August 10, 2016

(UPDATES) BREAKING: Police kill suicide bomb plotter in Strathroy, Ontario

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator
 

In a dramatic take down with an explosion and gunfire, an Islamic State agent was taken down by police in the process of an attempted suicide bombing in the Ontario city of Strathroy today. 

UPDATE: The Star interviewed the suspect, Aaron Driver/Harun Abdurahman, in 2015:

Harun Abdurahman is a Canadian who was raised as a Christian in a military family with a proud record of service in the Canadian Armed Forces. He converted to Islam at 17. What follows is an edited version of his answers during his interview with the Star. (Harun Abdurahman is an online alias.)

[...]

Another reason I started studying Islam is because it’s not just a religion as you can compare to Christianity or mainstream Judaism but it’s a full-encompassing way of life that includes a financial system, a system of law, as well as religious beliefs and practices.

 

UPDATE: The National Post says that Aaron Driver is also known as Harun Abdurahman.

Speaking about Abdurahman:

“I wasn’t too surprised that Harun would face more law enforcement action at some point. He had been warned in the past about his posts,” Prof. Amarnath Amarasingam, who has been studying Canadian foreign fighters for a major research project told the National Post’s Stewart Bell at the time.

“Instead of scaling back his activity, he only became more entrenched in the online network, had multiple backup accounts from which to tweet from in case one got suspended, and never really slowed down.”

 

UPDATE 00:09 Aug. 11 from the Brandon Sun:

Driver, originally from Winnipeg and in his mid-20s, was under a court order not to associate with any terrorist organization, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.  [...] In February, Driver's lawyer and the Crown agreed to a peace bond stating there are "reasonable grounds to fear that he may participate, contribute directly or indirectly in the activity of a terrorist group." 

His convert name and the mosque he went to have still not been published as of yet however. 

UPDATE: From CTV NEWS:

A suspected ISIS sympathizer believed to be the lone suspect in a suicide bomb plot on a major Canadian city was killed Wednesday during a dramatic police takedown in a southern Ontario town, CTV News has learned.

Aaron Driver, 23, was killed inside a home in Strathroy, Ont., a community about 225 kilometres west of Toronto. He was well known to Canadian intelligence and police officials for his support for the Islamist terrorist group.

Police believe Driver was acting alone in the alleged plot, and there is no threat to public safety. But officials were swarming the Strathroy house until late Wednesday night, concerned about what may have been inside.

From Ottawa News radio CFRA:

580 CFRA: RCMP thwarted ISIS suicide bombing attack in “major Canadian city”

RCMP sources confirm that the threat received on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 was an imminent suicide bombing attack in a major Canadian city planned by a suspect affiliated with ISIS (a.k.a, IS, ISIL, Daesh, Islamic State, Caliphate), 580 CFRA reported

CBC: 

RCMP have detained an individual after warning in an internal government memo that information had been received of a potential terror attack in Canada today by a lone suspect.

"Earlier today, the RCMP received credible information of a potential terrorist threat," the RCMP said in a statement released Wednesday evening. 

"A suspect was identified and the proper course of action has been taken to ensure that there is no danger to the public's safety."

CFRA Facebook page:

BREAKING: CTV News has learned the terror suspect is 23-year-old Aaron Driver, a suspected ISIS sympathizer.  

 

This post will be updated as more information becomes available. 

 

 

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commented 2016-08-11 17:02:56 -0400
The law can’t deal with terrorism like any other crime. It needs to be dealt with as a crime of war and shouldn’t even be labelled terrorism anymore. Driver should never have been released into our streets endangering society. If he wasn’t caught on time who knows how many of us would have been killed. He should have remained in custody (and questioned about his associates who also would be arrested and get the death sentence) awaiting a speedy death sentence. Nothing less is suitable for plotting a crime of war against our country and citizens. How much proof do the authorities need to put these savages down?
commented 2016-08-11 11:39:47 -0400
Jay Kelly commented 11 hours ago
I am saddened for Strathroy, Ontario tonight.

One of their young men apparently decided to blow himself up and hurt others in the process.

What makes a young guy from Ontario go to such an extreme? Is he mentally ill? Maybe he is a Muslim extremist (although he is not).

He came from a good agricultural land in southwestern Ontario.

