Glenn Neville Ford

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Glenn Neville Ford
Born 1952 (age 65–66)
Trinidad
Nationality Canadian
Known for Faced terrorism charges

Glenn Neville Ford is a Canadian citizen, born in Trinidad, who fell under suspicion of an association with terrorism.[1][2]

The Toronto Star reported that Ford founded a Toronto branch of Jamaat ul-Fuqra.[2] The Star reported that Ford traveled to Lahore, Pakistan to study at the International Quranic Open University, an unstitution founded by Sheik Mubarik Ali Gilani -- also the founder of Jamaat ul-Fuqra. According to the Star, the FBI described the University as a "terror front".

Ford, another Canadian, and three men from Texas, triggered suspicion, when crossing the Canada-US border in 1991.[2] Circumstantial evidence found in their vehicle lead to arrests. The trial was relocated to nearby St. Catherines, Ontario, due to security concerns.[1] The suspects were charged with plotting to bomb]] a Hindu temple and Indian theatre in Toronto, Canada.

The three Texans were convicted, but Ford and the other suspect from Toronto were acquitted.[2]

The USA delisted Jamaat ul-Fuqra as a threat in 2000 -- due to inactivity.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mary B. Tabor (1993-10-26). "A Trial in Canada Is Watched in U.S.". St. Catherines, Ontario: New York Times. Archived from the original on 2015-03-29. https://web.archive.org/web/20150329220553/http://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/16/world/a-trial-in-canada-is-watched-in-us.html. "Prosecutors have said that the five men are linked to a radical black Muslim group known as Al Fuqra, which is believed to be responsible for more than a dozen bombings and assassinations in the United States since 1979. The five men are Khidr Ali, 28, and Glenn Neville Ford, 41, both of Toronto, and Caba Jose Harris, 38, Robert Junior Wesley, 50, and Tyrone Junior Cole, 34, all of Texas." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 John Goddard (2010-08-31). "Forgotten Islamist terror plot targeted Toronto". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 2014-03-12. https://web.archive.org/web/20140312212413/http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2010/08/31/forgotten_islamist_terror_plot_targeted_toronto.html. Retrieved 2014-03-12. "The story begins with Glenn Neville Ford, a Trinidadian native and Muslim convert. In the mid-1970s he immigrated to Toronto and by 1982 had founded a branch of the Jamaat Al Fuqra sect, led by Pakistani cleric Sheik Mubarik Ali Gilani."