The Star wants you to feel sorry for a Muslim with a Canadian passport imprisoned in Algeria on terror charges

MUSCAT, OMAN—Abderrahmane Ghanem’s family say they tried to do everything right, as Canadians, as concerned relatives, sometimes even going beyond expectations, mindful of the fact that Muslims and dual citizens are often regarded with greater suspicion these days.

So when Canada’s police and spy services began investigating Ghanem and his friends six years ago, his parents and siblings agreed to talk with agents from the RCMP and CSIS. Repeatedly. And Ghanem, known to family and friends as “Abdu,” did as well.

They believed Ghanem had nothing to hide, even as his friends from Calgary began to leave one by one for Syria to join extremist groups, including the Al Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra.

But then suddenly last year, Ghanem, 30, an Algerian-born Canadian citizen, was imprisoned and charged — not in Canada, but in Algeria — with belonging to a terrorist group.

All his Jihadi friends are dead, killed fighting for the death cult, gee I’m so sad.

  • ontario john

    Gee, maybe the Toronto Star can demand compensation and an apology from feminist Trudeau.

    • Alain

      Oh, I expect that to come in due time, I mean the demand for compensation that will be granted.

  • Blacksmith

    “mindful of the fact that Muslims and dual citizens are often regarded with greater suspicion these days.”
    gee I can’t imagine why that would be, maybe it is because they tend to rampage with cars, knives and explosives?

  • pdxnag

    There can be no such thing as a dual citizen if one label is Muslim. It is Islamic Ummah above all else. Boot boot boot, or die at their hands (or convert).

  • ontario john

    A Toronto imam was explaining to CP 24 News this morning why young muslims become terrorists. He stated that it is because they are lonely. Nothing to do with imams in Toronto preaching to kill the filthy Jews and Christians. Because as we all know, if your feeling lonely, the first thing you think of doing is becoming an islamic terrorist.

    • mobuyus

      Pining for Goats turns them into islamic terrorists? Isn’t it their inherent terroristic impulses that make them pine for goats? Shit I’d like to chat with imam mufti trudeau the Grand Mucktar of Canada to clear up my confusion.

      • Shebel

        I would enjoy being your audience. .
        Not much to be learned from that asshole.

    • Shebel

      I got a few people that I would like to kill. My Religion will send me to HELL.
      Maybe, I should become a Muslim. Anything goes .
      Long as you pretend to pray 5 times a day.

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      I usually end up going to bars drinking too much and ending up with crazy women,. I’m considering switching to joining terrorist groups.

      Seems a lot less stressful.

  • Bernie

    So the question needs to be asked “What was he doing with all these nefarious characters and why was he in Algiers?”

  • Shebel

    What do those finger signals mean ?
    I get it .
    None of your Family would ever live on Welfare.

  • mark

    Gee I don’t know. Seems to me if all my buddies end up fighting for ISIS or Al Qaeda there might be something suspicious about me. But hey, I’m sure it’s completely believable that all his friends and roommates ended up in ISIS and Al Qaeda and he’s completely innocent. Nope nothing to see here.

    • Shebel

      That is true.

      • Mark

        111 Wellesley St W, Toronto, ON M7A 1A2, Canada

        • mark

          A lot of my roommates have been running a terror campaign in Ontario for years and have ruined the province with their work.

  • Shebel

    OK — I want to the first to start a Crowd Funding Party- in honour of Abdu
    We will spend it on booze , bacon and beer.

  • gaylord ponce

    Always the same bullshit. Nice young non-violent man with dual citizenship goes to his former country to visit relatives. Gets caught up in an evil plan arranged by security forces from the west. When are these goat fuckers going to learn they’re going to have to change the story? This one is wearing very thin.

    • Shebel

      CSIS is perplexed. –
      They thinking about disbanding their intelligence unit.

  • Tooth&Claw

    He can go to the hell he’s trying to create. I just don’t give a flip.

    • Shebel

      Why don’t you just say ‘Fuck him’.

      It is easy.

      • Tooth&Claw

        Because fucking has useful purpose and he’s not worth the energy.

  • Shebel

    Look at that. He can put his thumb up at the same TIME as he sticks his little finger out. He learned this in University.
    He is sooo cool.

  • Shebel
  • K1

    If you travel to any NON-WESTERN country and get put in jail…

  • barryjr

    PM Shithead and his council of Imams are preparing a payment to Algeria to get him back. The reason he wasn’t charged in Canada is Shithead protects his fellow death worshiping goat raping pedophile cultists.

  • Maggat

    My heart bleeds for him and his buddies, bleeds pure piss!

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Lemme guess, they came from Algeria as “Refugees” because that’s what refugees do, return to the place they claim to have fled to vacation.

  • Gary

    Memories of Maher Arar going globe trotting and ended up in Tunisia with relatives tied to hamas .
    He fled Tunis but was stopped in NY at JFK airport with a Canada Passport as a young sunni male from Syria by him self from Tunisia .
    He was being watched by the FBI because of his 2nd home in Boston and the Boston mosque he went to which now pumps out terrorists.

    Omar Khadr now wants to sue canada even when Chretien is to blame for letting him rot in GITMO. The CBC didn’t care until Harper got election in 2006 and THEN they Khadr brought back .