Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Canadians Grant Bail to Terror Suspect

Adil Charkaoui, who was fingered by two known terrorists, Ahmed Ressam and Abou Zubaida as having been at an Afghanistan training camp in 1998, has been released on $50,000 bail raised by, among others, a filmmaker, Pierre Trudeau's son, and two Canadian politicians, liberal Warren Allmand and "Red Tory" (fiscally conservative and socially progressive) Flora MacDonald.

Charkaoui is fighting deportation to his native Morocco because he claims he'll be tortured there.

From The London Free Press:
Anne McLellan, minister of public safety, said the government "absolutely" considers Charkaoui a threat to national security.