10 students arrested under suspicion of planning to join terrorist groups

May 22, 2015

10 students were arrested at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport on Friday under suspicion of “wanting to leave the country to join jihadist groups,” according to RCMP. The students’ passports were confiscated and they were subsequently released without charge as an investigation continues. Four of the students arrested were from Montreal CEGEP Collége Maisonneuve; so far, 11 Maisonneuve students have allegedly left Canada to join terror groups or have been arrested under suspicion of planning to join terror groups. Experts say that the number of arrests in Quebec may be indicative of increased vigilance in the province. Some have also suggested that the arrests point to the need for further education and support for preventative measures against radicalization. National Post | The Record (CP)