His father is Muslim and his mother Catholic (divorced), and after a normal childhood filled with all kinds of regular activity, he gets hooked on Islam 101 and supposedly jihad.
A friend of mine who I knew for many years, who has since passed away, came from a similar family arrangement. His father was a Lebanese Muslim and his mother a devout Christian. He told me once that his mother (who raised all her children as Christians) refused to travel with her husband and/or with the children to Lebanon for vacation, she could never be assured that they wouldn’t remain there, and that it was a risk to great for her to take.
Third Ottawa man arrested, charged with terror offences
An RCMP terrorism probe in the nation’s capital has grown to include a third accused with the arrest Monday of a 21-year-old man who police allege conspired with a pair of identical twins arrested days earlier.
Suliman Mohamed, 21, was arrested Monday and charged with participating in the activity of a terrorist group and conspiring to participate in a terrorist activity.
Police confirmed that Mohamed’s arrest is connected to the arrests of 24-year-old twins Ashton and Carlos Larmond, who were swept up by RCMP on Friday.
Ottawa police were on scene at Mohamed’s grandmother’s house on Ste-Cecile Street in Vanier Friday night as part of an RCMP national security investigation.
On Saturday, two days prior to his own arrest, Mohamed answered the door at that address, where he also lives. He would not say if he knew the Larmond brothers.