They say he was “checked thoroughly,” but since they deny the motivating ideology of jihad terror attacks, how do they even know what to check for? They’re the blind leading the blind.
“Suspect facing terrorism charges in Edmonton attacks investigated in 2015,” by Dean Bennett, John Cotter, Rob Drinkwater and Chris Purdy, Canadian Press, October 1, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
EDMONTON — Mounties say the man accused of attacking a police officer and running down four pedestrians with a rental truck in a dramatic late-night downtown chase is a Somali refugee once investigated for espousing extremism.
RCMP assistant commissioner Marlin Degrand said the suspect, 30, was checked thoroughly in 2015 and deemed at that time to not pose a threat.
“There was insufficient evidence to pursue terrorism charges or a peace bond,” Degrand said Sunday. “The suspect was actually not deemed at that time to pose a threat to the security of Canada.”
Degrand said files on the suspect were kept and shared with other intelligence and police agencies after 2015, but said that was as much as the law would allow.
“We didn’t have sufficient evidence to warrant continued investigation of that individual following the 2015 (check),” he said.
Police did not name the suspect but CTV News has confirmed it’s Abdulahi Sharif. Police said he was arrested with an Islamic state flag in one of his vehicles.
Degrand initially said was the suspect was the process of making a refugee claim in Canada, but a spokesman with the federal Public Safety Department later clarified that he had already been found to be a refugee by the Immigration and Refugee Board.
He is facing a number of charges, including five counts of attempted murder, dangerous driving and participation in a terrorist activity….