Parliament shooter may have been in contact with Islamic State, Peter
Canada’s justice minister says gunman Michael
Zehaf-Bibeau was not only inspired by Islamic State, he may have been in
direct contact with the group.
Intelligence and law enforcement
agencies are trying to pin down exactly what sort of
back-and-forth might have occurred between Michael
Zehaf-Bibeau and Islamic State, according to the justice
Early reports indicate that Man
, who was behind the deadly hostage crisis in Sydney,
Australia, was an unbalanced man acting alone and not an agent of Islamic
State, despite his demand for one of the group’s flags during the standoff.
Many are seeing similarities between his actions and those of the gunman who
stormed the Canadian Parliament
in October. The New York Times said the
incidents were caused by “a similar mix of personal disaffection and
But sometimes, early reports are later proved wrong. Several weeks after the
Ottawa attack, Canada’s top law-enforcement official now says the
gunman was not only inspired by Islamic State, he may have been in direct
contact with the group.
After 32-year old Canadian Muslim Michael Zehaf-Bibeau stormed the
Parliament building in Ottawa, shot a soldier on guard duty fatally in the
back, made his way into the Hall of Honor, and opened fire before eventually
being gunned down himself, Canadian officials said there was no
evidence tying him to Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
But in late November, Justice Minister Peter MacKay told me in an interview
that not only did the Canadian government believe that Zehaf-Bibeau and Martin
, a Muslim who drove over two soldiers only days earlier,
were radicalized by the Islamic State, they now suspect both men may have
been in direct contact with the group.
“They were influenced by ISIS there is no question,” MacKay told me at the
Halifax International Security Forum.
He said that Canadian intelligence and law enforcement agencies were still
trying to pin down exactly what sort of back-and-forth might have occurred
between the homegrown terrorists and Islamic State. “I don’t know that for
certain, we have that suspicion, let’s put it that way,” he said, referring
to “statements both of these individuals have made to others.”
In the case of the Parliament Hill shooter, there is also evidence contained
in a video that Zehaf-Bibeau made before carrying out his suicide mission.
The Canadian authorities have not released
to the public. MacKay said the attacker’s statements in it are
“consistent with our belief that his motivations were very much as a result
of being radicalized by the Islamic State.”
Before his attack in Ottawa, Zehaf-Bibeau had applied for a visa to travel
to Libya, but was rejected, and his mother later said he had tried
unsuccessfully to get to Saudi Arabia.
MacKay said that Canada and other Western countries must pay far more
attention to locals who are at risk of being radicalized through contact
with jihadists online.
“I won’t say that they were not on a radar, but they were not at the top of
the heap, which has caused a bit of a rethink,” he said. “It is a more
insidious and more difficult challenge, when these are homegrown.”
The Canadian government has been tracking about 100 Canadian citizens who
travelled abroad to participate in the wars in Iraq and Syria, a subset of
which have returned to Canada. But now it is shifting its priorities to
reflect that some of the most dangerous terrorists will never travel
abroad. Ottawa is pushing a new law that would broaden police powers to
conduct surveillance and ease preventive detention. The changes are
controversial but necessary, according to MacKay, adding that if such laws
had been in place before the Ottawa shootings, “We might have been able to
pick up and even deter some of the signals that were coming from these
Australia is only the latest Western country to realize that fighting
terrorists abroad does not necessarily prevent us from having to fight them
at home as well, and might make it more likely. The U.S. and the U.K. have
known this for some time. Canada learned that lesson the hard way in
But there’s still scant co-operation or consensus between Western countries
about how to combat domestic radicalization, which ultimately means
combating the ideology of groups like the Islamic State in the public space
and online, not just killing its members on the battlefield.
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
Man Haron Monis, according to those who knew him, was a compete nut-bar
and very obviously mentally ill. His incredible string of criminal offences make
it difficult to believe that anyone including ISIS would want anything to do
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was equally a nut-bar and there is a difference. Michael
Zehaf-Bibeau was in Canada and he is the apparent"result" or the "product" of a
health care system that failed his mental health needs.
Canada looks for McDonalds like solutions to sell to the public that are
politically popular but make bad social policy.
Canada is a fertile breeding ground for the mentally ill to go nuts with guns
and go on mass murder rampages because of perceived issues that they think can
only be resolved by mass murder.
Canada is increasingly a Corrupt Lawless country where children and fathers have
no legal rights. Ontario has the dubious record of around 99% of child custody
cases being decided for women regardless of their extreme violence or mental
Our Attorney Generals of Ontario and Canada turn a blind eye to complaints
regarding Judges, crown attornies, Police officers and worst of all, Lawyers for
the Gestapo, the Children's Aid Societies of Ontario.
When it comes to dealing with Terrorists, Madeleine Meilleur a former Ottawa
Lawyer turns a deliberate blind eye to Criminal offences against the
administration of justice by her old buddy, Marguerite Lewis a lawyer for her
Ottawa Children's Aid Society.
Peter McKay turns a blind eye to the flagrant Judicial "misconduct" that the
word that judges like Robert Maranger uses to describe Criminal Offences by
Judges such as the Dishonourable Monique Metivier issuing orders for custody
exparte without hearings or notice to cover up other crimes.
Ottawa Mens Centre
When it comes to Terrorist in Canada, the Federal and Provincial Governments
are using Billions of dollars of Federal money for Terrorism by State
Institutions that in reality should be spent on positive benefits for Canada not
its social and economic destruction.
Ontario Spends Billions of Dollars promoting Domestic Violence by women towards
men, fathers in particular.
Dam near every father in Ontario lives with the fear that the mother of their
children will have a bad day and dial 911 with the programmed knowledge of what
to say to have him arrested and never to see the children again.
It is such a serious problem that now 99% of children in custody cases in
Ontario never get to have a real father again.
Ontario operates a Fascist Program of Gender Superiority that undermines the
Rule of Law and has effectively intimidated men into NOT being fathers and has
resulted in a decreasing birth rate.
The worst Terrorists in Ontario are the lawyers for the Children's Aid Society
who with absolute power and Criminal Immunity from prosecution, endlessly
fabricate evidence before judges who are former CAS lawyers guaranteed to keep
While Ontario "keeps silent" and while the Federal Government puts its head in
the sand and throws several Billion more dollars to the CAS Sharks, it will only
escalate the problem of State Funded, State Operated instruments of Terror.
Peter Mckay should take an interest in the Next Superior Court Anointee by the
Ontario Government, One Marguerite Isobel Lewis who personally Fabricates
Evidence to abuse children and parents.
Ottawa Mens Centre