This Global News report is headed by a video with this description: “Above: A 22-year-old man who converted to Islam after dealing with depression and attempting suicide, somehow became radicalized and made his way to fight in Syria where he died fighting with an al-Qaeda-linked group.”
So he was depressed, he was suicidal, and then he found his Islam and turned his life — and went to Syria and got killed waging jihad. Did he convert to Islam and immediately misunderstand it, allowing himself to be “radicalized” by nefarious proselytizing misunderstanders? Yet there is not a single Muslim organization in Canada or anywhere else that is dedicated to keeping converts like Clairmont from falling prey to this understanding of Islam that Muslims in Canada ostensibly reject.
“Calgary man Damian Clairmont reportedly killed fighting in Syria,” by Nick Logan for Global News, January 15 (thanks to Ernie):
A Canadian man who converted to Islam and went to Syria to fight with rebels has reportedly been killed in the civil war-ravaged country.
The death of Nova Scotia-born, Calgary-raised Damian Clairmont, who changed his name to Mustafa al-Gharib, was reported on Wednesday.
He was reportedly fighting with the al-Qaeda-linked group Jabhat al-Nusra.
According to reports, al-Gharib was killed by the Free Syrian Army, in fighting near Aleppo. There was no clear indication of when exactly he died.
Foreign Minister John Baird acknowledged the reports of al-Gharib’s death to media in Washington D.C. on Wednesday and said “there is probably more than one Canadian fighting with the opposition.”