And you’ve got to admit, supporters of the Islamic State are known for their puckish sense of humor.
“Montrealer linked to suspected terrorism may have spent time in Syria,” CBC News, March 10, 2016:
Radio-Canada has learned that a Montreal man, who was arrested last week in Gatineau, Que., on suspicion that he may be planning a terrorist act, might have spent time in Syria.
Several sources told CBC’s French-Language station that Ismael Habib, 28, might have travelled to Syria a few years ago.
Radio-Canada has also obtained a video that shows a man who is portraying himself as an ISIS fighter.
There is no way to prove whether or not he is indeed a member of ISIS.
In the video, the man makes threats against Habib. He shows some documents, which include what appears to be a copy of Habib’s passport as well as Habib’s marriage certificate from his 2012 wedding in Montreal.
Several people close to Habib also said that they have also received threats from someone saying they were with ISIS.
There’s also a photo of Habib carrying an assault rifle, with his finger pointing skyward in apparent reference to Allah.
Habib’s family members said the photo with the AK47 rifle was taken in jest when Habib was visiting Turkey. They explained that he was there, for several months, three or four years ago.
His family says Habib’s very religious, prays every day, but they do not believe he has taken part in any terrorist acts.
Arrested in Gatineau
Habib was arrested in Gatineau last week. He was charged with criminal harassment, uttering threats, and forging documents.
Habib faces no terrorism charges, but the RCMP has reason to suspect he may be planning a terrorist act….