Abdulahi Hasan Sharif (below), the Somali Muslim fake refugee accused of stabbing an Edmonton police constable on the weekend and running down four pedestrians with a truck, was ordered to be deported from the United States in 2011 by a U.S. immigration judge.
Abdulahi Sharif has been charged with several offences, including five counts of attempted murder, in Saturday night’s vehicle and stabbing attacks in Edmonton.
Sharif, 30, was also charged with five counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, one count of criminal flight causing bodily harm and one count of possession of a weapon. Although police have said terrorism charges are expected, but none has been laid so far.
CBC In July 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection transferred Abdulahi Hasan Sharif into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego, Calif., according to Jennifer D. Elzea, acting press secretary for the ICE office of public affairs.
Two months later, on Sept. 22, 2011, an immigration judge ordered Sharif removed to Somalia. Sharif waived his right to appeal that decision. But Sharif was released on Nov. 23, 2011, on an ICE order of supervision, “due to a lack of likelihood of his removal in the reasonably foreseeable future.” (Only because Obama was in office and wouldn’t allow it)
Sharif failed to report to the ICE enforcement and removal operations centre on his scheduled date, Jan. 24, 2012. “Efforts by ERO San Diego to locate him were not successful,” Elzea said.
Sharif crossed the border into Canada in 2012, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Monday in Ottawa. Goodale said Sharif arrived through a “regular port of entry” and obtained refugee status at the time.
It’s not known at present whether Sharif made an asylum claim while in the United States. If he did make an asylum claim in the United States and that claim was rejected, normally Sharif wouldn’t be able to make a claim in Canada under the Safe Third Country Rule, said Calgary immigration lawyer Michael Greene.
But Canada has made exceptions for people with family in Canada, Greene said. “An asylum seeker or potential refugee claimant, even if they’ve been in the U.S., can still in some cases make a refugee claim here,” he said.
Sharif was previously known to law enforcement when he was investigated by the RCMP in 2015 for “espousing extremist ideology,” although there was insufficient evidence to lay charges at the time, police in Edmonton said on Sunday. Officers concluded he did not pose a threat to public safety.
Sharif, 30, is charged with five counts of attempted murder, four counts of criminal flight causing bodily harm, and one count each of dangerous driving and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.