Mosque being too liberal the cause behind Canadian Parliament attack

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  1. Ashutosh Lokhande

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    VANCOUVER: The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said.

    Aasim Rashid, spokesman for the British Columbia Muslim Association, said Friday that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau visited the Masjid Al-Salaam mosque for three to four months toward the end of 2011, and possibly early 2012, before he was told not to come back.

    Rashid said that before Zehaf-Bibeau got in trouble for using the mosque for accommodations, he had complained to leaders in the previous administration about the mosque's openness and willingness to let non-Muslims visit.

    “The mosque administration sat him down and explained to him that this is how they run the mosque and that they will keep the doors open to all Muslims and non-Muslims who want to visit,” he said at a news conference held at the mosque Friday.

    Rashid said that Zehaf-Bibeau was told he should go pray at a different mosque if he disagreed.

    However, he stayed until he was ultimately asked to leave when officials learned he was still sleeping in the mosque while battling legal troubles.

    Also read: Ottawa shooting suspect said to be a recent convert to Islam

    After the second or third time, he was told to leave the premises and “not to come back,” Rashid said.

    “This was the last interaction that the people of the mosque here have had with him,” he said.

    Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, shot a soldier to death at Canada's national war memorial Wednesday, and was eventually gunned down inside Parliament by the sergeant-at-arms. His motive remains unknown, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called the shooting a terror attack, and the bloodshed raised fears that Canada is suffering reprisals for joining the US-led air campaign against Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police released two photos of Zehaf-Bibeau on Friday evening in an effort to elicit information from the public. One is of the car he used in the attack and the other is mug shot taken by Vancouver police.

    Police say they are particularly interested in information from his time in Ottawa from Oct 2. The attack in Ottawa came two days after a man described as an “ISIL-inspired terrorist” ran over two soldiers in a parking lot in Quebec, killing one and injuring the other before being shot to death by police.

    The man had been under surveillance by Canadian authorities, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey.

    Explore: How deep-rooted are jihadists in Canada?

    Rashid said the Muslim association has been working on a preventive program that focuses on minimising the effect of terrorist and criminal propaganda in Canada. He decried the recent violence.

    “These are acts of criminal violence and show utter disregard for human life and the laws of the world as well as its religions,” he said.

    “We openly denounce the propaganda of the lawless groups trying to incite Canadians to hurt other Canadians.”

    In July, another man who attended the Masjid Al-Salaam mosque, 25-year-old Hasibullah Yusufzai, was charged under a new anti-terrorism law for allegedly leaving the country to join Islamist fighters in Syria.

    Yusufzai is believed to have left Canada in January.

    Rashid said Yusufzai attended the mosque two or three years ago.

    “We do know that at some point he was asked to leave this mosque because of certain views he was expressing,” he said.

    While he was living in Vancouver in 2011, Zehaf-Bibeau was arrested on a robbery charge. During a court-ordered psychological evaluation, he said he committed the crime for the sole purpose of getting incarcerated. An evaluation said Zehaf-Bibeau believed jail was the only way to overcome a crack addiction and that as a devoted Muslim, he thought prison time was a way to pay for his mistakes.

    Unlike the attacker in the Quebec case, Zehaf-Bibeau was not being watched by authorities. But a top police official said Zehaf-Bibeau — whose father was from Libya — may have lashed out in frustration over delays in getting his passport.

    Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the police commissioner said Zehaf-Bibeau's email was found on the hard drive of someone charged with a terrorist-related offence.

    He didn't say who and described the connection as tenuous.

    Zehaf-Bibeau's passport had not been revoked or his application rejected, but authorities were still investigating whether to grant him one, Paulson said.

    The wait appeared to weigh heavily on Zehalf-Bibeau.

    Abubakir Abdelkareem, who often visited the Ottawa Mission, a homeless shelter downtown where Zehaf-Bibeau stayed in recent weeks, said Zehaf-Bibeau told him he had had a drug problem but had been clean for three months and was trying to steer clear of temptation by going to Libya.

    But in the days before the attack, Abdelkareem said Zehaf-Bibeau stopped being talkative and sociable and slept during the day. Abdelkareem concluded Zehaf-Bibeau was back on drugs. In an email to the AP expressing horror and sadness at what happened, Zehaf-Bibeau's mother, Susan Bibeau, said that her son seemed lost and “did not fit in”, and that she hadn't seen him for more than five years until having lunch with him last week.
     
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    Re: Mosque being too liberal the cause behind canadian parliament ter

    Islam seems to attract a lot of pycho converts.

    in the past 3 months:

    1) A black Muslim guy beheaded a female coworker in Oklahoma.

    2) 1 week ago The incident in Montreal, Canada where a recent convert ran down 2 soldiers and killed one.

    3) 4 days ago the incident in Ottawa

    4) 3 days ago - another Muslim convert also a black guy attacked 4 police officers in New York with an axe, seriously injuring one officer before being killed.

    Most of these guys were normal until they found Islam - they may have had problems, but when the found Islam they truly emerged as psychopathic killers.

    The West is slowly starting to figure out that there is no coexistence with these radical Muslim - either you wipe them out or they wipe you out.
     
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    There are monetary incentives as well. Those who joined ISIS plan to retire comfortably in Mid East from the revenue they get from kidnappings and other stuff.

    In India itself, Yasin Malik the Kashmiri separatist and militant facilitator costs around 45 lacs INR monthly on average to Paki ISI to keep the discontent and terrorism burning in Kashmir. You can very well imagine what other radical mullahs at the top of food chain make.

    Courtesy of Saudi petrodollars.
     
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    yup, its a very lucrative industry indeed.
     
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    Re: Mosque being too liberal the cause behind canadian parliament ter

    Canada PM Stephen Harper hid in a closet during attack :pound:

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was shoved into a closet when a gunmen stormed parliament, local newspapers said Friday.

    According to MPs cited anonymously by the daily Globe & Mail and others, Harper spent as much as 15 minutes in the tiny space off a meeting room where he and his Conservative caucus were meeting.

    Just outside the room, a firefight was erupting in the main Hall of Honor between the gunman and security forces that ended in the assailant's death.

    Harper initially sought to escape the room through a side door, but was urged to stay put.

    "Someone knew there was a closet there, so they stuck him in there," a source told the Globe & Mail.

    Others in the room reportedly thought he was gone.

    Meanwhile, several Tory MPs began fashioning spears out of flagpoles to protect themselves.

    "These guys were up there holding these spears ready to impale anyone who came in," the source said.

    News images of the frantic scene also showed antique tables and green leather chairs stacked against the door as a barricade against the gunman.
    - See more at: Canada PM Stephen Harper hid in a closet during attack: Reports - Hindustan Times
     
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    he West is slowly starting to figure out that there is no coexistence with these radical Muslim - either you wipe them out or they wipe you out. The disease is religious, there is no medication for that, undfortunately. Debate with them and its a catch-22.
     
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    Who do they think they are? Chuck Norris!! who can play snookers with bullets? :D
    Closet as safehouse...Nice to know Canada's prepardness in case of eventuality.
    :lol:
     
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