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MANDEL: NCR military stabber approved to visit Toronto on two-day passes

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Another patient found not criminally responsible for a violent crime is now eligible for extensive forays into the community, despite remaining a “significant threat” to the public.

Just three years after stabbing three soldiers at a Toronto recruitment office with a large kitchen knife, Ayanle Hassan Ali is now eligible to visit his family this year in Toronto on two-day passes if his psychiatric hospital agrees he’s well enough, the Sun has learned.

“I have a licence to kill; I have a green light to kill,” Ali had written in his diary.

“One soldier is all it takes, just one.”

Originally facing nine charges — including three counts of attempted murder — all “for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group,” Ali was acquitted in May 2018 on the terror part of the indictment after the judge found that while he was motivated by extremist beliefs linked to his mental illness, he wasn’t acting on behalf of any terror group........

© Edmonton Sun