Saturday, April 19, 2008

here's some questions regarding a ringleader, now free.

How is it possible that the alleged ringleader of a 'terror' group is now free?

That is how Quayyam Abdul Jamal was described when the Toronto 18 were arrested:

Jamal, 45, was the oldest of the 18 Muslim-Canadian suspects and was described in court documents as the ringleader of a group that was planning to bomb targets in downtown Toronto, storm Parliament and take politicians hostage.

When I go to the dictionary, I see the manner in which ringleader is defined as follows:a person who leads (especially in illicit activities).

So a ringleader is a person who leads, especially in illicit activities and a terror plot would definitely fall into the category of illicit activity. So why then has the ringleader , the leader, of the entire terror cell, just had all charges against him stayed?

Since he has had all charges stayed, what does that really say about the plot itself and the others arrested?
What does it say about the strength & credibility of the evidence?
Was the ringleader label a 'spin' put on the arrest to make the case seem more sinister?

The ringleader in his own words;

It wasn't until later, when Jamal looked over the Crown's evidence, that he says he realized that he might eventually be set free.

"I said, 'Oh, my god, they have nothing against me," he said. "I called my lawyer and said, 'What is there against me? Why am I here?'

What kind of a ringleader has no credible evidence that can be used against him?

questions, questions, questions?

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