Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hah! All this while I thought Toronto was the hub of all hubs in Canada for jihadis

Now I see Calgary is winning over us.  That makes me sad!  Really sad!  Why is Toronto not top dog any more?  Hopefully the jihadis returning from Syria will win back our top standing.

From CBCNews:
....EXCLUSIVE Suicide bomber killed in Iraq part of wider jihadi base in Calgary.
Salman Ashrafi, killed in 2013 suicide attack, lived in same building as 4 other extremist fighters  Homegrown extremism abroadhas a new face, and CBC News has learned it belongs to yet another Calgary man, a development that points to the West as a hotbed for exporting jihadis.

His name is Salman Ashrafi, and when the Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) released images of him last month following a double suicide bombing in Iraq in November that killed 46 people, he was celebrated in a martryrdom notice.

Only then, he was known as Abu Abdullah Al Khorasani.

CBC News has confirmed that Al Khorasani was Ashrafi's nom de guerre and that he was a Canadian citizen who grew up in the Stampede City, where he went to school and worked.

The Calgarian's story is one of as many as two dozen others, most of whom left to battle alongside rebel militants in Syria.

At one time, Ashrafi led a lifestyle many would have envied, with jobs at Talisman and Exxon and huge downtown Calgary firms.........

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