CBC News identifies militant in ISIS video as Farah Mohamed Shirdon, 22, of the western Canadian city of Calgary.
Photo Credit: ISIS video/CBC

Canadian man fighting with ISIS, threatens Canada


Farah Mohamed Shirdon of the western city of Calgary is fighting overseas with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), reports the public

Damian Clairmont was killed by rebel infighting in Syria in 2012. © CBC

broadcaster <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/farah-mohamed-shirdon-of-calgary-fighting-with-islamic-state-of-iraq-and-syria-1.2680206″ target=”_blank”>CBC. This is the radical group currently fighting to control territory in Iraq.  The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says 130 Canadians have joined terror groups.

‘We will destroy you’

A video released two months ago shows Sirdon burning his Canadian passport and issuing a threat to Canada and others: “This is a message to Canada and all the American power elite: We are coming and we will destroy you, by the will of God.”

Shirdon comes from a prominent and well-educated Somali family. His uncle was a prime minister of Somalia who survived several attempts on his life by Islamic millitants and has opposed extremism. Shirdon is one of a few radicalized young men from Calgary to be identified by CBC.

Calgarian Salman Ashrafi died in an ISIS suicide mission in Iraq in November 2013. © CBC

Radicalized Canadians died overseas

Damian Clairmont, 22, was a Canadian-born Muslim who went to Syria in 2012 and was killed by rebel infighting there, reported CBC.

Salman Ashrafi killed himself in a suicide mission in Iraq under the banner if ISIS in November 2013. More than 40 people died.

Police have been watching radicalization in Calgary for eight years. Neither they nor city officials would speak with CBC about the threat to Canada or efforts to deal with religious extremism here.

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10 comments on “Canadian man fighting with ISIS, threatens Canada
  1. Larry says:

    These are extraordinary times that require extraordinary measures to effectively deal with it. Canada and the rest of the civilized world need new laws that will imprison for life any radical idiot that threatens harm in the name of Islam.

  2. jen says:

    I think in light of today’s (October 22,2014) attack at Parliament Hill, the Canadian government should consider the use of the Emergencies Act. Its time to block the dangerous minds before it becomes worse.

  3. Murray says:

    You should all leave.

  4. Murray says:

    Ryan. Could not care less what you think, but I know what I’m willing to stand up for and fight for. With all this crap going down in the world and in our country the only thing you can comment on is my Grammar. Well done bud.

    • pranav says:

      Murray. my family are immigrants from India and I’m Canadian born. I love Canada and all and your saying that all immigrants are bad. You need to think about your facts because I’m born Canadian but my parents are not so your saying the;ll have to leave Canada. Also I agree with Ryan. He wasn’t talking about grammar. Your facts aren’t accurate your sense of whats going on and how your interpreting it to change is also very uneducated and poorly minded up. P.S poorly minded/worded and uneducated doesnt mean grammar so ya you actually are poorly minded

  5. Murray says:

    Its time we stand up has native Canadians and put a stop to immigration. In my opinion Canadian government is less than stellar on any subject, and is only destroying a true Canadians identy. We are loosing our rights and culture to immigrants we let into this country. How are we to distinguish whos a treat and whos not. I believe we should not be letting anymore in and get rid of the majority that’s here. But we as Canadians a afraid to sleek our minds. Everyone I talk to has the same opinion as me, but heaven for bed we stand up for ourselves. Shut down our boarders before these people take everything from us.

    • Ryan says:

      Murray I am pretty sure that was the most poorly worded, small minded and uneducated post I have ever seen. That is all

    • ken says:

      I agree 110%. This getting to be too much. Our cities and jobs are being taken by foreiners. We also need to come together and not be scared to take on this isis group too. They will not stand a chance in north america with all the rednecks with guns just itching to pull the trigger.

  6. Triton says:

    Why do we allow these people to come back to Canada – and in some cases – even get medical treatment from their wounds courtesy of the taxpayer? What’s wrong this this picture?

  7. Eh! hang in there Canada The U,S, loves you and all.This terrorist B.S. must stop.And I know how this must feel.having your own held hostage.Greatings from Holland Michigan.Missed you guys at our tulip festival.Take care and God bless.mike.