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Dr Farhat Hashmi, daughter of the (late) scholar Abdur Rehman Hashmi, is a mother of four, and comes from the Indo-pak subcontinent. She received her Ph.D. in Hadith Sciences from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Al-Huda International Welfare Foundation, established in 1994, is the brainchild of Dr Farhat and her husband, Dr Idrees Zubair, both of whom are actively involved in promoting their brand of (Saudi style) Islam in the world.
‘Pakistani factor’ in Canada terrorism
Twelve Pakistanis and Bangladeshis have been arrested in Canada before they could allegedly cause an explosion three-times bigger than the one in Oklahoma by the American terrorist Timothy McVeigh in 1995. The police recovered three tonnes of ammonium nitrate fertiliser from the suspects in a Toronto suburb. Some members of the group had allegedly attended a “training camp” north of Toronto where they had made a video imitating military warfare. The suspects had allegedly acquired weapons and decided upon their targets in Ontario. The group is being charged under new anti-terrorism legislation introduced into the criminal code in December 2001.
It has been revealed that the explosive material was planted on the would-be terrorists as part of an elaborate sting operation by Canadian police. No matter. It is saddening that the Pakistanis were planning on using it for purposes of terrorism.
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