August 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Calgary Kurdish community to rally against ISIS

An image of Somali-Canadian Farah Mohamed Shirdon of Calgary pictured in an ISIS video taken in April 2014 (YouTube).

Via YouTube

CALGARY – City Hall will be the back drop for yet another protest in Calgary.

On Sunday, people from Calgary’s Kurdish community plan to hold a rally denouncing the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Organizers say ISIS poses a serious threat to global peace and security.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it’s aware of reports that a Canadian man was killed in Iraq while fighting with Islamic extremists.

Multiple media reports have identified the man as Farah Mohamed Shirdon, although his name has not been confirmed by the government.

READ MORE: Foreign Affairs says it is aware of reports of Canadian killed in Iraq

Shirdon comes from a prominent family in Calgary’s Somali community and is believed to have radicalized while still in Canada.

Some Calgarians worry the reported death could send other radicalized youth to the same fate. Sunday’s protest will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Municipal Complex Plaza.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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