global politics," as well as his son, Momin's, as a software developer.
- Government-sponsored media ads and reports vilified him,
his wife and children as "terrorists," the same fate as for hundreds
of others bogusly portrayed, their lives grievously impaired as a result.
A family friend and president of the regional Canada-Pakistan Association,
Qamar Masood, believed at the time it was a case of mistaken identity.
Importantly, "Just imagine how they're going to live through this
ordeal," he said. "And after that, living in a neighborhood with
so many eyes looking at them, it's very hard," because of the entire
cross they'll forever have to bear.
- Mahboob's son, Momin, was falsely accused of a UK bomb
plot, a March 31, 2004 Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) report saying
he "became the first person charged under Canada's (2001 Anti-Terrorism
Act on March 30) when police accused him of terrorist activity in Canada
and in England."
- Though acquitted on that charge, he was held without
trial for over four years, then convicted on October 29, 2008, and sentenced
on March 12, 2009, after a bench trial, to ten and a half years (over and
above time served) for donating $859 to an Afghan refugee charity, and
two other changes, including:
- -- "making a device" that, in fact, "was
to stop cell phone signals in mosques, academic institutions, hospitals,"
and other facilities from being identified; and
- -- "attending some (alleged) unknown camp during
a visit to Pakistan," the same bogus charge against other innocent
victims traveling abroad to Muslim countries, some to visit families, then
linking their visits to terror plots or training for involvement in future
- Despite the gross injustice, the CBC reported on April
14, 2009 that Canada's federal government appealed the sentence for a longer
one, possibly for life on least one of the charges. At trial, "The
Crown had sought two life sentences plus an additional sentence of 44 -
58 years," while the defense argued for seven and a half years with
"double credit for time already served."
- However, Judge Douglas Rutherford called Momin "a
willing and eager participant" in a terror plot, despite no evidence
whatever for proof. Nonetheless, he accused him of "assist(ing alleged
terror plotters) in many ways," adding that "It matters not whether
any terrorist activity was actually carried out," stopping short of
questioning if any were, in fact, planned.
- Surprisingly, he said authorities hadn't proved beyond
a reasonable doubt that Momin had any direct knowledge, let alone involvement,
an admission that should have mandated acquittal, yet he cowardly refused
to release him.
- Mahboob said these issues are being appealed, but after
six years, Momin is still imprisoned, victimized by Canadian state terrorism
like thousands of others in America and globally. In earlier writing, he
explained how Canadian Intelligence Agencies and their complicit media
terrorize innocent civilians. More on that below.
- First, on March 12, 2009, the BBC updated earlier Momin
reports, headlining its account "Khawaja: The Canadian connection,"
- He conspired with four other men "jailed for life
in April 2007 for a UK bomb plot linked to al-Qaeda, receiv(ing) a sentence
of 10 years and six months" for his alleged role.
- A software developer, he "worked in the technical
support department of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and had
a good knowledge of electronics. Of Pakistani origin, he became fascinated
by radical Islamist politics, and its focus on conflicts in the Muslim
world." He allegedly "traveled to Pakistan in 2003 and met members
of a loose network of jihadi sympathizers - men who believed that violence
- These and other charges were alleged at trial, the BBC,
like Canadian and US media, accepting them on faith - no matter that they're
entirely bogus and should have been thrown out because no credible evidence
was presented, only the usual unsubstantiated government version of events,
some based on secret evidence unavailable to counsel.
- Yet BBC accused Momin of terrorism, saying he returned
to Britain "intent on building a bomb," his role being "to
help to build the detonator." In fact, a sting, a setup, targeted
him at a claimed Heathrow Airport meeting with Omar Khyam, the accused
"ringleader." MI5 and London police allegedly monitored it. UK
authorities informed Canada's RCMP who arrested Momin on March 29, 2004,
claiming they "found documents and papers sympathetic to violent jihadi
courses of action" in his home, besides whatever information UK authorities
provided, all of it contrived and bogus.
- As a result, on October 29, 2008, an Judge Douglas Rutherford
"ruled that (Momin) had knowingly participated in the (alleged) foiled
plot against several British targets, including a shopping center, nightclub
and the gas work." Though bogusly charged and convicted, he's now
imprisoned and falsely branded a terrorist, an accusation that will haunt
- An earlier article discussed the bogus London terror
plot, accessed through the following link:
- It explained the following, a technique used repeatedly
in Britain, Canada, America, and elsewhere. A government cooperator was
paid to entrap and testify against targeted Muslims. The so-called London
plot (called the Fertilizer Case) used Juniad Babar, a dubious character
nicknamed "Supergrass" by Britain's media.
- In 2004, he agreed to cooperate with FBI agents after
being indicted in June. He then pled guilty to four counts of conspiring
to and providing and attempting to provide material support or resources
to terrorists. A fifth count involved providing funds, goods, or services
to benefit Al-Qaeda. In return for a reduced sentence, he copped a plea,
requiring him to provide "substantial assistance," including
entrapping and testifying against targeted Muslims, ones authorities want
to frame and convict.
- London's Fertilizer Case involved a half-ton of ammonium
nitrate, allegedly to blow up a London shopping center, nightclub and other
targets - bogus charges that nonetheless got targeted "bombers"
convicted and imprisoned, including Momin, even though there was no plot
and no crime. In his case, "two hired agents of the Canadian intelligence
services (charged him) with two counts of 'bomb making' (involvement) in
(Britain)," where the other alleged plotters were brought to trial,
- Writing earlier about media complicity with authorities,
Mahboob quoted British author Adam Curtis saying, "international terrorism
is a fantasy that has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians"
for political advantage. It's "a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned
through governments around the world, the security services and the international
- To advance American, UK, Canadian, and Israeli imperialism,
their "ruling elite(s) invested heavily to institutionalize animosity
towards Muslims and the Arabs. The new 21st century colonial masters view
humanity in numbers and digits, not as living moral beings with rights
- In America, extremist neo-cons "use racism and religious
fanaticism to fuel hatred towards Muslims and Islam, and engulf the world
with horror of military conquests (and occupations) to further the dictum
of" global dominance.
- In America, Britain, Canada, Israel, and other Western
states, Muslims are treated like sub-humans, vilified as dangerous villains
unfit to co-exist with superior Judeo-Christians, a subtle and overt government/media
spread message. As a result, nominal democracies act tyrannically, serving
privileged elites, not popular interests, and needing enemies to justify
expansionist policies, including imperial wars and state-sponsored terrorism
to further them.
- In an earlier article, Mahboob asked:
- "What did Canada achieve (by) destabiliz(ing) the
Khawaja family, drain(ing)-out their human energies in arrest, torture
and (persecuting them for years) as 'Muslim terrorists'...?" The "demonstrable
record (shows) Canada had no incidents of extremism or terrorism at all,"
putting a lie to government accusations based on an alleged plot that never
existed. Authorities even claimed they never raided the Khawaja home even
though family members were terrorized and arrested. Possessions were seized,
damage done, and hundreds of neighbors saw it.
- The plain truth is that Western nations face no Islamic
threat. Claiming one is a US-concocted lie. Authorities and media reports
viciously spread it to justify state-sponsored terrorism against innocent
victims like Mahboob and his family, including son Momin, now imprisoned
for being Muslim at the wrong time in Canada.
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