April 5, 2013 11:00 am
Updated: April 5, 2013 11:54 am

LIVE BLOG: Why North Americans are joining terrorist organizations abroad

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16×9 will host a live blog Friday night from 8-11 p.m. ET to discuss why some North Americans are joining terrorist organizations abroad, and what this means for the security of Canadians.

Joining the discussion is Omar Hammami, an American jihadist in Somalia, who is also on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Terrorists list.

Other bloggers include Clinton Watts, a former FBI agent who blogs on counterterrorism; Mubin Shaikh, a former radical who infiltrated the Toronto 18 and is now an expert in radicalization and extremism; and Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a Somali-Canadian who once fought alongside Al-Shabaab.

This is a live blog dealing with mature subject matter, and is intended for adults. The opinions expressed by the participants are theirs alone. One of the participants, Omar Hammami, is on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Terrorists list.

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