Skip to comments.Suspect in Edmonton attack faces terrorism, attempted murder charges
Posted on 10/01/2017 8:04:10 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian
Police and federal officials said Sunday that the man suspected of stabbing a police officer and plowing a van into pedestrians on Saturday night is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia, who had been interviewed by the RCMP in 2015.
Police and politicians urged Canadians to be vigilant, but called for calm and unity in the wake of a terrorist attack in Edmonton that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-suspect who had previously been investigated for espousing extremist views.
It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following Januarys shooting at a mosque in Quebec City that killed six and injured 19.
CBC News identified the Edmonton suspect on Sunday as Abdulahi Hasan Sharif. Police and federal officials would only confirm that the man in custody is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia and had been interviewed by the RCMPs Integrated National Security Enforcement Team in 2015. But RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand said there had been insufficient evidence to charge him or issue a peace bond at the time and he was not considered a national security threat.
The man is now facing terrorism charges and five counts of attempted murder. Police also confirmed that the black flag of Daesh was found in the suspects car Saturday, but he is believed to have acted alone. According to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, the accused was on a police watch list, and yet when Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht was asked if there had been any warning of an impending attack, he responded, absolutely not.
Earlier Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement calling the crime another example of the hate that we must remain ever vigilant against.
Of course, what can really be said about this? (Not much in Kanada, not without having to appear before a Human Rights Tribunal.) < sarc> Thank you Mr. Trudeau for all the diversity that you provide us with, through your 'open doors' policy; the diversity that is our strength! </sarc>
Oh Canada! Terrorism knows no borders.
Lawyer will say he was acting out because of Canada was killing mussies.
Just let them keep coming into our Country and settling into our cities. It will be a lot worse than this win thousands take up the chant and are packing more than knives.
Deport ALL of these Islamic animals now. Back to their cesspool from which they came. No matter if they have been granted asylum or not. Get them out of here because none can be trusted.
Muslims don’t acknowledge borders. There is only the caliphate.
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