Now this is the sort of thing we need to see much more often. “Mounties had mole in alleged terror cell,” from the Toronto Star, :
A well-known member of Toronto’s Muslim community worked as a police agent to infiltrate an alleged terrorism cell that police say was planning attacks in Canada, the Toronto Star has learned.
Although his identity is now known within the community and also to some of the 17 terrorism suspects arrested June 2, his name cannot be published due to Canadian laws.
Sources say the man worked for the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service, and then became a paid RCMP agent once a criminal investigation was launched.
It’s an offence under the Witness Protection Program Act to disclose the name of an RCMP agent.
While the names of sources in national security cases are often protected, this witness has agreed to testify in open court when his identity will be made public, sources say.
Pray, then, for his protection.