Canada takes steps to deport Tunisian refugee claimant accused of being ‘member of al-Qaeda network’

National Post | News

Immigration authorities have been taking steps to deport a failed Tunisian refugee claimant whom they allege was a member of the al-Qaeda network, according to a document released Monday by the Federal Court of Canada.

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada report says Zouhair El Maghraoui, who used a false Dutch passport purchased in Italy to fly to Montreal in 1995, was linked to al-Qaeda members involved in recruiting for Osama bin Laden’s training camps.

Citing classified information, it said Mr. Maghraoui had provided false information about his relationship with Raouf Hannachi and Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who were connected to the “Millennium bomber,” Ahmed Ressam, convicted for trying to blow up Los Angeles airport in 1999.

By offering advice, by transferring money or referring those interested to jihad

“I am of the opinion that all the preceding elements, combined, give me reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant was a member…

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