On Sunday night (July 22, 2018), in the lovely Toronto neighbourhood of the Danforth, a terrorist calmly walked down the street, shooting everyone he saw. He murdered a ten-year-old girl and an eighteen-year-old woman. He injured many more too.
Police quickly identified him, saying he was “known to police”. That, and his age, 29, was immediately published — but authorities declined to give his name for almost 20 hours.
Then on Monday, in a move that can only be described as choreography, the police released the name of the terrorist — Faisal Hussain.
And immediately, simultaneously, a reporter at the CBC, Shanifa Nasser, published an unsigned letter purportedly from the terrorist’s family.
But of course it wasn’t written by them — older Muslim migrants; it was written by some professional PR person, saying Hussain had suffered from mental illness his entire life.
Then ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, but many in the Canadian media were quick to refute those claims.
We still don't know exactly what happened, and there are many questions that still need to be answered. But The Rebel will continue to investigate until we know, wherever the truth may lead.
You can watch all of The Rebel's reports on the attack on this page.
July 26, 2018 - The narrative from the authorities is that Faisal Hussain, the gunman responsible for last Sunday's mass-shooting in Toronto, had long suffered from mental illness and that his heinous act had absolutely nothing to do with terrorism, but are Torontonians buying that explanation?
July 26, 2018 - A Muslim refugee to Canada questions the official explanation of the Danforth shooting and expresses concern about border control.
July 26, 2018 - Hope abounds at the makeshift memorial for the Danforth shooting victims, where a straight-talking young man weighs-in on the massacre -- and how the narrative is being spun in the name of political correctness.
July 26, 2018 - Ezra Levant and Manny Montenegrino, President & CEO Think Sharp Inc., discuss the media's coverage of the Toronto shooting and other unusual handlings of the attack.
July 25, 2018 - Ezra reported on Trudeau and the CBC refusing to admit that Faisal Hussain's shooting rampage in Toronto was an act of terrorism. Ezra examines a clip from a segment on a local Toronto news channel (CP24).
July 25, 2018 - Before placing flowers at the memorial for the victims of Sunday's mass shooting on the Danforth, Toronto Mayor John Tory addressed a resident concerned about the rise in gun violence in the city. Tory responded that tackling the illegal trafficking of firearms was a priority. When asked by David Menzies why Tory and others at City Hall also seem to be willing to go after legal handgun owners, too, Tory replied that he doesn't believe that anyone needs to own a handgun in the city, legally or otherwise.
July 25, 2018 - A high school teacher attending a memorial for the Danforth shooting victims, berates The Rebel for doing journalism by asking uncomfortable questions about the murderer’s motivation.
July 24, 2018 - Ezra reports on the mainstream media hiding Toronto shooter Faisal Hussain's links to terrorism.
July 23, 2018 - David Menzies reports from the community where the Danforth shooter, Faisal Hussain, lived. The Special Investigations Unit released the name of the Toronto shooter Monday, almost 24 hours after Hussain shot at least 14 people.