An Ethiopian man from Toronto who was captured in Syria, Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed, admitted to helping ISIS produce their gruesome execution videos.
Mohammed was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces and is one of approximately one hundred Canadians who has left the country to fight for an extremist cause.
Since being caught, he has admitted to being a narrator to two ISIS films, one of which shows a mass execution of captured soldiers.
The execution site in the video was confirmed by an open-source Candian intelligence group called iBrabo.
The Trudeau government has been hard-pressed on the issue of Canadian citizens who have traveled to the middle east to fight for extremist causes abroad.
Mohammed, is one of many Canadians whose case is being reviewed by the government.
The Conservativeshave criticized the Trudeau government of their handling of Canadians who have gone to fight abroad.
Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer has supported a hard on crime approach to those individuals involved in fighting for foreign terrorist organizations.
“Put them in prison, charge them and take away their ability to walk the streets and infect others with their extremist ideology,” said Scheer.
According to a former CSIS officer, a significant number of Canadians were involved in ISIS’ propaganda operations.
“Someone who is working in the propaganda wing can hurt us over and over and over again,” said an anonymous source.
Mohammed was also known for being a commander of an ISIS unit, which included over a dozen terrorist fighters.
When detained by his captors, the former Toronto resident was armed with an AK-47 and several handguns.
In his interviews, Mohammed admitted that he joined ISIS in 2013 over the internet and immediately left to fight for the group abroad after his indoctrination.
The Trudeau government guesses “around 60” Canadians who have been suspected to have left to fight for extremist causes have returned from abroad.