National Newswatch

Hezbollah operative collected information on Toronto’s Pearson airport

Jun 20 2019 — Stewart Bell — A Hezbollah operative collected “detailed information” about Toronto’s Pearson airport, according to a report circulated by Canada’s air safety agency and obtained by Global News. The June 18 Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) report reproduced an article about Ali Kourani, a member of Hezbollah’s external operations unit, the Islamic Jihad Organization.

Canada looked at ‘possible options’ for bringing back ISIS members, document shows

May 9 2019 — Stewart Bell — The federal government has explored “a number of possible options” for bringing captured Islamic State group members back to Canada, according to a “secret” document obtained by Global News. “None of the options are ideal and all present different challenges and risks,” said the three-page briefing prepared last year and recently released under the Access […]

‘We’re a target’: Canada’s places of worship are fortifying, and the government is helping pay for it

May 9 2019 — Stewart Bell — Rabbi Jarrod Grover arrived at Toronto’s Beth Tikvah Synagogue one morning to find a red swastika and “Islam will rule” spray-painted on the building’s brick exterior. Congregants were concerned. Some were Holocaust survivors. So the synagogue put other priorities on hold, and with the help of a federal security grant, installed new surveillance cameras.

The Gaddafi condo: Redecorated at SNC-Lavalin’s expense, luxury Toronto suite sits unused amid UN inaction

Mar 14 2019 — Stewart Bell — The Gaddafis lost Libya in 2011, when rebel fighters captured and killed longtime dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. But the family still holds a small patch of territory in Canada’s largest city. “Nobody comes, nobody goes,” the property manager at 10 Navy Wharf Ct., who asked not to be identified by name, said of the 40th-floor […]

Captured Canadian could be long-sought narrator of ISIS propaganda

Jan 17 2019 — Stewart Bell — For more than four years, authorities have been trying to identify an ISIS member with a distinctly Canadian accent who was narrating the terrorist group’s English-language propaganda. He voiced videos showing mass executions and may have participated in them. His audio statements claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris and Orlando and threatened more.