An Ontario judge has struck down a portion of the Anti-Terrorism Act, saying it is unconstitutional under Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedom to define a terrorist as a criminal motivated by religious beliefs. Ontario Superior Court Justice Douglas Rutherford made this ruling on Oct. 24 during the trial of a Canadian man, Momin Khawaja, a Muslim, who is charged with conspiring with others in Britain to carry out an attack there. Faisal Joseph, the legal consul of the Canadian Islamic Congress and former federal prosecutor, said while the Muslim community opposed the Act from its inception in 2001, now […]