October 22, 2014

Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack

Things are getting real....

Mumbai II?

There were two soldiers standing guard at the war memorial in Ottawa near Parliament, and a gunman shot one of them, a witness told CNN on Wednesday. Peter Henderson, a journalist, said other soldiers doing drills nearby ran to help the fallen soldier. Henderson said he knew the person shot was a soldier because of the ceremonial uniform the soldier was wearing.

There were "several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa" on Wednesday morning, police said on Twitter. "Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill." All Ottawa police buildings remain on lockdown and are closed to the public, police also said on Twitter.

Update: Report the soldier has died... From Twitter from a senior minister of the Crown..

Jason Kenney ن @kenneyjason · 22m 22 minutes ago

Condolences to family of the soldier killed, & prayers for the Parliamentary guard wounded. Canada will not be terrorized or intimidated.

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Yet Another Terrorist Attack in Canada (update Tow Shooters One Dead Another in Custody)

By Matt Damon at 11:31 AM | Comments |

Yet Another Terrorist Attack in Canada (update Two Shooters One Dead Another in Custody)

It appears that ISIS appeals for Muslims to attack nations that are part of the coalition are being heeded resulting in yet another attack.

A uniformed Canadian soldier has been shot at the War Memorial in Ottawa, and gunfire has also broken out inside the Parliament buildings

CPR was performed on the soldier and he has been transported to hospital by ambulance.

Police have told reporters that the suspect, reportedly carrying a "large weapon," possibly a shotgun or rifle, is still on the loose, and the parliament buildings are on lockdown. Prime Minister is safe and "off the hill."

The situation is still developing. Updates will follow.

A terrorist and recent revert to Islam was killed when using his car as a weapon earlier this week.

I'll bet you $100 that the perpetrator of this attack was on Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau's now defunct Facebook page friends list.

Which is why I feel Facebook removed Ahmad's page. So the public can't see all his other terrorist pals.

We'll update when we know more about today's um, incident.

Update: More here from CBCNews:

Update II: The Sudbury Star reports that one terrorist was arrested and the second killed inside the parliament building.

An arrest has been made after at least two people were shot in a hail of gunfire on Parliament Hill and the nearby cenotaph.

The victim appears to be a soldier. Several people were seen performing CPR.

Another body is reported to be on the ground just outside the Library of Parliament.

Veteran Affairs Minister Julian Fantino told QMI Agency at least one of the shooters was shot and killed inside the building.

Two men were seen jumping from a Toyota Corolla, followed by dozens of shots.

The car now sits empty outside Centre Block. It has no licence plates.

Journalists reported police were trying to keep them away from the scene. Those inside Parliament reported they were told to stay inside rooms with the door locked.

Update IV: Coincidence or motive?


It appears there was only one shooter despite earlier reports of two. ISIS has claimed the attack.


Update 10/23/2014 06:00 CDT: Robert Stacy McCain has more on Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

We learn that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the terrorist killed in his attack Thursday on the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa, was both mentally ill and a convert to Islam:
Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was born in 1982 and was the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman who appears to have fought in 2011 in Libya, and Susan Bibeau, the deputy chairperson of a division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. The two were divorced in 1999. . . .

Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau grew up in Eastern Canada, including Ottawa and Montreal, and had spent time in Libya before moving to Western Canada to become a miner and labourer, according to friend Dave Bathurst.

...At the Burnaby mosque, Mr. Bathurst said his friend’s “erratic” behaviour — he did not elaborate — caused frictions with the elders at the house of worship, who asked him to stop attending prayers. At that time, Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was living in a barely furnished single-room apartment.

Mr. Bathurst said he recalls his friend being arrested at the mosque a few years ago after bizarrely calling police to tell them about a crime he had committed many years before.

So we don’t know, and may never know, exactly how it was that Zehaf-Bibeau went from crazy Muslim to terrorist. Rather than focus on the details of that, however, let’s look at the general pattern in the context of history. What you find about killers like this is that the misfit or mental case has both real-life problems and an extremist ideology. Think about Lee Harvey Oswald who, like Zehaf-Bibeau, was the product of a broken home and, like Zehaf-Bibeau, adopted the ideology of a foreign enemy. Whereas the Canadian-born Zehaf-Bibeau became a Muslim in the 21st century, the American-born Oswald became a Marxist at a time when the Soviet Union was America’s greatest enemy.

What causes some people to adopt the ideology of hostile foreign powers? They are misfits and malcontents who are alienated from their own national society, hostile to the dominant culture. By identifying with an extremist ideology, this type of warped personality seeks a kind of empowerment that enables them to enact their fantasy of revenge on the society that rejects the misfit.


