Terror suspect called Islam ‘powerful weapon,’ Via terror trial hears

TORONTO — One of two men accused of plotting to derail a passenger train travelling between Canada and the U.S. told his co-accused Islam is a “powerful weapon” which, in the right hands, “can bulldoze the whole world.”

Raed Jaser is heard making the comments to Chiheb Esseghaier in a secret audio recording of a conversation they were having with an undercover FBI officer who gained their trust and became involved in their alleged plot.

During the conversation — which is being played at their trial — Jaser talks of his desire to impose Sharia or Islamic law upon Canada to stop the “wickedness” that exists in Western society.

“Islam is a monster, is a beast,” he is heard saying. “Islam is a very powerful weapon, OK, and if it’s in the right hands…then you can bulldoze the whole world.”

Jaser also tells Esseghaier to “stay invisible” in order to carry out their plans, because “war is deception”…