Here again we see the mystery on full display: it is very, very easy for Western non-Muslim political leaders, church officials, law enforcement authorities and the like to see that Islam is a religion of peace that rejects violence. It is much, much harder for an increasing number of young Muslims to see this. Maybe John Kerry, Joe Biden and the U.S. Catholic bishops could start going into mosques to lead seminars explaining to Muslims how to understand their religion properly.
“Sabrine Djaermane and El Mahdi Jamali make court appearance,” by Steve Rukavina, CBC News, September 15, 2015:
Two Montreal teenagers facing terrorism-related charges appeared in court Wednesday to finalize plans for their preliminary hearing.
Sabrine Djaermane, 19, and El Mahdi Jamali, 18, are facing several charges including attempting to leave Canada to commit a terrorist act abroad, possession of an explosive substance, facilitating a terrorist act and committing an act under the direction of or for the profit of a terrorist organization.
Prosecutor Lyne Décarie told Quebec Court Judge Hélène Morin that she expects 17 witnesses to testify at the preliminary hearing.
Djaermane and Jamali sat side by side at the prisoners box at the hearing. Jamali was in handcuffs and leg restraints. At one point, Jamali smiled and waved at a female relative in the courtroom.
The two College Maisonneuve students, who are romantically linked, were arrested in April. They will remain in custody pending trial….