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Canadian-born Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, 26, was repatriated to Canada. In 2010, he pled guilty to crimes including membership in al Qaeda and murdering a US soldier in Afghanistan, and this spring was cleared for release to Canada. He will be eligible for parole in 2013.
A crowd of about 1,500 gathered around the US Embassy in Toronto on Saturday to protest against an anti-Islam film. During the protest, which was organized by the Muslim Congress and Canadians Against Blasphemy, many carried Islamic flags and chanted "Shame, shame, shame, USA."
Calling Iran the biggest threat to global security, Canada closed its embassy in Tehran and gave Iranian diplomats five days to leave Canada. Canada designated Iran a state sponsor of terrorism for giving material support to terrorist groups, and also cited Iran's growing aid to the Assad regime, its disregard for both human rights and UN resolutions on its nuclear program, and its genocidal attitude toward Israel.
The father of 23-year-old Canadian William Plotnikov confirmed that his son was killed by Russian security forces in Dagestan on July 13. The Muslim convert had traveled from Canada to Dagestan in 2010 and joined an Islamist terror group in Utamysh near Makhachkala, the Dagestani capital.