Toronto Man With al-Qaeda Ties Ran Extremist Blog

The National Post reports a Toronto man whose reported death in Somalia has sparked fears that the militant Al-Shabab is recruiting Canadians was the author of a blog that posted the extremist propaganda of radical cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki.The blog, called The Gardens of Paradise, features letters by two of the Toronto 18 terror suspects, an al-Qaeda propaganda video that calls fighting “obligatory” for Muslims and several of Al-Awlaki’s video and audio statements.

The author of the blog is identified only by his online name, “Shadows15,” but a posting on an extremist Internet forum indicates it was the blog of Mohamed Elmi Ibrahim and an official source confirmed that was correct.

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