Awso Peshdary, charged with paying for Canadians’ trips to fight with ISIS, complained of ‘discrimination’ at Ottawa college

February 3, 2015 8:40 PM

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Awso Peshdary, charged with paying for Canadians’ trips to fight with ISIS, complained of ‘discrimination’ at Ottawa college

The latest Ottawa man to be arrested on terrorism charges is a 25-year-old Iraqi-born Canadian and former activist at Algonquin College, where he complained of “systematic discrimination” against Muslim students.

The RCMP said Awso Peshdary was arrested Tuesday for his alleged role as a facilitator, who had financed travel to Syria to join ISIS. Also charged were John Maguire, 24, and Khadar Khalib, 23, both alleged members of ISIS.

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