The schools suspended the contracts with Adil Charkaoui (photo right) yesterday in the wake of reports that six young Quebecers left the country in mid-January and have joined jihadist groups like ISIS in the Middle East. One of the schools defended the decision, saying a video circulating online suggested the activities of the school were at odds with Canadian values.
Charkaoui was arrested under Canada’s security certificate system in 2003. Canada’s police and security departments alleged he was a terrorist and had trained at a militant camp in Afghanistan. Sources tell CBC that one of the people who took his courses is linked to a group of six students suspected of joining jihadists in Syria.
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