Montréal-Trudeau Airport is named for the late Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott “Papa Doc” Trudeau, whose son Baby Doc, a.k.a. “Justin”, now occupies the commanding heights of the government in Ottawa. Trudeau fils is importing Muslim immigrants into Canada as fast as they can be flown in, so it’s only fitting that his eponymous airport is riddled with mujahideen on the runways and in the baggage room.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this article from TVA Nouvelles:
Danger on the tarmac at Montréal-Trudeau airport
Montréal-Trudeau Airport is confronted with employees who show signs of radicalization, including one who has just been relocated away from the runways because of the risks he presented. This is what our Bureau of Investigation and the show “J.E.”, presented tonight at 7:30pm on TVA, has discovered in recent months.
Four employees had their access to the secured area withdrawn as a precautionary measure. At least three of these individuals (two still working at the airport) display a profile that worries police.
Some have visited pro-Islamic State websites, broadcasted propaganda on social networks, and consulted an abnormal number of documents dealing with weapons or explosives.
Of the four security clearances that were withdrawn, one was withdrawn after an airport employee with access to the secure area suggested that he would perpetrate attacks similar to those in Paris on November 13 2015.
Two other cards were confiscated because workers had psychiatric problems that put the safety of airport operations at risk.
Montréal police provide armed security at the airport. Six officers are on-site at all times, but only three are available to patrol the entire terminal, and they do not have long weapons. In frequent practice, two agents are mobile.
For Patrick Lalonde, the assistant director of the SPVM and one of the leaders of the fight against terrorism in Quebec, this information is “worrying”. “The SPVM and its partners work every day to evaluate the threat and to counter it,” he said.
Marcel Savard, formerly in charge of counter-terrorism at the Sûreté du Québec, was also worried about the situation. “What concerns me,” he said, “is the strategic position that these people occupy.”
“We have a concern for all types of threats; radicalization is one of them,” notes Pierre-Paul Pharand, vice-president of airport infrastructures at Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), in a report that will be presented tonight on the TVA airwaves.
This former soldier watches over the safety of the 16 million passengers who pass through the airport each year. He argues that his organization takes the situation seriously. “Whenever there are issues related to radicalization,” he says, “we act with our partners.”
“I know of (employees) who arrived in Canada only two months ago and are already working around planes or in the luggage room,” said an airport employee who worked with some of these individuals and requested anonymity.
According to our information, national security squads have repeatedly addressed the “issue” of Montréal-Trudeau.
If in the past one counted on the good old technique of the physical surveillance, the methods have been refined: spying today is digital. This new technology has been used by our Investigative Office over the last eight months to identify individuals at risk.
“We need to look at the precise digital footprint of these individuals. It will allow us to know to what extent the individual is progressing and represents a risk,” explains Marcel Savard.
Two disturbing profiles
Our team targeted two ADM employees who presented disturbing profiles. The first employee occupied a strategic position giving him direct access to the runways and planes parked around the terminal building.
The police investigation showed that he regularly consulted pro-ISIS websites that tout the rise of the terrorist organization. By carrying out further research, investigators even discovered that he had acquired an impressive number of books and documentation on military-caliber assault weapons. Authorities transferred the individual to another post, away from the runways and aircraft, and outside the secure area.
Identified by the “J.E.” team, the second employee is from Algeria. A few months ago he was still living in the Montréal area. He posted an ISIS propaganda video on his Facebook page. It showed live killings being committed in the city of Mosul and passers-by being shot at close range by members of the Islamic State.
The individual seems to support the ideas of the Muslim Brotherhood, an extremist organization that experts consider to be the source of Islamic terrorism. Our research shows that the suspect supports the regime of the Islamist former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood who was driven out of power by the popular revolt in the summer of 2013.
The man appears to have left Canada a few months ago, but seems to have links with employees of Aéroports de Montréal who have access to secure areas.