Police in Windsor, Ontario have apprehended the son of a suspected Muslim extremist killed this week in Detroit by U.S. agents, and within hours Canadian border agents expelled him from the country.
“We have him now,” FBI Special Agent Sandra Berchtold said. Mujahid Carswell, also known as Mujahid Abdullah, 30, had been living openly in Windsor for months and moving routinely back and forth between Windsor and Detroit.
Canadian border agents declined to say why Carswell had been expelled or whether he was entitled to any hearing. The section of the FBI complaint involving Carswell says he was involved in teaching martial arts to young children in mosques on both sides of the river separating Detroit and Windsor and that he sometimes beat them. Windsor police spokesperson Sergeant Brett Corey said there were no charges outstanding against Carswell and he was turned over to Canadian border agents.
Two Canadian men wanted by the FBI in connection to a radical mosque in Detroit were arrested by authorities. Yassir Ali Khan, 30, and Mohammad Philistine, 33 – also known as Mohammad Al-Sahli and Mohammad Palestine were wanted following the death of the leader of a fundamentalist Islamic group, who was killed in a shootout with FBI agents after a raid on a warehouse in Dearborn, Mich. The pair were picked up without incident by Windsor police and RCMP’s Immigration Task Force. The Windsor police tactical squad surrounded a house in the southern Ontario city earlier this week to arrest 30-year-old Mujahid Carswell, also known as Mujahid Abdullah, a third man wanted in connection to Detroit mosque. It was Carswell’s father, Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who was killed in the shootout with FBI agents.
U.S. authorities allege Abdullah and his followers were part of a Sunni Muslim group with the mission of establishing a separate Islamic nation within the United States.