The issue is whenever something like this happens some of those on the right who claim the far left is far more dangerous than the far right get up in arms about how this gets labelled and those on the far left say the far right is more dangerous than the far left because both sides are entrenched in their own politics and whether they know it or not are actually taking sides. It’s freaking weird to see this sort of debate here. So many “yeah buts…” in both sides.I’m very much staying out of the politics that may be involved at some point. But a family was murdered while out for a walk, on purpose, by a stranger motivated by extreme hate.
Personally, I feel like it’s an act of terrorism.
If a Muslim man who hated White people did the exact same thing, in the exact same scenario, would that affect whether it’s viewed or prosecuted as terrorism? (Food for thought)
Regardless - this POS deserves the best the system can do. Lock him up. Such a sad and needless thing to have happened
Me too. I'm curious what leads the police to come to this conclusion so quickly but if it fits the bill for terrorism then it's terrorism, on top of murder.Personally, I feel like it’s an act of terrorism.
Absolutely.If a Muslim man who hated White people did the exact same thing, in the exact same scenario, would that affect whether it’s viewed or prosecuted as terrorism? (Food for thought)
It IS an act of terrorism and, arguably, a successful one in that some media outlets say that some Canadian Muslims are now afraid to go out in public. The aim of the terrorist is to shake people's faith in their government and even in their community.
If some Canadian Muslims are now afraid to go out in public as EC states, then that seems to fit the definition.In Canada, section 83.01 of the Criminal Code defines terrorism as an act committed "in whole or in part for a political, religious or ideological purpose, objective or cause" with the intention of intimidating the public "…with regard to its security, including its economic security, or compelling a person, a government or a domestic or an international organization to do or to refrain from doing any act."
PMJT seems to do ok with Canadian Muslims.I see the great and wonderful JT preparing to push an agenda. We will never agree on JT and the Liberal party
From our Dept of Justice:
If some Canadian Muslims are now afraid to go out in public as EC states, then that seems to fit the definition.
Context matters.And if the evidence is there no doubt additional terrorism charges will be laid, if for no other reason that there is a compelling public policy need to condemn the actions under the appropriate light. But he is currently charged with First Degree Murder x 4 where they will have to prove his actions were deliberate, but not why. For terrorism, they have go beyond what seems to be publicly apparent and prove the why.
We can assume they have enough for the murder charges and that he wasn't just some numpty who was driving erratically while surfing his phone and jumped the curb then took off.
We didn't leap to the label when a driver from a visible minority group blew a stop sign and killed a bus load of people in Saskatchewan.
It could also be nothing more than "road rage" brought about by his having been denied some activity because of Covid and being unable to join with his group and then seeing this family walking down the road to/from prayer at the mosque and flipping out because they were meeting and he couldn't. Hopefully, rather than rampant speculation the evidence will point at cause and enable corrective measures before someone else pulls the same act.
The driver arrested in an alleged hate-motivated attack that killed four family members in London laughed as police took him into custody in a mall parking lot, a traumatized taxi driver who witnessed the arrest told his boss.
The cabbie was parked outside Cherryhill Village Mall on Oxford Street for a coffee break shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday when a black pickup truck entered the nearly deserted lot and parked behind him, Yellow Taxi London president Hassan Savehilaghi told The Free Press, speaking for the taxi driver.
A veteran cabbie and father of two, he asked that Savehilaghi speak on his behalf because he’s still too traumatized to speak publicly about what he witnessed.
The pickup driver was wearing what appeared to be a bullet-proof vest, a military-style helmet and clothing that perhaps had swastikas on it, Savehilaghi said he was told by the cabbie.
The pickup driver told the cabbie, who was out of his vehicle lighting a cigarette, to call police, saying he’d just killed someone.
“It was damaged with blood,” Savehilaghi said of the pickup’s front end, adding the cab driver said he thought the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run and called 911.
John Dennett, a maintenance worker at the mall, said he also spoke with the cabbie and corroborated the details Savehilaghi provided.
While on the phone with a police dispatcher, the cabbie saw a cruiser heading est on Oxford Street and ran to flag it down.
The officer pulled into the parking lot and reinforcements quickly arrived before the arrest.
“When they got him out of the vehicle, he was laughing,” Savehilaghi said, adding the suspect asked the cabbie to record his arrest.
I think you missed the point t he was trying to make.The pickup driver told a cabbie, who was out of his vehicle lighting a cigarette in a mall parking lot, to call police, saying he’d just killed someonenationalpost.com
Road rage in a military style helmet, vest, and potentially wearing swastikas.
Laughing while being arrested.
Yeah, that sounds like a typical case of road rage to me.