In 2014, Pamir Hakimzadah of Toronto traveled to Turkey. His final destination was supposed to be Syria, where he planned to join ISIS. He never made it out of Turkey, though. Instead, Pamir was arrested and eventually deported back to Canada.
Then he was arrested for assaulting a witness in June 2016 and charged with leaving Canada to participate in the activity of a terrorist group in April 2017. He was found guilty, but last June, he received probation and is now a free man — even though the Ontario Parole Board ruled that releasing Pamir “would constitute an undue risk to society”!
His release conditions require Pamir to receive “deradicalization” therapy from an imam at the Risalah Foundation in Vaughan, Ontario.
But when I visited the Risalah Foundation to get an update on Pamir’s progress, no one would come on camera — even though the Risalah Foundation claims on its website that it is “governed by principles of transparency, inclusion, goodwill, tolerance, positive dialogue, and civic engagement.”
Really? So why the silent treatment regarding Pamir?