Canada: Muslim takes hostage to protest surveillance by RCMP

“Throughout Wednesday’s incident, the man on the phone stressed that his actions were not motivated by terrorism and he staunchly did not support it.”

  • Martin B

    Takes a hostage to show that he shouldn’t have been under surveillance.

    Commits an act of terrorism while declaring he’s not a terrorist.

    Who else could that be other than a Mohammedan?

    • andycanuck

      A loyal Toronto Star subscriber?

      • Bla Bla

        Bye bye fresh coffee!

  • Surveillance can be hair-raising. Especially if you don’t know who’s doing it and why. I can see how it could drive somebody crazy.

    But this guy knew who and why.

    • Watchman

      Everyone in the world would thus be entitled to feel crazy if they took the NSA and CIA’s standard operating procedures into account. Those with a guilty mind are obviously those who are going to be driven the most crazy, while others innocent of any crime sleep soundly at night.

      • But what if it was a Communist agency doing the surveilling?

        • Watchman

          I already assume that the communist equivalents of the NSA and CIA are doing exactly the same thing, and act accordingly.

  • bob e

    when’s he gonna be running for office ??

  • Alain

    The eternal victim card strikes again.

  • Watchman

    terrorism [ter-uh-riz-uh m]
    1. The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
    2. The state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
    3. A terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

    “The man on the phone had told the Star he had converted to Islam when he was 20, and also went by the name Muhammed Islam. The caller said his motivations for the kidnapping were related to years of being surveilled and monitored by the RCMP, and that he was desperate for it to stop.”

    From my viewpoint, the man was trying to achieve a political goal by violence or threats in order to stop the state surveilling muslims, and make them immune to critic ism.

    This appears to be terrorism by this definition.

  • irishrus

    They picked the right guy to serval apparently