'Canadian Idol' contestant acquitted on terrorism

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - A former "Canadian Idol" contestant has been found not guilty of conspiring to facilitate terrorism.

Khurram Syed Sher, a doctor from London, Ontario, was charged along with two other men in 2010. Sher had pleaded not guilty.

Superior Court Justice Charles Hackland said Tuesday that while Sher, 32, probably harbored some jihadist sympathies, he was not convinced Sher genuinely intended to join a conspiracy.

, along with dozens of electronic circuit boards allegedly designed to detonate homemade bombs remotely.

Prosecutors saud Sher agreed to raise money, make and use explosives and scout targets in Canada.

Sher appeared on the singing-contest show in 2008, singing a comical version of Avril Lavigne's "Complicated," complete with dance moves that included a moonwalk.

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