Wednesday, February 17, 2010



Said Namouh has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years for his role in an international terror plot that threatened European countries involved in military operations in Afghanistan.

The Moroccan-born Quebec resident was convicted on four terrorism-related charges last October, including conspiracy to detonate an explosive device, participating in a terrorist act, facilitating such an act and committing extortion for a terrorist group.

Namouh was sentenced Wednesday morning at a Montreal federal courthouse.

The 37-year-old was involved with the Global Islamic Media Front, a group considered to be a communications tool for al-Qaeda.

Anti-terrorist experts told the court that the group recruited people for jihad and spread propaganda on the internet.

Evidence presented during his trial showed that Namouh prepared propaganda videos and spent an inordinate amount of time on jihad forums.

Quebec court judge Claude Leblond said Namouh remains dangerous and remorseless.

He will be eligible for parole in 2017 because of time served in custody.

RCMP arrested Namouh in 2007 in Maskinongé, Que. where he was living with his Québécoise wife.

He moved to Canada in 2003, from Morocco.