While the mainstream media in Canada and our politicians have seemingly forgotten about the alleged Edmonton terrorist attack in
On September 30, 2017, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif allegedly rammed and stabbed Edmonton police constable Mike Chernyk. Sharif is also accused of intentionally striking four pedestrians with a rental truck. Police confirmed the presence of ISIS flag in Sharif’s rental truck.
Further investigations revealed Sharif was ordered to be deported to Somalia in 2011 after he illegally entered the United States. ICE lost track of Sharif; he then claimed refugee status in Canada in 2012, and remarkably, was accepted as a refugee despite his illegal status in the U.S.
Five years later he tried to kill five people in Canada.
Congressional Republicans have penned a letter demanding to know how he escaped American authorities and got into Canada.
Sharif was believed to have been an ISIS sympathizer by his former coworker, who had reported him to police before his 2017 attack.
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, former Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said he believed not enough was being done to investigate this troubling situation.
“The Committee is deeply concerned the vulnerabilities existing in 2011 which allowed this individual to enter, be released, and transit through the U.S. may still exist today,” Gowdy wrote.
“More than one year has passed since the attack, and it appears there has been no comprehensive study of the incident.”
Sharif’s former coworker in Edmonton claims he had a history of violent outbursts and supporting ISIS.
The Canadian government claims they did everything they could to screen him.
“There was no information about him that would have raised any red flags,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said.
Sharif will be going on trial for five counts of attempted murder later this year.