'Canadian Idol' contestant allegedly involved in terrorism

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August 26, 2010 18:29

 
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Two terrorism suspects made a brief appearance in court, and a man who appeared on Canada's version of "American Idol" has reportedly been arrested as part of an alleged homegrown plot.

Police arrested two Ottawa residents Wednesday and said they expected more arrests. The Toronto Star reported the third arrest, of Khuram Sher, on Thursday.

Sher appeared on the reality show "Canadian Idol" in 2008 and told the judges he's from Pakistan and likes hockey, music and acting. Police didn't immediately respond to messages seeking confirmation Sher was arrested.

Hiva Alizadeh and Ahmed Misbahuddin appeared in court Thursday.

A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, has described it as a homegrown plot targeting Canada. Officials have declined to specify the allegations. A news conference is planned later Thursday.

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