Quebec mosque linked to controversial Muslim leader vandalized

Adil Charkaoui in Montreal on Friday, February 27, 2015.
Adil Charkaoui in Montreal on Friday, February 27, 2015. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Police are investigating after someone reportedly vandalized a mosque run by controversial Muslim leader Adil Charkaoui.

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The act of vandalism, shattering the windows of the Centre Islamique de l’Est de Montréal, happened just hours after terrorists massacred 129 people in Paris.

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Canada has tried for years to deport Charkaoui, claiming he was an Al-Qaida sleeper agent, but a judge overturned the order in 2009.

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More recently, one of Charkaoui’s former students was believed to have travelled to Syria to fight with ISIS.