WINDSOR—Mohammed El Shaer was on the RCMP’s list of “high-risk travellers,” had no valid passport and was prohibited from leaving Canada when he disappeared from Windsor, Ont. last winter and somehow made his way to Turkey.
“I guess we know who got the last laugh,” the 27-year-old Palestinian-Canadian wrote in an email to a National Post reporter in March. “Allah’s plan has beaten your fragile entire nation’s plan. May Allah guide you to the truth or destroy you.”