Mohamed Harkat, an innocent Algerian-Canadian caught up in post-9/11 hysteria, has been living with his wife Sophie Harkat in a situation best described as Franz Kafka's remake of The Truman Show. For many years, Harkat has been under something approaching house arrest, combined with 24/7/365 surveillance.
|Mo and Sophie Harkat|
Listen to Mohamed and Sophie Harkat on the Kevin Barrett show: http://noliesradio.org/archives/28582
Tomorrow, April 25th, the Federal Court of Appeals will rule on Harkat's challenge to the "Security Certificate" that has turned his life into an Orwellian nightmare. Harkat will respond to the ruling at a press conference at 1 p.m. in the boardroom of the Ottowa District Labor Council, 280 Metcalfe Street, in Ottowa.
|CIA whistleblower Glenn Carle|
In an interesting twist, still-classified (yet widely-revealed) information suggests that Harkat was falsely accused of involvement in terrorism due to an imaginary or exaggerated connection with another innocent man wrongly suspected of being "al-Qaeda's banker." That "banker," according to his CIA interrogator, whistleblower Glenn Carle, "wasn't even a member of al-Qaeda." (Ottowa Citizen)
Additionally, Glenn Carle has his doubts about the alleged al-Qaeda threat itself. He says he discovered, while working as one of the three most senior US advisers on terrorism to the intelligence community, that "the closer one looked at al-Qaeda, the further it receded and the smaller it was."
Glenn Carle, former CIA interrogator turned whistleblower, will join me on Truth Jihad Radio for a special two-hour interview on Wednesday, May 2nd. Meanwhile, you can read about his revelations relating to Mohamed Harkat here.
Labels: canada, civil liberties, Glenn Carle, kafka, Mohamed Harkat, Orwell, ottowa, security certificates, Sophie Harkat, terrorism, War on Terror