Despite the knee-jerk reaction of some on the left to paint last night’s Quebec City mosque massacre as an attack by non-Muslims against Muslims, as facts percolate to the surface, sign are pointing to the assault being a case of Muslim-on-Muslim violence.
According to multiple media reports (Britain’s The Daily Mail, Reuters, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), what is definite is that at least two, possibly three, gunmen attacked the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec (Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec).
With the type of weapons used in the attack still not released to the public, it is agreed that the shooters killed six, wounded 18.
What is known is that two of the shooters have been identified as Alexandre Bissonnet and Mohamed Khadir. It’s being reported that Khadir is of “Moroccan origin.”
Pushing the “Muslim against non-Muslim hater” agenda was the mayor of Quebec City;
Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume fought back tears, saying the city is in mourning.
“To the Muslim community, our neighbours, our co-citizens, who count on our support and solidarity, I want to say, ‘We love you,'” said Labeaume.
Not alone, Quebec’s premier (governor) Philippe Couillard described the attack as a “murderous act directed at a specific community.”
Couillard also shared what was described as “a message of solidarity with Quebec’s Muslim community” by stating;
“We are with you. You are at home. And you are welcome at home.”
On the legislative level, Greg Fergus, a Member of Parliament in Quebec blamed “years of demonising Muslims” for the terrorist attack. Fergus tweeted;
“This is an act of terrorism — the result of years of sermonizing Muslims. Words matter and hateful speeches have consequences!”
The proverbial cherry on top was the national leader of the Dominion when he jumped on the bandwagon;
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the shooting as a “terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge.”
Tom Mulcair, leader of the hard-left leaning New Democratic Party sent via social media that he was;
“Horrified at the news of a shooting in a mosque tonight in Québec City. We stand with our Muslim neighbours against this act of hatred.”
With the vast majority of those Muslims slaughtered world-wide by the likes of ISIS, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, Boko Haram, etc, being the victims of Muslim-on-Muslim sectarian warfare, the Quebec City attack very well may fall into that category.
Violent Islamic terrorists have been known to butcher various denominations of Islam that the Jihadists consider heretical.
Like Christianity, Islam is also fractured into various sects. With the two largest groups being the Sunnis and the Shiites, smaller sects include those such as the Alawites, Kharijite, Ghulāt, Zaidiyyah, and Ismailis.
In general, each group considers themselves to be the sole believers, while the other branches of Islam to be heretics. The hard-core of almost every denomination consider the others worthy of death, as prescribed by their strict interpretation of the koran.
But then comes the news that of the two gunmen apprehended in the wake of the shootings screamed the jihadist war-cry of “Allahu Akbar” as they opened fire;
A witness, who asked to remain anonymous, told CBC’s French-language service Radio-Canada that two masked individuals entered the mosque.
“It seemed to me that they had a Quebecois accent. They started to fire, and as they shot they yelled, ‘Allahu akbar!’ The bullets hit people that were praying. People who were praying lost their lives. A bullet passed right over my head,” said the witness.
Of the two shooters who have publically been identified, one is or Moroccan origin (Mohamed Khadir), the other understood to be a native of Quebec of French lineage (Alexandre Bissonnet).
It should be kept in mind that the killer at the Canadian War Memorial in 2014 was a Canadian-born citizen of French heritage (Michael Zehaf-Bibeau) who converted to Islam, eventually embracing the cause of violent Islamic jihad.
During Zehaf-Bibeau’s rampage, he killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as he stood guard at the memorial.
Just days earlier, another Canadian-born citizen of French lineage, Martin Couture-Rouleau, murdered Canadian Army Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent by running over him with an automobile.
Couture-Rouleau was also a convert to Islam, eventually embracing Islamic Jihad.