The Canadian Press
Vancouver: The trial of a husband and wife accused of plotting to bomb the B.C. parliament buildings on Canada Day has heard that the man quoted terrorist leader Osama bin Laden and spoke of plans to fire homemade rockets at the legislature.
John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were arrested in July 2013 after they were targeted by an undercover RCMP operation that lasted several months.
Their main contact, an officer who posed as an Arab businessman, has told the couple’s trial that he met Nuttall by asking the man for help locating his niece.
The officer, who can’t be identified, says Nuttall quoted bin Laden during their first meeting and later told him he wanted to build the same type of rockets used by the Islamic militant group Hamas in the Middle East.
The officer says Nuttall complained that imams at local mosques were critical of the Boston Marathon bombers and two men accused of plotting to target a Via Rail train in Ontario.
He says Nuttall spoke of his extremist views without prompting and continued even after the officer warned him that he shouldn’t talk about such things with someone he barely knew.
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