Trial begins for Montreal teen facing terrorism-related charges

It is not normal for a 15-year-old boy to be facing terrorism-related charges in Montreal.

That point was made last October while a 15-year-old boy was being questioned about what motivated him to rob a convenience store in Lachine using a knife. The youth was arrested, on Oct. 17, by the Montreal police and is currently on trial, at Montreal’s Youth Court, on charges he committed the crime for the benefit of, or under the direction of, a terrorist group and that he was preparing to leave Canada to take part in a terrorist activity. The Crown alleges the armed robbery was committed by the 15-year-old, whose name cannot be published because he is a youth, so he could purchase a plane ticket to fly to a foreign country and possibly join a terrorist group committed to jihad.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Wow! I lived in Lachine for about two years way back when I was starting out my professional career. Lovely little suburb, with a residential population approximately evenly split between anglophones and francophones. The BEST pizza I have ever eaten in Canada is available on Notre Dame Street in Lachine, one of the main commercial arteries, at Toto’s Pizzaria! Whenever we visit Montreal, we make a point of going to Lachine (it is located between the airport and downtown Montreal) just to gorge on pizza.

    • Now I’m hungry.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Trust me. After posting that comment, we actually discussed visiting my sister in Montreal and popping by Toto’s Pizzaria for our usual pizza pig-out! 😉

  • pdxnag

    The clean slate of a human baby can be poisoned for life by the age of six. #IslamCreatesMonsters

  • truthdareisay

    Sean Penn: If I had a son, he would look exactly like the picture posted above..