By Howie at 10:00 AM | Comments |

October 20, 2014

Breaking Two Canadian Soldiers Run Down in Apparent Domestic Terror Attack (Update: Radicalized Muslim Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau Killed By Police in Attack) (Update II: One of The Canadian Soldiers Injured in Terrorist Attack Dies of His Injuries)

al-Qaeda and ISIS has been asking for acts like this in various online magazines and videos.

Toronto Star
MONTREAL—The suspect in a hit-and-run that injured two Canadian soldiers in Quebec — an incident identified as a possible terror attack — is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot several times by police.

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The shocking incident, which occurred at about noon Monday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, also sent the two Canadian Armed Forces personnel to hospital with one fighting for his life and the other having suffered minor injuries, according to the Quebec provincial police.

The two soldiers were reportedly walking through the parking lot of a shopping centre located less than three kilometres from the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, the French-language university run by the Department of National Defence, when they were run down by a driver.

A police chase ensued and the car drove into a ditch after the driver lost control of the vehicle, police said.

The good news is whomever did it is Dead Jim!
Witnesses who spoke with the TVA network Monday afternoon said they saw a man emerge from the flipped vehicle that was lying in a ditch on the side of the road. The man had his hands in the air and was walking toward police when at least one officer opened fire on the suspect. The witnesses said they heard up to seven gunshots.

TVA also showed images of a knife with an elaborate handle lodged into the ground near where the incident occurred.

So we're not really sure of the motive, the knife may have been the reason officers opened fire. Normally I might be skeptical of trigger happy police but in this case, meh.
A police spokesperson confirmed that the two injured pedestrians were members of the military but said it was too early in the investigation to comment on suggestions it may have been a terror attack.
We'll know more about motive once the dead perp is identified, it would however fit with recent threats against any nation who opposes ISIS.

Hat Tip: Life Freedom Family.

Update: Confirmed stiff was a terrorist.

The driver of a car who rammed two Canadian Forces members near Montreal before being shot dead by police was known to counter-terrorism authorities who believed he had become radicalized, the RCMP said on Monday as they continued to investigate the possible terrorist attack.

“This individual was known to federal authorities including our Integrated National Security Investigations team in Montreal who along with other authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized,’’ the RCMP said in a statement. The force declined further comment.

The 25-year-old, known as Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau, allegedly hit two members of the Canadian Forces as they were walking in a strip mall just outside St-Jean-sur-Richelieu at about 11:30 a.m. Police chased the man more than four kilometres until his car flipped into a ditch.

The man then exited his car, allegedly holding a knife, and police opened fire, seriously injuring him, said Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Joyce Kemp. He was transported to hospital, but police later confirmed he had died.

The suggestion the incident was an act of terrorism was first raised in the House of Commons by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who said he was aware of the “extremely troubling” reports and that authorities were investigating.

He called himself Ahmad LeConverti on Facebook.

There is still a copy in the google cache.

From what I can tell he was a member of an Anti American Facebook group called United Slaves of America.

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Another image from his Facebook.

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Update II:


Our prayers go out to the family and to all of Canada.

Also my apologies that your loss for standing with America against ISIS has gotten little or no notice in the American press.

I didn't hear it on NPR, I don't see it on CNN, I don't see it on ABC, CBS. no not even FOXNEWS.

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Update III: This image of the stiff Jihadi via Blazing Cat Fur.

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By Howie at 03:42 PM | Comments |

January 14, 2011

Al-Qaeda Training Canadian Jihadis for Terror Attacks in Canada

From Syed Saleem Shahzad at Asia Times online.

Well-placed Taliban sources say that a group of Canadian militants is receiving jihadi training in al-Qaeda camps in North Waziristan for terror attacks in Canada, whose troops are a part of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

Arif Wazir, a local militant of Darpakhel in North Waziristan told Asia Times Online, "In the first stage of their journey, the Canadians went to Afghanistan in February 2010; there were 12 of them. After nine months, al-Qaeda's leaders decided to send them to North Waziristan and they reached Darpakhel in November last year.

"In Afghanistan they received basic jihadi training, while currently they are busy doing some special courses. Their main learning is how to use sophisticated weapons, and how to connect with local smuggling networks in North America. They are also learning how to use ordinary material like sugar and basic chemicals to make powerful explosives. These militants will then return to their country to execute al-Qaeda's plan of targeting big cities in Canada," the militant said.

According to available information, the Canadians joined the Egyptian militant organization Jihad al-Islami (JAI), which then helped them reach Afghanistan. The head of the group goes by the alias of Abu Shahid. The 30-year-old, who sports a golden beard, converted to Islam in 2007 and joined the JAI, with which he works to collect funds for the organization. Shahid is responsible for all of the activities of the Canadians in North Waziristan. According to Taliban sources, the 12 will remain in the tribal belt until it is felt that they are sufficiently trained to successfully carry out terror activities in Canada. Shahid apparently is confident he can recruit more Canadians.

