SUDDEN JIHAD SYNDROME HITS CANADA! Radicalized Quebec Muslim who was shot dead by police after intentionally running down two soldiers in suspected terrorist attack told a 911 operator he was “acting in the name of Allah,” a police source tells QMI Agency. One of the soldiers is in critical condition and the other suffered minor injuries.
The Prime Minister’s Office says the dead suspect, identified as Martin Couture-Rouleau (photos below), had become “radicalized by Islam.”
Toronto Sun Two police sources told QMI Agency that the incident just after 11:30 a.m. was a possible terrorist attack against the soldiers (reminiscent of the way two Muslims in London ran down and then slaughtered British soldier Lee Rigby in the street), one of whom was in critical condition. Police gunned down Couture-Rouleau, 25, in his hometown of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 30 minutes south of Montreal on Monday morning.
He had led police on a chase after mowing down a uniformed and a plainclothes soldier in the parking lot of an auto-insurance outlet. A source says the suspect called 911 during the chase to say that he carried out his acts in the name of Allah.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the attack left him “troubled” and his office says the dead suspect was “known to federal authorities, including the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team. “Federal authorities have confirmed that there are clear indications that the individual had become radicalized,” the PMO said in a statement late Monday.
Couture-Rouleau became known to the RCMP after being alerted police to the man’s terrorist leanings, a police source told QMI Agency. A neighbor told QMI that Couture-Rouleau had grown out his beard and started wearing a turban after converting to Islam a year ago.
Quebec provincial police said one of the unidentified Canadian soldiers was critically injured when a car struck the pair.
The suspect drove off after running down the soldiers. Cops gave chase and the suspect lost control and rolled his car, which came to rest on its roof at the bottom of a ditch. The suspect allegedly crawled out a window with a long knife and an eyewitness said the man charged at a woman police officer.
“I heard them (police) shout several times, ‘Get out of the car, get out of the car and raise your hands,'” the woman said. “The man got out and charged towards the policewoman. Then that’s when we heard seven gunshots, then the man was on the ground.” Another eyewitness said the suspect put his hands up at first, then “charged like a bull” towards the policewoman before seven or eight gunshots rang out.
The soldiers were hit less than 3 km from the French-language Royal Military College Saint-Jean.