Sunday, April 01, 2007

Police Impersonator From Canadian Jihadi Hotbed?

Earlier today, Kafir at The Jawa Report reported that a man had been impersonating an Ontario Provincial Police officer, asking "disturbing questions" at Canadian hospitals. In an update, Kafir noted that the man has been apprehended. Police are not releasing his name, but say that he is from Ramara Township, north of Toronto.

Ramara Township made the news before at CNN in 2006:
JEANNE MESERVE, CNN HOMELAND SECURITY CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): In the remote Ramara Township, 90 miles north of Toronto, Mike Cotay (ph) says he came across a group of men in what he calls Sikh camouflage.

The men told him they were doing extreme camping, but he suspected they were up to something more dangerous, and alerted the police, who told him they already had the group under surveillance.

MALE: You just hear about what's going on in the rest of the world, and, you know, that you do put two and two together. It's not -- you know, I guess it's stereotyping in its own way.

MESERVE: Canadian officials allege, the men Cotay (ph) saw were part of an al Qaeda-inspired group training to blow up targets in Canada with three tons of ammonium nitrate, the fertilizer that, fashioned into a bomb, devastated the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
It will be interesting to see if there's a connection here.