Terror suspect Awso Peshdary worked closely with Ottawa youth

Days before Awso Peshdary was arrested and charged as a key figure in a national terrorism investigation, he was teaching children how to shoot hoops in an Ottawa public school gymnasium.

Peshdary, who was described by CSIS spies as a talent spotter and recruiter for a convicted terrorist when he was first arrested in 2010, was most recently employed as a youth services worker with the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre on Richmond Rd.

Peshdary worked primarily at the affiliated Winthrop Court Community House, and every Thursday evening, he was at the nearby Regina St. Public School “leading kids through sports activities,” according to PQCHC executive director Wanda MacDonald.

We’re so Multicultural we hire terrorists to work with kids.