A Toronto man has been flagged by Interpol as a potential ISIS suicide bomber, although it’s not clear whether he is even still alive.
Tabirul Hasib, 25, was among four young men with Bangladeshi backgrounds who left Toronto five years ago to join ISIS in the Middle East.
They were recruited by Andre Poulin, who grew up playing hockey in Timmins, Ont., and later appeared in ISIS propaganda as Abu Muslim Al Kanadi. Poulin died in Syria in 2013.
Hasib returned to Canada but later left again to fight in Syria.
If Interpol’s information is correct, he has been transformed from a front-line fighter to a potential suicide bomber going by the name Abu Baku al-Bangladeshi.
Radicalization expert Amarnath Amarasingam, a fellow at the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism who spotted the Toronto man’s name on the Interpol list, says it’s not clear whether Hasib is alive.
“It’s often very difficult to know when they’ve been killed,” he told CTV News Channel.