Toronto Teacher - Suspected Terrorist Links...

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by The Kid, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. The Kid

    The Kid TRIBE Member

    Just read this article on

    Toronto teacher with suspected terrorist links faces deportation

    Toronto — A Toronto teacher will find out within two weeks whether he can stay in Canada. CSIS says Mahmoud Jaballah is a terrorist sympathizer with links to Al Jihad.

    CSIS refuses to reveal some of the evidence
    Jaballah is an Egyptian-born man who taught at a Toronto Islamic school before he was jailed seven months ago. Now the federal government wants to deport him back to Egypt.

    Mahmoud Jaballah was first arrested in 1999 on allegations he was linked to the Islamic group Al Jihad, which CSIS identifies as a terrorist organization. The accusations against Jaballah were thrown out months later. Then last year, CSIS arrested him again, saying there was new evidence. The federal government considers Jaballah a threat to national security.

    But Jaballah's lawyer, Rocco Galati, says he's never seen the evidence against his client. Jaballah's federal court hearing ended in dramatic fashion Monday when his lawyer walked out. Galati told the judge that the entire proceeding is a sham.

    CSIS and the federal government say they won't reveal some of the evidence against Jaballah because it could hurt national security.

    Former CSIS agent David Harris agrees, saying Galati's tactics serve no purpose. "To get theatrical and stomp out of court doesn't really respond to the safety issue and interest that all Canadians have, under our constitution, to face," says Harris.

    In the meantime, Jaballah remains behind bars.
  2. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    pretty scarey when they can arrest you and detain you and deport you based on 'secret' evidence.

    oh! oh!!! i've got secret evidence the george w. bush is, let me think, um.....guilty, .... barrattry! yeah! better arrest him!!!!


    you want to see my evidence? no. no. no. no. it's a secret....*shhhhhhhh*
  3. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    Since when did we adopt the U.S.'s secret trial and evidence policy?

    This guy might have all the terrorist links in the world, but he at least deserves to know what they have against him.

    Besides, I'm sure that they could pin "terrorist links" on just about anyone with a Muslim name these days. I probably even have terrorist links and just don't know it.

    Rosey has terrorist links too, but I'm not telling what they are. ;)

  4. LoopeD

    LoopeD Well-Known Member

    Canada's problem has never been deporting people for no reason, their problem is letting convicted criminals in then losing track of em...........

  5. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    hey, what'd you go and do that for? now i'm screwed. cover blown. that's it. game over man, game over!

    well, i guess the cat is out of the proverbial bag.....

    it's true, i'm a sleeper agent from hulla sent to bring down tribe from the inside. ;)
  6. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    ^^^ too true.
    How many times have I heard in the news a report of a crime, and the criminal was supposedly "deported" from Canada years before...

  7. The Kid

    The Kid TRIBE Member

    Not so... think back to WWII and Japanese-Canadians...

    ...just some food for thought.
  8. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    That reminds me of something I read a while back about how a lot of the members of Toronto's local Tamil gangs were bad-ass soldiers before they came here. It was a while back though...

  9. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    That reminds me of something I read a while back about how a lot of the members of Toronto's local Rave scene were bad-ass partiers back in the day. It was a while back though....

    i'm on to you TAZ-boy! on to you!!!!!!!!! :p
  10. LoopeD

    LoopeD Well-Known Member

    I guess I was thinking more along the lines of CURRENT EVENTS!;)

  11. Gizmo

    Gizmo TRIBE Member

    One of the people I work with is tamil. He is one of the senior most people on our floor and took home seven figures last year.

    He leads a very ordinary life though, doesn't drive a flashy car, has a very ordinary house and generally just avoids all the *bling-bling* excesses that his peers indulge in.

    I was talking with him and he mentioned that part of this philosophy is that he is naturally frugal having grown up very poor.

    But more importantly, he wants to avoid having his family harassed by Tamil gangs asking for money ostensibly being used to fund the tamil tigers in Sri lanka. But more often than not, being used primarily to finance their drug trading here.

    He said that is the case for nearly all tamil professionals in Toronto. A state of paranoia exists and no one likes to talk about how much money they make and people deliberately hide news of promotions etc. etc.
  12. The Kid

    The Kid TRIBE Member

    Read your original post... nice try though! (lol)

    In all seriousness though, situations like this raise some pretty major ethical and political questions. Where does a government draw the line after the events of Sept. 11th... on one hand they have a responsibility to protect the citizens of their nation, on the other hand people's constitutional rights must be upheld, otherwise the entire structure breaks down.

    Jaballah's lawyer sounds like a quack though, I sure wouldn't want someone like that defending me...
  13. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member


    Well, the guy sure isn't helping his case by hiring a lawyer named ROCCO GALATI ... you know, since all Italians are connected to the mafia. :)

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