October 22, 2015

Lessons from the attack on Parliament, one year later: Remember the victims -- and remember why we're right and the jihadists are wrong

Brian LilleyArchive

The Parliament Hill terrorist attack of October 22, 2014, is one of those moments in your life that you'll never forget; you'll forever recall exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news.

It was a long day filled with uncertainty about what happened and why. This was understandable in the aftermath of the shocking events but eventually, we knew.

But, I wonder, have we learned any lessons from the events?

Too many people seemed to want to dismiss what happened to Corporal Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent as "lone wolf attacks", or mental illness.

In the end, they could not and even the opposition leaders came around to calling it what it was.

But as time passes and political changes come, I worry that we might get lulled into a false sense of security

I worry that we may lose the resolve we need for this fight against dangerous and evil ideas. In that fight it's critical that we know we're right, and they're wrong and we can't let the jihadist mentality win.


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commented 2015-10-25 17:46:46 -0400
Liza. the rock we have turned over here is a good way to point out just how difficult a modern day soldier of NATO and by times the UN’s job has become. PTSD is not nearly as prevalent in soldiers who were given free reign as it is in soldiers who are bound by rules of engagement that render them helpless.
commented 2015-10-25 17:14:12 -0400
Liza, I for one would fully agree….and since the guards are carrying rifles chambered in NATO 5.56 they could be issued special rounds not approved by the Geneva convention….just like the police are….with reduced powder loads and Barnes Varmint Grenade bullets…that would minimize risk of civilian collateral damage….eliminate ricochet on a miss and pretty much assure fatal wound anywhere in the body or head…just like Hornady TAP (Tactical and Police) in NATO 7.62 caliber…and I would authorize it….but I am not the Queen.
commented 2015-10-24 21:00:02 -0400
Glenn, interesting. I still say the shooter should have got a bullet in the back, especially considering where he was running to. He never should have made it inside the Parliament buildings alive. I would like to see the Queen’s standing order changed.
Are there soldiers outside the perimeter of the guard to fend off enemies, before they get too close? Different time, different scenario, different rules, or modified, modernized.
Like that will happen, in Britain far worse goes on in the streets by jihadists, and they don’t do squat.
commented 2015-10-24 18:45:39 -0400
Lisa Rosie….It is a long standing policy in the Canadian Armed Forces that people doing guard duty at public monuments have their guns unloaded……..because the Queem does not want her guards to shoot her subjects and that is a standing order in the Queen’s Orders and Regulations, The loaded gun is deemed unnecessary because soldiers outside the perimeter of the guard have fended off all enemies of the Queen…………BUT!!!!!


The guard has a fixed bayonet on his rifle……Nathan Cirillo’s comrade in arms counter attacked with his fixed bayonet and made this hadj retreat faster than his combat boots and kilt could keep up ….even though this “holy warrior” was on Allah’s errand and he had bullets….but the Canadian guardsman didn’t…..let’s sing the praises of the guardsman who lived to bear witness.

The hadj was one Hell of a runner…as evidenced by the videos….but he didn’t have a clue how to use his gun….one casualty at point blank range by surprise without warning…..yes he was a remarkable runner…..but spray and pray five times a day is not adequate small arms training for who and what you are going to encounter….even with the element of surprise.

commented 2015-10-23 17:56:59 -0400
Nathan W. says, “Unless the racist fearmongers manage to drive them into extremism, that is …”
That is one of the dumbest comments I hear from the left. Typical.
“……drive them into extremism” , ya right.
commented 2015-10-23 15:02:49 -0400
we’re right, and they’re wrong and we can’t let the jihadist mentality win.
commented 2015-10-23 14:36:24 -0400
Random mentally ill man. 600+ murders a year in Canada, and a couple happened to be Muslim.
There is no jihad in Canada.
If you’re worried about domestic security, get better headlights and a good night’s sleep. Moose plus tired driving are far more dangerous to us than any threat of radical violence is likely to ever be. Unless the racist fearmongers manage to drive them into extremism, that is …
commented 2015-10-23 12:31:51 -0400
Bravo Zulu,
Call me a racist or a bigot or whatever.
I read your Post and fully agree with you. One thing to remember, Islam and Muslim are not a Race. It is the beliefs of the people that follow this Dogma that cause the problem.
Just as the Palestinians will never come to the table and discus their problem with the Jewish people, for the simple reason, they will not be happy until all Jews are dead. So it is with the Muslims in, and coming to, Canada. They will not be satisfied until all Christian Canadians are Dead.
Shame on the Liberals, who were voted into power, by conning the Canadian Public. Politicians that have shot their Country in the back, just for political gain. They do not care, that the people who will be telling them what to do, pulling their strings, are all followers of The Political Dogma of Islam. STOP. END. Canada.
Allah Akbar, or your local Tavern?
commented 2015-10-23 12:01:21 -0400
The left isn’t worried. They truly believe there is no threat. I wonder at what point they will start to be afraid. Appropriate fear is a survival tool. It allows us, if realised in time, to avoid the danger. To ignore fear is to be led to slaughter. Appropriate fear and appropriate action, is not the same as living in fear or fear mongering. The left seems incapable of recognising the difference.
This puts the whole country at risk. And now we have elected someone who will keep repeating the lie to the masses. Nothing to worry about folks.
commented 2015-10-23 09:52:35 -0400
You know how just about every creature on earth has a natural enemy. Well Islam is the natural enemy of freedom. This country just hired a collaborator of our natural enemy, plain and simple.
And for all those intellectuals out there that say that this is fear mongering, you really have to pull you heads out your collective asses, because as a human race we have yet to evolve to that place where we all just get along. These people (animals, knuckle draggers, stone chuckers) want you dead or converted, plain simple, Brovo Zulu has wrapped it in a bow in his comments below . You simply cannot appease you natural enemy.
commented 2015-10-23 09:23:35 -0400
Terry Gain commented 1 hour ago – “Islam was an ingenious invention.” Your comments are well taken

