Terror suspect met, gave letter to Khadr's mom

Accused terrorist, Dr. Khurram Syed Sher, is photographed leaving the Ottawa court house on Monday...

Accused terrorist, Dr. Khurram Syed Sher, is photographed leaving the Ottawa court house on Monday February 10, 2014.Darren Brown/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

Megan Gillis, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:22 PM ET

OTTAWA ─ The same month a young doctor allegedly conspired with a homegrown terror cell purportedly eyeing bomb attacks on domestic targets, he visited Omar Khadr's mother.

Khurram Syed Sher, 31, said it was to deliver word from her son behind bars in Guantanamo Bay, apparently out of simple kindness.

"Since his family hadn't seen him in a long time, it would be nice for them to see a letter," he testified as the last witness at his trial Monday on a single count of conspiracy to facilitate terrorist activity.

Sher testified that a friend wrote a letter to Khadr through the Red Cross and received a reply. So in July 2010 he and a female cousin delivered a copy to Khadr's family in Scarborough.

 


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