Neighbour of Rouleau: ‘When we heard the news, we knew it was him — there was no doubt there.’ and terrorist, convert to Islam, Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. – A man police say ran over two Canadian soldiers was described by neighbours on Tuesday as a far different person from the young boy they remembered.

Shelley Brennan, 52, lives two doors from the home where Martin Couture-Rouleau grew up on a suburban street in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, just south of Montreal.

Brennan said reports he had become radicalized were “news to her,” but acknowledged she had seen a definite change in him.

“I just noticed recently that there was a new man in the neighbourhood and I thought he was Muslim,” she said. “I just found out last night it was Martin, so I was totally shocked. That’s how much he had changed.

“He was wearing a tunic, he had something on his head, he had a beard, his hair colour had changed…

…Lyse Laroche, 57, has lived across the street from Couture-Rouleau for 24 years. She said he was going under a different name and was the subject of chatter among neighbours.

“He completely changed from the young man that we knew (in) the way he dressed,” said Laroche.

She said Couture-Rouleau had a sister and a young son.

“He’s always lived in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,” Laroche said. “When we heard the news yesterday, we knew it was him — there was no doubt there”…

Islam really attracts quality converts, doesn’t it? Frequently mentally disturbed and violent.