Please show me how many Islamic countries enjoy peace and freedom.

Also please show me any countries with a significant proportion of Islamic population that enjoy peace and freedom.

Literally any country they enter they are quiet at the start and as the population grows so do the troubles.

The examples are not only numerous they are scary.

Check out “Malmo Sweden rape islam” on Google then see what is happening here:


The left is actually prohibiting the news media from reporting these issues in most of Europe.

There are literally only about 5 countries in the world that continue to enjoy the freedoms that Canada has today and are not under direct duress because of islam. Almost every Euro country is in trouble, all mid east countries are in trouble, nearly the entire African continent is in trouble – South America is not in trouble but does not enjoy the services and freedoms of Canadians, China is not only in trouble but is also a huge human rights abuser, nearly all Malaysian and now even the Philippines are in trouble – even Russia is experiencing troubles inside their borders almost all of it because of islam. and we could very well be next.

People scoff when I say this but usually they have never been to any other countries – and certainly have not visited them in the past 6 months.

Troubles are coming because people do not wish to look outside their comfort zone and actually do not do any due diligence to see if I am telling the truth.

Heck even Saudi was advertising internationally in the past couple of months for executioners – beheading is what the executioners were required to do – it is almost on an industrial scale in the mid east. Not many know of this but the ads can still be seen if you Google the news articles on that story.

We need to stand strong and demand no one enters this country unless they answer these questions in a positive manner:

Will you renounce sharia law?
Will you renounce the killing of apostates?
Will you renounce forced marriage of young girls to old men?
Will you renounce the killing of women who have been raped?
Will you renounce honour killings?
Will you renounce the killing of those who draw Mohammed?
Will you renounce female genital mutilation?
Will you renounce the beating of wives in accordance with the book?
Will you renounce isolation and preach assimilation into Canadian culture?
Will you renounce halal fees on food items sold in grocery stores?
Will you renounce the killing of homosexuals?
Will you renounce the subjugation of women?
Will you renounce hate speak towards non ’slamics?
Will you renounce Taqiyya?
Will you renounce slavery?
Will you renounce the automatic call for a slammers death if they do all of the above?
And more – much more……

If they do not – or they revert – they need to be deported or not allowed in – depending upon the circumstance.

Anyone not seeing the dangers has no idea what is coming in time truly has no idea of the realities of today’s world.


Call me a racist or a bigot or whatever.

I have been there and seen it with my own eyes and it scares the hell out of me.

I am actually a realist.

Not many realists in Canada it seems.

So Canada will eventually get what the left wants and then unfortunately it will get what it deserves.
commented 2015-10-23 07:58:01 -0400
Islam was an ingenious invention. A political system posing as a religion. It is the scourge of the earth but as a religion it is beyond scrutiny. Very few people understand that Islam is imperialist, supremacist, intolerant, misogynist, barbaric and yes vile. The human rights records of Muslim countries are instructive of what is the essence of Islam: barbaric. We are in for a world of hurt.
commented 2015-10-23 02:08:56 -0400
As long as we have the political platform if Islam, wanting to rule the world and as long as we have progressive thinking, politically correct, so called Politicians, agreeing with them, the problem will never stop, until all Christians are dead.
It is unfortunate for Canada that the electorate, just elected, a political party that is in bed with Islam. We are now, all of us, going to have to suffer the results of this.
Fighting back would be an answer, it is also Revolution. This is the beginning of the STOP. END. Point for Canada.
commented 2015-10-23 00:53:24 -0400
I just finished watching tonight’s CTV news segment on this incident. Absolutely no mention of islam extremism.
commented 2015-10-23 00:09:18 -0400
Thanks Brian, we have to continually talk about this, and remember the victims. The left is so quick to dismiss the threat. More attacks will happen. People ignore the ones that have been thwarted, and have no idea how many are not brought to the public’s attention, for what ever reason.
It still boggles my mind that these guards don’t carry loaded guns, in this day and age its lunacy that they are unarmed. Just sitting ducks.
commented 2015-10-22 22:16:44 -0400
No confidence in pig troodo. Another terror attack on Canadian soil is only a matter of time.