Isis

Can we combine all the ISIS threads please.

  • Yes

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  • Why of course

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  • Yep

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  • Well I mean really, yes

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Our work here is done, be nice to get home to Canada eh? Getting used to staying off the grass will be easy, . . . cough.
 

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ISIS vows UK carnage during Christmas season
Brad Hunter
Published:
December 18, 2018
Updated:
December 18, 2018 7:30 PM EST
ISIS sickos are vowing to unleash carnage in the UK. This twisted poster of a dead Santa is their latest offering.
The butchers of ISIS are vowing to turn the streets of Britain into rivers of blood in their latest propaganda effort.
ISIS has now posted a chilling photo showing a murdered Santa Claus lying dead in the street.
Standing over him is a balaclava-clad jihadist.
And across the bottom is the heartless message: “O pigs of the cross, the day is near when your carnage will be gifts for your children.”
One expert fears that the death cult is deadly serious about unleashing Christmas carnage.
Rita Katz, director of the international terrorism study group Site Intel, said that Islamic State is spreading fear.
Terrorist Cherif Chekatt who murdered five at a Christmas market in France was ventilated by police bullets. GETTY IMAGES
“[By] using Christmas symbols like Santa Claus and depicting streets in England, IS-aligned groups [are] warning of attacks,” she told The UK Sun.
The warning comes hot on the heels of the Christmas market massacre in the French city of Strasbourg. Five people died in the attack before the terrorist was killed by cops.
A man suspected of supplying the gun that was used in the shooting attack was handed preliminary terror charges yesterday, said a judicial official close to the investigation.
A woman places flowers at the scene of the Christmas market massacre in France. GETTY IMAGES
He is suspected of providing the weapon Cherif Chekatt used in his Dec. 11 market attack, a police source said.
Chekatt, 29, died in a shootout with cops after four days on the run.
In the days before the latest outrage in France, chatter was rampant on messaging platforms used by ISIS members and their supporters.
And that chatter pointed to a lone wolf attack like the one unleashed by Chekatt.
As a result, security has been jacked up across Europe — particularly in Italy and France — as police have an armed presence in train stations and airports,.

http://torontosun.com/news/world/isis-vows-uk-carnage-during-christmas-season
 

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1. They undermine your faith in your grasp of reality.
2. Their actions don’t match their words.
3. They are experts at doling out guilt.
4. They claim the role of the victim.
5. They are too much, too soon
6. They are an emotional black hole.
7. They eagerly agree to helpand maybe even volunteerthen act like a martyr.
8. They always one-up you.
9. They know all your buttons and don’t hesitate to push them,

Non Sport interest by Jihadists then they kill innocent civilians around the world barely enemies soldiers before the war in Afghanistan.
 

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Do you mean like Army/Navy football?? I don't follow pro-sports, to much business and too selective in the talent that can participate on an even level. There should be Olympics where the military personnel are the 'competitors'. Let the citizens see what they are getting for their money as creating super steroids is not 'cheap'.

The fake competition also sets up an outcome that only has 'winners' and 'losers' so cheating is always an option.


https://www.mintpressnews.com/media-silent-another-journalist-tortured-death-saudi-arabia/251588/
Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser has died after being tortured while in prison, the New Khaleej recently reported.
The news outlet cited human rights sources, claiming that Al-Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saudi authorities claimed he administered the Twitter account Kashkool, which disclosed rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities and the royal family.
According to the sources, Saudi authorities used moles in Twitter’s offices in Dubai to identify the journalist as the account’s administrator.
 

