Psychiatrist Believes That Harkat Poses Little Risk

How could this go wrong?

A psychiatrist who has treated terror suspect Mohamed Harkat for the last eight years says the refugee from Algeria is unlikely to commit violent acts.

Dr. Colin Cameron told a Federal Court of Canada hearing Friday on Harkat’s release conditions that his patient supports democracy and expresses revulsion about terrorist attacks.

“I’m trained to be very skeptical of people,” Cameron told the court. “I’ve asked a lot of pointed questions to him.”

Harkat, who is closely monitored by Canadian border agency officials, wants general permission to use the internet outside his family home and to travel freely within Canada.

Authorities are asking the court to deny the requests and make only minor modifications to existing conditions, saying Harkat continues to pose a threat almost 15 years after being arrested.

As the two-day hearing wrapped up Friday, Justice Sylvie Roussel said she planned to issue a decision soon on whether to relax current restrictions.

Harkat, 49, was taken into custody in Ottawa in December 2002 on suspicion of being an al-Qaida sleeper agent but he denies any involvement in terrorism.

The federal government is trying to deport the former pizza-delivery man using a national security certificate — a legal tool for removing non-citizens suspected of ties to extremism or espionage.

He fears he will be tortured if returned to his Algerian homeland, something Cameron says Harkat has frequent nightmares about.

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  • canminuteman

    If he is a supporter of islam he deserves to be tortured if he returns to Algeria.

    • My answer is indifference.

      Tortured or not? Don’t care.

    • occupant 9

      Yeah, it starts/ends with self-identifying as a Muhammadan. But, in saying that, it makes me less desirable as a citizen than this implement of “diversity”.

    • Gary

      In 2015 , didn’t Justin enlighten us that an Algerian , is an Algerian ,is an Algerian .
      We got stuck with Omar Khadr because his mother flew back to canada to give birth here as to get all of our benefits and our Passport.

      As someone of Native background……I’ve done my research and saw what islam did to the Native of every nation or area in Invaded. Egypt, Jordan and Syria were Christian heartlands until allahs savages came with the swords to emulate their prophet .
      Lebanon and Sweden are the latest examples of muslim migrations where they claim that want to live in peace and have a little mosque and little prayer room in the school. Muslims now outnumber natives in Canada….this is why Justin is selling us out to islam because this Dolt thinks that he will be spared under Sharia when Imam Rockwell’s hope comes true and Canada sees a jihad to claim it for islam .

  • JoKeR

    Where is his $10 million from Justin?

    • occupant 9

      That’s coming.

    • Canadian Born

      Junior is writing the cheque out as we speak. Who the hell do these Muslims think they are? Oh right, the pansy that runs this country has given them the right, to make a mockery of Canadian laws.

  • Tooth&Claw

    I have nightmares too. I have nightmare people like Harkat will do anything to destabilize and terrorize our society. Who do I petition?

  • Alain

    The important question is why is he still in Canada. My other comment is that should he obtain what he wants, this psychiacist need to be made and held accountable for Harkat. It should be the same as an engineer who designs a bridge and is held accountable if that bridge collapses and people die.

    • My question is, why was he ever in Canada? Why are we importing people from Algeria to deliver pizzas?

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        They are delivering the pizzas that Canadians won’t deliver?
        Every time I bitch about our illegals from Mexico, sometimes I think how much worse it could be if Mexicans were also Muslims.

  • Why are we importing people from Algeria to deliver pizzas?

  • Clausewitz

    To paraphrase Freud, “Sometimes a murderer is just a murderer”.

  • Observer

    A top psychiatrist testified that he felt Karla Homolka was innocent, then the tapes came out showing she was an active participant after she already had her sweetheart deal.

  • Shebel

    Harkat is against allowing the Salvation Army to open a new office near where he owns properties.
    He HATES the poor and downtrodden.
    These derelicts might ruin his image of himself.
    It is amazing how $10,000,000 dollars will alter the Victim narrative of a Muslim.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Send him to Guantanamo Bay, for the rest of his life.

    • Reader

      Mohamed Harkat or the psychiatrist?

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        A good question.
        Start with the terrorist