Aug 16 2014
Still unconfirmed, but reports out of Iraq claim that a Canadian Muslim, Farah Mohamed Shirdon from Calgary, who joined the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis in northern Iraq, has been put down for his final dirt nap.
CBC Multiple social media reports in Iraq say that a young Calgary man who appeared in an ISIS video four months ago has been killed in Iraq. Farah Mohamed Shirdon, a Calgarian fighting overseas with the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, was seen in the video below burning his Canadian passport and threatening to destroy Iraq’s oppressors.
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of reports that a Canadian was killed in Iraq and is following the situation closely. A man claiming to be Shirdon’s brother has been tweeting online — asking jihadi contacts for information on how Shirdon died.
Shirdon, who had been enrolled in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology until at least 2012, came from a prominent and well-educated Somali family. Shirdon’s mother and sister currently live in Calgary and are deeply involved in the religious life of their community.