Captured Canadian terrorist encouraged others to join ISIS terrorist group
ISIS fighter Muhammad Ali wanted to return to his Toronto home.
According to Global News, Ali, 28, was nabbed by Kurdish forces four months ago as he tried to slip out of Syria and into safety in Turkey.
Now, the former Ryerson University student is being held by U.S.-backed Syrian forces in a prison in northeastern Syria.
Ali — whose nom de guerre was Abu Turaab Al-Kanadi — left Toronto in 2014 to join the death cult, and encouraged others online to do the same and commit acts of terror in their home countries.
His Canadian wife — former Vancouver resident Rida Jabbar — and their Syrian-born children are also being detained.
The case of Ali poses a tricky problem for the Trudeau government: What to do with ISIS terrorists who are Canadian.
Global News reports that there are currently about a dozen other Canadian members of the death cult being held captive. Local authorities want them sent home.
The Mounties are reportedly struggling to bring terrorism charges against Canadians who fled for the virgins and honeycake ISIS caliphate.
Abdulkarim Omar, co-chair of Foreign Affairs for the Democratic Self-Administration of North Syria, told Global his organization has met with Canadian diplomats.
“There was a dialogue with the Canadian government via the Canadian consulate in Beirut,” he told Global.
“We had a meeting in Sulaymaniyah and there were some good steps and we filled application forms, and then suddenly the Canadian government stopped this process and we don’t know why.”
So far, Ali has not been charged, but according to Islamic State documents, he joined the terror group on April 24, 2014. His ISIS enlistment indicated he asked to be a fighter.
On social media accounts, he boasted he was a “soldier” in ISIS.
“Everyone will die eventually. It’s inevitable,” he wrote. “Best to go out fighting for what you believe in.”
Among his other boasts were playing soccer with severed heads and his belief that homosexuals “should be killed.” Ali cheered terror attacks on Canadian soldiers in Quebec and Ottawa.
“If you are unable to make hijra (travel abroad), know that you have permission to strike them in their lands. Kill a kaffir (non-believer) and secure you (sic) place in Jannah (heaven),” one of his posts read.
Meanwhile, ISIS may be down with its caliphate being pulverized by allied airstrikes, but the group wants its 30,000 fanatical followers to unleash bloodshed in the West.
According to the Institute for the Study of War, the wacky jihadis have smuggled nearly $500 million out of Iraq and are now turning to drug trafficking to raise money.
“ISIS version two is coming. Two or three years ago, we saw British and European jihadis returning to Syria and Iraq in droves because ISIS was collapsing,” terror expert Olivier Guitta told the U.K. Sun.
He added: “ISIS is the McDonald’s of terrorism. They say, ‘We don’t care who you are, as long as you come and buy our product.’ They will take anyone and everyone.”
Source: Toronto Sun