The sources gave the names of some of the Canadians undergoing training. These could not be independently verified and include: Jeam Paull (local name Sadiq Ullah), Leman Langlois (Sana Ullah), James Richard (Abdur Rehman), Otto Paul (Abu Usman), Thomas (Abdullah) and Paul Gall (Hafiz Ullah).

Various militants of other nationalities are also being trained in North Waziristan, probably the most lawless part of Pakistan. Apart from Arab and Central Asian militants, one can find jihadis from the United States, Britain and Germany.

By Matt Damon at 10:13 AM | Comments |

November 02, 2010

Canadian Jihad Supporter Beverly Giesbrecht Dies as Hostage of the Taliban [Updated/Bumped]

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Indian Express:

A woman journalist from Canada, who was abducted by militants in November 2008, has died following prolonged illness in the custody of the Taliban somewhere in northwest Pakistan or Afghanistan, sources said on Tuesday.

Khadija Abdul Qahar, 55, who was known as Beverly Giesbrecht before she converted to Islam, was abducted along with her translator Salman Khan and cook-cum-driver Zar Muhammad while travelling to Miranshah in the restive North Waziristan tribal region.

Well I guess Beverly's Jihad has been totally unspun. Ironic that she went to Pakistan to prove the Taliban were just ordinary folk and ended up in her last days a prisoner there, carrying water for a crusty old mullah and waiting for her liver to fail. Which it did....eventually.

UPDATE by Rusty: I'm bumping and updating this because I think some of you probably don't know Bev and don't know the backstory.

Geisbrecht once published a website called "Jihad Unspun" under the name "Khadija Abdul Qahaar". The website was pro-Taliban. I don't mean this in the sense that many on the Left are pro-Taliban -- they support any opponents of the US -- I mean this in the literal sense: she and the website supported the Taliban.

A few years ago Beverly and a collaborator who had done work with al Jazeera began showing up on a forum that I once moderated asking for help contacting "the mujahideen". They wanted to do a documentary on "the resistance" in several countries, including Afghanistan.

So, I knew Beverly. She was not a "journalist" as the MSM is reporting. She was an activist on behalf of terrorists and Islamofascists.

She and her collaborator eventually tried to make it to Afghanistan to make contact with the people she supported, the Taliban. But, as it turned out, her own pro-Taliban narrative -- that the Taliban were freedom fighters protecting Muslims from the brutality of the Americans -- turned out to be wrong. The Taliban took her hostage and threatened to behead her.

Let her sad life story be an example to all Muslims who think that America is the cause of their troubles and the Islamists the solution. This is objectively false.

Beverly knows this now. Too bad she had to learn this lesson the hard way.

Previous:
The Jawa Report: Next Step in the Beverly Giesbrecht Scam
Time Up: Did Taliban Murder Pro-Taliban Activist
Video: Taliban Threaten to Behead Pro-Taliban
We Told You: Taliban Decide Not to Kill Pro-Taliban Canadian Traitor
Taliban Wants $375,000 For Kidnapped Canadian Taliban Supporter

More here.

See Also:
jihadunspun unhinged
Abu Izzadeen chats about Jihad Unspun
Jihad Unspun: Allah's own wartime profiteers

By Howie at 11:30 AM | Comments |

August 26, 2010

Comedy Gold: Moonwalking Idol Contestant Indicted for Terror

Best terrorism story evah? It's like watching a real life Da Ali G show. Only, you know, funny.

His name is Khuram Sher and apparently he's the third wheel in a pretty serious domestic terror plot in Canada:

Two other alleged members of the group police believe were trying to form a local terrorism cell appeared in an Ottawa court Thursday.

Hiva Alizadeh, 36, is charged with conspiracy, committing an act for terrorism purposes and providing or making available properties for terrorism purposes.

The tall, thin Alizadeh appeared in court wearing a bushy beard and glasses, with a knitted skull cap and an open-neck checked shirt.

Misbahuddin Ahmed is charged with conspiracy and other unspecified terrorism charges. Ahmed, who was born in 1983 and stands about five feet, 10 inches tall, wore a dark, neatly trimmed beard and a beige pullover in court. [Lots more info here].

One has to wonder what the real crime was here: singing Avril Lavigne or plotting to blow up infidels?

Now, if he had only plotted to blow up Avril Lavigne we could get a twofer!

