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Canada: Muslim who stabbed soldiers and said “Allah told me to come here and kill people” acquitted of terror charges

Ali said (thanks to the Geller Report): “Allah told me to do this, Allah told me to come here and kill people.”




“‘While it is common ground that the defendant had become radicalized, there is no evidence of any connection between him and any other person or group in relation to the attack,’ MacDonnell said in his decision Monday, noting that Ali’s radical religious and ideological beliefs were largely the result of his mental illness.”

So apparently the Canadian authorities do not believe that an individual can be capable of committing an act of terrorism on his own. He has to be part of a group. That is absurd, and even more absurd is the claim that “Ali’s radical religious and ideological beliefs were largely the result of his mental illness.” Is Judge Ian MacDonnell saying that jihad is a manifestation of mental illness? So why is this peculiar pathology so widespread among Muslims, and nonexistent among non-Muslims?




“Man accused in military centre stabbing acquitted of terror charges,” Canadian Press, May 14, 2018 (thanks to the Geller Report):

TORONTO — A man with schizophrenia who attacked soldiers at a military recruitment centre in Toronto has been acquitted of terror-related charges and found not criminally responsible for lesser offences due to mental illness.

Judge Ian MacDonnell said Ayanle Hassan Ali’s actions in May 2016 did not fit the intended scope of Canadian terrorism laws.

“While it is common ground that the defendant had become radicalized, there is no evidence of any connection between him and any other person or group in relation to the attack,” MacDonnell said in his decision Monday, noting that Ali’s radical religious and ideological beliefs were largely the result of his mental illness….




His lawyers had argued that, because he committed his actions alone and had never been in contact with any terror groups, he should be found not guilty on the terror charges and ruled “not criminally responsible” for the lesser included offences of attempted murder, assault and weapons offences — a designation that acknowledges the accused committed an offence but, as a result of a mental disorder, could not appreciate the consequences, legality or moral wrongness of their actions…

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