Accused B.C. couple believed being white would mask role in terror plot: trial

A B.C. couple accused of conspiring to kill a crowd of people celebrating Canada Day at the provincial legislature believed no one would finger them in the plot because they are white.

VANCOUVER — A B.C. couple accused of conspiring to kill a crowd of people celebrating Canada Day at the provincial legislature believed no one would finger them in the plot because they are white.

A jury is watching a secretly videotaped exchange between John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, in which they agree that sacrificing their lives for Islam without seeking credit would reap great rewards.

The video was recorded by undercover police just days before the duo allegedly planned to plant bombs around the legislature to avenge the perceived mistreatment of Muslims overseas, especially by the Canadian military.

The couple, who the Crown says embraced radical views about Islam, are seen holed up in a motel room south of Vancouver as they brainstorm what kind of attack will best send their message.

Jurors have already seen video of Nuttall singling out the issue of Palestinian independence as a particular grievance.

The pair was arrested in July 2013 after they allegedly planted three pressure-cookers bombs around the legislature, but the RCMP had ensured they were inert.