Another Muslim who misunderstands the glorious complexity that is Islam! From the Toronto Star, with thanks to Doc Washburn, who comments: “This dude must not have been in on the conference call when Ibrahim Hooper was breaking it down for the homeys about Islam bein’ a religion of peace, doncha know? Wonder if he’s got a Blackberry? Maybe there’s still time…”
He was a founding director of a Scarborough mosque and a doting father who brought his children to the park for picnics on weekends.
Now he’s been named as a key commander of a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda that’s fighting against the Americans in Iraq.
The allegation was made this week by Jim Judd, director of Canada’s spy service.
Hassan Farhat, known as Abdul Jaber to security officials and Abu Khalid to friends, was a landed immigrant who left Canada in October 2001 to return to Iraq.
He left in frustration after years of being refused Canadian citizenship, his friends say.
According to corporate records, he was one of the founding directors of Scarborough’s Salaheddin Islamic Centre, which houses a school and mosque and has been closely monitored by security agencies.