Another islamofauxbic hate crime turns out to have been nothing of the kind. So very often we see that hate crimes against Muslims turn out to have been faked — mostly so that Muslims can claim they’re being persecuted and that counter-terror efforts have to end. And the authorities fall for this virtually every time.
“The arrest didn’t comfort Aouatif Zebiri, a student at Concordia and member of the Muslim Students’ Association. The threatening letter purportedly came from a group that calls itself Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada. Since it’s still unclear if the man who was arrested will be charged or if he’s linked to that group, she isn’t feeling reassured.”
That’s chutzpah, to keep on pushing the hoax after the hoax has been exposed.
“Montreal man charged with terror hoax after bomb threat targeting Muslim university students,” CBC News, March 2, 2017:
Hisham Saadi, 47, has been charged with carrying out a hoax regarding terrorist activity, uttering threats and mischief in connection with the Concordia University bomb threat Wednesday.
Saadi appeared in a Montreal courtroom via video link on Thursday afternoon.
He has been ordered to undergo a psychological assessment prior to his bail hearing, scheduled for Friday.
Saadi was arrested around 1:30 a.m. ET Thursday after officers, including members of the force’s tactical and canine units, descended on an apartment on Darlington Avenue near Goyer Street in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood, said Const. Benoit Boisselle.
The operation came a day after three buildings at Concordia’s busy downtown campus were evacuated. A letter saying explosive devices were placed in various areas of the school was sent to a number of Montreal media outlets, including CBC News.
Police found nothing suspicious during their search of the Hall building, Guy-De Maisonneuve building and the engineering, computer science and visual arts (EV) integrated complex, and handed the case over to the major crimes division.
Saadi is not known to police. He did not resist arrest, Boisselle said.
Boisselle said it’s unclear whether the man has any ties to the university.
Police searched the apartment for almost five hours. No explosives or anything to do with making bombs were found on the premises.
About 30 people were forced from their homes during the police operation due to the concern there could be explosives inside the apartment building….
The arrest didn’t comfort Aouatif Zebiri, a student at Concordia and member of the Muslim Students’ Association.
The threatening letter purportedly came from a group that calls itself Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada. Since it’s still unclear if the man who was arrested will be charged or if he’s linked to that group, she isn’t feeling reassured.
In an interview on CBC Montreal’s Daybreak, she said she won’t be going to the buildings that were targeted any time soon, but that overall she feels safe at school.
“I would say it’s rare to find students at Concordia who are Islamophobic. We are united, we believe our diversity makes us united and we cherish that,” she said….