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  6/1/2014, Sivan 3, 5774

Canadian Citizen Convicted Over Terrorism Charges

A jury at Ontario's Brampton Court convicted Mohammed Hersi of Toronto for violating a law prohibiting Canadian citizens to leave areas of the country to join terrorist organizations and soliciting another person to commit terrorism, Shalom Toronto reported Saturday. The 28-year-old graduate of the University of Toronto was arrested in March 2011 at Toronto Pearson airport as he was about to fly to London on his way to Cairo carrying a one-way ticket. Hersi's real destination, however, was Somalia - where he was asked to join the ranks of the Al-Shabab organization.