Jihadist: ISIS follower and Muslim convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in photo posted by the terror group
by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Two Canadian soldiers are dead in two attacks by Muslim converts this week, after ISIS urged followers online to kill military personnel in the West. Both men were known to security services as extremists, which is leading to calls for a major crackdown on Muslim radicals in North America.
A Muslim convert and reported ISIS supporter shot dead a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa today before exchanging dozens of shots with guards inside Parliament in a terrifying attack that left the nations capital on lockdown.
The attack occurred just two days after another Muslim convert, Martin Couture-Rouleau, ran down two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing one.
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a 24-year-old father, as he stood guard at the War Memorial on Wednesday morning.
Zehaf-Bibeau then ran inside the Parliament, where he opened fire before he was shot dead by the House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms.
Zehaf-Bibeau, who had a criminal history for drug trafficking in Montreal and robbery in Vancouver, was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall but recently converted to Islam, CBS reported.
As Top Right News reported last week, the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq called on supporters to attack soldiers in nations where you reside…take the war directly to the infidel where you live. It is not yet know whether these two men were heeding this specific call, but both men had demonstrated support for ISIS in online forums, Canadian officials confirmed to me this afternoon.
Shockingly, Zehaf-Bibeau had been designated high-risk traveler and government had seized his passport, according to the Globe and Mail.
But a source indicated that the government could not act against the men because of civil liberties concerns brought upon by Muslim groups. It was these same, ACLU/CAIR pressures which kept the FBI at bay in the face of the clear danger of Muslim radicalism at the Muslim Society of Boston prior to the Boston Marathon bombings last year.
Above: Corporal Nathan Cirillo, was shot dead by a gunman as he stood guard at the National War Memorial outside the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday morning. He leaves behind a young son. | Below: Ottawa police respond to reports of the shooting.
Such political correctness in the face of an increasing ISIS threat in the West is leading critics to call for stepped up action against Muslim radicals. Last month a Muslim convert and supporter of ISIS beheaded a woman in Moore, Oklahoma, in an attack the Obama Administration characteristically termed workplace violence. Obama used the same term to describe the clear terrorist act of Nidal Hasan at Ft. Hood as well.
Todays shootout ended when the terrorist Zehaf-Bibeau was killed by the Canadian Parliaments Sergeant-At-Arms Kevin Vickers, who worked for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for three decades before joining the Parliament in 2006. Vickers (below) is being hailed as a national hero for taking down the jihadist scum.