Surprising! Canada ISIS Attacker Is Somali Refugee
We can’t really say it comes as a surprise. An ISIS flag, driving a car into pedestrians and stabbing police altogether, who could have done that? Yes, you guessed it.
A Somalia born refugee in Canada, known for clinging to extremist ideologies has been charged with five counts of attempted murder in connection with the weekend terrorist attacks in Edmonton, Canada.
Mr Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30 years old, also faces charges of dangerous driving and weapons possession. (Dangerous driving. Oh, the irony).
His homemade flag showing him to belong to so-called Islamic State that was found inside the car which hit a police officer has not been returned to him.
the police department of Edmonton confirmed the 30 year old Mr Sharif had indeed applied for asylum and also that he was known to security services following a complaint in 2015 for extremism.
Mr Marlin Degrand, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said about the complaint in 2015 that at the time and ‘exhaustive investigation’ had been carried out but “there was insufficient evidence to pursue terrorism charges. The suspect was not deemed to pose a threat to Canada.”
The terrorist acts started with the suspect driving against a police officer with his Chevy Malibu, and afterwards stabbing another officer. Mr Sharif then fled the scene and stole a U-Haul truck with which he tried to drive into a pedestrian crowd whilst being chased by several police cars. During the chase, he wounded four people.
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Edmonton?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Edmonton</a> Islamic attack: <a href="https://t.co/C70xxYoeK8">pic.twitter.com/C70xxYoeK8</a></p>— Sunil Kumar (@SunilKumarAus) <a href="https://twitter.com/SunilKumarAus/status/914666235526127617?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 2, 2017</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Police Chief Knecht: “It is believed at this time that these two incidents are related. It was determined that these incidents are being investigated as acts of terrorism.”
Meanwhile Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the Edmonton attack was “another example of the hate that we must remain ever vigilant against.”
Please pardon us for any obvious sarcasm whilst writing.