Canadian security investigators probe possible instigators of London terror suspects

OTTAWA—Canadian national security investigators are probing intelligence about figures in London, Ont., who allegedly promoted extreme views of Islam and may have encouraged young Muslim men and converts to go abroad, the Star has learned.

Called Project Scupper, the operation underway since 2011 in southern Ontario is focused on tracking individuals who have since left London—some believed to have travelled to the Toronto area, others who disappeared including three now tied to terrorist activity in northern Africa.

Secret CSIS source cited in Muslim terror case

OTTAWA – An undercover source working for Canada’s spy agency and sensitive intelligence from the United States and Britain helped build the case against three terrorism suspects facing criminal charges, court documents indicate. At least some of that information came from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the London Metropolitan Police, says an affidavit filed by the RCMP in the Federal Court of Canada.

The records shed new light on the investigation that led to the high-profile 2010 arrests of Misbahuddin Ahmed and Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh of Ottawa, and Khurram Syed Sher, of London, Ont.

Other material was apparently gleaned through the secretive “Five Eyes” eavesdropping network.

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