A Canadian man was arrested in Edmonton on Wednesday for his alleged association with a network of Tunisians believed to be responsible for suicide bombings in Iraq, including one that killed five U.S. soldiers in April 2009.You know what Sharif needs, of course? Some of that extra-special Edmontonian "anti-racism" lovin'. That'd make any jihadi feel all warm and welcomed and want to change his evil ways.
The U.S. Department of Justice said it is seeking to have Sayfildin Tahir Sharif, 38, also known as Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa or Tahir Sharif Sayfildin, extradited to the United States to face charges in New York state.
U.S. authorities allege the accused is charged "in connection with his support for a multinational terrorist network that conducted multiple suicide bombings in Iraq and that is responsible for the deaths of five American soldiers."
They also allege Sharif had aspirations to travel to Iraq and carry out a bombing himself.
RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb confirmed officers arrested Sharif at 9 a.m. in downtown Edmonton on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
"The FBI gave us quite a lot of information to identify the suspect and we used that information to identify the suspect, and finally made the arrest when we were sure he was the right guy," Webb said.
Sharif is in custody in Edmonton pending the outcome of the extradition request. He is due to appear in an Edmonton court on Thursday...
Update: If only Sharif had moved to Mercy and frequented a wee mosque...