In that vein, Toronto terror suspect Zakaria Amara's versification will make him an appealling figure to those who believe that the men arrested today are but victims of racism and xenophobia.
Here's a sample of Amara's verse:
A LITTLE MUSLIM FROM PALESTINE
I'll always be a contender
Yes, I know my bones are very tender
And by Allah you won't see me surrender
Look at my eyes? You'll see no butterflies
My home is filled with cries... due to all the lost lives
But I swear by Allah I'll never compromise
I'll still throw the stones even with my broken bones
Why can't I hear from you, don't you have any phones?
Ya I forgot, your not on the chase, try it out and put your self in my place
Soon I'll return to my lord , the one that deserves every grace
Oh you don't have to worry cause of me you'll find no trace
It really is to late, why did you wait?
You could have sent me at least one dinner plate
I guess it is my fate
And La Ilaha Illa Allah is my mate.
For his poetasting alone, Amara deserves to rot in jail.