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John Nuttall's Online Comments Target Jews: Reports

Terror suspect John Nuttall appears to have left a lengthy digital trail that includes anti-Semitic comments, conspiracy theories and threats of violence before he was arrested in connection with an alleged plot to attack Canada Day celebrations at the B.C. legislature.

Allegedly posting on YouTube under the name "ana nimity," Nuttall wrote that Jews killed Jesus and were proud of it, and that Israel attacked the American research ship the USS Liberty in 1967 in a "false flag op" to start a war, The Globe and Mail reported. Israel did attack the U.S. ship but said it was an accident.

"ana nimity" also posted a video claiming that NATO intervention in Libya was aimed at stopping Muammar Gaddafi's plan to introduce a single African currency based on gold, "a true sharing of the wealth."

Another post sees "ana nimity" challenge a user to a fight over an alleged insult directed at the Prophet Muhammad on comments beneath the controversial film, "The Innocence of Muslims," the newspaper reported.

In that same exchange, "ana nimity" said, "I am a Mujahid and inshAllah I will die a Shaheed," The Canadian Press reported.

"Mujahid" is an Arabic term for a Muslim warrior who fights on behalf of Allah, while "Shaheed" has been translated to mean holy martyr.

The Canadian Press confirmed that Nuttall operated as "Mujahid" on the Outlaw Paintball message board, where he posted photos of himself constructing a realistic grenade full of paint and claiming he had modified a paintball gun to shoot marbles, The Vancouver Sun reported.

Comments such as "ana nimity's" would have been more than enough to trigger a police investigation, Ottawa lawyer David Harris told the newspaper.

"If the police don’t intervene, these guys will make a connection and … the next time you are aware of it, it might be a pressure cooker going off at a marathon," he said.

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