Quebec’s Muddled Narrative
Latest Update by Billy Roper
The tale of last night’s shooting at a mosque in Quebec City progressively grows more clouded, rather than being clarified. The first reports from witnesses stated that three attackers opened fire on those inside while screaming “Allah Akbar!” Then the media reported that two arrests had been made. At first, they were both said to have been Syrian refugees who had arrived in Canada only a week ago. Then, one was said to be a Moroccan Muslim, and the other a French Canadian. Most recently, law enforcement have announced that the Moroccan suspect was only a witness. With the constantly changing story about how many shooters there were and who they were, it’s frankly no wonder than many people have come to distrust the official version of such incidents, suspecting them of being ‘false flag’ actions.
According to Heavy.com:
“Confusion over the number of shooters, based on witness statements and the fact two men were taken into police custody, along with speculation about the motive’s (sic) behind the shooting, spread quickly on social media in the hours after the attack. Adding to the disorder were hoaxes, including a viral tweet from a fake Reuters news account that named two “white supremacists” as the attackers, and another hoax, started at Donald Trump forums on Reddit, that claimed the gunmen were recent refugees from Syria.”
Here is what we seem to know so far about the remaining suspect. His name is Alexandre Bissonnette. He is 27, and a University student studying anthropology and political science. But, he also is supposed to be a former Canadian Army cadet. Why he would have ran out of ammunition and returned to the mosque twice after reloading each time, then make a clean getaway only to call the police from 14 miles away and express suicidal remorse, as officials state happened, makes little sense.
Although his Facebook page has now been taken down, according to Heavy.com, on it “Bissonnette likes the Facebook pages of U.S. President Donald Trump and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, but he does not express support for them elsewhere on his page. Other likes include the Israel Defense Forces, United With Israel and Parti Québécois of Université Laval.
He also likes U.S. Senator John McCain, a moderate Republican who has opposed Trump on some issues, President George W. Bush, the Canadian New Democratic Party and late Canadian politician Jack Layton, who was a leader of the left-wing NDP, so the likes do not shed much light on Bissonnette’s beliefs.”
We apologize for the previous quotation of other sources that the attackers were Muslim. As it stands, perhaps the invaders have a more home-grown reason to leave North America, after all.