Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/31/2014

A man armed with an axe attacked a police car in Washington D.C., embedding his axe in the driver’s side window. The policeman inside was uninjured, and got out to chase and grapple with the assailant, who managed to escape. However, police and residents of the District of Columbia may rest assured that the incident had nothing to do with Islam.

In other news, Canada has joined Australia in refusing to issue visas for travelers from the Ebola-stricken areas of West Africa.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, DS, Fjordman, Insubria, Jerry Gordon, Papa Whiskey, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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The Delights of Faithlessness, Part 1

This is the first part of a three-part guest-essay by a new contributor, Thucydides.

The Delights of Faithlessness
by Thucydides

Part 1: The Groupthink Armory

South Yorkshire’s police and Rotherham’s Children Services failed to address massive child sexual grooming and abuse by Pakistani men over a 16 year period in the UK town of Rotherham. The town’s failure is only the most recent and most conspicuous example of faithlessness in the West, but it is not the only example. There are many Rotherhams yet to be exposed. At some level, by inviting a tidal wave of Muslim immigration into Europe, the governing parties of the UK and the EU apparat are proving themselves faithless.

Faithlessness is nothing new. It was common in the ancient world. In Greek mythology, betrayal is the animating principle behind many of the myths and legends. In Classical Greece, Ephialtes’ betrayal of the Spartans at Thermopylae is not exceptional. But no one embodies it more charmingly and transparently than Alcibiades, whose nature led him to be faithless first to Athens, then to Sparta, finally to the Persians.

Nor is it unique to the West. In India, Mir Jafar in 1757 made a deal with Robert Clive of the British East India Company to turn over his Bengali army at the battle of Plassey.

Disappointment, grievance, resentment, and revenge often played a role in these historical examples. In almost all of them, however, complex though the motivations might be, what is clear is that the prime motivation was personal ambition and self-aggrandizement. Nor would many of the faithless have needed to disguise their motives, especially if personal gain were the animating principle. Had anyone asked Alcibiades why he was faithless, he would have been amused rather than offended, certain that his inquisitor was naïve, both about the ways of the world and in the assumption that someone as gifted and remarkable as Alcibiades should be circumscribed by the banal moral conventions that governed the behavior of others.

What is new is not the self-interested faithlessness, but the layers and layers of psychological self-deception designed to hide it.

What is new is the ideological buttressing, the almost gnostic-like belief in their privileged esoteric insight, the need to disguise the narcissism and self-interest, the idealistic justifications.

Combined, these create an almost impenetrable fortress, one beyond the reach of argument, beyond the reach of shame or guilt, beyond contrition for the dreadful results that follow from their faithless actions and inactions.

As a result, the usual means for arousing remorse and penitent conversion will rarely work with those infected with contemporary self-interested faithlessness. In the ancient world, one needed confidence, courage, steely nerves, and an abundance of will and ambition to be faithless — at least to be so famously faithless that we today are aware of it. Today, one can be a nonentity, smaller in moral stature than a dwarf is in physical stature, and be faithless. Witness Rotherham. All one needs today is to know that one is encased in the impenetrable armor of the groupthink defenses described above, and to be faithful to its politically correct faithlessness.

It is no accident, then, that the reported fears of being called “racist” by members of the South Yorkshire police and Rotherham Children’s Services reported in the faithless media invariably fail to address the question, “by whom?” Somehow the identity of those who were guilty not merely of such naming and shaming, and ultimately of more consequential punishments, is left to hang in the air. Does anyone seriously believe that public servants who could allow such sexual abuse to go unchecked for 16 years, despite ample evidence, cared
one fig whether the public they were charged to serve thought them “racist”? Not at all. All those public servants cared about was maintaining cohesion and discipline within the groupthink armory, for the core value of the armory is not public service, but allegiance to the armory and to its ruling ideology — that is, to whether one is on board the “program” and loyal to the group, not with whether one is faithful to one’s public charge and implied oath. Moreover, humiliating ways are found to insure one toes the line — witness the Rotherham researcher who in 2002 was forced to undergo ‘diversity” training and nearly sacked for pointing out that the groomers were “Asian.”

