Release denied for the first terrorist in quebec

News 8 February, 2018
  • QMI agency
    “The terrorist Muskie”, Said Namouh

    Nicolas Saillant

    Wednesday, 7 February 2018 15:35

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    “The terrorist Muskie”, the first quebec resident to have been convicted of terrorism in 2010, has denied any release by the prison authorities Wednesday morning.

    Arrested in September 2007, Said Namouh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole before 10 years of age for participation in the activities of a terrorist group and conspiracy to improvised explosive devices in particular. A member of the group “Global Islamic Media Front”, Namouh was transmitting messages to encourage muslims to participate in the terrorist group “Army of islam”.

    During his arrest in Maskinongé, near Trois-Rivières, the Moroccan origin was preparing to leave the country to join a group in Egypt, where he was tipped as a suicide bomber. At his trial, he denied any involvement in a terrorist group.

    “The same individual”

    In a hearing before the parole Board of Canada (PBC) Wednesday in Donnacona, Said Namouh, is essentially presented in the same day that 10 years ago. Describing herself as a “victim of the canadian criminal justice system”, the inmate also spoke of the “atrocities experienced by the somali people” committed by the u.s. government.

    The lack of remorse, therefore, is “of great concern” to the Commission as a refusal to submit to a psychological evaluation. “You will stay significantly the same individual that, at the beginning of your sentence”, say the commissioners.

    Also, a number of reports of crime have been registered in his file since his incarceration in institutions-security super-max. He was placed in administrative segregation for more than a month in 2016 to have modified a computer accessible to inmates.

    The “beliefs of extremists,” Said Namouh, ensure that the detaining authorities act with caution with him and “take all necessary measures to prevent radicalization in its prisons”.


    Arrived in the country in 2003 after marrying a Quebecer, man now, at the age of 45 years has never had his canadian citizenship. It is therefore subject to a deportation order since march 2013, but the authorities have “no indication as to the judicial measures” taken against him once released.

    Considering “the high risk of re-offending connotation” violent”, the PBC refused to release the “terrorist Muskie” that will have to remain at the penitentiary in Donnacona.