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Amara sentenced to life in prison

Terror plot leader won’t be eligible for parole until 2016


Zakaria Amara, who confessed last fall to playing a leading role in the Toronto 18 terror plot, was sentenced to life in prison by an Ontario Superior Court judge on Monday. Justice Bruce Durno described the conspiracy to set off fertilizer bombs outside the CSIS and Toronto Stock Exchange buildings in downtown Toronto and at a military base in Ontario as “spine-chilling,” adding that, had Amara and his co-conspirators proved successful, they would have perpertrated “the most horrific crime Canada has ever seen.” Amara, whom the judge said was the “directing mind” behind the bomb plot, was also chastised for his role as “an active recruiter who influenced young men” and, in some cases, “led some to jail terms.” In an open-letter to the court, Amara confessed last Thursday to have gone down “the road of extremism,” but claimed to have since abandoned his belief in the radical ideology. He will be eligible for parole in 2016.

Canadian Press

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Amara sentenced to life in prison

  1. Go ahead and cry, Amara. The only thing you are sorry about is you got caught. Take your speech, and your sniviling supporters and stuff it. You dont deserve to breathe free fresh air. If and when you ever get released (hopefully you'll have a long white beard by then) you shouldnt be able to have an overdue library book without the RCMP and CSIS breathing down your neck.

  2. So, life in prison equals six years? Why should terrorists bother with us; we've totally screwed our own country up.

  3. Yay six years…Since we can't lock him up for at least 25 ( you know that number that is ACTUALLY what life is suppose to mean, at least in Canada) then I say we punt him out of the country when he's done. Don't need scum like him here!

  4. Our justice system has deteriorated to the point of lunacy; common sense has not reigned in a long time and it puts us all at risk everyday.