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Armed agents got out of their vehicles and approached the El Bahnasawy family van in a New Jersey hotel parking lot. The men reached inside and pulled out the family’s youngest member: 18-year-old Abdulrahman. The El Bahnasawys looked on in stunned confusion as their family vacation turned into a nightmare. Before they knew it, Abdulrahman was handcuffed, taken away, and slapped with seven counts of terrorism related charges. He is now serving out a 40-year sentence in a maximum-security U.S. prison. To Steven Zhou, a journalist, and Sameha Omer, a seasoned lawyer, Abdulrahman’s tragic trajectory involves tough, unexamined questions. Suffering from a lifetime of mental illness, Abdulrahman found himself online with the wrong crowd, then trapped in the unforgiving web of post-9/11 national security. Who is Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy? Is he a terrorist mastermind? Or a disturbed teenager cruelly entrapped by Islamophobic law enforcement agents in both Canada and the United States? This is the human story behind the machinations of post-9/11 counterterrorism. From the National Council of Canadian Muslims, this is Con(sealed)—a podcast, story, and mystery in five parts.

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