March 09, 2015

Bibeau Video and His Mother's Response

The Ottawa Citizen:

The mother of Parliament Hill gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau says she is “saddened” by a video her son prepared before his attack and hopes others who might be lured to extremism will “truly say no” to the “world of prejudice, hatred, and rejection of diversity” that her son proposed.

Susan Bibeau’s comments come after the public release of a cellphone video her son made on Oct. 22 shortly before he shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then stormed Parliament Hill, where he was killed in a gun battle in Centre Block.

Mrs. Bibeau’s letter is printed in full at the Citizen here is a select quote.
In essence, the reason of my writing is to invite all to think, and to truly say no to the world my son was proposing. A world of prejudice, hatred, and rejection of diversity. I am afraid that my son succeeded, not only in taking the life of a person but in spreading his message of hate. I am afraid that someone will want to be like him, to them I would say please stop and think of your family. It is easy to choose death, living is much harder especially for those who are left to pick up the broken pieces. If you want to build a holy state how can that be built on the broken lives of your family? For the rest of us, I am equally scared that Michael succeeded in making all of us harder...
Islamic State, it sucks.

By Howie at 08:21 AM | Comments |