Why are you saddened you hypocrite? It is you who are encouraging the Islamification of the West. You support the spread of this poison in our country.
commented 2016-08-11 11:35:52 -0400
Clearly the kid had mental issues but that is not the point. The fact that we allow this poisonous ideology to be taught and spread in our country is the problem. No one would tolerate a KKK club house in their community but we tolerate Mosques which are 100 times worse. It is pure insanity.
commented 2016-08-11 11:14:06 -0400
Dr. Genius,

Do you really think that 100 000 commoners is sufficient for the western political elites to go against their pay-masters? It will not be until the elites are the target, at which point it is too late.
commented 2016-08-11 11:06:13 -0400
I hear ya DR. Genius – you kid comes home dressed like some sideshow freak, spouting death cultist gibberish and obsessing over others who do not share his narrow dogmatic perspective – like alarm bells are not going off??? This kid is telling you he got dosed with some mental poison which has him rejecting every decent value you have ever given him and every principle this nation was founded on.

I’d have either got him institutionalized in a mental deprogramming regime or chain him up so he can’t hurt anyone. Islamic radicalization is mind control and it creates Manchurian candidates – that’s the plan of the caliphate Wahhabist regime – seems simple enough for a government in a civilized nation to shut down and ban these radicalization centers.
commented 2016-08-11 11:02:50 -0400
«it’s a full-encompassing way of life that includes a financial system, a system of law, as well as religious beliefs and practices.»

Conveniently, applying a 7th-century system of finances and law to the modern world makes Islamic countries universally and perpetually poor and weak. Only capitalism and democracy can produce the wealth and strength seen in the first world, so Islam’s war against civilization will always be asymmetric. Though, unfortunately, this wealth and strength has produces a wave of complacency that won’t be undone until a Islamic terrorist attack that kills 100,000 westerners in a single event after which the western world will be forced to conquer all Islamic countries in order to contain terrorist organizations.
commented 2016-08-11 10:53:29 -0400
There is no redder flag than a westerner converting to Islam.
commented 2016-08-11 10:51:46 -0400
Was it not Mulcair who said we need to stop radical Islam by actually working with groups and others and find who has been changed over and dealt with. To stop radical Islam. But then people voted for Justin and Harper. Harper and Justin both wanted to bring in 100k refugees. Harper wanted to keep bombing causing more refugees. To me. Both sound like dumb choices. So not we have a lone radical nut. The rcmp should get a lot of respect for finding out about this person. Also the worst part is bill-c51 did nothing but actually get in the way. Yet another dumb conservative idea.
commented 2016-08-11 10:47:39 -0400
Jeremy. From the articles I have read his parents were both in the military, not the recently deceased who was living separately from his family.
commented 2016-08-11 10:42:31 -0400
Sorry, misunderstood the “proud record” it apparently was meant to refer to his family, not for him. Either way though, that pride took quite a hit today.
commented 2016-08-11 10:41:06 -0400
Proving to the RCMP and any Canadian with two unmedicated brain cells to rub together, that the greatest weapon of mass destruction in the new millennia is NOT a Ruger .22 magazine, but radical indoctrination in the death cult of Islamic Jihadism.

His guy’s intellect was turned off and his soul stolen by radical Islamist indoctrinating – find the source and you solve the terror problem – yes folks it’s right here in your backyards now – we awaif PM Selfies’ root cause analysis.
commented 2016-08-11 10:38:51 -0400
I’m anything but proud of this man’s military service. He converted to Islam at 17, kills himself at 23. At MOST 4 years of service, to which he did what exactly? Sounds like he was radicalised for some years, so when exactly did he have a service record to make the country proud? Where was he deployed? Sounds to me more like he was getting his arms training for his attacks. The traitor attempted to kill Canadians, he is nothing to be proud of, and I bet his parents are not proud of him.
commented 2016-08-11 10:27:43 -0400
I wonder if Baby Doc will interrupt his interminable vacation to make a statement? Probably will do so to attend Driver’s funeral and get a selfie with the family while promoting an increase in funds for mental health.
commented 2016-08-11 10:25:09 -0400
why won’t the msm in this country use his islamic name? call kaitlin jenner, bruce, and you’d be labelled whatever the daily “phobe” is.
commented 2016-08-11 10:15:33 -0400
This despicable act of treason and terrorism needs to be confronted and acted upon in no uncertain terms! The main perpetrators need to be immediately arrested and detained until their trial.
We all know who the main culprit is in Canada…
http://www.therebel.media/viral_video_the_truth_about_justin_trudeau

“There is no redder flag than a westerner converting to Islam.”
commented 2016-08-11 09:27:37 -0400
It should come as no surprise that people like Jay Kelly and other socialist nitwits will downplay this guy as a lone wolf since they do and have done the same for terrorists who:

1. were born and raised in a Muslim family,
2. whos’ family is know for supporting terrorism,
3. who attended a hate preaching mosque,
4. who commit his terrorist act while screaming “allahu akbar”,
5. who left a video clearly claiming he was doing this for allah and sometimes also for ISIS,
6. and also for whom ISIS claims responsibility for that terrorist.

