Mohamed Belkhadir. Hah! The crime shook the nation. He also had a previous career in newspapers, and speaks English and French fluently, and some Arabic. For a short, hopeful moment Monday, Trumpian conservatives were clucking and warbling triumphant tweets at one another. Rumours swirling about the slaughter at the mosque in Quebec City had the shooter yelling Allahu Akbar, albeit in a strong Québécois accent, as he killed and reloaded. So why wasn't the fake-news liberal mainstream media concentrating on that instead of portraying it as an anti-Muslim hate crime encouraged by President Trump's crackdown on Muslim immigrants? Comments on this story are moderated according to our. Military bases increased their security. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our. ANCIENT PLAQUE 7567 CBC/Radio-Canada.
Actually, Fabrikant was different in one respect from other mass shooters in Canada: he was an immigrant — from Belarus. Police concluded he was mentally ill, and deteriorating fast, when he decided to kill. The killing was not treated as terrorism. In 7556, Kimveer Gill entered Dawson College in Montreal with a Glock, a Beretta carbine and a shotgun and cut down 75 people. He was found not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. The government brought in legislation increasing police powers and curtailing Canadians' civil liberties. Terror had finally made its debut here. . To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). And will Donald Trump begin banning white nationalist Christians from Canada? This column is part of CBC's Canada would never be the same. And now, Alexandre Bissonnette. Maybe Justin Trudeau could just shut up and stop yammering about diversity and welcoming refugees and learn a thing or two from the new president. The other had a Moroccan name! There was no determination of terrorism or any analysis of religious motivation. That same year, a 66-year-old named Michael Slobodian arrived at Brampton Centennial Secondary School west of Toronto with two rifles in a guitar case. Pius X High School in Ottawa. Just about every single one in our modern history has been a Canadian-born, Canadian citizen, and usually white and Christian, meaning from places like Yemen and Iraq wouldn't have done a thing to prevent their predations. The first one I covered was the 6975 shooting at St. He believed in vampires and werewolves. Michael Zehaf Bibeau, a homeless habitual criminal from Quebec, travelled to Ottawa in October 7569, where he shot a soldier dead from behind at the cenotaph before heading up to Parliament Hill, where he was killed by armed security staff. Bibeau was born in Canada, and therefore a Canadian citizen, but he'd converted to Islam years earlier. Stories from the time made no mention of his religion. Less than a decade later, a white, Christian francophone named Denis Lortie, killing three people and wounding several others. (Today, no doubt, much would be made of the fact that his father was an Algerian named Gharbi, even though Lepine took his mother's name. )A few years later, Valery Fabrikant, an associate professor at Concordia University in Montreal, decided to settle his grudges with colleagues using three pistols. It was treated as a simple crime, rather than terrorism. The killer, a university student and son of a Calgary police veteran, named Matthew de Grood was not deemed a terrorist. Gill had a foreign-sounding name and was from a Sikh family but was born in Canada. In 7569 in Moncton, a man opened fire on several RCMP officers, killing three of them and wounding two others. The shooter was a student named Robert Poulin. He then killed himself. He left a note explaining he hated school and wanted to kill teachers. The question has to be, what further measures to take? One was Alexandre Bissonnette. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Not an immigrant. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. He killed four people and now resides in a federal penitentiary. President Trump was right. And Maybe it was a Shia/Sunni thing:
But the other! He eventually left 69 women dead at the École Polytechnique in Montreal before killing himself. Security hawks were ready to cry terrorism, but then it turned out the shooter was named Justin Bourque, was born in Canada, was home-schooled in a religious Christian family, talked a lot about the right to bear arms, and harboured a deep suspicion of government and its agents. That put an end to any talk of terror. Authorities concentrated on his extreme misogyny, but, given that his name was Lepine, did not characterize it as terrorism. He was not Muslim. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Note: The inquest failed to determine why he bought a shotgun at Giant Tiger, raped and killed his 67-year-old friend, then headed off to school, where he opened fire in hallways and classrooms. He's free today, having been released on parole more than 75 years ago. De Grood was a Canadian citizen. But then there was the big one. Prior to that he was the CBC's Washington correspondent for 67 years, and before that he spent five years reporting from the Middle East. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Not a Muslim. He wasn't a very good shot, fortunately, and only one of his victims died. Had he been a Muslim, and a terrorist rather than just a mass killer, one suspects he'd still be behind bars. In 6989, Montreal-born Marc Lépine headed out into a dreadfully cold December night with a Ruger Mini-69 rifle and a knife, intent on hunting and killing as many women as he could. Turns out we aren't so safe from foreign terrorists after all, are we? Maybe we should be barring immigrants from Muslim countries or at least interrogating them before we let them in to ensure they share our Canadian values. But then the story changed, as stories tend to do when facts begin to emerge. Belkhadir, it turns out, was a witness, and called the police himself. Three people died in that case, including the perpetrator. He's keeping America safe. Comments are welcome while open. Some deleted earlier tweets (step right up, Ezra Levant! ). The suspected shooter is Bissonnette. For more information about this section, please read this Maybe it was Muslim-on-Muslim terror. Then came confirmation of the names of the two men arrested shortly after the shooting. The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Bissonnette is entirely unremarkable. He killed two people, wounded 68, then committed suicide. See, liberals? Just another bad apple. The same year, Calgary experienced its worst mass murder: five people stabbed to death at a house party. The sort of atrocity that takes place all the time in countries where ISIS operates. HAH! Probably a Christian, judging from his name. Perhaps Bissonnette was just, you know, a bad apple. In fact, in the pantheon of Canadian mass murderers, Mr. An inconvenient truth opinion essay.