Canada: Muslim anti-stereotyping activist arrested for terrorism, gunrunning
Laval, Quebec resident Mouna Diab was arrested last year for violating a Canadian-backed international arms embargo aimed at Lebanon. The 26-year-old was charged at the time with attempting to smuggle assault weapons parts to the Lebanon-based, Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization.
The Lebanese-Canadian woman was also just charged under Canada's post-9/11 anti-terrorism laws of acting for "the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group" according to a statement by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
The National Post (of Canada) reports this is the first time Canada has charged anyone directly with Hezbollah.
Delving into her past, it was uncovered that:
"Prior to her arrest, Ms. Diab was vice-president of the Association of Young Lebanese Muslims.
Her activism was focused partly on changing the stereotypes that too often associate Muslims with terrorism and violence."