Al Qaeda official who claimed responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack calls for ‘lone wolf’ terror in Canada

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Security officials are monitoring the latest terrorist threat made against Canada, this one by the same senior Al Qaeda official who last week claimed responsibility for the shooting attack at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris.

In a video distributed online Tuesday, Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, a leader of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, turned his sights on Canada in an attempt to provoke “lone wolf” terrorist attacks in the country.

He named Canada as one of the “Western countries that fight Islam” and participate in a “Crusader campaign.” The video comes as Al Qaeda is competing with ISIS for leadership of the global violent jihadist movement.

“Canada’s security agencies are closely monitoring this situation and have measures in place to address these types of threats,” Jason Tamming, spokesman for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, said in response to the AQAP video.

Police were already on alert following…

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