Ottawa Terrorist Not Monitored, Passport Not Revoked

From the Washington Post, of all places:

Police say Ottawa gunman was not being monitored

By Carol Morello and Mark Berman | October 23, 2014

OTTAWA — Before he shot and killed a soldier, before he opened fire inside the Canadian Parliament and before he sparked a panic that froze a large part of the capital, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau wanted to leave. The man police said carried out the shooting here Wednesday arrived in the city less than three weeks earlier so that he could get a passport and fly to Syria.

However, in a sign of how difficult it can be to determine who may pose a threat, police said Thursday that Zehaf-Bibeau was not one of the roughly 90 “high-risk travelers” the authorities have been monitoring because they are suspected of wanting to join extremists fighting overseas…

Zehaf-Bibeau’s passport application had not been approved or denied, but an investigation was determining whether he would receive one, [Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police] said.

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MSNBC: Hatchet Suspect Inspired By 70’s Black Ideology

From MSNBC, of all places:

Hatchet-wielding man attacks NYPD officers

By Benjamin Landy | October 24, 2014

While Bratton said authorities were working to identify the assailant, police sources told NBC News that the attacker had been tentatively identified as Zale Thompson, a 32-year-old man with a Facebook page containing images of what appears to be a Muslim warrior and prayers.

However, authorities have found no links to extremist literature or jihadi groups at this time.

Because everyone has Facebook pages that feature photos jihadists carrying rocket launchers and which quote jihadist slogans in Arabic.

But how many times has the media cried ‘lone wolf.’ Just because someone is a self-starter, that doesn’t mean he’s not a terrorist. And it doesn’t mean he isn’t connected to the on-going world-wide jihad.

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Hatchet Suspect Posted Pro-Jihad, Anti-US Comments

From The Inquisitr:

NYC Police Hatchet Attack Suspect Zale Thompson May Have Ties To ISIS

October 24, 2014

Zale Thompson, 32, has been identified as the hatchet attack suspect. Thompson is reportedly a Muslim who recently posted radical Islamic phrases on Facebook… Zale Thompson posted this comment on YouTube last month:

“If you’re looking for ‘perfect’ Muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah! [sic]”

It’s pretty telling and all too typical that we have to resort to very offbeat websites (AKA citizen journalists) to find any coverage of the background on the NYC hatchet attacker.

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AP: Hatchet-Wielding Muslim Jihadist Shot By NYC Cops

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers

By JONATHAN LEMIRE | October 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens. At a news conference at a hospital where one officer was being treated for a serious head wound, Police Commissioner William Bratton said that investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a motive…

Naturally. They don’t want to jump to any conclusions. And never mind that we already know that his name is Zale Thompson. And that he was a strict Muslim who condemned the US and called for attacks on soldiers and the police.

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NYC Ebola Case Felt Tired Tuesday, Reported Thursday

From an unfazed Associated Press:

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG | October 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor’s diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling since returning to New York from Guinea a week ago.

He was praised? For riding the crowded subways, taking a Uber cab, going bowling, going to restaurants, walking on the crowed Highline park — when he wasn’t feeling quite right?

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‘Dreamers Program’ Put Non-Citizens On NC Voter Rolls

From North Carolina’s Winston-Salem Journal:

DMV search of records turns up ineligible N.C. voters

By Bertrand M. Gutierrez | October 21, 2014

The voter rolls kept by the State Board of Elections contain 145 names that belong to a certain category of ineligible voter – immigrants in the U.S. under a federal program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, according to elections officials.

Now how did that ever happen? Just wait to see how furious Obama is when he finds out about this.

Josh Lawson, an SBOE spokesman, said that election officials found out about the number Tuesday night, after the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles ran a specific search for drivers with DACA licenses.

North Carolina, you say? Luckily, they aren’t having a close election down there.

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WH: It’s ‘Crazy’ To Try To Divine Obama’s Amnesty Plans

From The Hill:

WH: Immigration stories ‘crazy’

By Justin Sink | October 22, 2014

The White House said Wednesday it was “crazy” to attempt to divine the president’s post-election plans for an immigration executive order based on a procurement request issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

Really. After all, why should we even speculate. We should just wait and then accept Obama’s amnesty as a fait accompli.

“I mean, this is crazy,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said, adding he would caution reporters against “making assumptions” based on the “procurement of green paper.”

The proposal, unveiled earlier this week by Breitbart News, asks potential contractors to prepare for the possibility of producing up to 34 million green cards and work permits over the next five years…

Why should that alarm anyone that Obama ordered up enough green cards for more people than the entire population of California?

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ICE Lied To Congress, Public About Illegal Alien Releases

From USA Today:

U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release

By Brad Heath | October 22, 2014

New records contradict the Obama administration’s assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

The headline should read: ‘White House Lied To Congress, Public About Illegal Alien Releases.’ And for the record, it’s also a lie that these illegal aliens were freed to save money. They were released even before the sequester kicked in. And the sequester did not cut ICE at all.

The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.