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Does the Truth Matter?

Some people on our side of the fence — the conservative/Counterjihad side of the fence, that is — seem to think that the factual truth of any propagated anti-Islamic material is irrelevant, as long as it makes Islam look bad.

Since Islam produces a plenitude of authentic, verifiable material that makes it look very, very bad, it seems pointless to use unsourced sensationalist videos and photos to make a point about all the horrible things Muslims do. Why bother using atrocity footage of obscure origins when the Islamic State produces dozens of its own official atrocity videos, celebrating all its Islamically sanctified gore and slaughter?

To be indifferent to the “mere facticity” of what we publish is to adopt an attitude that “the ends justify the means.” Such cynicism is typical of Communism and Islam: as long if it serves the cause of the World Revolution/Ummah, it doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not.

I don’t agree with that position. The truth is important. Ultimately, it’s what will set you free.

I do my best make sure that any material I post is well-sourced. If I engage in speculation, I label it clearly as such. If I make an error of fact, I publicly retract it, no matter how painful and embarrassing it is to do so.

So I’m with Vlad Tepes, who posted his thoughts on all this earlier today. Some excerpts are below:

The problem with writing on Islamic atrocities.

If you imagine the most horrific thing human beings could possibly do to each other, even well beyond the most gory of horror films, non-supernatural ones at least, and then ask a friend to add details to make it worse and then post it as if it was news about what religious muslims do to other people in the name of islam, then chances are it has happened recently, or sometime in the past, or likely is about to.

This is a testament either to how awful Islam is as a motivating ideology as well as a wonderful testament to how poor our own imaginations are when it comes to doing awful things, that it takes a lot of effort and most of us never could have imagined the things we see frequently now.

Even so, a thing is either true or it is not and while it is increasingly difficult to know the difference, it remains an important distinction.

There are lots of sites that gleefully post anything that makes Islam look bad without verification and no link to sources. Some of those have turned out to be scenes from actual horror movies. Others may have been legit and others pure fabrication by someone on social media.

Does it do any good to the cause of waking up the West? Maybe or maybe not. But it certainly does none for the cause of reason, truth and integrity in what one does, and one would hope that is why we do this in order to preserve those values.

Videos were sent to me this morning that are too awful to see without sufficient warning. They are symptom inducing for people who already have PTSD this condition and could help bring it on for people who don’t but see enough of this I would imagine. Once again there is no source etc. given. Reluctantly, ill put a link to the Liveleak here and here. [See Vlad’s post for the links, if your morbid curiosity gets the best of you.]

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Marked for Death: One Man’s 10-Year War with Islam

Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, is facing yet another “hate speech” prosecution for his public remarks about Islam and Moroccans.

CBN recently interviewed Mr. Wilders about the upcoming tenth anniversary of his regimen of 24/7 police protection. Some excerpts are below:

Marked for Death: One Man’s 10-Year War with Islam

Hated by millions and marked for death, Dutch parliament member Geert Wilders is one of the most controversial politicians in the world.

Wilders believes the religion of Islam is violent and dangerous, and because he has said so, publicly and persistently, he has had to forfeit a normal life. November 4 marks exactly 10 years Wilders has lived under police protection.

It began with the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who had made a film attacking Islam. Van Gogh was murdered by a Moroccan Muslim on the streets of Amsterdam after the film was made.

Dutch police believed Wilders might be in the next victim and showed up at his door.

Geert Wilders: They were wearing machine guns and bullet proof vests and I said, “Hey, what is happening?” And they said, “We don’t know what is happening but you have to leave now, in three minutes.”

I just took some shirts and we went away and I didn’t know where we went, where we would go. The police didn’t even know. We changed cars and we ended up in an army barrack. And since then, 10 years ago, I have not been home.

