Before he was captured by Syrian Kurdish forces in February, Canadian Mohammed Khalifa went from being a cog in the ranks of ISIS to its English language voice.
Khalifa, 35, who goes by his ISIS nom de guerre Abu Ridwan, says he would like to return to Canada provided he can bring his non-Canadian wife and their three children.
But if his return means he will likely face justice in a Canadian court, Abu Ridwan said he would rather remain locked up where he is.
“In terms of going back to be judged, then no.”
While captured ISIS members and their families at home in Canada have been pleading with Ottawa for help to repatriate them home, the country’s handling of the contentious issue has come in for criticism by security experts.