Canada shuts embassy doors in Cairo after UK

The Canadian embassy shut down in the Egyptian capital Monday citing “unsettled security conditions,” after an IS video featured a Canadian fighter identified as Abu Anwar al-Canadi, formerly John Maguire, an Islamist convert from a place near Ottawa, who referred to the killing of Canadian soldiers and the recent attack on the Canadian parliament. He urged Muslims to follow the example of those attacks. The US and Australian embassies remain open while advising their nationals to be vigilant. The Sinai-based Ansar Beit al-Maqdas recently pledged allegiance to ISIS.

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