In June 2006 Canadian law enforcement officers swept up 18 Muslim men and boys for allegedly being involved in an Al-Qaida – inspired terror cell. They became known as the Toronto 18.

The media hysteria that followed, described the group as “home grown” terrorists, and their “presumed guilty” treatment went mostly unquestioned.

Groups like the Presumption of Innocence Project are questioning why these Canadian citizens were prejudged by the media and the public.

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