A member of the terrorist group “Toronto 18” who planned the bombings in 2006 wants to settle in a halfway house in Montreal after his release on parole.
The Parole Board of Canada has proven Shareef Abdelhaleem’s plan to serve a life sentence for terrorism, Global News reported Tuesday.
Corrections, however, opposed the accused’s parole, deeming it “premature” at a hearing in Quebec.
But Anbdelhaleem apologized for his subversive past and argued that he was no longer a threat. “If you release me, you won’t regret it,” promised the former software developer, who already had his first release request rejected last year.
However, the halfway house where Abdelhaleem, now 44, intended to live retracted under the pretext that the needs of his “host” were “too high”.
Shareef Abdelhaeem and his terrorist group planned to bomb the Toronto offices of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Toronto Stock Exchange and a military base in the summer of 2006.