VICE News Is Appealing Canadian Court Order That Reporter Hand Over Digital Messages With Alleged IS Fighter

VICE News is appealing an Ontario court’s decision to force its reporter to hand over communications he had with an alleged Islamic State fighter.

The appeal comes as a newly unsealed police document provides insight into why Canada’s federal police force is making its demands. It also serves as an intimate portrayal of how the 22-year-old Calgary man, who is wanted on terror charges, transitioned from a “normal kid” to an outspoken jihadist who championed violence.