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Armed officers descended on the town of Strathroy, Ontario, on Wednesday afternoon. Police cited in news reports said the operation centred on Aaron Driver, a man in his mid-20s who had sympathised with the Islamic State group on social media and was under a court order not to associate with any terrorist group.
Senior police said late on Wednesday that the suspect had allegedly planned to carry out a suicide bombing mission in a public area
...how exactly could this order be enforced? With internet cafes, mobile internet and fake facebook profiles I fail to see how such an order could work for more than just say 1 or 2 suspects. Surely such an order would involve 24/7 surveillance, monitoring of his internet, numerous man hours and officers. Whilst this action was clearly successful in this case, if this is going to be the norm for all "suspects" of which there could be thousands, it seems impossible to police. What's more it does seem from recent events and stories emerging that many terrorist suspects are turning out to be homegrown muslim converts making detection 100% harder.
stay away from social media and computers and not have contact with Islamic State or similar groups
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport
I just want to add this vid report on a terrorist cell that the RCMP created and got caught in a court ruling . I have wondered if maybe the Parliment shooter wasn't a set up as well and will question all reports of terrorist in Canada .
In June 2015, Driver was first picked up in Winnipeg. Published reports at the time suggested Driver posted messages on social media that praised terrorist activities, including the attack on Parliament Hill in October 2014 by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Amarnath Amarasingam, a post-doctoral fellow at Dalhousie University who studies radicalization and terrorism, maintained in 2015 that Driver posted for several months on social media about disliking Canada and about a desire to move overseas. Mounties applied for a peace bond that could impose limits on Driver's activities, alleging in provincial court documents that investigators believed he might help with terrorist group activities. When Driver, who was in his mid-20s, was released later that month, he was ordered to comply with 18 different conditions, including wearing a GPS tracking device. At the time, the bail conditions drew criticism from the Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties. "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," said association president Corey Shefman. "This is Canada and a judge has just told this man that he must receive counseling from a religious leader. That, frankly, is outrageous." The office of former Tory public safety minister Steven Blaney defended the move, saying the government must combat terrorism.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation tipped off the RCMP about a person who was potentially planning a terrorist attack in Canada, says Reuters, which led the RCMP to a small Ontario town where they ended up killing a known ISIS sympathizer. After receiving the tip Wednesday morning, police responded to what they called "a potential terrorist threat" in Strathroy. Aaron Driver, 24, who had been under a peace bond for openly supporting ISIS on social media, was killed by police. RCMP told the man's family that Driver was shot after he detonated a device that wounded himself and one other person. The identity of the other person isn't clear. Police told Driver's family they had to shoot him because he had another device and planned to detonate it.
Wayne Driver had feared it would come to this, but it still came as a shock. He learned Thursday that his radicalized son, Aaron Driver, was killed the day before in a police standoff with RCMP. Police learned he was planning an 'imminent' attack and had pledged allegiance to ISIS.
originally posted by: PhyllidaDavenport
The 18 conditions of "bail" do seem pretty ludicrous and I don't know of anywhere else that has such "peace" orders but in the end it did in fact stop him bombing someone somewhere.
originally posted by: PhyllidaDavenport
Its kind of a good thing in a way, I agree, but even with all those measures in place, he still went ahead apparently and triggered something that alerted the RCMP to a possible public suicide bombing despite being under constant surveillance which I think could go to prove the sheer depth of radicalisation in these particular people and could be said to show the impossibility of de-radicalising them