Here is an interesting article, for years now I have been saying that the Islamic Regime imports terrorists under teh disguise of students to carleton university. Now there is literal proof. Lets hope the Canadian governemtn will start to open up their eyes to what is going on right under their nose.
Carleton student says she funnelled cash to terror cell
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
She started out looking for a husband. Instead, the young Carleton University student became a key conduit for thousands of dollars that, police say, was financing terrorism.
Zenab Armend Pisheh, an Ottawa-area chemistry student in her early 20s, says she was used by young, aspiring jihadists in Britain and Canada and that she was handpicked because "sisters don't get caught -- brothers get caught if they send money."
For the first time yesterday, Ms. Armend Pisheh emerged as a key, co-operating witness for British and Canadian prosecutors, who are trying to prove that seven young British men and an Ottawa man, Momin Khawaja, conspired to blow up a British landmark in 2004.
The seven Britons have been on trial for months, and Mr. Khawaja, the first person charged under Canada's anti-terrorism legislation, is slated to begin his trial in January. Although Ms. Armend Pisheh didn't appear in court in London yesterday for the trial of the seven men, a statement detailing how she was first wooed, and later made a co-conspirator, was read into the record by British prosecutors. Her double life as a money runner, she says in her statement, began in the summer of 2002, when she was finishing her CEGEP studies, the college program that Quebec teenagers must complete before attending university. Although The Globe was unable to locate Ms. Armend Pisheh, associates said that, at that time, she lived in Aylmer, Que.
She lived with her Iranian parents.
It was around that time that, through an Internet chat room, she got to know a man who identified himself as Abdul Rahman Adam. It was a whirlwind romance, and soon he was phoning her from Britain and discussing marriage. He also told her that he and some other brothers were interested in unspecified "training" in a place she presumed to be Pakistan, she said.
The man she met, prosecutors say, was actually one of the seven accused British men, Anthony Garcia, 24.
The wedding never happened; her suitor insisted that she move to Britain and live with him and his parents, and she wanted him to come to Canada, she said in her statement.
She kept in contact with him, though, and she alleges that he asked her for money.
Shortly after that, Ms. Armend Pisheh received an e-mail from a man who identified himself as "Hamza." British prosecutors have identified Hamza as Mr. Khawaja, an Ottawa software developer who is accused of designing the cellphone detonator that the Britons were allegedly planning to use to ignite 600 kilograms of ammonium nitrate.
At first, Hamza talked about jihad and the "cause of Allah," she said in her statement. Eventually, they met in person, she said.
"He later told me he needed a woman to send money," she said in her statement. "He said it had to be a woman because sisters don't get caught -- brothers get caught if they send money."
In a meeting at the University of Ottawa, he handed her cash, she said. In total, she estimates that she and "Hamza" met between 10 and 15 times, and that on one occasion he gave her $4,000 to send. She had orders to send the cash through a Western Union in downtown Ottawa's biggest mall, the Rideau Centre.
"He also gave me CDs and jihad videos. One showed training. . . . He gave them to me over a period of time," her statement said.
Over the next few months, she would send more cash, and a debit card for a bank account which, prosecutors say, was later used by the British suspects.
Ms. Armend Pisheh also says she once met with Mr. Khawaja and his friend, Younes Lasfar. Mr. Lasfar told her that using e-mail was unsafe, she said in her statement, and soon, the group began communicating through the same joint e-mail account.
They shared the same user name and password and would write draft messages to each other. That way no e-mails would be sent and intercepted, she said.
Reached yesterday, Mr. Lasfar said he had no idea what Ms. Armend Pisheh was talking about.
"All I know is that she used to be friends with my sister and that's it," he said.
Last year, Mr. Lasfar told the CBC's fifth estate that he and Mr. Khawaja used to play paintball and to avoid suspicion, they would sign up with Western names such as Matthew and Robert. If they talked about paintball on the phone, they would refer to it as "hockey," he said.
He hasn't been accused by authorities of any wrongdoing.
The alleged financing scheme came to a halt when Ms. Armend Pisheh started to question the sanctity of their operation, she said. She abandoned the bank account because she "didn't think what [Mr. Khawaja] was doing was right," she said.
"I don't think it was right as a woman and they kept getting caught. If it was religiously right it would go smoothly."
When Mr. Khawaja was arrested in April of 2004, she said she realized what she had involved herself in. Although Mr. Khawaja always referred to himself as "Hamza," she said he had signed off one e-mail with the name "Momin," her statement said. However, she also said her in statement that the outdated photograph of Mr. Khawaja that appeared in the media after his arrest didn't look exactly like the man she had secretly been meeting.
"I could not be sure because Hamza had a beard and the picture of Momin on the news did not have a beard."
Lawrence Greenspon, Mr. Khawaja's lawyer, said yesterday that if he has the chance to cross-examine Ms. Armend Pisheh, her motives for helping the authorities will be explored thoroughly. Mr. Khawaja's older brother, Qasim Khawaja, told The Globe that he didn't know the woman.
Her involvement in the case made him wonder about what sort of deal, if any, she had made with the Crown and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, it is an offence to enhance, directly or indirectly, the ability of someone to facilitate, or carry out, a terrorist plot.
"If she alleges that she's running money . . . then how come she's out there?" Qasim Khawaja said.

1 Comment:

  1. Winston said...
    These bastards have infiltrated every where

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