Malala Yousafzai was set to receive honorary Canadian citizenship today. Islamic jihadists have tried to kill Malala once and have vowed to try again. Could the Canadian shootings be related to this? The possibility at this point cannot be ruled out.
“Harper cancels Malala citizenship ceremony,” The Canadian Press, October 22, 2014:
TORONTO – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office says two scheduled events today in Toronto with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai have been cancelled.
The last-minute announcement comes amid an ongoing emergency in Ottawa, where several shootings have occurred on or near Parliament Hill.
Harper was to moderate an afternoon question-and-answer session with Yousafzai at a Toronto high school.
He was then scheduled to head to a downtown hotel, where the 17-year-old from Pakistan was to receive honorary Canadian citizenship.
Harper’s spokesman says both events have been cancelled.
Officials in prime minister’s office say Harper was rushed away from the Parliament building and is safe in an undisclosed location.