Events are still unfolding in Quebec City, where gunmen have murdered at least six people in an attack at a mosque. After everyone pointed fingers at Donald Trump and alleged white supremacists, it appears at least one of the shooters is of Moroccan origin.
Police have arrested two students – one ‘of Moroccan origin’ – over the murder of six people shot dead in the Quebec City mosque carnage two days after Canada’s Prime Minister condemned Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
Gunmen opened fire on worshippers as they prayed at Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center at around 8pm last night in an attack branded ‘cowardly’ and ‘barbaric’.
Witnesses claimed the masked killers shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ in what sounded like a Quebecois accent as they went on the rampage, killing six and leaving eight injured.
Police have arrested two people with one said to be ‘of Moroccan origin’ and both understood to be students from Quebec’s Université Laval.
The shooting unfolded after a weekend which has seen US President Donald Trump’s divisive and controversial ‘Muslim immigration ban’ spark widespread protests across America. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had said that his country remains open to all immigration, insisting ‘diversity is our strength’.
Here’s one of the dumbest tweets you’ll ever see, and from an alleged “jorunalist,” of course:
Too early to know if #Quebec mosque shooting was perpetrated by right-wing extremists. If it was, then this is result of Trump rhetoric.
— Conor McCormick (@ConorMichael28) January 30, 2017
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) January 30, 2017
Alternate facts, we guess.
One attack suspect was detained at the mosque and the other was caught after a chase that ended near l’île d’Orléans around 15 miles from the scene. There are reports this morning that one suspect called emergency services to ‘confess to his crime’ because he ‘felt bad’ about the atrocity and wanted to shoot himself.
According to Le Soleil, the 27-year-old’s Mitsubishi was pursued towards Félix-Leclerc highway before he stopped the vehicle himself. He is said to have had at least one handgun and two weapons ‘that resembled AK-47s’ on his back seat. The same website says searches have since taken place at two addresses in the city.
Awkward. Whatever the case, it’s obviously a horrific event. But making matters worse is blaming people who have nothing to do with it.
When will the media ever learn? Doubtful.
Shooting at Canadian mosque
Normal people: Oh no is everyone alright?
Insane people: "THIS IS TRUMP’S FAULT"
— Mar-A-Lago 💅 (@MargaretsBelly) January 30, 2017