Professor, School of Public Safety - Seneca College & NGO Counter Extremism Specialist
Mubin Shaikh is a former supporter of the global Jihadist culture who became an undercover operative for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET). Shaikh worked multiple classified infiltration operations, online and on the ground. The last investigation became public when the RCMP in the ‘Toronto 18’ terrorism case of 2006 arrested 18 individuals. In total, 11 aspiring violent extremists were convicted after five legal hearings over four years in which Shaikh was the main Fact Witness.
Shaikh was subsequently involved with the ISIS social media boom having infiltrated their networks online and deals with the Foreign Fighter file including Returnees and rehabilitation at the international level. He has a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MPICT, Macquarie), is an external SME (Subject Matter Expert) to international diplomatic and expert institutions, and trains police, intelligence and special operations forces on a range of topics.
Shaikh is currently a Professor in the School of Public Safety at Seneca College, and a Counter Extremism Specialist for the NGO, Parents for Peace. Shaikh is also co-author of the acclaimed book, Undercover Jihadi and is featured in a permanent exhibit at the new International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. under, ‘Preventing Terror’.