In 2007, he represented Ayad Mejid, a Muslim preacher who was suspected of using child pornography. In 2010, charges were dismissed after a judge found that Mejid's rights were violated when he was forced to turn over his computer to investigators. In April 2011, Majid filed a lawsuit against the government, where was again represented by Farooq.
Farooq was also counsel for Khurram Sher, who was alleged to have participated in an Ottawa terrorism plot. Sher had auditioned for Canadian Idol. On October 13, 2010, Sher was released on bail. Sher was represented by Michael Edelson at trial, where he was acquitted.
Farooq was counsel for Mohamed Hersi, who was arrested on March 31, 2011 at Toronto Pearson International Airport and was alleged to have attempted to join Al-Shabaab. After a two-day hearing Hersi was released on bail April 29, 2011. Hersi changed counsel and was represented by Paul Salansky at trial. He was convicted of the charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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