If these socialist fools can make a terrorist like that into a lone wolf that has, in their words, “absolutely no connection whatsoever to Islam” (other than the terrorist just happen by some sheer coincidence to exist on the same planet as those extremely peaceful and loving Muslims), then they will most certainly paint this guy up as a lone wolf.
commented 2016-08-11 09:21:09 -0400
Funny how so many mental patients have ben suffering from exactly the same delusion lately….why…that is totally unprecedented in the entire history of mental health.
commented 2016-08-11 06:40:27 -0400
“There is no redder flag than a westerner converting to Islam. "

Dead on, Doc. Take one western loser, add a pinch of Islam, and sit back and let rise.
commented 2016-08-11 06:08:00 -0400
Let me guess, does the Obama clone we have get to do a victory dance in front of his drive by media friends?
commented 2016-08-11 04:12:27 -0400
Victor i was around then as well, the msm did not speak much of his Muslim heritage then either. I guess that was the first one to succeed on our soil.
commented 2016-08-11 01:47:50 -0400
Moral of the story; Can’t trust a mohammedan, no matter he’s a born muslim or recently convert, a poor illiterate or a rich educated, a middle-eastern/african or born European, all what matters is if he’s a muslim or a non-muslim. So NEVER TRUST a man or a woman who has anything to do with islam.
commented 2016-08-11 01:32:18 -0400
Jay, where did you figure he was from farmland? Where did you see that he lived in Strathroy? He was a Muslim terrorist, says he converted at 17, admired what it provided, everything he was after, a complete system, and he was from a Winnipeg military family, nothing to do with farming. Once again, you show what lies you are willing to troll out. You just keep showing what a fool you are trying to downplay the obvious. Why can’t you just admit he is a frigging Muslim terrorist?
commented 2016-08-11 01:24:32 -0400
Don’t worry this could not happen in Canada, OH WAIT, IT WAS CANADA!
Don’t worry this is the only attempted attack in Canada, OH WAIT, IT IS NOT THE FIRST PLOT!
Don’t worry once Justin takes over and gives them love and understanding this will not happen, OH WAIT, HE IS IN POWER AND HAS DONE THAT!
commented 2016-08-11 00:48:00 -0400
Haha….Haha
@revelation
@daryl
Well actually it was Jay who inspired my attempt at satirical humor, drawn from the recent comments made regarding the London attack and other lone wolf Islamic Terrorist attacks.

“mental illness run amok” seems to be the new excuse for all lone wolf Islamic attacks, made by the MSM and some commentors on the Rebel.

Pay attention boys.

Now don’t you two feel a bit foolish.
commented 2016-08-11 00:46:03 -0400
I am saddened for Strathroy, Ontario tonight.

One of their young men apparently decided to blow himself up and hurt others in the process.

What makes a young guy from Ontario go to such an extreme? Is he mentally ill? Maybe he is a Muslim extremist (although he is not).

He came from a good agricultural land in southwestern Ontario.
commented 2016-08-11 00:31:12 -0400
James Scott. Ahhhh yes, the downplaying tactic. Boy, you’re so clever you tricked us all with that one. Yup, you sure are a clever one!! BAAAAAAhahahahahaahha!!!!!!!

Hey James. What’s the benefit of ignoring reality, (other than ignorance is bliss!!) ? Please, fill us in. Maybe you can convert some of us to your way of thinking. I mean, surely you have good sound reasoning – right? Well then, do tell . . . I mean, you’re not embarrassed by your own reasoning – are you? I mean that would be weird. You wouldn’t continue on with reasoning you yourself think is dumb – would you? Ok, so, since you’re so convinced you’re right, share it with us. . . . . (oh this aughta be good!!)
commented 2016-08-11 00:24:17 -0400
This rural Ontarion certainly seemed to be a terrorist.

A young farmer from Strathroy. What did he want?
commented 2016-08-11 00:14:19 -0400
@ james scott commented 43 mins ago

Yup – I guess it would take a mentally ill person like yourself to come to your conclusion.
Anyone who studies & believes in that book of horror & satanic instruction, the Koran, is truly mentally ill – but Libtards like this James dude are always making excuses to fool themselves into that warm & fuzzy feel good rhetoric!
Oh James you sound just like those other useless idiot trolls on the Rebel – Sean, Ron, & Jay Kelly -maybe you are all the same people and just are as f**ked up as your beliefs.
commented 2016-08-10 23:58:00 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM: 31,499 Attacks, 200,117 Killed, 280,827 Injured…. that we know of.