Toronto doctor Ismail Hamdoun believed among medics in Islamic State territory

A man from Toronto is believed to be among a group of medical students and doctors who have crossed from Turkey into ISIS-controlled territory in Syria.

Ismail Hamdoun is believed to have entered into Syria with the group on March 13, according to Turkish officials.

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  • Ron MacDonald

    Cancel his passport so he can’t return home.

    • We should.

    • mobuyus

      I am very certain that Canada is not his “home”.

      • Frau Katze

        Nope. His father doesn’t even know how old he is.

        Hamdoun’s father, Ibrahim, told CTV News’ Daniele Hamamdjian that his son is between 26 to 28 years old, and is a Canadian citizen who graduated from medical school in Sudan.

        • k1962

          So then the title Toronto Doctor is not accurate because I doubt that he actually qualified to practice medicine in Canada.

          • Rosenmops

            I sure as hell hope he doesn’t qualify to practice in Canada, but I wouldn’t bet the rent.

          • Petrilia

            He qualified in Sudan. Yea for any Canadian patients.

          • k1962

            It’s very hard for foreign doctors to practice in Canada even if they come from developed countries. I find it hard to believe he trained in Sudan and then came here and passed all the tests he would need to take to practice here.

    • Surele Surele

      I suppose he went ‘home’.

  • cmh

    o my god we have to get him back!!!!! lol

  • mobuyus

    Doctor heal thyself for fuck sake.

    • Maybe an airstrike will be prescribed.

      • Surele Surele

        that’ll work

  • Rosenmops

    The Islamic State is a good place for him. Just don’t let him back into Canada…not EVER.

  • Censored_often

    Ham- ham- ham- Ham- ham- Hamdoun! (hum this to a Beach Boys tune of your choosing)….. Good riddance to this “Canadian”. May you meet your 72 young girl virgins very soon!

  • marty_p

    Toronto Star and Crescent nominated him for the Order of Canada today.

  • Petrilia

    I have a friend with terminal cancer. She has had words with her radiologist who reads her scans. His wife is in almost full niquab. No one in the waiting room says a word. This is in Ontario, not so far out of Toronto. When she complained, she was told to shut up by the powers that be in the clinic, we were lucky to get him here in the country. I imagine we rural Canadians might have been happier if he had left. Are Canadians now so desperate that we employ medical staff, rude and condescending to our terminally ill patients, just because we are in a rural setting…and told we should be happy for them? Something is desperately wrong. This doctor with all his complaints, needs to take a bedside manner test, at the very least.

    • Petrilia

      Or perhaps he qualified in Sudan like this IS runaway doctor. What assurance do we real Canadians have from the Ontario government about any of these doctors/radiologists know what the hell they are doing? The runaway doctor from Sudan must never ever be allowed back in Ontario. Passport revoked. I am so angry at the clinic that allowed a male doctor treat my terminally ill friend with rudeness and disdain. And to see everyone in that clinic afraid of the radiologist and his niquabed wife. Canadian clinics are usually filled with sick people wanting to share their problems. Not in this place. Icy silence. Very very rude radiologist, very very quiet wife in a niquab? Is this Canada? Is this Canada in a generation? Think hard about my one little story.

  • Surele Surele

    Another sufferer of dire poverty.

  • Petrilia

    So if and when, this so called doctor returns to Canada, do you want him treating your mother?

    • Clausewitz

      Not even the dog/