Sometimes a giant snowball is just a giant snowball. Sometimes it isn’t. Canadian Jihad and War Is Deceit Updates: “Innocuous video hid terror plot,” by Stewart Bell and Graeme Hamilton for the National Post (thanks to Sr. Soph):
When counter-terrorism police first screened the video found in Said Namouh’s house last September, it looked like an innocuous home movie of little relevance to their investigation.
A jerky camera films Mr. Namouh rolling a giant snowball, then cuts away to a set of animal tracks leading into the woods in Quebec’s Mauricie region, northeast of Montreal. A 4X4 roars in the background.
But a different story emerged when the soundtrack was translated from Arabic. Mr. Namouh’s monologue was about hiding explosives inside the snowball to blow up a passing vehicle, Quebec Court was told during a bail hearing that concluded on Friday.
And it wasn’t a snowman’s face he was carving into the snowball but the letters ” CVC,” the initials of the Caliphate Voice Channel, a branch of one of al-Qaeda’s most pervasive propaganda groups, the Global Islamic Media Front ( GIMF logo pictured here).
RCMP Corporal Michael Hanigan testified that Mr. Namouh spent long hours at his computer in Trois-Rivieres, editing GIMF videos that threatened Western countries like Germany and Austria and sought to inspire terrorists around the world.
” Oh, German government,” says one video that Mr. Namouh is alleged to have helped produce. ” This is our advice to you: Remove your soldiers from the Muslim lands. Because otherwise you will one day regret it.”…
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