*Update* Hussam Alzahabi has been released without charges.
Previous updates below:
CBC reported the comments by Amin Alzahabi – originally from Syria – following the Kingston arrests.
Following the arrest of two people in Kingston, Ontario in relation to an anti-terror national security investigation, the father of one of the two individuals arrested has spoken out.
CBC is reporting that Amin Alzahabi – who is the father of Hussam Eddin Alzahabi – said the following:
“They tell me they search about him about terrorists. I know my son, he didn’t think about that. He like Canada. He like the safety in Canada. How could he think about that? Not good, not good.”
According to the report, Alzahabi has been in Canada since 2016-2017.
Alzahabi referred to ‘fake news,’ even after the police raided the residence:
“It’s fake news about my son. I trust my son. I know he cannot do anything against any human, humanity. They inspected everything from my house. They didn’t find anything. I think this is not good.”
Reports also indicate that the Alzahabi family are originally from Syria and came to Canada in the past two years. They spent about a decade in Kuwait previously.
It appears they were brought to Canada through the private sponsorship program for refugees.
The RCMP will be holding a press conference today at 1:00 pm Eastern Time where more details will be provided.
Below is a video of what CBC reported earlier:
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