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HOME GROWN “WHITE TERRORISTS”?

You won’t see killers of two Canadian soldiers this week – Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and Martin Couture-Rouleau, described as “White Canadians” by the mainstream media, or two individuals dealing with mental issues who somehow became extremists as the mainstream media is only interested in linking them to the Western governments’ Narrative rhetoric of ISIS recruitment and Jihadist propaganda. If the mainstream media don’t want to describe these killers in these terms than they shouldn’t also mention that they were Islamic extremists as they are not. These were two troubled individuals were dealing with mental health issues who expressed their anger through extreme violence – nothing more, nothing less!!!

By R. Paul Dhillon

With News Files

OTTAWA – This week saw the killings of two Canadian soldiers, both by, ironically, white Canadian-born men who allegedly have taken to extremist ideology but a close examination would also most likely show that both killers were also dealing with mental health issues.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who was born as Michael Joseph Hall, was killed by Parliament Sgt. At Arms Kevin Vickers Wednesday morning following his shooting and killing of a Canadian soldier at the Ottawa War Memorial.

On Monday morning , Police in Quebec gunned down Martin Couture-Rouleau after he ran down two Canadian soldiers, killing Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53. Again a portrait emerged of Couture-Rouleau, who like  Zehaf-Bibeau-Joseph Hall, had converted to Islam, but had a lot of other issues, including mental health as well as personal issues that included a custody dispute with the mother of his three-year-old child.

But you won’t see these two troubled killers described in this fashion by the mainstream media, which is only interested in linking them to the Western governments’ Narrative rhetoric of ISIS recruitment and Jihadist propaganda.

If the mainstream media don’t want to describe these killers in these terms than they shouldn’t also mention that they were Islamic extremists as they are not. These two troubled individuals were dealing with mental health issues who expressed their anger through extreme violence – nothing more, nothing less!!!

History of the now infamous Parliament shooter Zehaf-Bibeau shows a troubled past full of drug arrests, robberies and threats and then conversion to Islam where he became more radicalized than the immigrant Muslim community he befriended while he was in BC.

The B.C. Muslim Association’s Aasim Rashid told Canadian Press Zehaf Bibeau visited the Metro Vancouver Masjid Al-Salaam mosque for several months in 2011 until he was told not to come back.

Rashid says Zehaf Bibeau complained to administrators that the mosque was too liberal and inclusive, and he was told that’s how the mosque runs.

Rashid added that the Masjid Al-Salaam mosque is not the locale for what the association believes was the man’s radicalization.

It says it has been working on a preventive program that focuses on minimizing the effect of terrorist and criminal propaganda in Canada, reported Canadian Press.

Zehaf-Bibeau, who is getting much more limelight than Couture-Rouleau because of what could have been potentially a very disastrous affair had it not been that he was only carrying a shotgun rifle which can’t rapid fire and needs changing of rounds, was charged with drug possession in 2004 and pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.

He was in trouble with the law again in 2011, this time in British Columbia.

Following a bank robbery in Vancouver, Zehaf-Bibeau was charged with robbery and uttering threats. He was found guilty of the lesser charge of uttering threats and sentenced to one day in jail, with credit for 66 days already served, according to court documents, reported CBC News.

Quebec court documents from 2004 show Zehaf-Bibeau lived in Montreal at the time, in the north-end neighbourhood of Villeray.

Zehaf-Bibeau was raised in Laval, just north of Montreal. Neighbours told CBC they remember Zehaf-Bibeau as a sweet boy, and are in shock at the news.

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