Suspected Ottawa jihadist John Maguire’s death ‘could be staged’

There are some doubts being cast on the validity of the death notice posted on a pro-Islamic State Twitter feed proclaiming the “martyrdom” of John Maguire.

Canadian security officials were trying to verify the claim that Maguire, 24, was killed in a firefight near the embattled Syrian town of Kobani, as announced on Jan. 14 by Twitter user Abu Saman, who is known to have close ties to Islamic State militants.

However, a similar claim made by IS militants through social media — announcing Belgian national Tarik Jadaoun had been “martyred” in Syria — was proven false when he slipped back into his home country, apparently faking his own death in order to carry out terror attacks on his homeland, according to media reports.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Fake his death so he can sneak back into Canada to commit an atrocity.

    • b_marco

      … seems like a lot of trouble to go through just to produce CBC television programs.

  • Censored_often

    He already has a dead soul. Now let’s hope he’s really dead or hope that if he faked his death he won’t come back to Canada or anywhere else to commit violence.

    Related to this, every single muzzie scumbag with a western passport who goes to fight in Syria/Iraq/ISIS should be entered with as much data as possible into an international database. Does such intelligence sharing exist among countries?

  • Surely his passport has been revoked and an all-points-bulletin has been issued in all major airports.

  • Linda1000

    Oh, and boo hoo, muslim women in Calgary wearing their hijabs feel they are being picked on or will be attacked or whatever. @@ (rolly eyes)
    Think the Jamal gal in this article is the same one who organized the protests against Israel a few months ago. The protests where Jewish people were attacked.

    • Exile1981

      Or the synagogue that was attack over the weekend in edmonton by youths upset over the charlie cartoons

      • Linda1000

        The synagogue has been targeted before by a Fakestinian guy and also gets numerous broken windows. A Sikh temple was targeted earlier in Jan. Must have been drunk right-wing extremist Christians rampaging again. Doesn’t make headline news like incidents of looking cross-eyed at hijab heads tho.

  • Minicapt

    Declare him officially dead, and let it be known that the job can be redone should his entity arrive at an entry point, or anywhere in Canada if necessary.
    Better still, new legislation reviving the status of “outlaw”.