DAY PAROLE FOR ''KEY ARCHITECT'' OF TORONTO 18 TERROR PLOT
Dec 09, 2020
By Bob Komsic
The Parole Board’s decision to grant day parole to Shareef Abdelhaleem, which went against the recommendation from Correctional Service of Canada, appeared to surprise the ”key architect” of a high profile terrorist plot.
Following the decision Abdelhaleem told the board ”you will not be sorry … I will be the model citizen.”
18 were originally arrested in sweeping raids in June 2006 and accused of plans to set off powerful truck bombs at key financial, military and intelligence targets.
There were also plans to storm Parliament, behead then prime minister Stephen Harper and take hostages.
Charges were stayed against some or dropped along the way, but Abdelhaleem was the last one to be convicted.
He was given a life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 years.