A Jordanian arrested in British Columbia over social media posts that allegedly supported the so-called Islamic State and “lone wolf” terrorist attacks has been ordered deported from Canada.
In a ruling Friday, the Immigration and Refugee Board found that Othman Ayed Hamdan was a danger to the security of Canada, saying he had served the “social media agenda” of the terrorist group.
Hamdan has been living in Canada since 2002. Canada accepted him as a refugee. This is how he repaid his host:
[...] his immigration troubles were the result of dozens of messages he posted on Facebook in 2014 and 2015. In his posts, he identified a B.C. dam and an Ontario bridge as possible targets.
He also called Martin Couture-Rouleau, who killed Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in an Oct. 20, 2014 attack, a “hero for hitting evil Canadian forces on their soil.” He referred to Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who murdered Cpl. Nathan Cirillo two days later, as a martyr.