February 5, 2012
A Moroccan-born Canadian businessman says he became a terror suspect because of a text message he sent to sales staffers saying he was going to ‘blow away’ the competition.
According to a religious association, Saad Allami, who is Muslim, sent the message last month and was detained for more than a day while police searched his Quebec home.
He filed a lawsuit against the Quebec provincial police force and seeks $100,000 in damages.
Mr Allami claims he was simply trying to give his co-workers a pep talk before an upcoming New York City trade show.