It seems as if every day now, new jihad plotters are discovered. No one, however, seems curious as to why there are so many of them, or what could possibly be inspiring them. Everyone seems content with the idea that tales of alleged Western atrocities in Muslim lands “radicalizes” otherwise peaceful Muslims. Why such stories move them to kill innocent people, when atrocity stories have inspired numerous other reactions in other groups, remains unexplained.
“Suspect charged in Canada for plotting ‘IS-inspired attacks,’” AFP, July 11, 2015:
A man was arrested and charged in British Columbia Friday after allegedly posting material supporting the Islamic State group and calling for killings in the name of “jihad,” officials said.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 33-year-old Othman Ayed Hamdan of Fort St John, about 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) north of Vancouver, was charged on three counts.
He is accused of counseling to commit murder, counseling to assault causing bodily harm and counseling to commit aggravated assault — all “for the benefit of a terrorist group,” according to an RCMP statement.
“Hamdan was involved in posting pro-Islamic State (IS) propaganda online which included inducement and instructions to commit murder in the name of jihad,” the statement said.
Hamdan, who has been under investigation since October 2014, is in custody and is expected to appear in court shortly.
The RCMP said “a number of items” were seized from his residence….