Toronto Muslim Nabil Huruy was ahead of his time. His ideas, deemed radical by many, were put into practice not long before they became mainstream. Yes, he’s a hipster Muslim – he attempted a lone-wolf jihad beheading before they were cool.
Huruy had several encounters with law enforcement in the weeks leading up to the incident, one of which landed him in a hospital for a mental health check. He later went on to deny he was crazy.
One night, Huruy walked into a cafe where some guys were casually playing cards. He joined their game, then decided he wasn’t playing around. He repeatedly slashed and stabbed one of the men, a firefighter, in the head and neck. He was arrested and ordered to undergo another mental health evaluation.
“[At the institution] I thought I got to do my job and guard my own, to prove I’m not mentally ill, and that I was going through something that I let build and bottled up,” he said. Not mentally ill, just “going through something?” What? Islamic radicalization? In court, Huruy wore traditional Islamic garb. He plead guilty.