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'IT'S ALLAH WILL': ISIS sickos filmed 'bestial' beheadings of female backpackers
Brad Hunter, Postmedia Network
Published:
December 20, 2018
Updated:
December 20, 2018 12:24 PM EST
This undated handout picture shows 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway. HO / AFP/Getty Images
ISIS sickos are responsible for the grisly decapitation murders of two Scandinavian women in the mountains of Morocco, intelligence officials say.
The twisted monsters called the two university students “enemies of God” and then filmed themselves as they cut the women’s heads off.
Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, were found dead Monday near the village of Imlil.
Female backpackers decapitated while hiking in Morocco: Source
The two university friends had been on a month-long backpacking trek through the North African nation when they were slaughtered in their tents.
Danish intelligence operatives claim the evil video is authentic and that the killers can be linked to the Islamic State.
In the video, the four alleged killers can be heard shouting “it’s Allah’s will” and “this is for Syria.”
More footage released on Thursday show the killer quartet pledging allegiance to the decimated group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
“The video and preliminary investigation according to the Moroccan authorities indicate that the killings may be related to the terrorist organization Islamic State,” the Danish intelligence service said in a statement.
“This is a case of an unusually bestial killing of two totally innocent young women.”
Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen called the murders “politically motivated and thus an act of terror,” adding “there are still dark forces that want to fight our values. We must not give in.”
Three of the men were arrested at a bus station in Marrakesh and cops recovered a treasure trove of deadly-looking knives and swords. A fourth was arrested on suspicion of being an ISIS member.
The two Scandinavian women — who were studying to be outdoor guides — were last seen with three men in Marrakesh before they were to go hiking in the Atlas Mountains.
The three murder suspects — all between the ages of 25 and 33 — were pinched after a trader tipped off cops about the knives.
(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on Dec. 20, 2018, shows Rachid Afatti (L), Ouziad Younes (C), and Ejjoud Abdessamad (R), the three suspects in the grisly murder of two Scandinavian hikers whose bodies were found at a camp in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, in police custody following their arrest. (MOROCCAN POLICE/AFP/Getty Images) - / AFP/Getty Images
“We came from Azilal and stopped in Marrakesh before continuing to Agadir,” a bus ticket inspector, Abdulrahim, told the Daily Mail.
“We picked up three people. They bought their tickets. When the bus left the station, a policeman asked me to close the door of the bus, because we normally leave it open for other people to jump on.
“Then he told me to stop the bus in front of the Ryad Mogador hotel. Then, the police got on the bus and they went to check the guys and they found four big knives.”
Investigators believe the vile videos were filmed elsewhere.

http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article...-murdered-Scandinavian-women-enemies-God.html
http://torontosun.com/news/world/backpackers-decapitated-in-morocco-an-act-of-terror-denmark-premier
 

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Interpol chief fears bloodshed from ISIS 2.0
Brad Hunter
Published:
December 21, 2018
Updated:
December 21, 2018 5:37 PM EST
The head of Interpol fears returning ISIS fighters and those sprung from jail will cause more bloodshed and havoc in the West.
The final vestiges of Islamic State’s caliphate are being pulverized into oblivion.
But that doesn’t mean the death cult is dead.
A new report raised red flags that Europe and the Western world could be in for a new slew of bloodshed at the hands of fanatics.
Interpol chief Jürgen Stock believes ISIS 2.0 will wreak havoc — particularly in Europe — when the first wave or “early generation” of jihadis are released from prison.
“We could soon be facing a second wave of other Islamic State-linked or radicalized individuals that you might call Isis 2.0,” Stock told the Press Association.
Mad mullah of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq. His whereabouts is currently unknown.
“A lot of these are suspected terrorists or those who are linked to terrorist groups as supporters who are facing maybe two to five years in jail,” he said. “Because they were not convicted of a concrete terrorist attack but only support for terrorist activities, their sentences are perhaps not so heavy.”
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With ISIS being taken off the board in the Middle East, most of the foreign fighters will either go to Africa or stay in Europe. And they are as deadly as ever, the Interpol boss said.
“In many parts of the world, in Europe but also Asia, this generation of early supporters will be released in the next couple of years, and they may again be part of a terrorist group or those supporting terrorist activities,” Stock said.
French cops raid the suspected safe house of an ISIS member. GETTY IMAGES
The Interpol chief said his international crime-busting agency has a database of around 45,000 suspected jihadists.
Tracking them down is not easy.
“The so-called returnees are still a concern for many member countries,” he said.
“Many of those who left, for instance from Europe or Asia, have not yet returned. Some of them have been killed on the battlefield but some of them are missing.”
And the returnees tend to be battle-hardened headcases with international connections.
bhunter@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/world/interpol-chief-fears-bloodshed-from-isis-2-0
 

