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Politics: Media not too eager to tell you Ottawa shooter was Islam convert

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Terror of one sort or another.

We still don’t really know very much about the shooting that took place at the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa yesterday, leaving a courageous Canadian soldier named Nathan Carillo (just 24 years old) dead, and ultimately bringing about the death of the shooter at the hands of the parliament’s sergeant-at-arms. Nice work, sir.

We also know, via the Toronto Globe and Mail this morning, that shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was not only a recent convert to Islam, but was being watched by Canadian authorities because they considered him a threat:

Sources told The Globe and Mail that he was recently designated a “high-risk traveller” by the Canadian government and was unable to secure the appropriate travel documentation, thus blocking his attempt to travel abroad. The circumstances are similar to that surrounding the case of Martin Rouleau-Couture, the Quebecker who was shot Monday after running down…

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