“We’re Al-Qaeda Canada, that’s who we are, we’re sleepers who’ve been woken,” said the recent converts to Islam, John Nuttall and his wife Amanda Korody.
The pair didn’t know they were being filmed when they were alone in a motel room near Vancouver, watching television and discussing their alleged plan to bomb the British Columbia legislature using pressure cookers, on the national holiday Canada Day.
The Crown has said the couple planned the attack to avenge what they saw as the mistreatment of Muslims abroad, and the videos have featured numerous instances in which Nuttall complains about Canadian military involvement in Arab Muslim countries. Said Nuttall, “when you really truly open your eyes, you realize Allah is here, he’s everywhere. When I read the Qur’an, it purifies my soul.”