April 3, 2013, - 11:47 am

Muslim Converted Canadian Greek High School Friend to Islam, Al-Qaeda; Murdered US Oil Workers in Algeria

By Debbie Schlussel

What if your kid or grandkid went to public school and was converted by his Muslim friend first to Islam, then to become an Al-Qaeda terrorist who died murdering 38 Western oil workers in Algeria? That’s what happened with Xristos Katsiroubas who was converted by his high school friend, Ali Medlej, to Islam in London, Ontario, Canada, just a two hour drive from Detroit. And if you think it couldn’t happen to your child, grandchild, nephew, or niece, think again. Not long after the Greek Orthodox Katsiroubas was taken to a mosque in London, he became an Al-Qaeda terrorist and mass murderer. And, now, Katsiroubas, known as “The Blond Jihadist,” is dead. This could happen to any kid in Canada . . . AND America. And anywhere else.


Ali Medlej & “Blond Jihadist” Xristos Katsiroubas: Al-Qaeda Terrorists Who Murdered 38 US & Foreign Oil Workers

Remember the Americans and other foreign workers who were taken hostage and 38 of whom were executed by Al-Qaeda terrorists in Algeria? Well, at least two of the terrorists who murdered them came from right near Detroit, in London, Ontario, Canada. What most people don’t realize is that Windsor and London are repositories for the few Muslims so dangerous that the U.S. will not allow them to come here and live in Dearbornistan. When they are deported from here, they often go to London. And like Muslims everywhere in Western civilization, they influence and recruit non-Muslims to Islam and extremism. Dawa–Islamic proselytizing–is one of the main tenets of the religion.

Not long after 9/11, I was invited by the Jewish community in London, Ontario, a couple of hours outside Detroit, to speak at their annual fundraising event. Before my speech, I was driven through downtown London, which looks like a version of Dearbornistan, actually it’s even worse. Like Dearbornistan, many of the storefronts have signs in Arabic only. But, like I said, the few extremely dangerous Muslims rejected by and/or deported from the U.S. (and we have plenty that get in to the U.S. carte blanche) often go to live in London, Ontario.

Given that, it’s no surprise that two friends–one of them an Arab Muslim and the other, his Greek Orthodox friend whom he converted to Islam in London–were among the terrorists who murdered the Americans and 39 others at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria.

The survivors of an attack on Algeria’s In Amenas gas refinery earlier this year have not forgotten the hostage taker who was unlike the others. Blond, blue-eyed, and speaking perfect English, the Islamist militant was one of the leaders in the attack that took place on January 16 that resulted in the deaths of 38 hostages and 29 assailants. The identity of the “blond jihadist” was disclosed by Canadian public television channel CBC, which located him in the peaceful city of London, Ontario. His name is Xristos Katsiroubas, a 24 year-old from a Greek Orthodox family, who converted to Islam while in high school.

While at London South Secondary School, Katsiroubas became friends with Ali Medlej, another Canadian jihadist killed in the attack. The report broadcast by CBC comes in the wake of declarations by Canadian police last month that two Canadians were indeed among the militants killed in the bomb blast at the Algerian gas refinery. The photo of Katsiroubas, taken from a high school yearbook, is now being flashed across TV screens all over Canada, provoking shock and dismay among residents of the comfortable London area.

Those who knew the young man remember him as “friendly and tolerant”, though he is said to have changed dramatically after dropping out of high school in 2007 and travelling around working odd jobs in Western Canada. A former friend recalled Katsiroubas’s full beard and detached attitude upon his return to London. “It was really hard to relate to him at that point. He wasn’t the same. He had other interests — kept saying let’s go to the mosque,” the friend, who wished to remain anonymous, told CBC.

The CBC journalists’ investigation has also raised questions about the role of Canada’s intelligence service, known as the CSIS, which had the two young men on their radar as of 2007 and had questioned their families and friends. Canadian authorities then presumably lost track of Katsiroubas and Medlej – or stopped their surveillance operations – and their departure abroad went unnoticed. CSIS agents resumed questioning the families and friends of the two Canadian jihadists two months after the attack on In Amenas, without explaining why or indicating that they were dead.

The Canadian intelligence agency refused to comment when contacted by CBC News. Meanwhile, CBC sources are investigating two other former students from the same high school, who allegedly left Canada at the same time as Katsiroubas and Medlej. It remains unknown whether the two presumed jihadists participated in the attack on In Amenas, and whether they are still alive.

Again, if you think this couldn’t happen to any American kid, think again. It already has. And you can expect a lot more of this as our Muslim population grows, and we continue to do nothing but pander and bend over for Islam.

Remember, despite that fact that America rejects a scant few Muslims and they must live in London, Ontario, we take plenty of radicals in. And they and their kids are looking for new Xristoz Katsiroubas–ripe for the pickin’–every second of every day.

More on the Blond Jihadist and his fellow Western Muslim Terrorist Buddy here and here.

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26 Responses

All the more reason to repair our immigration policies. Unlike others who profess to be anti-Sharia, then turn right around and welcome its possible practitioners into Western nations, there can be no denying that where Muslims do not exist, neither does Islam/Sharia/Jihad. A quite simple mathematical deduction really.

