Canadian shot in Egypt revealed extremist views on Facebook

OTTAWA – A Canadian resident shot and killed in Alexandria, Egypt, last Friday held deeply Islamist views, sympathized with the extremist Salafi movement and considered Osama bin Laden a martyr, according to a translation of his Facebook history.

Amr Kassem, 26, was born in the coastal city of Alexandria, but lived in the Toronto area, where was qualified to practice pharmacy. His wife, Asmaa Hussein, was involved in the Toronto chapter of AlMaghrib, an Islamic school known for espousing hardline Sharia law.