This is a father of one of the accused defending his son:
"He is a very decent and good kid. He has no violent inclinations at all. I couldn't believe it when I heard. It is not in our family. We have no intentions of such things," said Mr. Abdelhaleen . . .
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. He's defending his son. No parent knows everything that his kids get up to, especially if it's illegal.
But, here's Imam, Aly Hindi's statement:
Aly Hindy, imam at the Salaheddin Islamic Centre in Scarborough, said the charges would be proved false.
"I think it will fall apart. I'm just worried for the community. This is an attack on the Muslim community. Canada has the best Muslim community, we are very safe and peaceful," he said at the centre.
"We are abusing our boys for the sake of pleasing (U.S. President) George Bush," Mr. Hindy said outside the courtroom.
"The CSIS and RCMP are feeling threatened — not of terrorism but of losing their jobs. They need to create an atmosphere of fear in the country to keep their jobs.
"They talk of homegrown terrorism. This is homegrown baloney."
Therein lies the difference between parental denial and Islamo-fascist propaganda.