Thanks to Robert Spencer.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:27 PM | Comments |

May 15, 2010

Bomb Threat Aboard Cathay Pacific Aircraft to Vancouver

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National Defence scrambled two CF-18 fighter jets from CFB Comox after a bomb threat was made aboard a Cathay Pacific flight enroute to a Vancouver airport Saturday afternoon.

Cathay Pacific flight number 839 was enroute when the pilot issued an alert. The Department of National Defence immediately sent its fight jets into action from Comox, B.C., say sources. The jets escorted the plane into Vancouver International Airport at around 1:40 p.m. local time.

"The CF-18 escorted the aircraft to Vancouver and it landed without incident," MacKay said.

There are unconfirmed reports the plane is sitting on the tarmac with passengers still on board. The plane has been towed to a secure part of the airport.

Update: CNN has more.
[Update 8:28 p.m. ET] The plane, which was coming from Hong Kong, landed safely at 1:35 p.m. PT (4:35 p.m. ET), said Alisa Gloag, a spokeswoman for the Vancouver Airport Authority.

Passengers were deplaned and the aircraft was being towed to another area for further inspection, said Gloag, who did not have information about how the threat was reported.

Hat Tip: Her Royal Whyness.

By Howie at 07:17 PM | Comments |

July 10, 2009

Canadian sentenced for supporting al Qaida

Warsame, a naturalized Canadian citizen of Somali descent who lived in Minneapolis, was sentenced to 7 years in prison and three years of supervised release. Warsame was convicted on one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to al Qaida. Back in May Warsame plead guilty to providing material support and resources to al Qaida and in exchange the Feds dropped three counts of making false statements to the FBI.

More at RoA

By at 09:59 AM | Comments |

February 03, 2009

Irony: Canadian GIMFer Claims "Free Speech" Protects Terror Support

Now, would this be the same Canada that prosecutes critics of Islam? Now a Canadian jihadi involved in the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) is claiming videos he made to support al Qaeda and which helped serve as a virtual training ground are merely expressions of "free speech".

One of the videos Said Namouh -- better known online as "Nashraf" -- made was about how to make a snowball bomb. He also was planning, with the help of two in Austria, to bomb U.S. targets in Europe. Free speech!

An interesting sidenote in the article confirms something I've been claiming since 2006: that the European based GIMF is directly tied to al Qaeda's Gaza affiliate. Apparently Said Namouh, through his affiliation with GIMF, personally helped transmit the ransom demands for British journalist Alan Johnston.

Oh, but it gets worse. GIMF is now the official propaganda wing of al Qaeda's Somali affiliate, the al-Shabaab. Distressing given that GIMF is known to be based in Europe. With known affiliates in Canada and the United States.

Globe and Mail:

The accused Maskinongé terrorist created videos with titles such as Jihad Academy and Mujahideen Secrets using a souped-up computer in his basement apartment in the sleepy Quebec town.

Said Namouh engaged in hundreds of online conversations and produced videos praising violent attacks on U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. He lauded the kidnappers of a British journalist in Gaza and allegedly helped distribute ransom demands. He threatened future attacks in Germany and Austria. In a series of chats in August, 2007, Mr. Namouh planned a trip to Egypt and Germany for a mission involving a bomb attack. In one brief online comment, he proclaimed his expertise in explosives. His handler and alleged co-conspirator sent him $800, suggesting he buy a gun....

"The debate will be whether these activities can really be described as acts of terrorism under the law," [Namouh's lawyer] Mr. Duval said. "One of my arguments is going to be about freedom of speech."

Yes, because facilitating al Qaeda is what free speech is all about.

If any one has a photo of Said Namouh I'd appreciate you emailing me.

Thanks to Kyros.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:36 AM | Comments |

January 26, 2009

Not Seen in MSM: Canadian Imam Praises Suicide Bombing

Click this link to see a video titled The Meaning of Jihad where the imam of the Salaheddin Islamic Centre in Toronto, Aly Hindy, praises suicide bombers. It comes near the end but the entire thing is worth watching: know thy enemy.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:23 AM | Comments |

January 20, 2009

"Innocent" Gitmo Canadian Visited al Qaeda Safehouse

Canadian Maher Arar was only 14 when he was caught then transferred to Gitmo. This makes him the youngest person to be held at Guantanamo. It also makes him the darling of the Canadian Left who, on cue, claim he's innocent and that his confession was coerced.

If he's so innocent, then how does one explain testimony by yet another darling of the Canadian Left, Omar Khadr, that Arar was a visitor at an al Qaeda safehouse in Kabul?

Thanks to Unattributable Maven.

UPDATE: Had to update this as I had mixed up the story of Khadr's capture with that of Arar. You Canadians all look alike to me.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:02 AM | Comments |