‘Toronto 18’ judgment: the RCMP’s prized mole is vindicated

A court says undercover informants don’t have to warn young people not to get involved in terror plots


Simon Hayter

It has been almost seven years since police rounded up the so-called “Toronto 18,” thwarting a very real terrorist plot on Canadian soil. In time, the Crown and the courts separated the ringleaders from the stooges: charges were dropped against seven of the accused Muslims, while the other 11 were convicted and punished according to their level of guilt. Of the four core members who tried to detonate simultaneous truck bombs in downtown Toronto—a “spine-chilling” plot, as one judge said—two are now serving life sentences.

But even after so many years, the courts are not quite finished sifting through Canada’s landmark anti-terror bust. The latest judgment comes from the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and although it won’t be the last, it does settle one contentious question that emerged at trial: if authorities are investigating a group of aspiring terrorists, and some turn out to be teenagers, do the police have a legal obligation to somehow warn the youth to be wary of the leaders?

The answer, says Ontario’s highest court, is an emphatic no. “To impose on the police an obligation to ensure that undercover operators infiltrating a potential terrorist camp be equipped with some sort of strategy to warn youth (who may or may not be present) of the potential error of their ways, is neither tenable nor realistic,” the court concluded. “The prospects of such a strategy subverting the investigation, and possibly endangering the safety of the operative, are limitless.”

The ruling is a resounding victory for the RCMP—and vindication for Mubin Shaikh, the controversial civilian informant who was paid $300,000 to infiltrate the inner circle. “When the top court backs your actions, how can you not feel good?” says Shaikh, now 37. “It is so clichéd, but you have to stand for what is true, even if you stand alone. In the end, I knew I was doing the right thing.”

The pinnacle of Shaikh’s undercover work was a now-infamous winter “training camp” near Orillia, Ont., where a dozen participants spent two weeks marching in the snow and learning to fire a semi-automatic handgun. One of those campers was a 17-year-old who had recently converted to Islam—and who would later become the youngest of the group convicted and sentenced (to 30 months).

Appealing the guilty verdict, the teen’s lawyers took direct aim at the RCMP’s prized mole, arguing that Shaikh’s conduct at the camp was so egregious it would “shock the conscience” of Canadians. He didn’t merely attend, the defence argued, he was a leader, the one who specifically taught the others to fire the gun. “This case is based upon a state agent crossing the boundaries of fair play by providing terrorist training to a youthful, naive, Hindu convert,” the defence argued. “Failure to control state agents in this regard not only offends the community’s sense of fair play and decency, but is an institutional failure that must not be condoned.”

Again, the appeal court disagreed. Writing for the unanimous panel, Justice Robert Blair said the camp would have occurred with or without Shaikh, and anything he did, including the firearms training, was at the behest of the ringleaders. “While undercover operatives in Shaikh’s position are required to act within the parameters of the law,” he wrote, “it is unrealistic—given the seriousness and urgency of the situations in which they find themselves—to expect that they will be able to act as if they were unvarnished models of purity, and both refrain from engaging in the activities they are underground to investigate and dissuade other participants from getting drawn into those activities.” Regardless of their age.


‘Toronto 18’ judgment: the RCMP’s prized mole is vindicated

  1. there never really was a “Muslim terrorist” plot to begin with – but a jewish terrorist plot that was thwarted a week before the arrests… that had to do with covering up for the financial shenanigans of Israeli businessmen who profited off the 9-11 terrorist activities, and real Jewish/Israeli terrorist plots to target the Canadian parliament, stock exchange, and various military bases which would be blamed on innocent Muslim men. Get a grip…quit lying Michael

  2. El J – Dude. If the JOOOOS were as powerful as you whiners maintain, there wouldn’t be any of you left.

  3. umm….they are just in control of the economies of Canada, US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, and a few other countries here and there – their influence has waned during the last 11 years – if they didn’t have any $$$ – no one would give a rat’s ass about them – its a shame that Jewish-run Canada was involved in voting against allowing Palestine towards being a member state – what a shame on Canadians for letting crypto-Jews like Steven Harper, agent of B’nai Brith Canada bend over for Israel – looks like our PM should be exiled with his family and local Cdn Jewish collaborators to Israel in the near future…then they get snuffed out by Hmas, Hzb’Allah, Jihad Al Islamiya, and Iranian missiles – and an ICBM directed at AIPAC headquarters in the US wouldn’t be much of a bad idea either…whatcha think bud?

  4. jewish terrorists are planning on blowing up Al Aqsa and Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to build their Masonic temple – once this happens – ALL jews living in the diaspora should be exiled there – hopefully to be snuffed out by Jihadist Missiles

  5. jews aren’t powerful at all – they are just creepy subversive manipulative freaks… no one likes them… except those deviant like them

  6. we should start shipping out diaspora Jews to Israel – crypto Jews, half Jews, quarter Jews, Jew slaves, Jew lovers, gentile collaborators, and all assorted scum to Palestine where the Arabs can givem a gorgeous ass whooping – Israel’s destruction is on the way – give it 10-11 years maximum… Mark, do you wanna join your bed buddies in Palestine very soon? Hamas and Islamic Jihad are still waiting for you!

  7. jew terrorists did 9-11!!!

    the proof is in the pudding!!!


  8. former CSIS director and crazy terrorist Jew Jim Judd and INSIGNIA cunt David Harris (another mischling jew) in 2006 organized the Toronto 18 scam with Yids in the Mi-5 in setting up the Ayrabs/Pakis/Afghans – the Israelis were just gonna come in with the bombs,case them, and set them up for remote detonation – blamed on paint ball gunners like Zack and Faheem… jews are soon going to vanish from the face of the earth – not just in Palestine – but worlwide – their only last hope is a staged alien invasion … are you gonna fall for that as well?

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