Canadian gets 10 years for trying to join terror group

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 24th, 2014

Mohamed Hersi

Mohamed Hersi

Mohamed Hersi

The only Canadian ever to be convicted of seeking to join an overseas terrorist group was sentenced in a Toronto area courtroom Thursday to 10 years in prison.

Mohamed Hersi, 28, was arrested at Toronto airport in 2011 as he tried to board a plane to his birth country of Somalia.

He was convicted in May of “attempting to participate in terrorist activity” and of counseling another person to participate in a terrorist activity, after he provided advice to an undercover policeman.

Prosecutors said he planned to join the Shebab, a Somali Islamist militia listed by the Canadian government as a banned terrorist group.

The Al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including a commando assault on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall last year that left at least 67 people dead.

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