Last night, 27-year-old Alexandre Bissonnette, a white French-Canadian nationalist walked into a mosque in Quebec, Canada and allegedly murdered 6 Muslims and injured 10 other worshippers with an AK47.
For over 24 hours, right-wing media outlets and hundreds of thousands of conservatives have been lying, spreading misinformation and saying the shooter was a Moroccan Muslim speaking Arabic shouting “Allahu Akbar”. These claims are utterly false and fabricated. The Moroccan man was a worshipper at the mosque, he was one of the key witnesses who called 911 for the Police to come and help them. Although he was initially arrested, he now has been released by police as a key witness.
The shooter was a known online troll who loved Donald Trump, and far-right French politician Marine Le Pen. He liked their pages on Facebook and defended them.
The suspect in the deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque was known in the city’s activist circles as a right-wing troll who frequently took anti-foreigner and anti-feminist positions, stood up for U.S. President Donald Trump and had liked Israel, “Israel Defence Force” (IDF) and “United With Israel”.
According to EI news article, someone who had known him personally said, that he hated immigrants and had a “strong pro-Israel” views:
“A fellow student of the suspect has also confirmed he had strong pro-Israel, anti-immigration and pro-Trump views.” “He has political ideas on the right, pro-Israel, anti-immigration,” Allard-Prus said. “I had a number of debates with him about Trump. He was obviously pro-Trump.”
He is known to have avid love and describing himself as a Crusader (“Hallelujah”):
The above crusader image was posted by Alexandre Bissonnette only a few days ago (27th January 2017) on his Facebook page.
On His Facebook page, before it was taken down, he liked and followed many Christian preachers such as Pope John Paul II, William Lane Craig, Edward Feser and others.
The authorities in Canada have termed the shooting a “terrorist” attack but have not revealed any other motives yet.
(1) – “Alexandre Bissonnette searched online for Trump more than 800 times before killing six men at mosque” (16th April 2018), https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/04/16/news/alexandre-bissonnette-searched-online-trump-more-800-times-killing-six-men-mosque
(2) – “Quebec mosque killer confided he wished he had shot more people, court told” (17th April 2018), http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/quebec-mosque-shooter-alexandre-bissonnette-trawled-trumps-twitter-feed