‘ISIS members have been killed’: Lebanese dockworker claims business dealings have turned him into a terrorist

A Lebanese-Canadian man has been accused of shipping mortar shells that have fallen into the hands of ISIS in Syria. The dockworker-turned-terrorist now has the faces of victims of ISIS propaganda plastered on the…

'ISIS members have been killed': Lebanese dockworker claims business dealings have turned him into a terrorist

A Lebanese-Canadian man has been accused of shipping mortar shells that have fallen into the hands of ISIS in Syria.

The dockworker-turned-terrorist now has the faces of victims of ISIS propaganda plastered on the walls of his recently expanded building.

“I even let them have a few photos on my wall of the people that they killed,” Ammar al-Qadhi told CNN.

“I was hiding inside of them, so I don’t know what happened.”

ISIS captured Al-Qadhi’s store in September, and police raided the premises on November 17. The authorities seized a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and 500 rifle rounds and weapons similar to AK-47s, police say.

‘We don’t want ISIS’

Qadhi’s store is located in the Ashrafieh neighborhood of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. The Shiite-dominated area borders the Syrian border.

According to police, Qadhi’s current address is in a house belonging to one of his brothers in the predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Mazraa, just outside the Bekaa.

Qadhi initially said he wasn’t the man featured in ISIS propaganda materials, which have recently spread virally across the internet, but his brother told CNN that images were taken from some of Qadhi’s personal Facebook pages.

Authorities claim to have evidence that Qadhi is a member of ISIS, but he denies it.

“We don’t want ISIS,” Qadhi says, referring to the organization that has dominated the headlines in the wake of the chaos in Syria.

“Why should ISIS be having money from us, when they kill 100 people every day?”

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