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BACKPACKER MURDERS: ISIS posted grisly images on grieving mom's Facebook page
Brad Hunter
Published:
December 21, 2018
Updated:
December 21, 2018 1:35 PM EST
From left, Rachid Afatti, Ouziad Younes, and Ejjoud Abdessamad, the three suspects in the grisly ISIS-inspired murders of two Scandinavian hikers whose bodies were found at a camp in Morocco's High Atlas mountains. GETTY IMAGES
The final thrust of the knife used to decapitate two backpackers in the hills of Morocco was figurative.
For a twisted ideology rooted in the 1500s like the one ISIS follows the cut was most modern.
ISIS fanatics who murdered tourists Dane Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and Norwegian Maren Ueland, 28, while they slept, used social media to spread their vile message.
The suspected killers posted gruesome images of the murders on Ueland’s mother Irene’s Facebook page.
This undated handout picture shows 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway. Islamists are suspected of murdering two young Scandinavian women trekking in southern Morocco. GETTY IMAGES HO / AFP/Getty Images
And they celebrated “Allah’s will” by sending the images via private messenger to the two women’s wide circle of friends, Danish media is reporting.
“A European official close to the investigation confirmed that the beheading video was sent by private messenger to friends of the killed Danish woman by unknown senders who appeared to have Moroccan profiles. Police are investigating,” The New York Times reported.
Investigators believe the killers used Jespersen’s phone to sent the grisly photos and footage to her contacts.
Jespersen and Ueland were university friends studying to be outdoor guides.
They were on a month-long backpacking adventure in Morocco when the killers struck.
Louisa Jespersen, 24, from Denmark and her friend Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were allegedly decapitated by killers while backpacking in Morocco. FACEBOOK
Intelligence officials say the heartless messages were sent by twisted ISIS sympathizers.
They were murdered on Monday and found dead in their tent at the foot of the Atlas Mountains.
Three Moroccan men were arrested at a bus stop in Marrakesh after a ticket taker tipped off cops.
On Friday, authorities announced that nine more people linked to the murders have been arrested. The total is now 13 arrests.
Videos seized showed the suspects pledging allegiance to the ISIS death cult and claiming the murders were revenge for air strikes in Syria.
“This is for Syria, here are the heads of your Gods,” one of the thugs said, adding “this is in revenge for our brothers in Hajin.”
Islamic State has been all but obliterated in the Iraq and Syria theatres of war, home of their once formidable redoubt.
Now, ISIS maintains a tiny speck of land in Syria and the walls are fast closing in on the fanatics.
Louisa Jespersen, 24, from Denmark and her friend Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were allegedly decapitated by killers while backpacking in Morocco. FACEBOOK
Meanwhile, Morocco has been considered a relatively safe country and jihadis have not struck the North African nation since 2011.
But residents are fearful the rich tourist sector — which accounts for 10% of the economy — could be badly damaged by the vicious murders.
“What most of us had feared – that is to say a terrorist angle to the double crime in the region of Imlil, has been confirmed. Shock, sadness and revulsion are perceptible in Morocco,” news website Medias24 said.
Moroccan police officers drive a van carrying the bodies of the two murdered Scandinavian hikers as they are being transported from a morgue in the capital Marrakesh to the airport in Casablanca. GETTY IMAGES
And two innocent women are dead.
On Friday, their bodies made the long, sad journey home.
bhunter@postmedia.com

http://torontosun.com/news/world/ba...-grisly-images-on-grieving-moms-facebook-page
 

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Moroccans hold anti-terror vigil for slain Nordic hikers
Associated Press
Published:
December 22, 2018
Updated:
December 22, 2018 4:27 PM EST
Moroccans pay tribute to murdered Dane Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Norwegian Maren Ueland in Rabat on December 22, 2018. (FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
RABAT, Morocco — Moroccans gathered Saturday in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honour two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas Mountains.
Hundreds of people brought flowers and shed tears Saturday in a show of opposition to violence and religious extremism.
They were honouring 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland and 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, whose bodies were found Monday. Authorities say the hikers were killed by four men affiliated with the Islamic State group.
The killings shocked Moroccans as much as those in Denmark and Norway.
“I am deeply touched by the kind reactions of the Moroccan people after the tragic event,” the Norwegian ambassador to Morocco, Merethe Nergaard, said in a statement Saturday.
The mourners included ordinary Moroccans joined by politicians, artists and activists. Some held banners saying “Sorry” and condemned the brutal killing, which is unusual in Morocco and revived fears of terrorism.
“Words cannot describe this barbaric crime,” said Khalil Bensalmi, in his fifties, who came to the vigil with his two daughters. “This doesn’t at all represent Moroccan society or its pacifist culture.”
The group first held a vigil in front of the Norwegian Embassy, read a letter in memory of the two women, then held a moment of silence. Many attendees cried. They then quietly departed to the Danish Embassy, where again tears were shed, and candles were lit in honour of the two women, university students passionate about the outdoors.
Ratiba Naji, a housewife, tried to hold back her emotions as she said, “It’s horrendous. These girls deserve life. Their parents must be devastated. I am sorry.”
A torch-lit parade was held in Ueland’s hometown in Norway on Friday.
The killings marked the first terrorist attack to hit Morocco since 2011, when a suicide bomber detonated in Marrakech and killed 16 people.
More than 1,000 Moroccans have joined IS in recent years, and Moroccan authorities arrested 20 cells with terrorist affiliations between 2017 and 2018.
The hikers’ killings triggered fear among Moroccans of a renewed terrorist threat.
Samira Laziri, a journalist for national radio, who came to the vigil to protest against terrorism, said, “We thought that we were safe, but sadly there are still terrorist cells in the country and unfortunately we still have a lot of youth who get influenced” by extremist forces.
Thirteen men have been detained in the investigation.
http://torontosun.com/news/crime/moroccans-hold-anti-terror-vigil-for-slain-nordic-hikers
 

