(Ezra Levant will be back on Wednesday, and David Menzies guest hosts tonight)
Almost one year after the grotesque act of carnage that would be known as the Danforth Shooting, the Toronto Police investigation into the crimes of Faisal Hussain have been released to the public.
The investigation itself was completed months ago, but this is the first chance for the rest of us to see the results.
Last July, Faisal Hussain walked along Toronto's Danforth Avenue on a Sunday evening. He opened fire selectively, killing two people and injuring 13 more before turning the gun on himself. Not everyone encountered by Hussain that evening was shot, which is why his motivation is a crucial piece of the puzzle.
It took more than 24 hours for the Toronto Police to release the name of the gunman, and then there was the strange press release from Hussain's parents explaining that their son had been struggling with mental illness.
No radicalization to see here, folks, this is simply mental illness.
There are certainly parallels here between this case and that of Ayanle Ali. Back in 2016, Ali was charged with nine counts including attempted murder after bursting into a Canadian Forces recruiting office with a knife. While he was held in a psychiatric facility, he still expressed concern about the Canadian government's interactions with Muslim countries, and he had registered his disappointment that he hadn't been killed when he was subdued.
Ali — he was mentally ill, you see, and must be re-integrated into society — will be attending Mohawk College soon.
Far be it for me to suggest that mental illness and Islamism aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. Isn't it possible to be both unstable and a believer in a radical Islamist agenda?
But the police have no answers for us here, and their investigation has turned into a whole lot of nothing. We're being told that Hussain suffered from mental illness, but that was already made public in the press release handed out 11 months ago.
According to Police Chief Saunders, there's:
“...no evidence Hussain was affiliated with radical ideologies, hate groups or terrorist organizations.”
NEXT: Street preacher Dorre Love joins me to talk about his arrest on Friday evening for taking his message to the gay village in Toronto. Some LGBT folks pleaded with the police to not arrest him, and the incident is similar to one earlier this month where Pastor David Lynn was arrested under similar circumstances.
FINALLY: Your messages to us!