Verdict expected today for man charged with conspiracy to facilitate terrorism
OTTAWA – A verdict is expected today in the case of a man charged with conspiring to facilitate terrorism.
Khurram Syed Sher, who once auditioned as a singer on the Canadian Idol TV show, was charged in August 2010.
During his trial, federal lawyers said the 32-year-old man had joined a group dedicated to supporting “violent jihad” by whatever means possible.
Sher – a doctor of pathology from London, Ont. – pleaded not guilty.
His lawyer said there was no evidence his client signed on to a purported conspiracy to support violent jihad.