“Calgary man reportedly killed fighting with Iraq extremists,” by Bill Kaufmann, QMI Agency, August 15, 2014:
CALGARY ─ Multiple reports state a Calgarian who volunteered to fight with the extremist Islamic army ISIS has been killed in Iraq.
Farah Mohamed Shirdon, who comes from a prominent Calgary Somali family, has been reported dead on various social media sites, though no cause of his death have been given.
If true, Shirdon would be the third Calgarian known to have been killed in recent months while serving with Jihadist forces in Syria and Iraq.
Canadian foreign affairs officials say they’re checking the reports of the death of Shirdon, a man in his early 20s who’d taken the name Shaheed while fighting in both Syria and Iraq.
On a Twitter feed attributed to him, Shirdon wrote on June 23: “Martyrdom is what I seek” and on July 10, he posted an entry directed at his “dear mother.
“I have sold my soul for the sake of Allah. We may never meet again in this life but Allah willing, Allah will reunite us in (heaven).”
Other posts describe the fighting during the ISIS advance throughout the region.
Last April, Shirdon was seen in an ISIS video burning his Canadian passport with comrades armed with AK-47 assault rifles, while shouting threats against Canada and the West.
“We are coming and will destroy you…this is a message for Canada and for all America,” he said to the camera.