Only in Canada could a man accused of attacking our soldiers with a knife while yelling “ “Allah made me do this” be charged with terrorism in the morning and deemed unfit for trial by lunchtime.
You read it right.
Ayanle Hassan Ali was hit with nine terrorism charges by the RCMP — in addition to the offence of attempted murder which had already been laid by Toronto Police.
Hassan was arrested following a savage March stabbing incident involving three Canadian soldiers.
But a judge already ruled he’s not mentally competent to face a jury.
Before we finished reading Tuesday’s surprise news release, Ali had not only appeared in court in Brampton but was already told he won’t face trial for this gutless, heinous ambush.
“Judge Riun Shandler of the Ontario Court of Justice has ordered Ali to undergo 60 days of treatment in a bid to improve his condition and leave him able to stand trial,” reported the CBC.
So lets get this straight: A judge is hoping a few months on the couch could get him ready for a trial?
They must laugh their heads off in whatever piece of dirt where Taliban, al-Qaida or ISIS killers slither.
Meanwhile, I wondered about the welfare of the brave troops attacked at the Canadian Armed Forces recruitment centre on Yonge St., near Sheppard Ave. Heroes Ryan Kong, Tracy Gerhardt and Jesus Castillo are doing well I am told.
Dan Le Bouthillier, spokesman for the Department of National Defence, says “the members affected in the incident have all since returned to work.”
Hopefully, all three receive medals for their bravery.
“Their steadfast commitment to the organization, and the courage they demonstrated in the face of adversity, is commendable and a true testament of the training they receive,” said Le Bouthillier. “The institution is truly grateful for the role they played, as well as for the swift actions taken by first responders.”
We also have to give a pat on the back to the RCMP.
“Terrorism-related charges require a significant investigation, which can be time consuming,” said RCMP assistant commissioner Jennifer Strachan. “I would like to highlight the efforts of our INSET (Integrated National Security Enforcement Team which includes Toronto, York, Durham Police and the OPP) here in Ontario which worked diligently to obtain the evidence required for these charges.”
It sure would be nice if the public could hear details about not only about what happened on that day but in previous years — of Ali’s life both in Toronto and in Montreal?
We do know he worked at one time at Toronto’s Pearson airport.
Such details about Ali are especially important in light of the wording of the charges. After every count, it stated the infraction was “contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group and did thereby commit an offence contrary to section 83.2 of the Criminal Code.”
Who offered this direction? Who is it in association with?
Will we ever know? Are we not entitled to know?
Are the politicians who loath to use the word terrorism going to get away again with passing this off as a mentally disturbed, lone wolf? The court was hearing descriptions of Ali being “nice” but just “troubled.”
He wasn’t so nice March 14 when in the name of Allah he allegedly stormed the Joseph Sheppard Building where two people in uniform were stabbed and sent to hospital a third barely avoiding a slashing attempt.
Lets get our best doctors on this so Canadians can not only get some justice for a war-like attack on our soldiers, but some answers about who and what is behind all of this?