The RCMP believe they have uncovered information on the whereabouts of al-Qaida members and planned attacks on coalition troops in Afghanistan.
The cache of documents was discovered after searching the possessions of a member of the Khadr family.
A report says the information is contained in a laptop, dozens of D-V-D’s and in the pages of diaries, all seized when Zaynab Khadr arrived at Pearson International Airport in Toronto in February.
Khadr is the eldest daughter of a family that has admitted to close ties with al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
…A search of [Zaynab Khadr’s] computer also unearthed files of Arabic songs that include Osama bin Laden’s voice and video clips of terrorists in action or making speeches, all of which are “cause for concern and require further investigation,” according to the officer, Sergeant Konrad Shourie.
But the Mounties cannot yet return Ms. Khadr’s laptop computer, the audiotapes or even her Arabic diary before the legal deadline, which passed last month, because they need more time to copy the information and analyze it.
A forensic analysis of the computer’s data, for instance, will take “several more months,” the affidavit says, and a psychological analysis of Ms. Khadr based on her diary could take even longer.
Ms. Khadr and her brother Abdullah are under RCMP investigation for participating in the activities of al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization of which their deceased father, Ahmed, was reputedly a high-ranking financier. They have not been charged.
Their younger brother, Omar, is detained at Guantanamo Bay after allegedly killing a U.S. medic in a firefight in Afghanistan. Abdurahman Khadr, another brother who claims to have attended al-Qaeda training camps, has publicly renounced the jihadist sympathies of his family…