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Toronto man claims FBI wanted him to spy

Toronto man claims FBI wanted him to spy 07 Dec 2010 A Toronto businessman said Monday the FBI pressured him to spy on a Nairobi mosque suspected of harbouring members of the 'al-Qaeda' linked Somali militant group Al Shabab. Abdi Aziz Ali, a 32-year-old Somali-Canadian, said the Americans approached him at the Ugandan jail where he was being held in connection with the July bombings that killed 76 people watching the World Cup final in the capital Kampala. The Ugandan government withdrew the charges against the former University of Toronto student last week, but in his first interview Mr. Ali said that after concluding he was innocent, the FBI tried to recruit him.