“They are responsible,” said Maha’s father, Jad Zibara. “They are manipulating young people who are 16, 17, 18, 19. They are putting dark ideas in their head.”
Of course, the radical imam claims that there's no radicalization--nope, none at all--going on at his mosque. And, furthermore, there's no way he could have gotten to the girl:“I don’t know if he is at that point of sending people to Syria or in Iraq, but what I know is that the teachings he gives are extremist and radical.”
Reached by telephone Tuesday evening, Charkaoui said he did not know and had never met Zibara.
Meanwhile, Charkauoi, who "was detained and later subjected to restrictive conditions under a federal security certificate that was sought in 2003 because of never-proved suspicions that (he)was an Al Qaeda sleeper agent" is in the process of--what else?--"suing the federal government over his ordeal."“At the community centre there is a separation between the men and the women. I don’t see the women. I don’t meet them,” he said.
I bet he ends up winning, too, even if it turns out he's been the driving force behind a slew of ISIS recruits from Montreal.