TORONTO — A Pakistani man arrested by immigration officials this week is an ISIS supporter who had plotted to bomb financial buildings and the U.S. consulate in Toronto, the Canada Border Service Agency alleged at a hearing Wednesday.
Jhanzab Malik, who came to Canada as a student in 2004, told an undercover police officer he had attended training camps in Libya and wanted to build an explosive device to conduct attacks in Toronto, the CBSA said.
Believing the undercover officer was a veteran of combat in Bosnia, he attempted to recruit him by showing him ISIS beheading videos and encouraging him to watch the lectures of al Qaida figure Anwar Al-Awlaki.
He was arrested on Monday following what the CBSA called a “lengthy investigation” by the RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team in Toronto. He faces no criminal charges at this point but is being deported.
More at the Globe: “A federal Canadian tribunal has been told that a Toronto man was trying to hatch a terrorist conspiracy to attack the U.S. consulate and other buildings in Toronto’s financial district.
Jahanzeb Malik was arrested March 9 and taken into custody by the Canada Border Service Agency. The government has initiated a bid to deport him to his home country of Pakistan, and has not charged him with criminal offences.”