CANADA: Two terrorists who planned attack on Canada Day had Christian-sounding names but were Muslim converts

images-1What a surprise! Two Muslims have been charged in a B.C. Canada Day terror plot that involved pressure cooker bombs similar to the ones used in the Boston Marathon bombings.

SUN News  A man and woman from B.C. have been arrested and charged in a terror plot targeting the BC legislature in Victoria on Canada Day. RCMP allege John Stewart Nuttall, in his late 30s, and Amanda Marie Korody, in her late 20s, both from Surrey, BC, built explosive devices they planned to detonate at the provincial parliament buildings as part of an attack inspired by al-Qaida ideology.

RCMP Chief Supt. Wayne Rideout looks at a photograph of pressure cookers that RCMP say two people intended to use as explosive devices
RCMP Chief Supt. Wayne Rideout looks at a photograph of pressure cookers that RCMP say two people intended to use as explosive devices

They were arrested in Abbotsford, BC, Monday afternoon and face charges of facilitating terrorist activity, possession of an explosive device and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

At least three devices were built from pressure cookers filled with rusty nails, washers, nuts and bolts. “This self-radicalized behaviour was intended to create maximum impact and harm to Canadian citizens at the BC legislature on a national holiday,” RCMP Assistant Commissioner Wayne Rideout said.

The bombs were designed to kill people and not damage buildings. These kinds of bombs are what have been used in Afghanistan and Iraq by al-Qaida and by the Taliban.” Gerolymatos said.