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10 more arrests in killings of Nordic hikers in Morocco
Associated Press
Published:
December 26, 2018
Updated:
December 26, 2018 11:11 AM EST
Louisa Jespersen, 24, from Denmark and her friend Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were allegedly decapitated by killers while backpacking in Morocco.FACEBOOK
RABAT, Morocco — Moroccan authorities say a total of 19 people have been arrested in connection with the murders of two Nordic tourists in the Atlas Mountains.
ISIS sickos filmed ‘bestial’ beheadings of female backpackers
Female backpackers decapitated while hiking in Morocco: Source
Boubker Sabik, a spokesman for Morocco’s national security agency, says 10 new suspects were arrested over the last two days for their links with the alleged killers of 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen from Denmark, and 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway.
This undated handout picture shows 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway. HO / AFP/Getty Images
Their bodies were found last week in their camping tent in a remote area in the Atlas Mountains. Authorities believe the hikers were killed by men affiliated with the Islamic State group.
Sabik told national television 2M on Sunday that the suspects targeted the two girls randomly and that ISIS didn’t co-ordinate the killings.

http://torontosun.com/news/world/10-more-arrests-in-killings-of-nordic-hikers-in-morocco
 

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LOL, that is "U is", not "they is".

BTW, Defeated is the only foot you will ever have of your own mr wiener.
 

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Brit tourist missed being massacred by ISIS killers in Morocco
Brad Hunter
Published:
January 8, 2019
Updated:
January 8, 2019 5:16 PM EST
From left, Rachid Afatti, Ouziad Younes, and Ejjoud Abdessamad, the three suspects in the grisly ISIS-inspired murders of two Scandinavian hikers whose bodies were found at a camp in Morocco's High Atlas mountains. GETTY IMAGES
The ISIS monsters who beheaded two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco first wanted to murder a British tourist.
But the elderly Brit told the killers he was a Muslim and they let him go.
Moroccan counter-terror chief Abdelhak Khiam said the arrested men revealed they spoke to the unnamed Brit before the two women showed up.
It wasn’t clear whether the unnamed man was actually a Muslim or whether he lied his way out of a trip to the funeral parlour.
Louisa Jespersen, 24, from Denmark and her friend Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway were allegedly decapitated by killers while backpacking in Morocco. FACEBOOK
The gang were lusting for the blood of westerners on behalf of ISIS when they spotted the man in the Atlas Mountains of Dec. 17, investigators revealed.
Tragically, an hour later, the group encountered university students Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway.
The girls were beheaded and their bloody corpses left in the tent they had erected. The decapitation of Jespersen was filmed and then circulated on the death cult’s web forms.
One killer holding a fearsome knife shrieked in Arabic: “It is Allah’s will.”
Cops in Morocco scour the crime scene where two backpackers were murdered Monday. GETTY IMAGES
Fifteen men have since been charged with terrorism-related offences in connection with the crimes.
The charges include forming a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts and premeditated murder, Morocco’s public prosecutor said in a statement.
Cops said more suspects will be charged in the coming days.
A Swiss-Spanish national was also arrested in connection with the murders.
Intelligence sources say the man is suspected of recruiting Moroccans and other sub-Saharan nationals to carry out terrorist acts in Morocco against foreign targets and security forces.
The suspects had pledged allegiance to ISIS three days before the students’ bodies were discovered.
But Moroccan authorities claim the killers are “lone wolves” and the crime was not “coordinated with Islamic State.”
The dead women were on a month-long adventure in Morocco when they were murdered.
They were described friends and family as “happy and sociable.”

