Monday, December 8, 2014

Canadian Jihadist Threatens Terrorism in Canada

By Dalit Halevi:

ISIS terrorist in Raqqa, Syria
A Muslim convert who left Canada last year to join the Islamic State (ISIS) resurfaced in a propaganda video on Sunday to threaten Canadians they will be “indiscriminately targeted” in retaliation for joining the international military coalition fighting the terror group.
According to the National Post, in a six-minute video, the man said the October killings of two Canadian Forces members in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, and Ottawa by men who had adopted Islamist extremist beliefs were a “direct response” to Canada’s role in Iraq.
“The more bombs you drop on our people, the more Muslims will realize and understand that today, waging jihad against the West and its allies around the world is beyond a shadow of the doubt a religious obligation binding upon every Muslim,” he said.
While he identified himself as Abu Anwar al-Canadi, three former friends said they recognized him as John Maguire, a former University of Ottawa student who converted to Islam and became radicalized before vanishing last year.
His family told the National Post the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had told his mother he was in Syria and had travelled there on a one-way ticket. Posting online under the name “Yahya” Maguire, he had called Canada “evil” and said that he wanted “the opportunity for martyrdom.”...Continue reading...

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