Toronto Terrorists Redux
Digging a little deeper on the Toronto story this afternoon. The terrorists reportedly were looking at high-profile targets
, including the CN Building, certainly the most distinctive building on the Toronto skyline. I can't seem to upload a photo right now, but it's very similar to the Space Needle in Seattle."Targets of the alleged plot included political and economic symbols such as the Parliament Buildings and Peace Tower in Ottawa, along with the CN Tower and Toronto Stock Exchange," the Globe and Mail newspaper said.
As with the British suspects last summer's subway attacks, there is one mosque that seems to tie many of the plotters together:Several of the suspects attended the same mosque in a Toronto suburb where a local parliamentarian had complained in the past about the radical views held by some worshipers.
Predictably, there are some for whom the real concern
is for hate crimes against
Muslims:Toronto police Chief Bill Blair said he's already ordered increased patrols and enforcement for local mosques and schools that might be similarly targeted.
"I am concerned that some misinformed fools would go out and cause damage," Blair said.
"There are always uninformed and ignorant idiots who go out and try to express some anger and misdirect it at totally innocent people.
"Any anger directed toward the greater Muslim community in Toronto would be totally misdirected and based on ignorance of what has transpired here."
I don't know about "totally" misdirected. That's not to say that the vandals in this case are right, because they're not.