Montreal Muslim Community Rallies Following Terror Charges

News Agencies –August 28, 2010
The Islamic Community Centre of Brossard, Quebec is a modest presence on a working class street, opposite a tire shop. Members are responding to the recent anti-terror arrests in Ottawa. Two of the three men charged in an alleged Ottawa-based terror plot worshipped here.
Both Misbahuddin Ahmed, 26, an Ottawa resident, and Dr. Khurram Syed Sher, 28, who had recently moved to London, Ont., were “devout” Muslims who attended the Brossard mosque and were active in its activities. Faisal Shahabuddin, a member of the mosque’s board of directors, emphasized that neither ultraconservative nor extremist ideas were promulgated at the mosque. Nor had he ever heard anyone at the mosque espouse personal views on armed struggle, he said. Like hundreds of young Muslim men in these parts, they were both active in the local Muslim ball hockey league and tournament.