Wild Jew man on April 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I’m afraid we’ll have to do much more than ‘repair our immigration policies’! Moose limbs have been positioning themselves here since the 1930’s. The ‘disease’ has woven itself into our very fabric. Nothing is left untainted.

    They seek to take over the United States, and, with a Moose limb president, (if he isn’t stopped right now) they probably will.

    Young men like Xristos Katsiroubas might have ‘joined’ them to help keep his family safe because these pigs stop at nothing! If I were he and told ‘join us or we kill all your family…’ can anyone guess what I would do?

    Add that to the intellectually challenged masses in the US, and all your questions are answered. The ONLY way to stop them is to get rid of them ALL. THEY ALL LIE for their bastard religion. ALL OF THEM…and never give it a second thought.

    Inherent in the religion is ice in the veins. How else could they rape 5 year olds and then kill them for no longer being virgins (while their wives stand by and watch)???

    sgt on April 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Check out these Muslim opinion polls then ask yourself why any sane government would allow those who hold such beliefs to immigrate into their countries. Its a disaster waiting to happen and once done, its nearly impossible to undo.

Wild Jew man on April 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm

It proves evil is already in the heart of that child id he /she canso easily be persuaded to join a perverted religion as islam and no relationship encouraged with Christ during their younger years…orthodox does not mean practicing… this happens to catholics and non practicing of all types…it is the evengelical christian who does not fall for this perversion, in my opinion…my sons were raised to love Jesus and follow Him and even though they do not make it to church every Sunday or as often as I would like due to their schedules their love for Christ ables them to stand up to and ‘know’ a wrong religion when they see it or meet it… and because they know the history of such religions they know they are NOT good for the body or soul…PARENTS!!! TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TRUTH IN CHRIST!!! NOT man made so called truth

Miss Debbi on April 3, 2013 at 1:14 pm

There is at least one more member of the group, a Korean-Canadian. He’s still alive and in prison somewhere in North Africa. There may be a fourth. All converted at the same school at the same time.

There is no way I’d send my kid to public school, or most private schools for that matter.

Adam on April 3, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Wait, talk is now that there are as many as 15 others from the London Mosque involved.

Adam on April 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm

You cant just drop little Johnny off at the local mosque and expect everything to be alright. Remember Rat Boy?

Eyes wide open on April 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I’m wondering if this is going to be an increasing trend?

Papa dawg's beard on April 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Hmmm how did the Canadian Intel Svc miss this? Something strange going on here. Maybe PC forces kept them from acting?

Papa dawg's beard on April 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

More will be on the way as their influence grows! Remember “Jihad Jane”? Or the Belgian convert whose name escapes me who blew herself up outside of a US base? Muslims who proselytize tend to target loners who have few friends and little to no attachment to their families.

Alan on April 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I hope this punk is brought to justice quickly. He was a ring-leader in the murders. Don’t count on it though. Canada is known for its extreme “tolerance.” There were mitigating factors in little Johnny’s childhood and so on. He’s another Rat Boy like Lindh.

DoomSlayer III on April 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Classic example, this news should be reported far and wide. Especially the expected results for the convert.

jake49 on April 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Is there anything more crazy than getting yourself killed for a bunch of people that hate everything about the culture that gave you the freedom to be a religious nut job or whatever you wanted in the first place?

You’ll see a lot of more of this in the West as Islam rushes in to fill the spiritual void that has been created by a disposable culture.

Frankz on April 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm

A lot of Greeks have to be spinning in their graves. This kid must not have had any sense of his heritage and ancestry. For someone who is descended from people who were the inheritors of the legacy of the Eastern Roman Empire, and held ground against the Muslims for around 800 years, and helped protect Europe and our culture from that menace, to convert to Islam, and do their murderous dirty work, is very, very sad.

RT on April 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm

The dead look was often Walker-Lindh’s look. The living person would occasionally peek through in our conversations. Even when he had been beaten up by the white racist he maintained an
equinimity that I found more than a bit unusual.

EDS on April 3, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Well, the one good thing out of this is that Katsiroubas is dead. As I’ve noted in the past, the only people who convert to Islam are the losers in society, and prisoners, who get brainwashed by the dawah practitioners in jail.

One thing I’ve never gotten is – why is any religious teaching allowed in jail? Once that’s started, under the stupid equality of religions that ostensibly rules the roost, it could not be denied to Islam either. Of course, in the real situation, while Christian or Jewish proselytizing (not that much of the latter happens anyway) is not encouraged and does not happen, it’s open season for Muslim dawah.

So what gets taught here? That once they become Muslims, they are superior to all non-Muslims, and have a right to their property and everything else. That if they, as Muslims, murder non-Muslims, they are doing Allah’s will. In other words, giving them a clean justification for all their criminal behavior: previously, while they did it ‘merely’ out of selfishness, narcissism or nihilism, now, they are doing it for a greater good – allah, so it’s okay. For these thugs, what does it matter? They just pay lip service to it if needed, while in reality, go through that exercise in self-aggrandizement, while at the same time feeling good about themselves for doing Allah’s work.

