Toronto Muslim fakes own kidnapping: found near mosque with stolen goods.

And this was, it is well pointed out, a very religious Muslim.

To begin at the begining: CBC report and video linking this with a similar kidnapping of a Toronto Muslim, also a member of the Muslim organization, ‘Islamic Foundation of Toronto’. Read the imam’s bio’s for a prelude to horror.

From CBC

Daylight kidnapping stumps Toronto police

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | 11:01 AM ET Comments99Recommend151

CBC News
Furqan Muhammad-Haroon was kidnapped Saturday, according to Toronto police.Furqan Muhammad-Haroon was kidnapped Saturday, according to Toronto police. (Toronto Police Service)

There is still no sign of University of Toronto student Furqan Muhammad-Haroon, after he was reported abducted in the city’s east end on Saturday afternoon.

The 22-year-old was kidnapped while driving his green Mazda MPV van near Midland Avenue and Ellesmere Road at about 3:30 p.m., police said.

His parents flew to Toronto from Dubai and begged for his safe return at a news conference on Monday.

“Please come forward if you know anything about my boy, my son,” said Haroon Muhammad, who was accompanied by his wife at the news conference. “Please help us. We want him back.”

University of Toronto engineering student Abu-Ubaida Atieque, 22, disappeared last November. University of Toronto engineering student Abu-Ubaida Atieque, 22, disappeared last November. (CBC)

It is alleged that three men, one with a gun, forced Muhammad-Haroon’s car off the road. Police are treating the case as an abduction.

Muhammad-Haroon, an electrical engineering student, had withdrawn $2,000 and called a friend on his cellphone to say that he thought he was being followed. That was the last time anyone heard from him. Police found the vehicle a short while later.

“At this point, we have nothing further. We still have no idea … where the victim is,” Toronto police spokeswoman Const. Wendy Drummond said.

It’s not the first time a member of the Muslim organization Islamic Foundation of Toronto has gone missing, CBC News has learned. Last November, 22-year-old Abu-Ubaida Atieque, also an engineering student at the University of Toronto, went missing near Neilson Road and Ellesmere Road. His fate remains unknown.

Police haven’t said whether the two cases are linked. But Imam Yusuf Badat said he’s concerned by the disappearances.

“The community is in a state of shock and at the same time saddened at the disappearance of these two youngsters,” he said.

Police will now go through Muhammad-Haroon’s activities in the last day or two and try “to ascertain where he was, who he was with, and then speak with those people,” Drummond said. “The investigation unfolds from there.”

Muhammad-Haroon was on his way to the airport to take a trip overseas.

There was no information about a ransom demand or why Muhammad-Haroon was targeted by the three men.

Here is a video with shockingly little information on the story despite its several minute length:

Later that same day, (today Aug 26 09) This story appeared in The Globe and Mail

h/t Fred

‘Abducted’ man charged with mischief

Furqan Muhammad-Haroon, 22, of Scarborough, was reported missing over the weekend. His family said he had been abducted.

In what police are now calling a hoax, 22-year-old who claimed to have been kidnapped has been found

Timothy Appleby, Jill Colvin and Josh Wingrove

From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail Last updated on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 10:38PM EDT

In a Saturday afternoon phone call with a friend, Furqan Muhammad-Haroon told a harrowing tale.

The 22-year-old Scarborough engineering student, speaking from behind the wheel of his Mazda van, said he was being tailed by three men, one of whom had a gun.

His van was found soon after. Its keys were inside, while Mr. Muhammad-Haroon was not. Also missing was the thousands of dollars in cash he’d withdrawn in preparation for a trip to the United Arab Emirates that evening.

Police began an investigation into what was initially described as an abduction, but the case took puzzling turns early on.

Mr. Muhammad-Haroon had recently been charged with stealing a green plastic recycling bin stuffed with hard drives and other computer equipment from the office of his former employer, IBM Canada.

Teary-eyed family held a press conference on Monday, appealing for information in the abduction of their son, who had no criminal record.

Still, police remained tight-lipped. They had nothing to support the claim of abduction, and were said to be growing doubtful about the incident.

Tuesday evening, Toronto police announced that Mr. Muhammad-Haroon had been found safe in St. Catharines, Ont.

A police source said the devout Muslim was located near a mosque, although Ezeldin Ebadalla, past president of the local Masjid Al-Noor Mosque, said he had not heard of Mr. Muhammad-Haroon.

Police now say the abduction was a hoax, and have charged Mr. Muhammad-Haroon with mischief.

“Ah, that changes things,” Shahzad Siddiqui, a lawyer who had been speaking on behalf of the family, said last night when told of the charge. Mr. Siddiqui was asked earlier in the day whether the theft charge and disappearance were related. “We don’t know if it’s unrelated or not,” he said.

Mr. Muhammad-Haroon is to appear in a Scarborough court Wednesday on his mischief charge, and in Newmarket next month on the theft charge.

His uncharacteristic disappearance had stirred alarm among relatives and friends, who described him as a model student.

“If there is some hoax or some kind of extenuating circumstance, it would be very difficult for the family to accept that,” friend Firaaz Azeez said earlier in the day. Told last night of Mr. Muhammad-Haroon’s discovery, Mr. Azeez was relieved.

