Adil Charkaoui, a Moroccan-born Montrealer who years ago successfully challenged being held on a security certificate, says the suspension of his Arabic school's contracts with two Montreal CEGEPs is prejudiced and ridiculous.

"We categorically reject this suspension and the École des compagnons reserves the right to sue the two educational institutions for damages and any disturbance," Charkaoui said at a news conference on Friday morning.

The Moroccan-born Montrealer operates a school that teaches Arabic and the Qur'an out of classrooms rented from Montreal post-secondary institutions Collège de Maisonneuve and Collège de Rosemont.

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