Last July, Faisal Hussain walked down Toronto’s Danforth Avenue selectively firing his revolver at human targets, killing two and injuring 13 before turning the gun on himself. Oddly though, while the investigation has finally wrapped up, the public isn’t going to learn the results of it quite yet.
In other words, when it comes to the Danforth Shooting, everything is going still true to form in that secrecy remains the name of the game.
Why has there been such a lack of transparency regarding Faisal Hussain’s rampage to begin with?
Right from the get-go, this case stunk in terms of even learning the identity of the deceased gunman. More than 24 hours had elapsed before Hussain was finally identified by police.
Why the delay? Well, it turned out time was needed for Faisal’s family to issue a press release penned by a spin doctor named Mohammed Hashim, a full-time organizer for the Toronto and York Region Labour Council who also happens to be a driving force behind the National Council of Canadian Muslims, to explain their son’s struggle with mental illness.
Compare this with another Toronto massacre that occurred just three months before Faisal’s grotesque rampage when Alec Minassian killed 10 and injured 15 in his rampage down Yonge Street behind the wheel of a full-sized van.
We now know the Faisal Hussein investigation has been completed, but who knows how long it will be before it’s made available for public consumption.