“That’s incredible news. … I’m elated and happy he’s safe,” he said. “In terms of how we got here, obviously there’s a lot to be said in the next few days.”


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22 Replies to “Toronto Muslim fakes own kidnapping: found near mosque with stolen goods.”

  1. It is stated here in the articles above, as well as he is a member of the Muslim organization Islamic Foundation of Toronto, and was picked up near a mosque. Now, please explain to me how in any way his behavior is unislamic?

  2. This is indeed an embarasment to not only the young man but his family as well. However odd the situation may sound, no one is in the position the judge the man foe his actions, as only he knows the reasons for his actions.. I feel for his family who had clearly suffered a lot through the ordeal, and may things get easier for him and his family.
    The fact though, however, that the titles Islam, mosques and Muslim hav been used a great deal is just a continuation of what Muslims have gone through for many years, as we are constantly grouped into one category. Although the young man’s actions are not islamic in the least. However may Allah guide him and I only wish good things for him and his family

  3. Allah probably did guide him. Stealing from Infidels, that’s just Jizya right? He did belong to an organization called The Toronto Muslim something or other, and another member was kidnapped last year.
    Terrorist attacks around the world are overwhelmingly committed by Muslims. So much so, that when one is done by say, FARC or ETA one is tempted to send them flowers and a thank you note. So do not give me this ‘poor dicriminated Muslims bullshit till Muslims WORLD FUCKING WIDE stop killing everyone who isn’t Muslim. Start with Christians in Pakistan and Egypt, then try and stop killing Jews in Europe. Then MAYBE we can START talking about ‘Islamaphobia’ which while you did not say it, you alluded to.

  4. The reason why “that the titles Islam, mosques and Muslim hav been used a great deal” is because 1/ – he was muslim and a member of ‘Islamic Foundation of Toronto’ 2/ – People were praying at a mosque for his safe return 3/ – and that he was a muslim.

    So what is the problem Feeds09? Scared of the truth?

  5. Eeyore what I mean is…if he is a devout Muslim keeping in mind that Islam is touted as an honourable and gentle faith, how could he justify as a “devout Muslim” creating anxiety for his family and freinds and the community in general. Let’s not forget that police resources would have been marshaled and wasted. If Islam encourages this behaviour then indeed he could be considered a devout Muslim. You sound a bit defensive old son. I meant nothing untoward.

  6. If All Jews Suddenly Died…

    The ghost of Josef Goebels would scream “Wow!!! How the hell did you do that so quickly???”

    Force of habit would cause Howard Stern’s jaws to flap for an additional 6 weeks.

    Ariel Sharon’s (already) bloated carcass could be cargo dropped in Africa to stave off the next inevitable famine in Somalia. (Not that I care!)

    Re-runs of “Seinfeld’ would be called “Kramer” since he was the real star of the program.

    Universities could replace programs such as “Holocaust Studies” with something more useful, like “Pathos in the Noh Drama”, or “The History of Woolen Goods”.

    No longer would any child have to bear the burden of a moniker such as Ziv or Shlomo.

    CNN would be forced to initiate an immediate hiring campaign.

    Barbara Streisand would look the same.

    The ACLU would have 7 remaining persons on their membership list; NAMBLA would not have anyone.

    North American professional sports franchises would lose 37 owners, but not a single athlete.

    The Academy Awards would start going to the best movies, not the ones with a “holocaust” theme.

    Surnames, denoting precious metals, jewelry and other terms of wealth and materialism would go out of existence. I.e., Goldstein, Silverberg, Ruby, Pearlman, Diamond, etc.

    No branch of any of the US military services would lose a single member.

    Mel Gibson would pour himself a double scotch.

    Young people would begin applying to medical schools, hoping to ease the pain of the suffering rather than to amass small fortunes running abortion mills or performing unnecessary plastic surgeries.

    The next issue of the Brooklyn phone book would be 17 oz. lighter.

    The “Larry King Show” would finally be off the air…. Good riddance!!!

    Pawn shops and furriers would go the way of dodo birds and the wooly mammoth.

    America would lose one “ally” but would gain fifty-six others.

    American blacks would move up from the number two spot on the list of the “most oppressed whiners.”

    Historians and academicians could boldly state that only 5.99 millions Jews died under Hitler without fear of losing their scholastic positions.

    The West Bank and Gaza would still look like cesspools.

    In America alone, there would be 7,657,23 less defense lawyers, and 46 less prosecuting attorneys.

    Joan River’s cadaverous face would appear more attractive.

    The majority of surviving comedians would actually be funny. Take note Adam Sandler, Howie Mandel, et. al. The list of not-funny Kike “comedians is legendary.

    Western nations could save millions by avoiding the cost of erecting “holocaust” memorials, museums and other appeasing and politically correct facades.

    The grave diggers at Arlington National Cemetery would not be negatively impacted.

    The term “free press” would actually take on meaning.

    America could pay to resurface the roads of Detroit, instead of the roads in Tel Aviv.

    Bernie “Made off” would get his proper sentence.