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CDC To Monitor Ebola Country Passengers For 21 Days

From the New York Daily News:

West African travelers entering U.S. will be monitored by CDC for Ebola for 3 weeks; plan has Obama ‘optimistic’

BY Sasha Goldstein, Edgar Sandoval, Corky Siemaszko | October 22, 2014

Three weeks of monitoring for the Ebola virus await all travelers arriving in the U.S. from the three West African nations hardest hit by the deadly disease.

The stepped-up vigilance ordered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control came as President Obama declared Wednesday he was “cautiously more optimistic” about being able to stop the spread of Ebola in the U.S.

What’s that? Obama used to say there was zero chance of an outbreak of Ebola in the US. Now he is just "cautiously more optimistic" about being able to stop it?

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Man Jumps WH Fence, SS Laughs: ‘The Dogs Got Him’

From Reuters:

Man jumps White House fence; ‘dogs got him,’ says Secret Service

October 22, 2014

A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.

"Dogs got him," spokesman Edwin Donovan said, referring to the intruder. He identified the intruder as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, and said he was unarmed at the time of his arrest.

According to other reports Mr. Adesanya is black. And, according to CNN, his father claims he is paranoid and hears voices.

Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding the man on the north lawn of the White House, which was put on lockdown for about 90 minutes. The man punched one of the dogs that attacked him, as seen in the video.

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Canada Shooting Being Blamed On Lack Of Gun Control

From the Atlantic magazine:

Canada’s Difficult Relationship With Long Guns

Though the country has no Second Amendment, the struggle to control firearms has been a fraught one.

By Adam Chandler | October 22, 2014

As more details emerge from Wednesday’s shooting attack in Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, one immediate and inevitable consequence will be a sharp renewal of discourse about gun control laws in Canada.

Despite being hailed for its incredibly low gun-casualty statistics, Canada also has a relatively high rate of gun ownership with nearly 31 firearms per 100 people…

What about the Muslim terrorist who drove down two Canadian soldiers on Monday, killing one of them? Does that prove that we need more car control?

Wednesday’s shooting is reported to have involved a long gun, the kind of weapon Adam Lanza used in the 2013 Newtown shooting.

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ISIS Sympathizers Cheer Canadian Shooting On Twitter

From the Washington Free Beacon:

Islamic State Sympathizers Cheer Canada Shooting

By Adam Kredo | October 23, 2014

Prominent Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) cheerleaders on Twitter celebrated the fatal shooting of a Canadian soldier Wednesday, hailing it as just retribution for the country’s decision to join the fight against the Middle Eastern terror group…

Did any of them say ‘Canada’s chickens are coming home to roost’?

Multiple Twitter users known for their pro-jihadist rhetoric celebrated the violent attack and warned that IS will wage war on any country that opposes it. “My sympathy goes out to all the victims by Canadian F16s. They themselves have brought the war home!” one user identifying himself as Abu Zarqawi tweeted shortly after the attack. The tweet, like others praising the murder, was retweeted many times by others.

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Obama Doesn’t Know If Canadian Shooting Is Terrorism

From The Hill:

Obama: ‘We’re all shaken’ by Ottawa

By Justin Sink | October 22, 2014

President Obama said that the United States does not know whether Wednesday’s shooting near the Canadian parliament building was an act of terrorism…

Really? What else would it be? ‘Workplace violence’? A ‘man-caused disaster’?

The president said he would make sure his national security team was cooperating closely with its counterpart north of the border. It is “very important for us, I think, to recognize when it comes to dealing with terrorist activity — Canada and the United States have to be entirely in sync,” he said.

Which probably means the US will lean on the Canadians to downplay any Muslim terrorist aspects. After all, we can’t risk another backlash against the Muslim community.

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Abdul Zehaf Lived A Privileged Life, Has Long Rap Sheet

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

Muslim convert who shot dead Canadian soldier is the privately-educated son of country’s immigration chief

By Lydia Warren and James Nye and Chris Spargo | 23 October 2014

… Born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall and raised in Laval, just north of Montreal, the young man lived a life of private schools and homes, with a mother who was a high ranking federal employee.

Then, after years of run-ins with the law, he converted to Islam. A criminal court database shows 13 identified Quebec court records dating back to June 2001 in Montreal involving Zehaf-Bibeau.

He was charged in February 2004 for possession of marijuana and possession of PCP. He pleaded guilty to both charges in December 2004, serving one day in prison for marijuana possession and 60 days for PCP possession.

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Zehaf’s Father Is Libyan Muslim Who Did Jihad In 2011

From Toronto’s Globe and Mail:

Suspected killer in Ottawa shootings had a disturbing side

By COLIN FREEZE and LES PERREAUX | October 23, 2014

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the slain 32-year-old suspected killer of a Canadian Forces soldier near Parliament Hill, was a labourer and small-time criminal – a man who had had a religious awakening and seemed to have become mentally unstable.

According to reports, he preferred to be called Abdul Zehaf.

Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau was born in 1982 and was the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman who appears to have fought in 2011 in Libya —

So his father is a Libyan Muslim who recently engaged in jihad. But we’re supposed to believe the son just had a recent a "religious awakening" and became "mentally unstable" out of the blue?

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