December 16, 2014

Canadian Jihadi May Have Been ‘In Direct Contact’ With ISIL

In October, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacked the Canadian Parliament after killing a soldier. Leftmedia reports were quick to insist it was a “lone wolf” attack. We declared that wrong at the time. We were right. Josh Rogin writes at Bloomberg, “Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay told me in an interview that not only did the Canadian government believe that Zehaf-Bibeau and Martin Couture-Rouleau, 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.” According to MacKay, “They were influenced by ISIS there is no question.” Before his attack, Zehaf-Bibeau made a video, and MacKay said his statements in it are “consistent with our belief that his motivations were very much as a result of being radicalized by the Islamic State.” Perhaps the jihadi in Australia will turn up similar connections. More…

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