http://torontosun.com/news/world/brit-tourist-missed-being-massacred-by-isis-killers-in-morocco
 

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Is it now human trafficking with snuff being the result and some patsies tricked into being the ones blamed for the attack? The 'travel agency' probably arranges lots 'cheap vacations' and normally nobody 'misses them'.
 

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I have to assume this is why the trolls are out in force today. Yes there is an update and it does not look good for the Jews who run the sex-trafficking and snuff for the 'elite'. Is this to show that even whites are 'fair game', especially the 'natural sluts' as they are having a party right until the death scene while ones captured by force know they are dead as soon as the hood is put on.
https://sputniknews.com/africa/201901101071365762-brit-morocco-killers-encounter-report/
Brit Escaped Morocco Butchers Hour Before Scandinavian Girls' Murder - Report

Two girls, one from Denmark and another from Norway, were found brutally slain not far from a popular hiking spot in the Atlas Mountains in the early hours of 17 December. The extremists who took their lives have described themselves as Daesh* supporters, although the terrorist group has not claimed responsibility for the murder yet.

The men who beheaded two Scandinavian backpackers in the mountains of Morocco said that they had had an encounter with another tourist on the same day, but he narrowly escaped the girls' fate, according to the Sun.
The gang reportedly met an elderly man from the UK in the Atlas Mountains on 17 December while on lookout for victims. The man told them that he was a Muslim, and they chose to let him go. It is unclear, however, whether he said the truth or lied to save his life, Moroccan counter-terror chief Abdelhak Khiam was quoted as saying.
As per the report, the two girls, Louisa Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were decapitated an hour after the said encounter. Their bodies were discovered by a pair of French hikers in a remote mountainous area in the Atlas Mountains an hour's walk from the nearest village. They were understood to have been training to be tour guides.
Moroccan authorities have yet to comment on the report; the British tourist's identity has yet to be revealed.
Following the gruesome murder, graphic footage was circulated online, displaying the horrific decapitation and the attackers pledging allegiance to Daesh.
Moroccan authorities have arrested a total of 15 people in connection with the tragic incident, including three main suspects, their accomplice and a Swiss national who is also suspected of recruiting would-be terrorists in Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa.
Moroccan intelligence spokesman Boubker Sabik referred to the attackers as being "lone wolves", adding that the crime was not co-ordinated with Daesh.
 

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The Truth About the Morocco Tourist Beheadings

Hey Sherlocks, Probably be worth checking out that employment agency eh??
 

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Toronto man pleads guilty to trying to join ISIS in Syria
Sam Pazzano Courts Bureau
Published:
February 1, 2019
Updated:
February 1, 2019 3:01 PM EST
Pamir Hakimzadah
A Toronto man has admitted he left Canada to participate in ISIS terrorist activity on the same day day Parliament Hill was attacked by a gunman who murdered Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.
Pamir Hakimzadeh, now 29, flew from Toronto to Amsterdam on Oct. 22, 2014 and then travelled to Istanbul, Turkey the next day, Crown attorney Chris Walsh told Justice John McMahon Friday.
Before his departure, Hakimzadeh had “exhibited increasingly radical Islamic beliefs, speaking in favour of or in defence of ISIS … and had viewed a website providing instructions on how to get into Syria,” Walsh said.
Pamir Hakimzadah
“Pamir had previously commented that Muslims are being oppressed all over the world and that it’s up to Muslims to go fight,” Walsh said in reading an agreed statement of fact in court.
“Pamir considered whether or not ISIS was prophesized in the Qur’an and whether they would bring justice to all Muslims in the Middle East. Pamir’s family did not share his views on ISIS,” said Walsh.
Hakimzadeh’s plan was foiled when a Turkish cabbie suspected “he was trying to join ISIS and turned him over to the police,” court heard.
Terror suspect motivated by attacks in Canada?
Turkish authorities deported him back to Canada on Nov. 19, 2014 and banned him from entering Turkey for one year. After he returned from Turkey, the young man “privately admitted that he left Canada for the purposes of contributing to the fight for Allah but authorities caught and detained him,” Walsh said.
“Pamir said he tried to help the cause, but Allah did not allow it,” the Crown added. A family member reported the wanna-be terrorist to police.
Nathan Cirillo is pictured in this undated Instagram photo. Cirillo was shot and killed while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Oct. 22, 2014. (Instagram)
Two years ago, Hakimzadeh was charged by the RCMP with leaving the country to join a terrorist group on or about Oct. 22, 2014, the unforgettable day that Cirillo was murdered by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and just two days after another follower fatally ran down Canadian Forces Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
spazzano@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/local-news/mississauga-man-pleads-guilty-to-trying-to-join-isis-in-syria
 

