Are we coddling terrorists?
Let's look at the recent case of the suspects in a Canadian terror plot uncovered by police. Terror suspect Dr. Khurram Syed Sher was released from prison on $183,000 bail this week. His alleged co-conspirator was Misbahuddin Ahmed, an Ottawa X-ray technologist, also released on bail conditions including $20,000 in cash and $625,000 in bonds and securities.
These bail amounts are not trivial. Yet if these terror suspects are genuine, they were likely motivated by a perverted ideology of radical Islamism that cares nothing for money and everything for murder and "martyrdom". The modern jihadist is not a bank robber, carrying out his criminal activities for personal gain. More often, he is intent on killing as many innocents as possible - and possibly dying in the process. Money is not an end goal; it is a means for purchasing the materials to kill - or, potentially, stay out of jail long enough to carry out the plot.
Terror suspects and jihadists captured on the battlefield who have been later released do not often make...More >>