August 27th, 2010
12:13 PM ET

Terror suspect sang 'Complicated' on 'Canadian Idol'

Sher's appearance on Canadian Idol is splattered across YouTube.

Canadian terror plot suspect Khurram Syed Sher tried out for a spot on “Canadian Idol” in 2008, telling the judges he came to Canada from Pakistan in 2005 and performing Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated” when the judges voted for that over a Hilary Duff song.

Sher, who is actually a native Canadian, sings in a Pakistani accent while performing a series of strained dance moves, one of which is reminiscent of ice skating form. Which make sense when at the end of the performance a judge asks Sher if he considered being a comedian rather than a singer.

“Not really, I like hockey,” Sher replies.

YouTube: Watch the audition

That at least backs up what friends say about the London, Ontario, anatomical pathologist, who is a graduate of the McGill University Medical School, according to a report by CNN affiliate CTV.

"Friends say he's a fun-loving, hockey-loving guy who they can't believe been accused of being a terrorist," CTV's Roger Smith reported from Ottawa Friday.

According to CNN affiliate CBC, Sher traveled to Pakistan in 2006 to help with earthquake relief.

Sher was charged Friday with conspiracy to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity, according to the CBC report.

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  1. MorningStarr

    @francheezy23. I adore you for your comment to BlueClaw and I do not even know you. You made my day.

    August 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. aaakkkkmed

    I heard he is gonna be on dancing with the stars 'I cant wait'

    August 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Living God

    Goes to show you that the modern Jihadist is nothing more than a hypacritical BS artist.

    they caim to want to do away with the lifestyle of the West but meanwhile they all participate in it when they live amungst it.

    All Organized Religion SUCKS, breeding fear and ignorance is all a church is good for.

    August 28, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Curious

    He's innocent until proven guilty. But, the phonenom of Muslims living in Western countries "going terrorist" and trying to kill the people who have taken them in is particular disgusting–I'm thinking of that American Muslim army officer who went on a killing spree, shooting young unarmed recruits at Fort Hood, obeying the orders of some foreign terrorist cleric he had decided to follow. Canadian and American Muslim leaders need to acknowledge the problem as one created by their co-religionists, rather than making excuses, and should do all in their power to protect their young people from such madness. A good start would be for them to unconditionally condemn all acts of violence committed in the name of Islam. Yes, I know some Muslim leaders have done that, to their credit; but, many are strangely silent on the issue...

    August 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sam

    Islam is the second largest religon in the world. over 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and they exist in every single country, city and small town. It is not possible even in dreams to get rid of them.
    check this website for fact
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups

    August 28, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jibril

      You wanna bet that the world can't get rid of pests ? When the pests get troublesome beyond a point, people just hire exterminators.

      August 28, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Matt

    Innocent until proven guilty.

    August 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Matt

    I read that he did this as a dare. He was even mocking the Pakistani accent. Who's laughing now Mr.Sher ?

    Karma is a female dog 😀

    August 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. aaron Alford

    More hypocritical muslims.

    August 28, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tom

    I've never heard a Christian murder a song like that. I'm sure if Ben Mulroney was there, the guy would have detonated himself too.

    August 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Phill Uranus

    lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalallalalalalalalalalala booooooom!

    August 28, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Doodler

    Everyone is talented. Allow me to show you my drawing of the prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him: @:{)

    August 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. hdrider

    Who cares? They're letting a "Palin" dance with the stars. A terrorist on one show, an immature kid from a dysfunctional family with a narcisistic mother on another show. Ah, isn't television grand? An equal nut job employer.

    August 29, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. Arsham-

    WOW there is alot of hate here. I was born in Iran into a muslim family, at the age of 10 I stopped believing religion ALL RELIGION cause hate and violence. Religion is stupid, and it boggles my mind how people still believe that there is a being in the sky over looking us...... I mean just stand back and think about.....god is a character in a book of fairy tales.....the same book that states the earth is flat, donkeys can talk , people can live in the stomachs of whales and snakes can talk......we cant have peace with religion.....

    August 29, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. Insan Mukmin

    He went to Pakistan to help flood victims. That is a terrorist act because the aid agencies in Pakistan are terrorist organizations. The Canadian government wants the Pakistanis to die from starvation.

    August 29, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. JOHN CANDY

    let me say it again..." May the good Lord take a likin to ya and Blow ya up Real Soon.." snl/canda 1975

    August 29, 2010 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
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