How is it that they attended this mosque, and so were apparently reasonably observant Muslims, and yet misunderstood Islam so as to think it had something to do with terrorism? Were they influenced by anything they heard at this mosque? What is being taught at this mosque? Does anyone know? Does anyone care? “Two terror suspects worshipped at Montreal mosque,” by Brian Daly for the QMI Agency, August 27:
MONTREAL — Terror suspects Misbahuddin Ahmed and Khurram Sher were arrested in Ottawa and London, Ont., this week in an alleged plot to bomb Canadian targets, but their origins can be traced to the Montreal area where they worshipped together and worked in the health-care field.
Both attended the same south shore mosque in Brossard, south of Montreal. They worked at Montreal hospitals, Sher as a pathologist and Ahmed as an x-ray technician. They even played on the same Muslim ball-hockey team….
Foudil Selmoune, the imam at the Islamic Community Centre south of Montreal, says the men were peaceful, non-violent and involved in their communities.
Sher once travelled to Pakistan to help victims of a devastating earthquake, and he participated in humanitarian fundraising events in Montreal.
A former McGill classmate, who didn’t want to be identified, tells QMI Agency that Sher was a calm man who showed no signs of radicalization at school.
“It’s a huge surprise,” he said. “I never would have expected this. I can’t believe that a calm guy like that could plan such violent acts.”
He must be a decent fellow.