It’s something you don’t wish your worst enemy to experience. It’s not only the threats. It’s the fact that you lose your freedom, your privacy. My wife and I lived for a few months in a prison cell, a prison cell in Zeist where the Lockerbie suspects used to be imprisoned. Nowadays we have safe houses. I live in a safe house provided by the state.

Dale Hurd: Do you every wonder if you made a mistake? Has this been worth it?

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/30/2014

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service are searching for three young culturally enriched men from Quebec, who are thought to have been radicalized and may have traveled abroad to wage jihad. The three were allegedly members of the same student group as Chiheb Esseghaier, who is currently on trial in Toronto for allegedly plotting to bomb an alleged Via Rail train.

In other news, foreign jihad fighters are pouring into Syria faster than ever. According to British and American counterterrorism experts, the estimated numbers of foreign mujahideen in Syria have recently risen from 12,000 to 16,000.

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The Lone Wolf Lunacy

The latest essay by our Indian correspondent The Kafir concerns the spurious reassurances offered by our political leaders about “lone wolf” attacks — which are not reassuring in the slightest, not to anyone who understands the nature of jihad.

The Lone Wolf Lunacy
by The Kafir

The United States has regularly suffered terrorist attacks on its soil since at least the Fort Hood massacre. Now tragically Canada has also had two terrorist attacks within one week.

The politicians and media have either refused to call them terrorist attacks, or if they have described them as such, have hastened to add that these are the handiwork of Lone Wolf. As if calling them “Lone Wolf attacks” somehow either absolves the politicians of responsibility for the failure to keep their citizens safe, or worse, it is suggested to mean that that makes them ordinary criminal activities.

Whereas, if indeed they are Lone Wolf attacks, that should ring the loudest alarm bells across the kafir world. Because it means that all that what the Counterjihadists have been telling the world since at least 9/11 is true. And that must be the most frightening thing.

The Lone Wolf attacks simply mean:

1.   Islam in itself is indoctrination. A Muslim doesn’t need to be a member of a terrorist gang to be brainwashed to kill kafirs. On any day a Muslim may decide to book his 72 virgins, and hack the heads of kafirs he meets on street. Just like that.
2.   No police force, no army, no counterterrorism force can stop such attacks. Because then every Muslim is a potential headhacker, and millions of such men are on the loose in every kafir country.

Actually, they are indeed Lone Wolf attacks, and they only validate the theory that Islam permits vigilantism. In fact vigilantism is its biggest strength. It is what has kept it alive for last 1400 years. Say anything against Mohammed, or the Quran, or Islam, and any and every Muslim becomes authorized to kill you, fully sanctioned by Islamic law. And a Muslim from anywhere in the world may show up at your door and kill you. And Muslims everywhere will applaud him, will call him a martyr who has brought glory to his faith and his family, and has confirmed for himself a berth in the Islamic paradise.

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Beheading? Not EVERY Friday…

Claudia Bandion-Ortner is a prominent Austrian politician and judicial official who also happens to be the Deputy Secretary General of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, a Vienna think tank funded in large part by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Thanks to the recent rise of the Islamic State, Austrians, like most Westerners, have become more aware of the “fundamentalist” brand of Islam as practiced by the mujahideen of ISIS. The more astute members of the Austrian public have noticed the essential similarity between the doctrines, habits, and customs of Saudi Arabia and those of the Islamic State.

Judge Bandion-Ortner’s role has come under public scrutiny as a result of this heightened awareness. She got herself into a bit of trouble last week after giving an interview to a major news outlet. Public outrage was aroused by her ill-considered remarks about public beheadings in Saudi Arabia, but that’s not really the most appalling thing about this interview; it’s simply the most sensational. Her more humdrum responses are even worse: they reveal someone who has moved far beyond the status of “useful idiot” and become an active collaborator with Islam.

Rembrandt Clancy deserves our deep gratitude for undertaking the major task of translating the interview and ancillary material about Claudia Bandion-Ortner.

