June 16, 2015

Winnipeg: Suspected ISIS supporter must wear electronic monitoring device, get "religious counselling"

Rebel Staff

Twenty-three year old Aaron Driver of Winnipeg isn't facing any criminal charges, but must still obey 25 conditions if he wants to stay out of jail.

Driver, who "openly supports the militant Islamic group ISIS on social media," was held without charge for a week "on suspicion of terrorist activity" after RCMP raided his home.

The Crown consented to Driver's release on conditions that include an overnight curfew.

He is forbidden to pocess a computer or "anything bearing the logos or names" of ISIS and related groups.

Driver must also take part in "religious counseling" and "forward the counselor's name to RCMP.

As reported at CBC.ca:

The bail conditions drew criticism from the Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties, which argues that Driver has not been accused of any crime and should not be forced to undergo religious counselling, wear an electronic bracelet and face other restrictions.

"This is a person — a Canadian citizen — who has not been charged with a crime … and yet he's going to be subject to 24/7 GPS monitoring," association president Corey Shefman told The Canadian Press.

"This is Canada and a judge has just told this man that he must receive counselling from a religious leader. That, frankly, is outrageous."

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commented 2015-08-18 22:41:22 -0400
Something about the name Aaron Driver just doesn’t sound too Islamic… Did he by chance get radicalized by RCMP or CSIS assests in the mosque? Feels like another BC Legislature “Mr Big” operation to me. What is the point of winding these fools up and throwing them in jail?
commented 2015-07-02 03:45:14 -0400
What’s outrageous is that Eric Brassard is sentenced to 18 months for speaking publicly against Islam and it was never reported by MSM. This guy gets a slap on the wrist and CBC is up in arms
commented 2015-06-30 17:23:28 -0400
Just like the others – a pathetic loser. Put him on a one-way flight to the Hindu Kush and stamp his arse “Do Not Return”.
commented 2015-06-17 19:46:52 -0400
Welcome to the new Canada, jihadis and leftists. Now let’s just hope we can maintain it.
commented 2015-06-16 16:29:10 -0400
Good for you Winnipeg, you almost make me want to live there…almost.
commented 2015-06-16 16:01:45 -0400
Hard to comment when one suspects, as usual, we are not getting the full story from the CBC, just the customary lefty indignation. Half the video on the CBC site was advertisement. Hardly in depth reporting! In this case, we may have to trust the Judiciary, in having access to more information actually did the right thing.
commented 2015-06-16 13:41:58 -0400
Chad that makes sense. Good point
commented 2015-06-16 13:32:04 -0400
Just so everyone understands, it is not so much that Driver hasn’t been charged, but rather in lieu of formal charges, and jail time, he will instead serve conditional bail. This takes strain off the prison system, and the courts, and hopefully gets Driver out of the trouble he was stepping closer to.

This is like when your parents catch you attempting to steal a cookie after they told you “No!”, and you get a slap on your wrist. This Conditional Bail is simply a “for adult” variation of that.
commented 2015-06-16 13:19:03 -0400
The lefties cry out about his “rights”. Fair enough. BUT, fair is fair — what about our rights, the rest of Canada? Do we not have the right to security, if it means monitoring this self-admitted ISIS supporter? Does one person hold hostage the rest of the country?
commented 2015-06-16 13:07:17 -0400
But you have to at least lay a CHARGE. It’s bad enough that our court system is so porous and full of loop holes for these terrorists. That’s why Omar is on the streets today . I don’t agree with it because we are at war with Isis but there has to have every i dotted and t crossed because there is to many Edneys out there.
commented 2015-06-16 13:06:21 -0400
Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties has a point, he should have been criminally charged so that in the future if he reforms his ways this will haunt him forever - Sarcasm
Stupid Left Wing Progressives would have this guy hang to make them look good.
commented 2015-06-16 12:48:08 -0400
There has never been a western country that has allow islam to enter that has not eventually seen violence from those who pretend to follow the religion of peace.

There has never been a net benefit to any country that has allowed islam to enter.

As Europe goes – so goes Canada – and soon.

This is why:

commented 2015-06-16 12:34:25 -0400
Dane Jackson: ‘Things like this will only encourage more ISIS fanatics to point out how anti ISIS our courts are and use our own rulings to recruit more terrorists’. Several points come to mind here -1) You admit that this guy is an ISIS fanatic, not just a fanatic but an ISIS fanatic. 2) You say that this will point out how anti ISIS our courts are – should they not be anti ISIS? 3) Do you not think that his open support on social media will encourage fanatics like himself to support and or join ISIS? The courts ruling might just deter other idiots like him. If left to his fanatic beliefs who knows what this idiot will end up doing or encouraging other fanatics like himself to do.
WE ARE AT WAR with terrorists and with ISIS, therefore any action against fanatics that support the enemy is justified as far as I am concerned.
Good Lord, he hasn’t been shot, or imprisoned for that matter. He has been restricted in his involvements regarding ISIS, that’s all! All you cry babies and the CBC should get down on your knees everyday and thank GOD that ISIS is not here in Canada doing what they are doing in the countries they occupy. You people are bleeding heart Lie-berals with no sense what ever.
AND, why is it that jerks like you always bring Israel into an ISIS or Islamic argument? Leave Israel out of your stupid justifications of ISIS or Islamic fanatics.
commented 2015-06-16 12:32:30 -0400
I think that what was done is a ‘reasonable balance’…between charging, trying and incarcerating a potential ‘terrorist’….and just letting him continue with his ‘agenda’…until he commits a violent crime.
commented 2015-06-16 12:15:00 -0400
I do agree that this is a slippery slope, the boy should be charged before these conditions are placed upon him
commented 2015-06-16 12:11:30 -0400
DANE JACKSON, on the other hand, how do we address the slippery slope situation where a person has clearly shown to have violent, terrorist activities in mind (which I presume to be the case here)? Do we just wait until he commits terrorist activities, where innocent lives, which could be yours if you live in Winnipeg, are lost? Somebody who supports Israel is hardly an equivalent situation! I support Israel’s right to exist as a free nation, but that hardly justifies regarding me as a suspected terrorist.
commented 2015-06-16 11:40:17 -0400
If one hasn’t been convicted, this is outrageous. This is the absolute definition of the slippery slope.

This is the equivalent of the police showing up on my door step and issuing a ticket for speeding because it is likely i will do it in
the near future.

Things like this will only encourage more ISIS fanatics to point out how anti ISIS our courts are and use our own rulings to recruit more terrorists.

This would be unacceptable if we did this to someone who openly suupported Israel (not saying Israel and ISIS are similar, but some might). My opinion of the legal system is one that should catch the “bad guys” and prosecute and punish in an effective manner and that should serve as the deterrent.
commented 2015-06-16 10:18:00 -0400
or how about suzuki’s idea that would put people that disagree with him in jail?
commented 2015-06-16 09:44:37 -0400
On the other hand, the CBC, the rest of the ‘progressive’ main stream media, and the so-called civil liberties bodies seemingly have no problem with the imposition of “sensitivity training” or re-education on those who happen to have a different perspective on marriage and human sexuality.
commented 2015-06-16 09:14:42 -0400
It does seem unfair, but it’s a good safety precaution, if he’s suspected of ISIS involvement. Especially since he openly admitted to supporting the ISIS cause. But if CBC has any reason to complain, why don’t they look at some of the Muslim/Christian cases that have been tried unfairly, before they start acting so high and mighty.