Canada: Islamic State jihadist caught, but police “struggle” to lay charges


"struggle" to lay charges

A high-profile Canadian member of the so-called Islamic State has been caught while attempting to return to Canada. His capture is significant because, aside from serving as a sniper, Ali used social media to encourage others to join ISIS and conduct terrorist attacks.

Ali's case has placed the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a difficult position. Kurdish officials want to hand Ali and a dozen other Canadians over to Ottawa. However, with the RCMP struggling to bring charges against Canadians who have taken part in overseas terror groups, there is no guarantee Ali would face arrest upon his return.