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff sends this introduction to the scandal:

Claudia Bandion-Ortner is in trouble. What she said in the interview is not in line with the Austrian government’s position on human rights, and there have been attempts to have her removed from her current position at the Center.

In addition, the two governing parties — ÖVP and SPÖ — are playing ping pong about whose fault the Center is: originally, it was former foreign minister Michael Spindelegger who had pushed for its establishment, eyeing more Saudi investment in Austria as a result. However, SPÖ chancellor Werner Faymann gave his OK as well, and cannot escape responsibility. Both parties are currently “looking into” the contracts — due for renewal, if only the contract for the building — in order to perhaps cancel the Center here in Vienna.

The media are upset about the privileges garnered by the Center’s employees: they enjoy the same status as UN employees, that is: they pay no income taxes, among many other privileges.

What also irks the Austrian government is the fact that so far nothing has resulted from the Center’s activities. This does not come as a surprise: “interfaith and intercultural” dialogue has been around for a while now, and has not yielded any tangible results anywhere.

Could it be that we should be grateful to Mrs. Bandion-Ortner for her “stupid” remarks?

One thing is for certain: public perception has changed dramatically since her interview. Coupled with the Islamic State and ever more Austrian IS fighters making their way to Jihad, this could turn out to be the long-awaited wake-up call for those with their sleepyheads perpetually stuck in the sand. To mix metaphors, it’s high time to face the music. Or, better, reality. It will bite us if we don’t watch out.

Interview with Claudia Bandion-Ortner on everyday life in Saudi Arabia: “Beheadings don’t happen every Friday”

An Interview with former Minister of Justice Claudia Bandion-Ortner on her work as Secretary-General of the controversial “King Abdullah Dialogue Centre” in Vienna and her entirely positive impressions of Saudi Arabia. Plus: Excerpts from the conversation taken from Audio Files.

Interviewer: Christa Zöchling
Source: profilonline
October 21 2014

Translator: Rembrandt Clancy

Profil online’s Preamble

[Translator’s note: The original profil online source prefaces the interview by embedding three brief German-language audio files, each under separate headings, all three corresponding to controversial statements made by Claudia Bandion-Ortner. These three audio recordings are translated below. Because the “King Abdullah Dialogue Centre” challenged the “correctness” of the interview, profil’s intent in revealing the audio recordings, was to verify that Claudia Bandion-Ortner made the statements the magazine publisher claims she made.]

Translation of the Three Recorded Audio Excerpts from profil’s Interview

Bandion-Ortner on executions and the death penalty

Profil: “… and every Friday afternoon after Friday prayers public executions occur…”

Bandion-Ortner: “That does not happen every Friday; that is nonsense, it is nonsense. I am against it… Of course I am against any death penalty….”

Bandion-Ortner on the Black Abaya [garment that hangs from the neck to the feet]

“I did not have to wear any head covering. But the abaya is mandatory. You have to already have it on in the plane… it is practical. It is a comfortable garment. It reminded me a little of the judge’s robe; I am certainly accustomed to that.”

Bandion-Ortner on a Ladies’ Night

“One evening was a so-called Ladies’ Night; which is to say, I met only women. And I was surprised how cultivated and highly intelligent the women there were; managers and university professors. And it seemed to me like a ladies’ circle in Austria. There was really no difference.”

[Translator’s note: At first glance it may escape the reader that the otherwise insignificant “Ladies’ Night” in Saudi Arabia was an expression of gender apartheid. Hence criticism has arisen to the effect that the “emancipated” Claudia Bandion-Ortner implicitly endorses this policy by her presence at the event itself and by her subsequent statement in the interview. Humanistische Pressedienst (hpd) makes the point that she trivialises gender apartheid by comparing two situations which lack equivalence, since a “ladies’ circle” in Austria represents freedom of association. The hpd asks rhetorically if Bandion-Ortner is talking in this manner because she is “full of anxiety concerning the loss of her post” at the King Abdullah Dialogue Centre, even though “she has several times been at pains to explain that Saudi Arabia has absolutely nothing at all to do with the Centre.]

