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Friday 27th August 2010
Canadian Idol terrorist?


I honestly don't know what to say about this one.

On the one hand, it's become a depressingly familiar tale - a young Pakistani émigré to the West arrested on terrorism charges. A statement released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police yesterday reveals:

After an exhaustive national security criminal investigation led by the RCMP "A" Division Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (AINSET), three individuals were charged today with various offenses under the Anti-Terrorism Act.


It is alleged that these individuals had both the capacity and the intention to carry out a terrorist attack, making them a serious threat to the Canadian public.

One of those arrested, Khuram Sher, before turning to terrorism had previously auditioned for Canadian Idol. You couldn't make it up.


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About Focus on Islamism

Focus on Islamism is a blog dedicated to analysing and exposing the modern ideological phenomenon known as Islamism.

Shiraz Maher is a writer and broadcaster.

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD student at King's College, London.  He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, The Daily Telegraph, Lebanon's Daily Star, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. 

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