Teacher denies influencing Canadian teens headed to Syria

A Muslim teacher once jailed by Canada as a security threat denied on Friday he had radicalized Canadian teens believed to have headed to Syria to fight with Islamic State, saying his school had had only brief contact with one of the six students. The students, four men and two women aged 18 and 19, left Montreal in January and February on their way to Turkey and then to Syria, according

to media reports, the latest in a string of young Westerners who have become radicalized and have headed to the Middle East hoping to fight with Islamic State. The teacher, Adil Charkaoui, told a news conference in Montreal that anti-Muslim sentiment in Quebec is to blame for alienating Muslim students, not his classes, where he said only Arabic, the Koran and “basic notions” are taught.

via ynetnews.com

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