The Interview

profil: The whole world is talking about the terrorism of the Islamist IS brigades. What does the Saudi-financed König-Abdullah Centre in Vienna make of it?

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Sydney Kids for Khalifa

The following news report from Australia shows Muslim children, some as young as six, being “radicalized” by “extremists” who support the Islamic State. The citizens of Sydney are outraged, and rightly so, that the ideology of ISIS has been imported into their city along with Muslim culture and religion.

Well-meaning Australians, like so many other Westerners, have been making the false assumption that they could allowing Islamic indoctrination in their communities would somehow not also create the same kind of mindset common among the fighters now waging jihad in the Middle East. Now that the realization of what they have done is beginning to dawn, they are faced with the awful dilemma: what can they do to stop it?

“Dialogue” and “community outreach” have no measurable effect on this sort of thing:

For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Off the Air

Gates of Vienna went down sometime on the morning of Wednesday, October 29. I posted this notice early the following morning. If you are reading this, it obviously means that the site has come back up.

The hosting service is working on the issue, which seems to have something to do with domain name servers. There’s no specific estimated time of resolution, so it will be interesting to see when our blog reappears.

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/29/2014

A prominent right-wing Israeli activist named Yehuda Glick was shot and seriously wounded by an Arab assailant in Jerusalem. Mr. Glick advocated that Jews be granted increased access to the Temple Mount. In the wake of the shooting, Israeli authorities closed the Temple Mount to both Jews and Muslims.

In other news, a young unemployed Long Island man beheaded his mother and dragged her body out into the street before killing himself by jumping in front of a commuter train.

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Minneapolis: A Hotbed of Recruiting for the Islamic State

The following report from Erick Stakelbeck at CBN concerns the recruitment of Somalis in Minneapolis for the jihad in Iraq and Syria. Mr. Stakelbeck also takes a look at the phenomenon of “self-radicalization” — which, along with the mujahideen returning from the jihad in the Middle East, poses a significant security threat to Western nations.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Below are excerpts from the accompanying article at CBN:

ISIS in America: Radicalized in the Heartland

MINNEAPOLIS — Islamic State has engaged in a reign of terror across the Middle East, raping, pillaging, and beheading its way to a new caliphate.

Now a growing number of U.S. citizens are leaving America to join the brutal ISIS army. These recruits are being radicalized on U.S. soil and they may eventually return home.

It’s hard to imagine America’s heartland as a breeding ground for terrorism. Yet when news emerged that two U.S. citizens had been killed in Syria fighting alongside ISIS, the path led back to, of all places, Minnesota.

The two men were part of a growing number of young Muslims from Minneapolis and St. Paul who have answered the call of jihad (“holy” war).

At least a dozen young Muslims from the Twin Cities area have left their homes to travel to the Middle East and join ISIS. Some of them worshipped at the al-Farooq Mosque in a quiet suburb of Minneapolis.

An Egyptian-American man allegedly recruited young Somali Muslims from the mosque and helped send them to Syria.

Mosque officials say they banned Amir Meshal earlier this year when they learned he was preaching jihad. The suspected terror recruiter remains at large.

“There is an organization that makes this happen,” former sheriff Bob Fletcher told CBN News. “But usually there is one principal person that I call ‘the Guide’ that can take this person in this ideological state and guide them to Syria or wherever it might be.”

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“Democracy is Something for Unbelievers”

The following fascinating interview with a recruiter for the Islamic State was originally published by Der Spiegel and has been translated by Rembrandt Clancy.

You’ll notice that the interviewer is what is commonly referred to as a “moderate Muslim”. In his eagerness to find acceptable, humane parts of the Koran with which to confront his subject, he seems unaware that the Doctrine of Abrogation has rendered those verses irrelevant. The IS recruiter, in contrast, is fully versed in all the nuances of Islamic law.

“Islamic State” Recruiter Interviewed: “Democracy is something for Unbelievers”

What makes the “Islamic State” tick? How do their followers see the world? An IS-recruiter gives SPIEGEL ONLINE an account of how the extremists imagine the future. A disputatious discussion with an uncompromising radical.