Which is why, I happen to share the Muslim belief on apostates, albeit in the other direction. Under Islamic law, and one of Mohammed’s famous dictates, if anyone converts out of Islam, he should be killed. Given the evidence of what usually accompanies conversion to islam, I believe the converse – that anybody who does convert to islam should be viewed as a potential criminal, and if he is killed in the process, it’s a good, if not great thing.

Infidel on April 4, 2013 at 4:01 am

As long he’s dead, I’m happy!

There was an Islamic Vehicular Jihad at the Walmart in East San Jose, Caliornia this Easter Sunday.

A similar incident happened two years ago in Witchita, Kansas with much more tragic results.

I wonder how much hard time the Muslim perps are going to do. They’ll still be a danger if they ever get out of prison.

We are letting in more and more Muslims into this country and a result, innocent Americans are paying the price – often literally with their lives or as in San Jose, targets of attempted Islamic mass murder.

NormanF on April 4, 2013 at 4:16 am

Have known a number of people who have studied in London, Ontario, apparently a big university town. Heard nothing but nice things about the place. Guess that was then… Canada like America, learned nothing from the European and British experience.

Larry in Tel Aviv on April 4, 2013 at 4:37 am


Ontario was founded in part by Loyalist refugees from America who remained steadfast in their support of the British monarchy. Known as Upper Canada, it became part of the united Province Of Canada in 1840 and was redivided to become present day Ontario in 1867.

London on the Thames and similar towns throughout Ontario and the province’s post 1965 adoption of the Canadian Red Ensign flag with the Union Jack in the canton and the provincial coat of arms in the fly, reveal its attachment to the British heritage in Canada.

NormanF on April 4, 2013 at 5:40 am

I strongly believe there is a serious deficit of rational, objective reality being taught in schools, by politicians, and by media – all of which leads many into thinking that facts matter less than “feelings”.


Or, might it be a result of the seemingly enlightened self-“anointed” leading the apparently “blinded-by-stupidity-and-laziness” into an abyss of ignorance and self-loathing?

SOMETHING IS ROTTEN AND IT SMELLS! What will you do about it? What advice will you present to your children?


Dennis on April 4, 2013 at 8:30 am

I posted this blog’s link to my facebook page with the comment “Debbie raises very valid points”. One of the comments I received is from Amir Azb of Eygpt He writes ” dear Evelyn….All muslims admit and confess that Al-Qaeda is a terroris organisation….But Islam is not a terror relegion. Adolf Hitler was christian and he killed 50 million innocent human in ww2…that does not mean that christianity is a terror relegion….the problem was in hitler not in Christianity…coz we all know that christianty is a relegion of peace…Islam also a relegion of peace
19 hours ago · Like · 2″ … As a former Customs/Immigration Officer at the Detroit/Windsor border crossing I have found Azb’s people to be a very ornery lot to deal with; at the slightest provocation, my God, they become easily “enraged”. I’m not sure exactly what is happening in London Ontario with this cesspool but I betcha my bottom dollar Toronto is 10 time worse.

Evelyn, London Ontario

Evelyn on April 4, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Well, I see the Hitler was a Christian meme is alive and well. Must give such comfort to that clueless Moooooooslim. He should have thrown in Tim McVeigh as a well. ///

    Islam being a religion of peace is about as true as saying a new born baby is a deadly warrior king able to kill a room fill of assassins in seconds flat.

    Not true and ridiculous all around.

    Skunky on April 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Well seeing as we do not have the right to bear arms, when the shit hits the fan I guess we will just have to use butter knives and spoons to rid ourselves of the muslim filth…

Canadian Steve on April 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Windsor,Ontario – just across the river from Detroit – is also home to jihadist scum. I was at a protest there a few years ago (an anti-union leader/pro-Israel gathering.) I met up with a local Christian Zionist who told me that a mosque he had done some reno work on had an obstacle course in the basement.

Not Ovenready on April 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Yeah, I use to visit Dearborn a lot – the place has really changed over the years – sometimes it’s like being in a foreign country – most recently at Fairlane Mall – one get’s an uncomfortably odd feeling when you’re the only one with blonde hair and blue eyes while shopping. Any more these days, I stay north of eight mile road. Oh, btw … I hear the number of those home grown terrorists has grown to 4 now, and from what I understand, all from the same high school. The CSIS had to have known something was up but failed to follow through. How often does CSIS show up at anyone’s door unless there was a good reason? The Canadian government refused to accept Canadian involvement it this until it was thrown right at their faces.

Evelyn on April 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Evelyn…what can one expect when Holocaust Denials get more coverage than Holocaust existence? When readers like “Canadian Steve” already know they will have to depend on “butter knives and spoons” in Canada and are aware of similar movements in the States allowing only utensils, the danger is noted, but how will it be stopped?

    Don’t be too harsh on the CSIS, U.S. Military has in custody a U.S.Major being held for more than 3 years as a “SUSPECT” in the Ft Hood slaughter.


    Dennis on April 5, 2013 at 11:04 am

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