Nah, that’s just Islam: Muslim terrorist behind Edmonton attack had ‘genocidal beliefs’ says former co-worker

A former co-worker of the Somali refugee CBC News has identified as the man arrested in a weekend attack in Edmonton says Abdulahi Hasan Sharif was an ISIS sympathizer years before Saturday’s violent events, and that he had reported him to police.

Terrorism charges are pending against the suspect, who is in custody. Police haven’t released Sharif’s name, but multiple sources have identified him to CBC.

Sharif’s former co-worker, who didn’t want to be identified out of concern for his safety, said: “He would rant.

“It was very incoherent. He would just bounce from idea to idea, tangent to tangent, just about what he believed in and he definitely had genocidal beliefs, you could say.

“He had major issues with polytheists. He said they need to die. That sort of thing. I only had a handful of conversations with him about it; those only occurred when there were just two of us in the work room.”

  • Liberal Progressive

    That co-worker should be charged with Islamophobia for criticizing Islam!

    • Damn right.

      • Exile1981

        Is that bruise from the crash or from beating his head into the ground 5 times a day?

        • A Hamilton Guy

          I hoe it was from a police truncheon.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    “He had major issues with polytheists.”

    Who knows any polytheists?
    Where are they?

    • Tooth&Claw

      Well: Wednesday = Wotan, Thursday = Thor, Friday = Freya…..

    • I know a Polly. Not sure if she’s a theist though.

      • terrence22

        I know one, too; but she is a bird: “Polly wants a cracker.”

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I prefer Polythene Pam.

    • Exile1981

      I used to work with a Zorastrian. Given the way muslims have historically treated them I’m not surprised by the fact it was the only group he wouldn’t hire.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      They’re all around you; if they call themselves Christians.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        Are we?
        I thought we were “people of the book” and could never be harmed.
        Did they lie about that part?

        • Tooth&Claw

          There is no god but allah and he has no partners. Christians believe Christ is the son of God.
          If you are Catholic you also believe in the holy spirit.

    • LairdKintyre

      Muslims consider Christians Polytheists because they attribute partners to Allah

      • Frances

        Then they’re idiots. We Christians acknowledge the Trinity, we pray TO the Father THROUGH the Son; the Holy Ghost is the instrument of the awakening of the sense of God in each one of us.

    • Martin B

      Christians. Mo could never grasp the Trinity concept, and neither can any of his followers.

      • andycanuck

        Shamrocks don’t grow in the desert.

    • andycanuck

      Hindus especially, I’d imagine.
      Addendum: or African animist pagans.

  • ontario john

    And yet they didn’t see any need to kick him out of the country. Perhaps they thought little Justin wanted him in his cabinet.

    • You bet Justin had plans for him.

      • terrence22


  • AND he was kicked out of the US in 2011.

    Ralph Goodale must be embarrassed, perhaps more embarrassed than when he had to run interference for his boss during the Khadr debacle.

    • Reader

      He’s a Liberal, he has no shame.

      • Shame? None?

        Is this politically embarrassing to be in the hot-seat for that twerp son of Pierre’s? I’d say yes.

    • tom_billesley

      When he presented himself at the Canadian border in 2012, why was he allowed in? Doesn’t CBSA exchange data with their US counterparts?
      This is all crazy.
      A statement from ICE spokesperson Lauren Mack issued Tuesday night said Sharif was transferred on July 15, 2011 into ICE custody at Otay Mesa Detention Center, a Californian prison.
      It isn’t clear exactly why he was detained.
      “Sharif had no known criminal history at the time of his encounters with ICE,” the statement said.

      He was then ordered in September 2011 to be deported to Somalia. The statement said that Sharif “waived his right to appeal that decision,” but was released from custody because he was unlikely to be removed from the U.S. in the near future.
      Sharif was supposed to be deported on Jan. 21, 2012, according to ICE, but didn’t show up.
      “Efforts by (San Diego ICE officials) to locate him were not successful,” the statement said.

      • Once again, the colossal screw-ups on both sides of the border ruin things for everyone else.