Accused terrorist not violent: CSIS agent

posted on January 20, 2010 | in Category Security Certificates | PermaLink

by Mohammed Adam
Source: The Edmonton journal
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Date: January 19, 2010

Although terrorism suspect Mohamed Harkat was a "jihadist," CSIS has no evidence to suggest he was engaged in acts of violence, a CSIS agent said Monday.

And while his threat to Canada has diminished, there is still concern about him, the agent said.

On the first day of a Federal Court hearing to determine if the government was right to detain Harkat on suspicion that he is an al-Qaida sleeper agent, the CSIS agent -- identified only as John -- said the former Ottawa pizza deliveryman was a facilitator who handled logistics and ran errands.

"Ultimately, he is part of the support network that permits groups associated with the Bin Laden network to operate," John said. "He is part of the logistical underpinning of the threat."

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