By Anne Speckhard,Mubin Shaikh,Jessica Stern
Mubin joined the Canadian military Cadets, used medications, had intercourse and partied like the different young children. He healthy correct in—until he didn’t.
Going via an acute identification obstacle at age nineteen, Mubin recommitted himself to Islam. yet an opportunity come across with the Taliban in Pakistan after which publicity to Canadian extremists took him down the militant jihadi course.
Mubin before everything celebrated the Sep 11 assaults, even if he discovered the killing of blameless civilians within the identify of Islam nerve-racking. Sept. 11 triggered him to shuttle back, to Syria—to get entangled within the “great jihad”—the Muslim model of the ultimate apocalypse in “the land of Sham and the 2 Rivers.” There he realized the reality of his faith and confronted a fork within the road.
Mubin went again in—but this time operating undercover with the Canadian safeguard Intelligence carrier (CSIS) and the Royal Canadian fastened Police (RCMP). finally becoming a member of the “Toronto 18”, Mubin walked a tightrope among Western tradition and Islamic jihad. Risking every little thing, he accumulated within information regarding the group’s plans for catastrophic terror attacks—to detonate truck bombs round the urban of Toronto, behead the leading Minister, and hurricane the Parliament development in retaliation for Western intervention in Muslim lands. Their cadres incorporated americans who had related principles for Washington, D.C.
Mubin Shaikh is among the only a few humans on the planet to have truly been undercover in a homegrown terror phone. His is a narrative of starting to be up Muslim in an age the place militant jihad is glorified, of being stuck among identities and at last rising victorious.
Because of this brave event, Shaikh is taken into account a professional for issues concerning radicalization and violent extremism and has seemed on ABC, NBC, CBC, CNN and a number of shops to talk on those subject matters. He is still heavily hooked up to varied governments and their nationwide protection functions.
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Undercover Jihadi: Inside the Toronto 18 — Al Qaeda Inspired, Homegrown, Terrorism in the West by Anne Speckhard,Mubin Shaikh,Jessica Stern