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Canadian Man Arrested After Texting Staff ‘Blow Away’ Competition

February 7, 2012 by  

Canadian Man Arrested After Texting Staff ‘Blow Away’ Competition

A  Moroccan-born Canadian businessman is suing the Quebec provincial police force for $100,000 after being deemed a terror suspect for texting his sales staff.

Last month, in preparation for a trade show in New York City, Saad Allami, sales manager at a Canadian telecommunications firm, sent a text to his sales staff saying that he intended to “blow away” the competition, according to The Daily Mail.

Allami alleges that he was arrested with no prior warning and detained for more than a day while Quebec authorities searched his house. Some of Allami’s coworkers were also reportedly detained at the Canada-U.S. border and were questioned because of their ties to the suspected terrorist.  Following the man’s arrest, police officers stormed his home and informed his wife that they believed he was a terrorist.  A search of Quebec’s courthouse database found no references to him and Allami was released with no charges.

According to, Allami says he has no links to terrorist organizations or the Islamic movement and that police acted without any evidence or research. He is seeking $100,000 in damages from the Quebec provincial police force, one of its sergeants and the provincial government.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • RockyRoad

    Big brother is getting bigger.

  • wbliss

    I am all for keeping everybody safe and fighting terrorism. But I find it hard to believe law enforcement cannot be more intelligent than this. Even a slightest bit of reason and investigation would have circumvented this miscarriage of justice.

    • 45caliber

      I agree with you. I think the police are, for the most part, bored. This gives them a chance to “show their stuff”.

    • Antonio

      If you are interested in peoples “safety” then you should then you should fight to restore the US constitution and abolish amendments 11 – 27. If you are seriously interested in fighting “terrorists”, you need to fight the CIA and “blow away” that hugh satanic building called a pentagon that was designed straight from their glorious satanic symbol the pentagram… You wanna fight terrorism well then fight those bastard ass MFers at the CIA
      Dont waste your life chasing a bunch of make believe terrorist through a desert…

      • metalflyer11

        Agree 100%

  • Sirian

    This may seem unjust and in reality, from the manner in which it was carried out, yes it was. Why didn’t the Quebec provincial police check prior to their actions whether he was on a terrorist suspect list? That should’ve been rather simple in effect. Be it one way or another, we need to keep something more in mind. . . we too have had many instances of this form of intrusion occur here in the U.S. Be it presumed terrorist related, drug related or otherwise. Even more so, with the passage and signing of the NDAA who’s to say that people similar to this man in unintended, non violent, texting could be scooped up and disappear? Is that now possible? Yes, unfortunately it is.

    • vicki

      If he really was a terrorist he would never have said something that is so easy for the PC Police to “interpret”

  • ajax

    With the lawmakers last attempt to incarcerate and intimidate our citizens into subjection to Washington this could happen here not Canada.We could land in Cuba without any kind of hearing. Quebec has been a strange province and a black eye to that nation.I have traveled there since 1977 and found the law to be off center and a bad reflection on the rest of the nation.Our dictator in chief placed himself on the same shelf as Roosevelt ( Franklin) he couldn’t tie Teddys shoes and Lincoln. Well, Lincoln suspended habius corpus. You could be jailed until someone(not a court) said release. Roosevelt and Warren oversaw the confiscation of Japanese American citizens and held them in camps til after the war. This wasn’t all that bad because of the worldwide spy network the Japanese had. There was no way to tell who was a spy or not. West coast shipping was safer. South American shipping to Europe suffered because information was passed to Japan and forwarded to Germany.Beware our dictator in chief.

    • eddie47d

      Canada use to be a fairly Liberal live and let live kind of society. Now that Conservatives have taken over they have invoked some insane policies against it’s citizens. So it can happen in left and right governing societies. The fact that we have the Patriot Act and NDAA clearly proves that.

      • 45caliber


        It isn’t the conservatives (yet, anyway) who are trying to get rid of all guns as was done in much of Canada. And the anti-terrorist activities of this type aren’t conservative either.

        • eddie47d

          Santorum claims to be a Conservative as do the others who have tried to run or are running. They all support the Patriot Act and NDAA. Even Gingrich is far more extremist on this issue than the rest of the pack. I am leaving Paul out of this because we know exactly where he stands.

  • Jonathan
  • RichE

    Another example of “White faright”.

    • Sirian

      Typical idiot – play your race card. Sorry fool, it won’t work.

  • jerry

    The point is how did they have access to his TEXT? Also if we can’t use the English language to express our thoughts without some government agency relating it to terrorism we are deep trouble. I think he should have sued for much more money.

  • ranger hall

    WELCOME to the New World Order.

  • Gringo Infidel

    Did he text both in French AND English as required by Canadian law? Maybe that is what got him into trouble, eh?


  • Alan

    Really? You all are trying to make this some Conservative vs Liberal or Right vs Left paradigm arguement? Really? How dumb you all really are for playing into some idealogue with this story! This is purely the State vs YOU story! If we treated everyone as we really want to be treated, then this story wouldn’t be here! All of you trying to make an agenda out of this story are as stupid as the police’s actions. oh, don’t get me started about your cynacism! Peace!

  • WickedPickle

    Sounds like an NDAA tactic to me, not to mention SOPA.. This is paranoia at it’s best people and it’s heading for the good old US of A.. Had Quebec instigated NDAA (they don’t have it yet, do they?) then this person would only be a distant memory for everybody but his family and they would be next. Woe is us, good people.. Woe is us.

  • ROGER, Canadian Libertarian

    STOP this Conservative/Liberal, Republican/Democrat, Communist,Socialist etc…..GOVERNMENT is the problem PERIOD


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