Ottawa, January 12, 2015 – Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made this statement following a national security criminal investigation and arrest by the RCMP’s Ottawa Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET). Suliman Mohamed of Ottawa has been charged with terrorism related offences.
“I applaud the important work being done by the RCMP. The RCMP, along with their law enforcement partners, play a vital role in keeping Canadians safe from the ongoing global terror threat that has impacted Canada and our partners.
As you have heard from our security agencies, we continue to confront and address the significant challenges posed by the global terror threat.
As this matter is now before the courts, it would be inappropriate for me to comment any further.”
Follow Public Safety Canada (@Safety_Canada) on Twitter.
For more information on this arrest, please visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/on/news-nouvelles/2015/15-01-12-ottawa-eng.htm.
Jason TammingPress Secretary
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Public Safety Canada