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Law society probes lawyer's relationship with terrorist client
Sam Pazzano Courts Bureau
Published:
February 10, 2019
Updated:
February 10, 2019 4:51 PM EST
Lawyer Rishma Gupta (Facebook)
A Toronto criminal lawyer faces an investigation into her relationship with a terrorist client after jail-guards alleged they saw videos of her crawling under the table during jail-house visits, the Toronto Sun has learned.
Rishma Gupta promised the Law Society of Ontario on Sept. 4, 2018 that she’d stop practising while law society investigators pursued their probe of her relationship with alleged terrorist client Pamir Hakimzadah.
Pamir Hakimzadah
She is not admitting to the alleged “professional misconduct or lack of capacity to practise law at this time,” her Aug. 28, 2018 undertaking to the law society stated.
By making this undertaking, Gupta avoided a public temporary licence suspension hearing where the allegations that prompted the investigation would have been revealed, sources told the Sun.
On Feb. 1, 2019, Hakimzadah pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in Toronto as he admitted he left Canada to participate in ISIS terrorist activity on the same day day Parliament Hill was attacked by a gunman who murdered Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.
Hakimzadah, now 29, flew from Toronto to Amsterdam on Oct. 22, 2014 and then travelled to Istanbul, Turkey the next day, court heard. Hakimzadah, who will be sentenced Feb. 26, is now represented by Toronto criminal lawyer Luka Rados.
While Hakimzadah was represented by Gupta, she visited him at Toronto South Detention Centre in a private meeting room which allows an an inmate and a lawyer to face one another at a wall-to-wall table.
Guards, who intermittently monitor these rooms through a window, allegedly spotted Gupta with her feet on Hakimzadah’s lap as he massaged them, sources told the Sun.
Gupta was issued a warning, but on a subsequent visit, guards allegedly caught her repeating this behaviour and suspended her visiting privileges with her client.
Guards reviewed previous videotaped visits by Gupta and allegedly discovered she crawled under the table towards her client on multiple occasions. None of the allegations have been proven.
“She has co-operated with the law society, but she’s not the subject of a disciplinary hearing,” said Gupta’s lawyer, Nadia Liva, in an interview. “She denies any inappropriate sexual contact with any client.”
The law society doesn’t comment on active investigations.
Toronto man pleads guilty to trying to join ISIS in Syria
Terror suspect motivated by attacks in Canada?
Gupta, who passed the bar in 2014, “was an assertive lawyer with a large number of clients,” said a member of the large downtown firm where she worked before leaving and signing the law society undertaking.
Hakimzadah was charged in 2017 with leaving the country to join a terrorist group on or about Oct. 22, 2014, the day that Cirillo was murdered by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and just two days after another follower fatally ran down Canadian Forces Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
Speaking outside a downtown courthouse after Hakimzadah’s 2017 arrest, Gupta told reporters her client was “kind of shocked by these charges.
“He’s upset,” Gupta told Global News after her client appeared briefly in April 2017. “They’re serious charges.”
Hakimzadah’s plan was foiled when a Turkish cabbie suspected “he was trying to join ISIS and turned him over to the police,” court heard on Feb. 1 when he pleaded guilty to those serious charges.
Turkish authorities deported him back to Canada on Nov. 19, 2014 and banned him from entering Turkey for one year. After he returned from Turkey, the young man “privately admitted that he left Canada for the purposes of contributing to the fight for Allah but authorities caught and detained him,” court heard on Feb. 1.
spazzano@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/news/national/law-society-probes-lawyers-relationship-with-terrorist-client