uOttawa professor under investigation by French police

October 24, 2007

The Globe & Mail reports that an unnamed professor at the University of Ottawa is being investigated by French police in connection with the bombing of a Paris synagogue almost 30 years ago.  The 53-year-old instructor holds dual Canadian-Lebanese citizenship, and he apparently resembles a sketch released by French authorities in 1980.  Four people were killed during the bombing, and several others were injured.  The man claims never to have been a political militant, and his identity has not been confirmed by police.