This French-language QMI Agency piece has the information that he said he was acting “in the name of Allah.” And so yet another convert to Islam misunderstands his peaceful religion, turns traitor, and attacks the soldiers of his own nation, like U.S. Army Sergeant Hasan Akbar and so many others. Yet no one would dare suggest that mosques institute programs to teach converts to reject this understanding of Islam. That would be “Islamophobic.” As a society we have to put the loaded gun in our mouth and fire, and hope that the gun will somehow not go off — to do anything else would be “racist” and “bigoted.”
“Two soldiers struck in Quebec hit-and-run,” by Daniel Leblanc and Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail, October 20, 2014:
Two Canadian soldiers in Quebec have been injured in a hit-and-run that is being investigated as a possible terror attack.
Police in Quebec are unsure whether the soldiers were deliberately targeted in the incident, but sources with knowledge of the investigation told The Globe and Mail that the suspect was known to both intelligence and law-enforcement officials before Monday’s hit-and-run in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, less than an hour outside of Montreal.
The sources said the 25-year-old male was believed to be an Islamic convert who had been radicalized.
One of the soldiers is in critical condition in hospital and authorities are “fearing for his life,” according to the Quebec provincial police. The other victim suffered more minor injuries.
A law enforcement official identified the driver of the car as Martin Couture-Rouleau, confirming an earlier report in Quebec media. Mr. Couture-Rouleau was shot by local police after his car rolled during a pursuit. He died of his injuries, according to the Sûreté du Québec.
The suspect came from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and was “known to police,” said Sergeant Michel Brunet, an SQ spokesman, who added Mr. Couture-Rouleau was part of a police database..
Sgt. Brunet said that in addition to the issue of terrorism, the police will also investigate other possibilities, including mental-health issues. “We will comb through [the suspect’s] life, we will see what we find out,” Sgt. Brunet said.
The hit-and-run occurred in the parking lot of a shopping mall. According to media reports, the driver of the vehicle carried a knife.
It was the Harper government that first raised the possibility this was a deliberate effort by terrorists….