Canadian, reportedly subject of 2018 NYT podcast, arrested for faking past with ISIS

Canadian, reportedly subject of 2018 NYT podcast, arrested for faking past with ISIS
ISIS in Syria. YouTube, VICE News

[Ed. – If the RCMP is correct, this guy pretended to have been an ISIS jihadi and recounted killings he never did for the NYT podcast published in 2018.  Bet this one doesn’t get much coverage in the U.S. MSM.  Some of his descriptions of slaughtering for ISIS are really bloodthirsty and horrible.]

A Canadian whose widely-publicized account of conducting executions for ISIS fueled public outrage and debate in the House of Commons has been charged with allegedly making it up.

Shehroze Chaudhry, 25, who has portrayed himself as a former ISIS member living freely in Canada, was charged with faking his involvement in the terrorist group.

The son of an Oakville shawarma and kabob shop owner, Chaudhry has been posting on social media and telling reporters and others since 2016 that he was a former member of the ISIS religious police in Syria.

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Two sources who know him said that, under the alias Abu Huzayfah, he was the subject of the award-winning New York Times podcast Caliphate, where he described conducting public executions.

His Facebook page profile has also described him as “Abu Huzayfa” and a “mujahid” or jihadist. At one time, his profile photo was from a CBC interview with the Abu Huzayfah who said he had been in ISIS.

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