Toronto 18 member to be released from jail on day parole
One of the men serving jail time for the so-called “Toronto 18” bomb plot was granted day parole and is being released from prison.
In a decision addressing 28-year-old Saad Gaya on Wednesday, the Parole Board of Canada concluded that he will not be a risk to the public and his conditional release will support his reintegration into society.
Gaya pleaded guilty in 2010 to being part of the radical Islamic group that planned to set off bombs in downtown Toronto and at a military base near Hwy. 401.
“You now understand that your extremist views and actions are contrary to the true meaning of Islam,” the board concluded this week.
“It was evident to the Board that you had gained tremendous insight into your radicalization and the events that led to your (offence).”