Canadian terrorism suspects due to appear in court

Fourteen Muslim terror suspects faced bail hearings Monday after being arrested in an alleged plot to blow up buildings in Canada and carry out other terror attacks. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on June 2 that authorities had foiled a terrorist attack on southern Ontario targets, saying the men had obtained three tons of ammonium nitrate, three times what was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people. The news has roiled Canada, which has widely viewed itself as immune to such homegrown hatred, unlike its neighbor to the south. But Canada has become a named target for Islamic extremists due to its dominant Christian base and close ties with Washington.