Crown Frees Four in Islamic Terrorism Case

The Crown has dropped charges against four adult suspects in the 2006 Toronto terrorism case. All four men signed peace bonds with curfew and passport conditions; indictments against them were then stayed. Three of the suspects admitted to attending an alleged terrorist training camp which ran from December 18 – 31, 2005. All disagreed with the Crown assessment that it was a jihadist exercise. The Crown had recently made public a videotaped speech from the camp where a ringleader urged members to band together and fight for Islam. Defense lawyers argued the exercise was amateurish and that many arrived to the camp unaware of its true purpose.