Source: Spiegel Online
Translation: Rembrandt Clancy

by Hasnain Kazim
23 October 2014

The conditions of the Islamist [des Islamisten] are stringent: no photograph, no sound recordings; and it goes without saying that he will not divulge his real name, any more than reveal his country of origin. He says only that he is an Arab. His English is polished, with a British accent.

He calls himself Abu Sattar, a man of roughly 30 years with a thick, black, full beard reaching down to his chest, with a shaved upper lip, his head is shorn. He wears a black floor-length robe. In a black leather briefcase, he carries a Koran wrapped in a cloth.

In Turkey Abu Sattar recruits fighters for the terrorist militia, “Islamic State” (IS). He checks the basic cast of mind of interested parties who wish to travel from the many countries of the world to Turkey, whence they wish to go to war in Iraq or move to Syria. Many IS-followers, independently of one another, recommended him as a discussion leader, one they believe can best explain what the IS stands for. For many, he is something of an ideological paragon.

After some hesitation, Abu Sattar agrees to a meeting. He sets a date and promises to specify a location in good time; but then allows the arrangement to fall through, only to once more set up a meeting the next day, in the morning, in a public place. This time he actually surfaces: a man with brown eyes behind rimless glasses. He gives the impression of being self-confident and confrontational. He orders tea and allows a prayer chain with wooden beads to glide through his hands during the interview.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Assalamu alaikum.

Abu Sattar: Are you a Muslim?

SPIEGEL ONLINE: What part does that play here? For me, religion is a private matter.

Abu Sattar: Then why do you say “Assalamu alaikum”?

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Because it means “Peace be with you”, and I consider it a friendly greeting.

Abu Sattar: Therefore you are not a Muslim. But I knew that!

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Why is your way of thinking within the “Islamic State” constantly driven by a division of the world into believers and unbelievers? Why is it, that in the “Islamic State” everything is always black and white, “we against the rest of the world”?

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/28/2014

Australia has become the first Western nation to close its borders to travelers from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa. Meanwhile, the governor of Italy’s Veneto region says that American soldiers returning from the Ebola zone should be quarantined at home in the USA rather than at the Vicenza airbase in northern Italy.

In other news, under pressure from the EU and animal rights groups, the Norwegian government has cut subsidies for seal hunting.

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Not Workplace Violence!

As reported in the news feed over the weekend, the Parliament Hill mujahid Michael Zehaf-Bibeau made a video prior to his murderous rampage last Wednesday at the Cenotaph and in the Parliament building in Ottawa. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police found the video on his person after he was shot and killed. They are still analyzing it, and have not yet released it to the public.

Surprisingly enough, the RCMP Commissioner didn’t shy away from talking about JIM at a press conference yesterday. Not only did he refer to jihad and Islam, but he also said Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau “praised Allah”.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this audio:

Below are excerpts from an article on the same topic from The Globe and Mail:

Ottawa shooter referred to Allah in video, RCMP says

Before he killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo and stormed Parliament last week, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau recorded a video that cited Canada’s foreign policy and made a religious reference, the head of the RCMP says.

RCMP don’t believe the video, recovered from the gunman, was shared but they continue to dig into whether anyone saw it and whether anyone helped Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau.

“He was quite deliberate, he was quite lucid and he was quite purposeful in articulating the basis for his actions, and they were in respect broadly to Canada’s foreign policy and also in respect of his religious beliefs,” RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, describing the video, told reporters Monday after an appearance before a Senate committee.

He later said Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau referred specifically to “Allah,” or God in Arabic, in the video.

The video comes after one witness said Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau made reference to Iraq, where Canada is part of an international coalition against Islamic State extremists, after killing Cpl. Cirillo.

Mr. Paulson also said Monday that last week’s attacks were due more to a “distorted world view” than mental illness, specifically citing Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau’s “jihadist views.”

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