Accused B.C. terrorist hoped legislature attack would help ‘brothers’ in Afghanistan

VANCOUVER — As far as John Nuttall knew, three pressure cookers full of plastic explosives would soon detonate on the lawn of the British Columbia legislature.

Nuttall and his wife Amanda Korody had planted the bombs in the early morning of Canada Day 2013, and now they were making their way to a safe house in the Vancouver area with the help of an undercover RCMP officer, a B.C. Supreme court jury heard.

In undercover audio recordings presented in court, Nuttall spends that time talking about the Qur’an, complaining of the treatment of Muslims overseas and justifying the attack, which he suggests could rival 9/11.

As for the potential victims at the legislature, who he believes will mainly be government employees preparing for Canada Day festivities, Nuttall seems unconcerned.

“That’s what they get for taking a job with the government,” Nuttall says in the recording, which was played in court Wednesday.

“To hell with them.”

Nuttall and Korody’s trial has watched and listened to dozens of hours of video and audio recordings, all captured as part of an elaborate undercover operation…