“Information found on the personal computer of Ismael Habib in 2014 paints a portrait of a man looking for a way to leave Canada illegally in the hopes of going to Syria or Iraq.”
Why stop them from going? Why keep them in our countries? They will only find ways to wage jihad at home.
“‘I love jihad more than everything’: Ismael Habib’s computer focus of Crown’s case,” by Kate McKenna, CBC News, December 6, 2016:
Information found on the personal computer of Ismael Habib in 2014 paints a portrait of a man looking for a way to leave Canada illegally in the hopes of going to Syria or Iraq.
On Tuesday, an RCMP officer testified Habib, now 29, was searching for information on how to leave the country illegally, and specifically, how to get smuggled out of the country through the port in Montreal’s Point-Aux-Trembles neighbourhood.
Terms like “false passport,” “leaving Canada illegally,” and “ISIS Syria” were searched on Habib’s personal computer between 2013 and 2014, the court heard.
Habib is charged with attempting to leave Canada to commit terrorist acts and giving false information to obtain a passport.
The trial, now in its seventh day, is being heard by Quebec Court Judge Serge Délisle at the Montreal courthouse.
A key part of Tuesday’s testimony involved archived written conversations in the program Skype.
The name of the Skype account was under “Stephane Leclair.”
However, in a conversation with a woman from Sweden, the person writing from that account said his name was actually Ismael.
“Stephane is a name that I use for security,” the conversation said.
The RCMP officer heavily implied Habib was the real person behind the account, which was logged into his personal computer.
“As for me, I love jihad more than everything,” said a conversation found on the computer.
‘Basically everyone could be a spy’
The conversations found on Habib’s computer outline what his life might have been like during a three-month trip to Syria in 2013. He said he had a salary and was given food.
The writer said he “feels more at home” in Syria than anywhere else.
They also provide a glimpse into someone who was keenly aware he was being watched. The writer describes meeting a Canadian with whom he shared values — only to discover he was working for the government.
“Basically everyone could be a spy,” the writer said….