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Was Canada Asking for It, Too?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 12:17 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

Toronto Stock ExchangeAsk someone on the left why Islamic terrorists want to kill us and they’ll tell you it’s because of our support of Israel and the fact that we dare set foot on Muslim turf. They won’t be quite that direct about it, but that’s what it comes down to in the end. It’s our fault. We asked for it. Or, in the words of President Obama’s long-time pastor, the chickens are coming home to roost.

Do they hate Canada for the same reason? It appears so, at least according to the man sentenced to life in prison for leading a plot to kill hundreds in an aborted series of bombings in Toronto in 2006.

Zakaria Amara, 24, had pleaded guilty to terrorism and bombing charges and told the court last week this his “terrorist plans were divinely aborted” as he apologized to Canadians for leading what would have been the most horrific terrorist attack in Canada’s history.

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Amara admitted masterminding the 2006 terrorist plot to blow up fertilizer bombs in U-Haul vans outside the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Toronto offices of Canada’s spy agency, and an Ontario military base.

He asked an undercover informant to help him purchase ammonium nitrate – the same fertilizer used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

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The group has since said they planned the attacks to get Canadian troops to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Amara is eligible for parole in ten years, which is when we will find out if his remorse was genuine or merely a ploy to get out of jail sooner so he can finish what he started.

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