    AND…

    The sun would shine a little brighter, while the birds would seem to sing a little more beautifully.

    P.S. I would miss Ben Stiller

  7. I get it. You don’t like Jews. Would be nice if you stated any actual evidence for the parts of the above rant that are actual claims rather than mere opinions.

  8. Ed Kahlil, I’d bet the farm you have that on a notepad somewhere and cut and paste it whenever you need to feel provocative or lance the boils of your intellect. Hatred is not a natural emotion in our species. Hatred is without exception a symptom of a larger psychosis. Your diatribe with it’s attendant marginal humour speaks volumes of your lack of character and unwittingly alludes to your lack of self esteem. Your consideration of what Joseph Goebels might ask is confirmation of his low opinion and consignment to foolery of “the dunder headed masses who believe anything they hear often enough”. Get help Ed…hatred is too corrosive an impulse to entertain. Shalom.

  9. Nice op-Ed., Khalil. Witty, raw and very cutting edge. Too bad it has absolutely nothing to do with the article, but then again why would it?–intelligence, reason and critical thought are not requirements for an anti-Semite. Filthy racists are ruining my country.

  10. The article “Toronto Muslim fakes his own kidnapping ..” should be removed from your website. So far, it is just a distressing story for the family, with no clear link to any people or religion.

  11. Read the story again. He was found at a mosque, he is described as a ‘devout Muslim’, he belonged to some Muslim organization in Toronto that another man who was kidnapped belonged to, so I do not see where the error is.

  12. Excuse me Mr. Balfour, may I borrow your Palestine for a few weeks?
    Absolutely Mr. Rothschild. keep it as long as you wish.

  13. Ed Kahlil, I’d bet the farm you have that on a notepad somewhere and cut and paste it whenever you need to feel provocative or lance the boils of your intellect. Hatred is not a natural emotion in our species. Hatred is without exception a symptom of a larger psychosis. Your diatribe with it’s attendant marginal humour speaks volumes of your lack of character and unwittingly alludes to your lack of self esteem. Your consideration of what Joseph Goebels might ask is confirmation of his low opinion and consignment to foolery of “the dunder headed masses who believe anything they hear often enough”. Get help Ed…hatred is too corrosive an impulse to entertain. Shalom.

    Thanks Mr. Cohen,
    Some terrific insights. Sadly, your message is sometimes lost owing to your inability to express your muddled thoughts in English. Your opening sentence is particularly confusing. Don’t worry, perhaps you are Canadian, in which case you can be forgiven your failure to articulate. As to my lack of esteem, I’m quite content, and living happily. no psychosis here. Cheers mate!

  14. Well maybe it has nothing to do with religion or mental illness or w/e other theories are out there. Maybe he just wanted to run away. Tell me you haven’t felt like that yourself at some time in your life. Like the little kid who wants to run away from home to join the circus.

    I think people are the same all over the world. And one thing we all have in common is that sometimes, deep down inside …. we are just bored.

    Sometimes every one of us is just sick and tired of our lives.

    We have obligations, rules, expectations from others, responsibilities, etc. Sometimes we just want to chuck it all and run off to some tropical island or something. And it is not mental illness. It is a normal part of being human.

    I say: give the guy a break. There is a little bit of Furqan in every one of us.

  15. Ed that argument can be used to forgive genocide for Christs sake. Maybe everyone of us feels everything in the spectrum of human emotions at some point in our lives. But most of us manage not to act on the more base feelings. Like for instance, faking your own kidnapping, blaming it on “two black guys” who never existed, and I bet there is more to this story. Before we let him off on compassionate grounds, lets get him to court first,

  16. Ed M. the problem with that idea is he wasn’t joining the circus. At first glance he appears to have no point or purpose to his actions. Running away is not the same as being abducted. There is a much more sinister implication to an abduction than someone simply running away. I agree with the statements “I think people are the same all over the world.” I think if we took the time to look at other cultures it would be the similarities more than the differences that would be remarkable.
    “Sometimes every one of us is just sick and tired of our lives.” Ed Khalil I believe is bored and angry and is chewing and regurgitating the same old antisemitic cabbage people have been served for centuries. He offers no observations but rather opinions he has heard over and over. Not a lot of creative thinking there.

    Ed Khalil, you presume me to be Jewish…you presume too much. I am French Canadian. I have Jewish freinds and for a people who have spent so much time suffering abuse and death they have so much to teach us about life and kindness. Get help Ed, deep down I don’t think you believe your diatribe. I believe you are trying to shock and provoke for the sake of it. This alone is an indication of your attention seeking and is unbecoming in a grown man. Get help Ed.

  17. You’re an idiot. Why do you take this one example and then rail on against all Muslims? You cannot, in reality, call ALL Muslims bad. PEOPLE do f*cked up things for a whole host of reasons: the problems Muslims in Canada face are not that much different than many others.

    By the way moron – that other guy whose picture you posted – Atique – his remains were found recently. How stupid does it make you now to suggest this is just a ‘Muslim’ thing?

    For haters like you I remind you: you cannot defeat us – no matter what you say and no matter how much you huff and puff. Suck it up pal.

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