Monday, September 13, 2010


*** Aint gonna happen this time round. MS ***

A member of the so-called Toronto 18 is applying for parole.

Ali Dirie will appear before the National Parole Board today at a Quebec prison.

Mr. Dirie was sentenced to seven years in prison last October for his role in a plot designed to wreak havoc on Canadian targets.

The Somali-born Dirie was arrested in 2005 and already in prison when police moved in on the so-called Toronto 18 in 2006.

At trial, court heard that despite his incarceration, he tried to recruit inmates for extremist plots while trying to procure weapons and travel documents.

During sentencing, the judge noted he was an unlikely candidate for parole.

With time served, he only had two years left on his sentence, but the judge ordered he serve at least one year before being eligible for parole.