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London, Ont., doctor acquitted of terrorism charge

Khurram Syed Sher, a doctor who once sang on the Canadian Idol TV show, has been found not guilty of conspiring to facilitate terrorism.

The doctor of pathology from London, Ont., was charged along with two other men in August 2010.

Following the high-profile arrests, police said they seized terrorist literature, videos and manuals, along with dozens of electronic circuit boards allegedly designed to detonate homemade bombs remotely.

During the trial, the Crown said Sher, 32, had joined a homegrown group dedicated to supporting “violent jihad” by whatever means possible.

Federal lawyers said Sher agreed with two others to raise money, send cash abroad, take paramilitary training, make and use explosives, and scout targets in Canada.

Sher had pleaded not guilty.