A Moroccan, Said Namouh emigrated to Canada in 2003 and settled in Maskinongé, Quebec. A divorced man, Namouh worked on the Khidemat web forum, under the name Ashraf and is alleged to have edited videos for the Global Islamic Media Front.
Two days after his arrest, Canada stated that they would not extradite him to Austria, where two men and a woman were also arrested. He was accused of making the images "widely available on the internet", and helping publicise a threat against Austria and Germany that threatened to detonate a car bomb unless the countries withdrew their troops from Afghanistan.
His defence lawyer, Rene Duval, argued there was a slippery slope between disseminating religious materials and "propaganda".
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- MacLeon, Ian. Ottawa Citizen, "The warning lights were all blinking red", February 23, 2008
- CBC, "Quebec man held in Europe bomb plot won't be extradited", September 14, 2007
- Toronto Star, Quebec man gets life sentence, February 17, 2010
- , Homegrown Canadian terrorist with jihadist ideals found guilty, October 1, 2009
- CTV News, Quebec man arrested in connection with terror plot, September 13, 2007
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