William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD

THE UNGRATEFUL TRAITOR

Momin Khawaja he is our own evil Jihadist Canadian man
Who wanted to kill our Canadian forces o’er in Afghanistan
He lived in Orleans and built bomb remote controls
For killing NATO troops, or so his defence lawyer told

As our troops were in Kabul when he went to Pakistan
To train with al-Qaeda and sell his remote control plan
His defence was the detonators were not for the U.K.
But were to be used against NATO at the end of the day

He may get life in jail but he made some of our troops die
From his detonated bombs making Moms and Wives cry
Ungrateful, he’s a terrorist a traitorous Canadian turncoat
Planning Jihad and murder as he built his killing remotes

We welcome new Canadians to our Pleasant Country’s shore
Our Moslems harbour terrorists and that’s a thing we deplore
Their sleeper cell members’ want their 72 virgins in heaven
Will Parliament Hill or the C.N. tower be Canada’s 9-11 ?

TERRORIST SUSPECT GUILTY ON FIVE OF SEVEN CHARGES

Time Colonist: October 30, 2008
Andrew Duffy: CanWest News Service

OTTAWA — Momin Khawaja, the Ottawa computer specialist who plotted jihad from his government desk at foreign affairs, has been found guilty of five terrorism related charges.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Douglas Rutherford ruled yesterday that Khawaja, 29, played a significant role as financier, engineer and technical adviser to British terrorists.

The evidence shows Khawaja agreed to build 30 bomb detonators for violent Jihadists, although it’s not clear whether he knew how those detonators would be used, the judge concluded.

“I have no reasonable doubt in concluding that in doing the things the evidence clearly establishes that he did, Momin Khawaja was knowingly participating in and supporting a terrorist group,” the judge found in his 58-page verdict.

But Khawaja, the judge ruled, was not guilty of the two most serious terrorism offences. The Crown alleged that Khawaja built a radio-frequency detonator to be used in a London –based bomb plot, but Rutherford said the Crown did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Khawaja knew his invention would be used to explode a fertilizer bomb in Britain.

“He had no knowledge of the ammonium nitrate fertilizer that had been acquired or of the targets under consideration,” he said.

The judge found Khawaja guilty of two related but lesser Criminal Code explosives offences.

Khawaja, who displayed no outward signs of emotion throughout the trial, remained stone-faced as the judge delivered his 15-minute verdict. “I find you guilty as charged,” Rutherford told Khawaja five times before a packed courtroom as he convicted him of participating in, financing, supplying and communicating with a terrorist group.

The 29-day trial heard that a British terror cell, to which Khawaja was connected, considered targets that included a popular London nightclub, a shopping centre and major public utilities. Five British Muslims were convicted last year in the foiled bomb plot; they’re now serving lengthy prison sentences.

Khawaja will be sentenced Nov. 18. He faces a maximum life term.

The Khawaja case was considered the first major test of the country’s Anti-terrorism Act, a sweeping law passed in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. The law expanded the application of the Criminal Code to a wide range of terrorism-related activities.

Khawaja, the first Canadian to be charged under the act, now represents the government’s first major terrorism conviction since 9/11.

Outside court, defence lawyer Lawrence Greenspon called yesterday’s verdict a significant victory. The entire case, he said, was predicated on the London bomb plot, but with the verdict, Khawaja has been acquitted of any involvement in that plot, he said.
Greenspon did not call any witnesses in defence of Khawaja, instead arguing that the Crown had failed to offer any evidence that tied his client directly to the London bomb plot.

He contended Khawaja’s actions keeping with his expressed desire to join Muslim insurgents fighting NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Neither the Crown’s star witness, al-Qaeda informant Mohammed “Big Dawg” Babar, nor any of the subsequent prosecution witnesses demonstrated that Khawaja knew his detonator would be used in a plot to bomb western targets, Greenspon said.

Ronn Sutton Sketch, CNS
Mornin Khawaja listens to verdict being read on Ottawa yesterday for his role in financing the British terror cell. Ronn Sutton Sketch, CNS
In September, however, Rutherford rejected a critical defence motion to quash the charges for lack of evidence.

The judge said Khawaja’s voluminous e-mail communications displayed his view on violent jihad “in chilling terms.” What’s more, he said, it would be open for a jury to conclude that Khawaja never associated with soldiers, or took part in armed conflict, but trained and communicated in a manner consistent with a terror cell.

In his verdict, the judge found that even if Khawaja’s work was in aid Afghanistan insurgents, his activities still supported terrorism.

“To the extent that Momin Khawaja and the ‘amazing bros’ he met in London attended training camps in Pakistan, and associated with in the post-training camp activity in a variety of efforts generally aimed at support for and perhaps eventual participation in the insurgency efforts in Afghanistan, they were still facilitating terrorist activity and they qualify as a terrorist group.”

What’s more, the judge said, the evidence shows Khawaja viewed jihad as a “violent struggle with the objective of establishing Islamic dominance, wherever possible.”

During the trial, which began in late June, court heard that Khawaja built a remote-controlled detonating device in the basement of his Ottawa home. He dubbed the invention a “Hi-Fi Digimonster.” The device was seized by police in a raid on his family’s home that also netted three military-style assault rifles, 640 rounds of ammunition and $10,000 in cash.

Court heard Khawaja travelled to Pakistan in 2003 for weapons instructions at a remote training camp, and the following year, flew to London to show off his Hi-Fi Digimonster to British conspirators.