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Saint-Jean Attack Update: More on the Attacker

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According to some French media accounts (here and here) ….

  • Neighbours speaking to reporters say Martin Rouleau (a.k.a. Ahmad Rouleau) “had grown a beard and wore a turban and djellaba regularly.”
  • Rouleau’s parents appear to have contacted police about their son’s behaviour, specifically because “he wanted to go and join the fighters of the Islamic state, a terrorist group that Canada has agreed to fight in Syria and Iraq”.
  • Authorities reportedly took away Rouleau’s passport.
  • “During the short pursuit that followed, the suspect may have contacted 911 indicating that it was “in the name of Allah.” “
  • “He also attended the mosque of the Muslim Association of Haut-Richelieu in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie.  VAT News was able to speak with a member of this place of worship has condemned the action of Mr. Rouleau Couture.  “He came back, but it’s long since we had not seen. I did not see any change in his character, “said the volunteer.  “We were discussing Islam. I’ve never asked him questions about his conversion.”  Asked about the events of the day, the man said that it gave a “bad image” of Islam.  “…. I did not think he would do that, “he said.”\

For more, here’s Ahmad Rouleau’s Facebook page, Ahmad Rouleau’s Twitter feed ( with who he was following on Twitter) and his Uumaland (“Social Network for Muslims”) profile  (while they’re all still online).


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21 October 14 at 7:55

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“Soldier struck in Quebec has died: police”

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This from CTV News:

One of the two soldiers struck by a car in Quebec died late Monday in hospital, police confirmed Tuesday morning.

The soldier’s identity and age have yet to be released. However, the soldier was one of two Canadian Forces members who was struck by a car in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu in what is being described as a possible terror attack, CTV’s Montreal Bureau Chief Genevieve Beauchemin reported early Tuesday ….

Condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the victim.

More news here and here.

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21 October 14 at 6:40

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Driver Dead after Two CF Troops Hit by Car in Quebec

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This from The Canadian Press:

“Quebec police say a motorist is dead from gunshot wounds and that he struck two members of the Canadian Forces with his car in an incident an MP cited in the Commons as a “possible terror attack.”

Provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet told a news conference the man died a few hours after being shot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, southeast of Montreal.

Brunet said the 25-year-old was known to authorities.

Police say one of the two Canadian Forces members is in critical condition, while the other’s injuries are less serious ….”

This statement from the RCMP:

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.

Out of respect and deference to the ongoing Criminal investigation arising from today’s terrible events the RCMP will not comment further except to say that we are working with our law enforcement partners to ensure all avenues of investigation are pursued.

More news here.

Here’s hoping for a full and speedy recovery by the wounded troops.

More, as it unfolds ….


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20 October 14 at 19:30

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MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update – 112150UTC Oct 14

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11 October 14 at 17:55

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#CANinIRQ: We’re in ….

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…. at least for 6 months, following a 157-134 vote in the House of Commons last night.

You can read the debate here, here and here.

You can see who voted how here.

And we’re off!


 

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8 October 14 at 7:58

MILNEWS.ca Ukraine Update – 020746UTC Oct 14

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MILNEWS.ca Ukraine Update – 231128UTC Sept 14

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23 September 14 at 7:28

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