Another Islamist has been placed on a peace bond after authorities expressed concerns that he might commit a terror attack.
30-year-old Daniel Khoshnood was known to the RCMP because he was an associate of convicted terrorist Kevin Omar Mohamed, who was also placed on a similar bond last week over fears that he might re-offend.
“Police uncovered some further online comments by Mr. Khoshnood suggesting support of extremist groups, and uncovered evidence suggesting that he had taken steps to locate some corrections staff with whom he had previous dealings,” Crown prosecutors told Global News.
Khoshnood has had trouble with the law in the past and has a history of making bomb threats. Khoshnood served time in prison but was released on September 23, 2019.
“You also wrote on a piece of paper (that you knew staff would find), that you wanted to find information on bomb-making techniques, chemicals used to make bombs, and that you wanted to learn how a specific terrorist made car bombs that ‘killed 77 people LOL,’” a parole decision reads.
“You told the psychologist that you had thoughts of ‘shooting people, killing people, cutting them up, just for fun … they’re just thoughts though.’” He scored “unusually high in psychopathy.”
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada has claimed that after his release, the RCMP became aware of Khoshnood’s ties to Mohamed.
According to Crown prosecutors, the two had met in person and also communicated through encrypted messaging applications.
Upon being recently arrested for a breach of probation, authorities found alleged terrorist materials on his phone.
Under the peace bond, Khoshood must follow 25 conditions including GPS monitoring for five months and entering a de-radicalization program. Khoshnood also must not have any contact with Mohamed, possess weapons or use any device that can access the internet, among other conditions.