Jihad in Quebec

Jihad in Quebec

avatarA man who struck two soldiers with his car had become radicalized

Jihad has reared its ugly head in Canada.  Naturally the Jihadist was already known to authorities:

One of two soldiers hit by a car on Monday [10/20/14] in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., died of his injuries early Tuesday [10/21/14], according to Quebec provincial police.

The soldier’s name was not released at the request of the family.

The second soldier’s injuries were described as less serious, but police were not able to provide an update on the individual’s condition.

The man who died from police gunfire after he struck the two soldiers with his car had “become radicalized,” the Prime Minister’s Office said Monday.

“The individual who struck the two CAF members with his car is known to federal authorities, including the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team,” said a statement from Jason MacDonald, Stephen Harper’s communications director.

“Federal authorities have confirmed that there are clear indications that the individual had become radicalized.” Soldier run down in possible Quebec terror attack dies- THE STAR 10/21/14


It appears that the soldiers were targeted:

Security sources said the two Canadian Forces members were leaving the Integrated Personnel Support Unit in Saint-Jean.

Such centres provide services and support to ill and injured members of the military and their families. They also help organize transition for those leaving the Forces.

The suspect was apparently known to police and security officials, said security sources, who were not authorized to talk to the media. Id.


“Ahmad the Converted”

Martin Rouleau, a resident of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal, was known to provincial and federal law enforcement agencies, the RCMP said.

“This individual was known to federal authorities, including our integrated national security investigations team in Montreal, who along with other authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized,” the RCMP said in a statement Monday evening.

Radio-Canada reported that Rouleau’s Facebook page identifies him as Ahmad LeConverti (Ahmad the Converted). Neighbours told the CBC’s French-language service that he converted to Islam about a year ago.  Martin Rouleau, Quebec driver shot by police, ‘radicalized’: RCMP-  CBC News 10/21/14

At least one post on his Facebook page referenced the black flag of ISIS. Id.

The popular notion that “lone-wolf” Jihadists such as “Ahmad the Converted” are self-radicalized is truly misleading; they are not radicalized in a vacuum free from outside influences.  Whatever the predisposition of these “lone-wolves” to Islamic Radicalization, the reach of Jihadists over the internet cannot be ignored. – Grizzly Joe


See also: “Introducing Canadian Islamic Jihad” OccupyBawlStreet  4/7/13

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