UPDATE (4:05 CDT): So far, the story is this – there appears to only have been one shooter and his name is Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. There are indications he was a Muslim, possibly of Algerian descent. That’s unconfirmed.
It appears that Zehaf-Bibeau shot the guard at the War Memorial, and then ran for the Parliament Building’s “Center Block,” which is the big building in the middle where the clock tower is, and then began shooting but didn’t hit anybody. But he himself was shot and killed by the Canadian Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers, who is a 29-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and is being hailed as today’s hero.
Zehaf-Bibeau’s name is being washed through all the terror databases at this point, and it hasn’t been shown with any credibility so far what his motive is. But ISIS has called for attacks on Canada in response to that country’s joining the coalition against them and sending planes for airstrikes. That, plus the plan to bestow honorary citizenship on Malala today. And there was a spike in Canada-related jihadist chatter in advance of the attack.
A reported photo of Zehaf-Bibeau…
ORIGINAL: It looks like the Islamists are running a terror wave in the Great White North.
On Monday there was a jihadist attack wherein a Muslim convert who had been on a terror watch list and had been stopped from flying to Turkey out of fear he was going to join ISIS ran over two Canadian soldiers in his car, killing one, at a strip mall in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is the site of a major Canadian military base. The attacker was shot and killed.
And this morning, gunmen fired on Canadian soldiers standing guard at that country’s War Memorial in Ottawa, then ran inside the Parliament building next door. One soldier was wounded. There are also reports of shots fired at a mall in the same vicinity as well.
The Globe and Mail has video of what happened inside Canada’s parliament, because there appears to have been some activity there…
Apparently one shooter has been killed, or at least wounded.
Why would this be happening to Canada? Besides the fact that the Canadians are infidels and Muslim terrorists will kill infidels when they can, Canada is assisting in airstrikes against ISIS.
But there is more to it than just that. Today Canada is giving honorary citizenship to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage girl who survived being shot in the head for wanting to go to school. That’s considered a major insult to the jihadists and it was seen as a reason why Canada upgraded its terror threat level to “medium” in advance of the ceremony, which is supposed to happen later today in Toronto.
This is also not the first time the jihadists have gone after Canada’s parliament. There was a plot to hit it, as well as a number of other targets in southern Ontario, back in 2006.