Days after he was arrested under an anti-terrorism law, a 23 year old man has been charged with a terror related offence.
Kevin Omar Mohamed was detained by the RCMP last week in Waterloo; there were fears he might commit a terrorist act.
The 23 year old appeared in a Brampton court Tuesday morning. In addition to charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, Mohamed has also been charged with participation in a terrorist group.
The controversial anti-terrorism law allows police to arrest someone on the grounds they believe a person may commit a terrorist offence.
In a statement, the RCMP has said “while there was no indication of any plans for a domestic attack, we must remain committed to preventing individuals from travelling abroad to gain training and expertise that could be used in the planning and implementation of future attacks on Canadian soil.”