Today we're getting the background and identification information. It's pretty much what was was expected. Marginalized individual. Possible mental health issues. Had drawn negative attention to himself that resulted in a report being made to police. Which naturally draws the RCMP into the picture. A very specific branch of the RCMP.
If any of you followed the Nutall/Korody case this branch will be extremely familiar to you. I'm certain GreenCrow will recognize the name!
As mentioned yesterday, it was reported that law enforcement was aware of who this individual was. He was “known to them”
My questions yesterday were: How is he known to them? Why was he known to them?
This morning, my investigation, via media began:
"Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, the Somali refugee said to have committed suspected terrorist attacks in Edmonton late Saturday, kept a low profile in the city's Somali community"
The former co-worker said he worked with a "very strange" Sharif at a construction site in the summer of 2015.
"He would rant," the former co-worker said. He didn't want to be identified out of concern for his safety.
"It was very incoherent. He would just bounce from idea to idea, tangent to tangent, just about what he believed in and he definitely had genocidal beliefs, you could say.
"He had major issues with polytheists, he said they need to die. That sort of thing. I only had a handful of conversations with him about it; those only occurred when there were just two of us in the work room."
If the suspect was “strange” and “incoherent” would one co worker only have noticed?
I’m wondering if he had some mental health issues- Strange incoherent ranting..
“The co-worker said Sharif would play broadcasts in Arabic while they worked at the construction site. When Sharif started talking to him about his hatred of Shiite Muslims and support for well-known ISIS leaders, the co-worker decided he needed to do something, he said.
He said he reported Sharif to Edmonton police, who passed him onto the RCMP. He was later interviewed by RCMP at K Division headquarters near downtown Edmonton, he said.
"They definitely didn't laugh it off … they took it very seriously and very professionally," he said.
RCMP said Sunday that Sharif was interviewed by the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) in 2015.
But there was "insufficient evidence" to make an arrest and the suspect was deemed "not a threat."Integrated National Security Enforcement Team interviewed Sharif in 2015. Indicating he’s been known to them for two years. Where had I heard or read about this team previously?
Oh, yes, I recall..... It was during the trial of the two marginalized, mentally ill, patsy heroin addicts John Nuttall & Amanda Korody
An RCMP-led Integrated National Security Enforcement Team coordinated the ensuing five-month-long ruse that ended with the couple’s arrest.It's quite obvious why the RCMP would've focused on the lonely, marginalized, recovering heroin addicts with mental health issues- Easy to manipulate!
But the trial heard no evidence of the spy agency’s involvement or why the Mounties decided to focus on the lonely, recovering heroin addicts with mental health issues.
A key element in entrapment proceedings, though, is how and why police identified Nuttall and Korody as threats to public safety requiring a Mr. Big-style undercover operation.
During the trial, the court heard Nuttall had angered people in local Mosques who complained about his extremist views and his behaviour.
In the case of Nuttall/Korody & the Somalian refugee Sharif, it seems we have similarities. Persons who have drawn negative attention to themselves, person/s who have either or both mental health/drug issues. And the one law enforcement institution that connects them both is the RCMP led Integrated National Security Enforcement Team
Which means we should not be shocked that the RCMP led Integrated National Security Enforcement Team is in charge of this investigation.
Globe and Mail
“The investigation is being conducted by both Edmonton police and the RCMP's Integrated National Security Enforcement Team, or INSET, counterterrorism unit, which got involved minutes into the incident.”
INSET was involved minutes into the incident! This suggests to us the Edmonton police and the RCMP were going to immediately spin this as terrorism right away!
“The Edmonton Police Service also has a specialized counterterrorism unit, which was launched in August of 2016....”
How better to justify the continued existence of a specialized counterterrorism unit then to call this incident "terror" within minutes of it occurring!
Of course, to my mind, anything counterterrorism is actually about creating terrorism.
One last thought: The Chevrolet Malibu driven in first alleged terror attack also happens to be a car featured in police fleets for some time- Malibu or the Chevy Impala -