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In Antiterror Effort, Canada's Authorities Use Surveillance More Than Arrests

In this increasingly diverse society, Mohammed Mansur Jabarah appeared typical — just another teenager from an immigrant family. The son of a Kuwaiti stockbroker, he grew up an eager soccer fan in St. Catharines, a quiet town outside Toronto known for its vineyards and panoramic views of Lake Ontario. But after graduating from a Catholic high school in 2000, Mr. Jabarah changed course, traveling to Pakistan to study Islam. There he met Osama bin Laden, who was impressed with his clean Canadian passport and English language skills, according to a Canadian Security Intelligence Service report. Before too long, Mr. Jabarah was dispatched to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, where he served as a channel between Al Qaeda and Southeast Asian terrorists, Western intelligence officials say. He aided in the planning of a foiled plot to bomb four Western embassies in Singapore. Arrested last year in the sultanate of Oman on the Arabian Sea, he is now cooperating with the F.B.I. Full Story

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