Campers not terrorists: Lawyer
Defence contends alleged terror cell marched only to stay warm, took Tim Hortons bathroom breaks
Thu Mar 27 2008
Isabel Teotonio Staff Reporter
In the dead of winter, the terror suspects ventured off on a camping trip without a proper tent.
They couldn't handle the cold, so they slept in their cars and marched around to keep warm.
They routinely trekked off to Tim Hortons for washroom breaks and coffee runs.
That was the picture that emerged yesterday in a Brampton court about the activities at a so-called jihadist camp that members of a homegrown terror cell are alleged to have attended.
It is a vastly different portrait than the one painted by the Crown on Tuesday at the opening of the trial of a youth who is charged with belonging to the Toronto 18, a group that is accused of plotting to bomb several targets in southern Ontario.