Teenager arrested on terror allegations

A St-Laurent teenager was arrested Thursday by the RCMP on a tip from the FBI that he was going to commit an act of terrorism.

Mohamed Amine Assal has not been charged because he hasn’t, as far as I can make out, done anything, but he has been sworn to a peace bond, subjected to a curfew and forced to wear a tracking device. All these reports are necessarily vague about what the FBI, and now the RCMP, actually know, although the Gazette says Assal was “discussing violent acts of terrorism motivated by radical Islamist ideology.”

On thinking about this: I wonder how long the authories have been aware of him, and whether they waited till he turned 18 to make a move.