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If you are Canadian and not a Muslim…

January 23, 2007
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is your Muslim co-worker getting on your nerves?

” In a plea agreement filed today, Dennis Leon Kolupski, 54, admitted that he called the FBI three weeks before the 2005 anniversary of the September 11 attacks and stated that he overheard a disturbing cell phone conversation. According to Kolupski’s report, he overheard a co-worker reference the bombings in Madrid and London and state:

“9/11 is nothing like what will happen on 9/12,”
“they were going to plant things around the city and that nobody will be able to tell where things are happening,”
“that we would be so distracted about a lot of little stuff, that we would miss the big stuff, that this will knock L.A. off the earth,” and
“people are already positioning themsleves, which 9/11 is like a candle on a birthday cake.”
        In a subsequent interview, Kolupski admitted that he did not hear the threats to Los Angeles, that the conversation he overheard was in a language other than English, and that he intended his report to bring scrutiny to the co-worker.

        Kolupski is scheduled to make his first court appearance on February 26. Assuming that he enters the guilty plea, Kolupski faces a maximum possible penalty of five years in federal prison.

        This case was investigated by the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 24, 2007 8:09 am

    Certainly not the first time this has happened, nor are we the nation that invented it. It’s peculiar that he contacted the FBI rather than CSIS or the RCMP, but perhaps he was counting on some overzealous pursuit. Good to see that the truth came out in that instance. But if you meant this as a response to the American detention, deportation, incarceration, and torture of Maher Arar, I don’t think it quite compares.

  2. little me permalink
    January 26, 2007 11:31 pm

    dont know how i found this site. but i am relive to read that muslim women are concerned about the situation in australia. i wish you wold let a lot more sydney women know how you feel

  3. January 29, 2007 6:10 pm

    Maybe he did contact your own Raincoaster, it would be then their obligation to call it in to the FBI.

    No, not a rebuttal to that situation. It’s terrible, I do have a recent post in regards to the bs my country is pulling. I just saw this story and thought – Raincoaster – when I went over – it was an appropriate post to post it to.

    Little me – Well, I think I have a few Australians on my blogroll, but in all fairness, I think more appropriate would be fellow Australian Muslims voicing these views and there are definately Australian Muslim commentors on these posts and on my blogroll.

  4. February 1, 2007 3:45 am

    No, samaha, you’re wrong when you say that CSIS and the RCMP would have a responsibility to call on the FBI. For one thing, the FBI has no jurisdiction outside the US: It’s the CIA; for another, it’s illegal in Canada to plot bombings, even of the US (well, since 1812 that is). He would in the normal course of things have been interviewed by the mounties or CSIS and tried in Canada, IF he were guilty. Now I see my mistake; the fellow who made things up called was the one who involved the FBI. He was obviously not your basic law-abiding citizen, so this didn’t go according to your basic legal procedure.

    I still get a kick out of the media “Man on the Street” interviews when the Canadian terror suspects were arrested. Talk about a difference in perspectives! American media kept asking how we felt about the possibility of the Prime Minister being assassinated, and they couldn’t find anybody who said they particularly minded. (Harper is not popular in Ontario, where most of the interviews were conducted) Canadians kept saying they were more upset about the fact that these guys wanted to blow up the Peace Tower. It’s a different perspective for sure.

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