2 ‘Canadian’ Muslims added to U.S. terrorist list

‘Canadians’ Farah Mohamed Shirdon and Tarek Sakr

Source: Former Calgary man Farah Mohamed Shirdon 1 of 2 Canadians added to U.S. terrorist list – Calgary – CBC News

The U.S. Department of State has added two Canadians to its most-wanted global terrorist list.

Farah Mohamed Shirdon and Tarek Sakr were named as “Specially Designated Global Terrorists,” according to a release from the State Department.

The designation “imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.”

Former Calgary resident Shirdon left Canada to fight with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

He was a student at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology until at least 2012 and was said to be radicalized at a now-closed mosque in downtown Calgary.

In 2014, the Toronto-born Shirdon was captured on video burning his Canadian passport and threatening Canada, the U.S. and “all oppressors.”

The State Department said Shirdon is a prominent ISIS fighter and recruiter, who has also been involved in fundraising.

In 2015, RCMP charged Shirdon in absentia in with numerous terrorism-related criminal offences. That same year, Interpol added him to its wanted list.

Tarek Sakr, a Syrian-born Canadian citizen, was a pharmacology student in Quebec. According to the U.S. State Department, Sakr has been linked to the foreign terrorist organization al-Nusrah Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.

The designation prohibits U.S citizens from engaging in transactions with Sakr or Shirdon.



Farah Mohamed Shirdon

Also added: US adds Saudi ISIS leader to terror list

A leader of ISIS’ affiliate in Saudi Arabia was designated as a terrorist on Thursday, according to the State Department.

Mubarak Mohammad A Alotaibi, a 31-year-old Saudi citizen, was added as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” (SDGT), which imposes sanctions on foreigners determined to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals, national security, foreign policy or the economy of the United States.

Alotaibi is based in Syria, and is believed to be second in line to lead ISIS’ affiliate in Saudi Arabia.

According to the State Department, the action freezes any U.S.-based assets Alotaibi may have, and bans Americans from engaging in any “transactions or dealings” with him.

2 thoughts on “2 ‘Canadian’ Muslims added to U.S. terrorist list

  1. “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers”. Islam in a nutshell. Jihad to take over the whole world and force Sharia Law upon everybody. The sooner people wake up to the fact that Islam is not a Religion but in fact a total life system with a Religious component and Sharia Law Totalitarian government that can never Integrate into any Western Society. Islam always causes conflict as shown since the 7th Century. It is their way or the highway.

If sharia law continues spreading, you'll have less and less freedom of speech - so speak while you can!

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