Khurram Sher

Khurram Sher is facing a charge of conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity. (CBC)

A verdict in the trial of a Canadian doctor accused of joining an al-Qaeda inspired group has been postponed until August 19.

London, Ont., pathologist Khurram Sher has pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiring to knowingly facilitate a terrorist activity.

The Crown’s case revolved around a wiretapped meeting at an Ottawa townhouse on July 20, 2010.

It was there Sher and two other men, one an old friend of his, discussed bomb making, sending money to the Taliban and appeared to mention CFB Trenton as a potential target, according to the wiretap transcripts.

During closing arguments, Sher’s defence said the accused was brought to the July meeting without being warned about what was going to be discussed, and that Sher was only playing along with what the others were saying.

But the prosecution argued Sher knew the meeting was coming and was a part of the conspiracy beforehand.