Canadian man a member of ISIS

Canadian man a member of ISIS

A Calgary man, identified as Farah Mohamed Shirdon has joined the extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) fighting in Iraq and Syria.

Shirdon is the third man from Calgary known to have joined ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.

While it may seem strange that a Canadian would join these terrorist groups overseas, Shaikh said these individuals don’t typically identify as Canadians.

“Their identity is not constructed on a Canadian definition,” [security consultant Mubin Shaikh said. “They are lost boys, in a sense. Their identity is with something else.”

Read more: CTV News


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