Ottawa Shooter listened to extremist rants with terror suspect who went to fight in Syria

The pair would spend time together listening to recordings of extremist preachers encouraging acts of violence, according to the father of David Bathurst, one of their Muslim convert friends.

Speaking outside his home in Burnaby, Vancouver, John Bathurst said: ‘David often heard these guys play tapes and immediately said “No, that’s wrong. What you’re listening to is not about what’s taught in the Quran.” They would be listening to these shocking tapes counseling violence.

‘From what I understand from David is that these tapes are coming off-shore from sources that are outside of local influence.’

Up until now Canadian police have only acknowledged that the killer and Yusufzai had contact through social media. This is the first evidence that the pair actually met.