Attacking a mosque seems like the ultimate un-Canadian atrocity. After all, Canada has a powerful international reputation for tolerance. Trudeau has received widespread praise for welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada, even as the United States closes its doors.
Canada, however, is not immune from the same forces driving fear and anger toward Muslim minorities in a number of Western countries. Incidents of vandalism have occurred at mosques across Canada. The Quebec mosque at the centre of this attack was itself the site of one such incident in the summer of 2016, when a pig’s head was left there. In November 2015, a mosque in Peterborough, Ontario was destroyed by arson.
Yeah I’m having some second thoughts about that pig’s head now.
Update: Melbourne ‘attacker’ NAMED as ‘Islamic’ who ‘knows how to take you dogs down’
Dimitrious Gargasoulas has been named as the man police believe is responsible for deliberately driving a maroon coloured Holden car into the crowd in Bourke Street and Queen’s Street in the city centre.
These are the first pictures of the 26-year-old suspect just before he was seen ploughing into shoppers and lunchtime workers, killing three, including a man and a woman in their 30s and a young child.
Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, told FBI agents he carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo testified at Santiago’s bond hearing Tuesday.
The letter, which was destined for an unknown address Côte-d’Or, in northeast France, was handed over to counter-terror officials on October 11 – some 24 hours before the reclusive jihadist’s lawyers announced that they would “no longer defend him”.
Italian reports say a man was killed in the shootout near the train station in Milan after he was stopped by police on a routine check in the early hours of Friday.
Italian police gun down fugitive Berlin killer screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ after he shoots officer who spotted him in Milan after four days on the run
Berlin truck terrorist Anis Amri has been shot dead after a gunfight with police in Milan in the early hours of this morning, Italian police have said.
The Tunisian pulled a gun from his backpack, screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ and opened fire on two officers – hitting one in the shoulder – before being shot dead moments after getting off a train from France.
Amri had been on the run for four days after ploughing a lorry into crowds of revellers enjoying a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday night, killing 12 and maiming dozens of others. ISIS later claimed one of its ‘soldiers’ carried out the atrocity.
The 24-year-old had just stepped off a train from France when he was stopped by a routine police patrol in the suburb of Sesto San Giovanni in the northern Italian city of Milan at about 3am local time.
The hunt is on for the driver who rammed into a Berlin crowd on Monday, killing at least 12, as authorities now believe they have the wrong person in custody, German police sources told the country’s Die Welt newspaper.
The Pakistani asylum-seeker taken into custody Monday and suspected of the attack has denied involvement, officials have said.
“We have the wrong man and therefore a new situation,” a senior police chief told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper. “The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage.”