Image: IPolitics/Michael Harris (2013) - We have a new anti-terror bill. Anyone else terrified?
Toronto 18 spook gains fame and fortune
..... Doin' the Mubin Shaikh-down
Global Research (2006): Alleged Toronto terror plot included two police agents
Global Research: Canada’s False Flag Terror: Fingerprints of U.S. Involvement
Globe&Mail: Mole in Toronto terror trial tells court he was addicted to cocaine
TheStar: Toronto 18 police agent accused of bring greedy
That bit about promising to "vocally support the role of the agencies involved" speaks volumes. Shaikh had stuff on them that they didn't want made public; therefore he could name his fee and receive it.
By 2014 he was aggressively critical of the current efforts to deal with terrorism, placing himself back into the spotlight (maybe he was running out of money?).
He is once again Mubin Shaikh, the man who "foiled" the Toronto 18 terror plot! Fame and fortune are his once more. He even did a squeaky clean TED talk on how he originally celebrated 9/11 but now is deeply spiritual (like a Christian born-again who has seen the true light). He is now a terrorism do-gooder and expert on literally everything.
Why he's even described by the raunchy duo "Krystyna and Corinne" as "fascinating on sexuality in the Quran". How deeply spiritual is that, eh?
Shaikh is nothing if not an inveterate attention seeker and a consummate actor. Here's a comment from below the TED Talk on YouTube from someone who apparently knew him way back when:
Donald Morgan - 4 months ago (edited)
Shaikh's veracity in court during the Toronto 18 trial was also questioned -- even by the government's own lawyers. He kept telling different stories and he's doing that still. He appears to be a walking-talking fiction whose own father has difficulty believing in him. (See scenes with his father in the TVO movie)
As The Star's Thomas Walkom wrote:
Well, we know now that, after being held in jail throughout the long proceedings, several of the young men in the group ended up pleading guilty just to get it over with and be able to see their own futures.
Who is paying Shaikh for his acting skills now? For starters: He's listed as an expert associated with TSAS (Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society). It appears to be funded by SSHRC, which means Shaikh is still on the Government payroll.
Yet just four years ago, he was quoted in Macleans as saying:
Clearly Shaikh was looking for work at the time, and it looks as if almost anything would do. He joined the very group he complained about to Macleans. Now he appears to be consulted by literally everybody:
Page 12 PDF US Homeland Security document:
Is he headed for Hollywood, or is there simply a nasty surprise of some sort approaching on the horizon? We haven't had the promised October surprise yet, have we? I doubt that the dubious disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi into the Saudi mist qualifies.
Why didn't Shaikh try to diffuse the Toronto 18 instead of leading them into temptation and consequent prison sentences? Obviously, extra funds had been provided to the RCMP to prevent terrorism -- surely not to encourage it so that a show-trial could be held and Canadians would be led to believe in and fear the whole terror meme after 9/11 -- not to mention starting them on the road to anti-immigration politics. Talk about misuse of the taxpayers' dollar!
I think I just answered my own question.
Nevertheless, Shaikh is quoted as an expert by even such revered information outlets as The Intercept, and he gives a clue as to where his politics currently reside:
Interestingly enough, Canada's own Trump in the person of former PM Stephen Harper was firmly in charge at the time that the Toronto 18 group were on trial. See: The Harper Government and Canada’s ‘War-on-Terror’ Immigration Policy
Nowhere does Shaikh express concern that ISIS in Syria and Iraq has been funded by the West and that their members are being allowed to return home and be "reintegrated" into ordinary society. Ralph Goodale mum on what Ottawa will do with returning Canadian ISIS fighters
Could that be why we're hearing more and more from Shaikh? Will he receive even more tax dollars by helping to "reintegrate" ISIS members? To what usefulness under his tutelage, I can't help wondering.
Hey, there's a Google App for that now! So Shaikh has some big competition.
Related on YYC: Satire: Official Al Qaeda CDN Gov't Takeover Manual
Image: Mubin Shaikh. Would you trust this cagey-looking guy to counsel your teenager?
Every Bench Has a Story
-- What the bench in the lobby of my apt bldg is currently saying.
Strong Words About the "Plandemic"-- Me and Chycho, more or less agreeing.
The King is Starkers!
Another Expert on C-19 03/04/20
COVID-19 is Global Mass Hysteria -- D. Rancourt
HEROES IN OUR TIME 31/03/20
Denial is Healthier Than Fear 29/03/20
Photo by Brian of North Bay
QUOTE of the MONTH:
Where you stand on an issue is determined by where you sit and who bought your chair.
Devra Lee Davis, PhD MPH
Env. Health Trust
VIDEO: The Truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation
NEWS & NOTICES:
UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
Covid-19 incidence updates.
Also: Influenza Stats
What Governments Aren't Telling You About the Coronavirus Pandemic
Here is a link to the
book: PROPAGANDA by Edward Bernays:
The Things You CANNOT Say About Coronavirus
OPINION: We can’t police our way out of a pandemic
ONTARIO Schools Remain Closed until May 4.
VIDEO: What is Propaganda? (Vimeo)
MORE VIDEOS on Propaganda (YouTube)
The Power of Fear
by Stephen Lendman
Live Data reporting:
Johns Hopkins Data Map
VIDEO: Enlightening live-chats re current world happenings ...
Chycho's Twitch site.
WEATHER ALERTS ACROSS CANADA
Energy, environmental policies mostly written by special interest lobbyists
The Defence of C02 (PDF)
Courtesy Dr. Roger Higgs
Extensive collection of articles debunking global warming and man-made climate change, by experts and scientists around the world. Technocracy.News
A truth few dare to utter: Canada will benefit from climate change
HuffPost: Will We Allow Canada To Deport Mohamed Harkat To Torture? .....
YYC: The True North Not So Free .....
Moe needs help with his legal costs. Visit
here to donate online.
Call for Reform of Canada’s Extradition Act Hassan Diab Website
’42 Knees in One Day’: Israeli Snipers Open Up About Shooting Gaza Protesters
Trump Regime Hostility Toward Palestinians
Netanyahu indicted in court on corruption charges
Israel’s War Criminals in Their Own Words
Miko Peled: The State of Israel Will Crumble and We Will See A Free Democratic Palestine from the River to the Sea Sooner than Most People Think
Highlights of BDS Impact in 2018
Israel's Shameful Greenwashing - CJPME video
Does Israel "own"
America; Netanyahu thinks so. video
Israel Palestine Conflict 101
Arch. & Eng. for 9/11 Truth
Canada Palestine Assoc.
CDNs for Justice & Peace in the Middle East
Count Me Out (of census)
Defend Democracy Press
Elecromagnetic Sense ...
Famous Canadian Women
Friends of Science
Gray Zone Project
Greencrow As The Crow Flies
If Not Now
In Gaza, Eva Bartlett
Information Clearing House
Israel Palestine News
Jewish Voice for Peace
Justice for Mohamed Harkat
Justice for Hassan Diab
LGBTQ+ Guide to Online Safety
Palestine Photo Project
Penny for Your Thoughts
Real Climate Science
Truth and Shadows
Vaccination Info Network
Vaccine Choice Canada
Watts Up With That?