Amara planned a number of terrorist attacks that included a raid on the Canadian House of Commons and beheading then-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The group was thwarted by the coordinated counter-terrorism efforts of various intelligence and police departments.
Amara, a dual Jordanian-Canadian citizen, was convicted in 2009 and given a life sentence in prison. He lost his Canadian citizenship in 2015 after the previous Conservative government passed legislation to strip convicted terrorists of their citizenship.
The Liberals contend that law created two-tiered citizenship.
“When you are a Canadian you shouldn’t feel less valued just because you have dual citizenship with another country,” said Hussen.
No, but perhaps your new country, the one that accepted you and gave you shelter, should value you less if after your arrival you form and become the leader of a terrorist ring. And what's wrong with two-tiered citizenship for two-country immigrants in the first place? Two classes: those who refrain from bombing and beheading their neighbors, and those who don't.
Per the (Canadian) National Post:
In addition, the department will take no further action against nine terrorists who had received notices informing them their citizenship was being revoked. They include an Iranian-Canadian and a Pakistani-Canadian imprisoned for a 2010 plan to bomb military bases in Canada.
Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Pakistani-Canadian imprisoned in California over his role in a plot to decapitate employees of a Danish newspaper and throw their heads onto the street, will also be allowed to keep his Canadian citizenship.
Mr. Amara, who was given a Canadian-style "life sentence", will be eligible for parole this year. "Hey," Prime Minister Trudeau told FWIW, "at least he didn't pad his resume with a phony degree from a hamburger university - at least he didn't do that!"