Additional testimony has been brought relating to the highly effective recruitment pull of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) on the West, as two younger Muslim converts from Canada have been recognized in the ranks of the extremist terrorist group.
The brothers Gregory and Collin Gordon of Calgary not too long ago converted to Islam, taking the names Abdul Malik and Khalid. Amongst 2011 and 2012, they lived in the exact apartment that Damian Clairmont and Salman Ashrafi at the time lived in the two each died combating for IS.
Resources in the Calgary Muslim community told the Canadian CBC Information that the two brothers disappeared in late 2012 – the exact time that Calirmont and Ashrafi still left for Syria – and considering that then the two have posted images of by themselves in military fatigues.
The radicalization of the brothers has still left lots of who understood them perplexed Collin was a scholar in the Southern Alberta Institute of Engineering (SAIT) and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) where by he researched company.
Immediately after getting a socially active pupil, a previous university friend notes Collin “moved back property (to Calgary) and started off to be hardcore Muslim.”
That “hardcore” ideology has characterized Collin’s social media existence, as just two months ago he tweeted “Victory or Shahada (martyrdom) in the close get get.”
The information echoes the tone of a latest flashy propaganda film, produced by IS in Arabic and German with English subtitles in an attempt to recruit from the West.
Lots of have sounded the warning bell above the dangers of foreign IS terrorists returning to their home nations to carry out attacks just past Friday England lifted its terrorism alert to the 2nd-best stage.