August 26th, 2010
01:14 AM ET

Canada to release more details on terror-related arrests

Canadian authorities plan to release names and charges Thursday against two suspects arrested a day earlier on terror-related crimes.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police released little detail about the incident Wednesday, stating only that the suspects were arrested under Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act, which passed in 2001.

Two of the suspects are residents of Ottawa, Canada, and more arrests are expected, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

The Ottawa Citizen newspaper reported that the suspected ringleader of the group had attended terrorist training camps in the Pakistan and Afghanistan region, leading authorities to believe the alleged plot may have links to al Qaeda.

U.S. authorities were aware of the arrests, and there are no related arrests in the United States, a federal law enforcement official told CNN.

The official said there is no clear link between the Canadian suspects and the United States.

U.S. counter-terrorism officials said they consider the arrests an internal Canadian matter.

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  1. Paul

    When will we tighten up our immigration and stop letting all these terrorists live in our country. Read the daily paper in Ottawa and almost any article about crime has somebody named Ahmed or Mohammed being arrested!

    August 26, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • paul

      ....or Paul.....

      August 26, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Montreal(er)

      I agree with you Paul, I llive in downtown Montrealand its full of Arabs and all it takes for them to imigrate to Canada is $300,000 or so and they are in. They also come here to study and after 3 years they get permanent resident card and get the entire family to come do there papers as well. You walk downtown and the main language is Arabic now...this is what's hapening to our Country...watch it change to a Muslim world.

      August 26, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. N49

    Being Canadian.,,I hear the term RCMP daily. But when you see it all written out "Royal Canadian Mounted Police" sounds almost ridiculous. First the Royal part, that part ruins it for me. Im sick of this monarchy crap. Declare independance already and lets move on. Mounted...who are they mounting or who is mounting them. You see the odd red jacket on a horse once in a while so that term is outdated. Decent police force with a dumb name...Canada Vice sounds ok...or the Wolfpack.

    August 26, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Indigo

      My niece is married to one. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has a proud tradition and the RCMP is its name; no reason to change that.

      August 26, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Staangette

    BARRY S*** Outdated?!?!?! Try historic! Would you like them to wirte RCMP instead?! What about US Marshalls? I would compare them to be about the same! Outdated...ppsssshhhhh!

    Conrad Blackk*** "like"

    David*** pick up a book or go online and read! There's LOTS of history regarding our RCMP!

    Tammie*** AGREED!!! 🙂

    http://www.staangsfab.com

    August 26, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lukas

    David you are the reason a lot of canadians don't like the U.S. You think you could just take over Canada without any consequences? The rest of the world wouldn't accept it.

    I appreciate the states myself.

    In the history of the world when hasn't a world power not try to expand it's borders. The US is really the first example. The world hasn't been this peaceful in a while and that's because the states are controlling everyone. Some nations have an history of being aggressive in nature and right now all of them are quiet.

    August 26, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • jehop

      Lukas are you living in a cave somewhere in Outer Mongolia?
      "all of them are quiet." ? ?

      August 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Disco

    The USA has a black President..... Need I say more?

    August 26, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Montreal(er)

    I feel that Canada is not doing much of anything about anything. They are more worried about protecting the human rights of these terrorist (Arabs) then born Canadians. We have a rights to be safe, to feel safe in our own country but we dont, i know i don't anymore. I say secure all borders ( Mexico-Canada-USA) that way we know we can live in peace. Everyone thinks Canada is a safe place to live, it's not and it's just a matter of time until we have our own disaster. Canada & USA should work together and fight these terrorist.

    After all we do consider you our Americans cousins 🙂

    August 26, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. bailoutsos

    ::Chris God bless North America. @@@@ Who's God? Isn't that what this is all about?

    August 26, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. kh

    I'm glad Canadian authorities caught these people. We need to stop arguing and keep fighting Al Qaeda. They will not stop with just the U.S.,Canda, and Europe. They want to control the world.

    August 26, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Montreal(er)

      KH i could not agree more.

      August 26, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. Shawn

    Why is is that any forum containing both Canadian and American posters generally devolves into a p*ssing contest?

    I'm a proud Canadian, love my country and couldn't conceive of living anywhere else. I've got clean air, clean water, freedom, affordable living, a good job, free(-ish) medical and all my family within an hour of where I live.

    Now is there anything in the previous 2 sentences that puts down America? No, because it's not necessary. I personally believe I live in the best country in the world and no one will ever convince me otherwise. Just as I'm sure our American friends believe of their country. Why is that? Because our respective countries (and in fact most countries) attempt to instill in us a love of our homeland. GREAT! But let's try to keep the 'my country is better than your country' to a minimum alright? No party is going to convince the other that they're right.

    Let's agree to disagree.

    August 26, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Prevaricator

      Wow, there is actually a grown up (Shawn) posting here.

      August 26, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Emile Zola

    I hope that these two are not part of the hysteria of seeing a terrorist behind every Muslim, Arab. Caesar's woman not only has to appear chaste, but must be. In this America of today, where our democratic values have been hijacked by fear and bigotry, we should erred in the side of justice. According to media reports, of the 5,000 Muslims detained after 9/11, most of whom were tortured, only five had some indications of terrorism. Even Cheney and Bush agreed that 95% of the prisoners at Guantanamo were innocent, but felt that for them it was O.K. to sacrifice many for the secret agendas of the few and that is no justice. If America were as devoted to real justice as we proclaim, then the trial of the 9/11 accused should be in any other place on Earth, except America. When a case, in regular justice, becomes too sensationalized, the defense always ask for a change of venue to try to keep, at least, the appearances of justice, but since Muslims have become the new blacks of yesteryears, any thing goes. That is not justice and that is not the America that we try to protrait to the world. Let an international tribunal handle the Muslims. We are not in a state of mind and might never be to apply justice when even the building of mosques becomes a religious lynching.

    August 26, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. ryann168

    I agreed in Emile Zola ..Lets hope these two hysteria of seeing of terrorist will become peace.

    wellington

    October 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
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