MOST WANTED TERRORISTS
Put these jihadis behind bars
“A Canadian is a Canadian.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
And some Canadians would be quite fine with blowing this lot of us to smithereens.
At least a dozen Canadians have been captured fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq and the government seems inclined to rehabilitate them. More than 190 are estimated to have gone abroad to fight or offer comfort.
Others are still on the run desperately trying to flee the crumbling caliphate and the ranks of No. 2 (but trying harder!) al-Qaida.
Here are this country’s most wanted terrorists. Some are believed to be already dead.
NAME: JOHN MAGUIRE
411: Former punk rocker and University of Ottawa business student joined ISIS in 2012 after converting two years earlier. He is believed to be dead.
NAME: KHADAR HASSAN KHALIB
411: Part of the same group of wannabe jihadists as Maguire. Had a criminal record for shoplifting in Calgary. He is believed to be dead.
NAME: MAIWAND YAR
411: Former student at the University of Manitoba, vanished with two others in 2007 bound for Pakistan. Called al-Qaida and Taliban “best people in the world.” Believed to be dead.
NAME: FERID IMAM
411: Vanished with Yar. Not seen since 2010. Helped train three Americans in a plot to blow up the subway in New York City.
NAME: AHMAD WASEEM
411: Canada put the terrorist back together again after he was injured fighting in Syria. Then he went back to the arms of ISIS. He wrote in one post: “We kill and beg to be killed.” Wish granted.
NAME: HASIBULLAH YUSUFZAI
FROM: Burnaby, B.C.
411: Former bodybuilder and motorcycle enthusiast who wanted to join the RCMP — and “changed,” his pals said. A friend of Parliament Hill killer Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the duo would discuss jihad.
NAME: HASSAN EL HAJJ HASSAN
411: Based in Lebanon, Hassan is a member of Hezbollah and was behind a 2012 bombing of an Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria that killed seven.
NAME: MUHAMMAD ALI
411: Ali — whose nom de guerre was Abu Turaab Al-Kanadi — left in 2014 to join ISIS and encouraged others to commit acts of terror. He has been captured.
NAME: FARAH MOHAMED SHIRDON
411: A former Southern
Alberta Institute of Technology student. He was one of the most outspoken Canadians in ISIS. He vowed: “We are coming and we will destroy you.” Believed to be dead.
JOHN MAGUIRE FERID IMAM HASSAN EL HAJJ HASSAN KHADAR HASSAN KHALIB AHMAD WASEEM MUHAMMAD ALI MAIWAND YAR HASIBULLAH YUSUFZAI FARAH MOHAMED SHIRDON