Saturday, September 10, 2016

Terrorists Nuttall and Korody a danger to Society

Amanda Korody and John NuttallA British Columbia couple found guilty of masterminding a terrorist plot but then freed when a judge ruled they had been entrapped by police are still a danger to the public, a Crown lawyer says. John Nuttall and Amanda Korody appeared via video at a Vancouver provincial court hearing to consider if they should be restricted under a peace bond while their case is under appeal.

Crown counsel argued throughout the pair's lengthy criminal trial that Nuttall and Korody embraced violent extremism and repeatedly spoke about killing and maiming members of the public who didn't share their view.
John NuttallIn tapes, which weren't shown to the jury at the earlier trial, Nuttall talked at length about jihad and dying as a martyr for Islam. "Is there any better way to die than ... in a way that propagates Islam," he said.

At one point in the tapes, Nuttall sits in the front seat of a vehicle and tells an undercover officer about his plan to kill a former U.S. soldier he knows. The soldier deserves to die, he said, because he served in Iraq and may have harmed Muslims.
"[I] want to put a gun to his head and I want to say, right before I pull the trigger, I want to say, taste what you used to deny and send him straight to the hellfire." Nuttall also talked about his violent criminal past — something the jury didn't hear during the trial.

Nuttall and Korody were arrested, July 1, 2013, following an elaborate RCMP sting operation in which officers posed as Muslim extremists.