A spokesperson for B.C.’s Muslim community says many have lost trust in law enforcement officials.
This comes after a B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were “entrapped” by police into planning an attack on the lawn of the B.C. legislature on Canada Day in 2013.
Assim Rashid with the AI Ihsan Education Organization says the decision re-enforces false and negative stereotypes.
“Apparently, there have been many reports of such treatment and such processing of cases, so those tales kind of circulate through Muslim communities. You don’t know who is who and how sincere they are and what you’re going to be put through the moment you come into contact with law enforcement.”
Rashid says many in the Muslim community will find it hard to come forward with information in the future.
Nuttall and Korody are both Muslims and converted to Islam in 2012.
John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were let go at BC Supreme Court Friday after a judge stayed terror charges against them saying that without the police it would have been impossible for them to carry out the terror attack.
BC Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce ruled police overstepped their authority in the undercover operation and that the world has enough terrorists without police creating more out of two naive people.