January 31, 2017

UPDATE: What They Won’t Tell Us About the Quebec Mosque Attack

Faith GoldyArchive

Six men slaughtered. Killed in cold blood while peacefully praying inside their local mosque. This week’s mass murder in Quebec City sent shockwaves, not just across Canada, but the whole world.

Irrespective of political stripe or profession of faith, there is a categorical acceptance of the fact that this attack ought to be investigated, prosecuted, punished, and condemned.

For many, there is a certain satisfaction in knowing the sole suspect, Alexandre Bissonnette, is behind bars, facing eleven charges of first degree, and attempted murder.

But for others, questions remain.

Questions about facts that are less categorical than the need to condemn the attack. Questions about who was involved and what motivated them. And why one narrative was seemingly deleted, and replaced by another.

Twelve hours after the attack, the official media narrative involved not one but two suspects who allegedly yelled, “Allahu Akbar!” while carrying out their murderous rampage.

Witnesses were interviewed across various media outlets. Witnesses who claimed to have been inside the mosque at the time of the attack. All alleged the same: Two assailants stormed in, opening fire while shouting, "Allahu Akbar!" As of Monday morning Canada’s state broadcaster, the CBC, conducted television interviews with witnesses who, again, corroborated the story.

Thirteen hours after the attack, police forces from every level, held a joint press conference in which they confirmed they had two "suspects" in custody. So, several hours after the attack, police held in custody a man who later was identified as 29-year-old engineering student Mohamed Belkhadir. Police confirmed they continued to treat Belkhadir as a suspect and detained him as such well after he was apprehended at the scene.

But only a few hours later, Belkhadir’s role in the attack shifted:

From a suspect who attempted to flee the scene, to a good samaritan and witness who was providing first aid to victims when he was wrongfully accused by police.

However, one consideration of how many CCTV cameras are in place around the mosque invites the question: When did police review the security footage and why did it take them over 12 hours to determine that Bissonnette was their sole suspect? Why was Belkhadir held for such a long time?

Bissonnette, a man who police say turned himself in shortly after the attack, and was willing to cooperate with police.  If Bissonnette was willing to turn himself in, why hasn’t he revealed his motive to police?

But the mainstream media can't be bothered with tough questions, quickly obsessed with a new narrative based on a few 'likes' on Bissonnette’s Facebook page.

The discovery that Bissonnette liked two of the most popular politicians on earth (US President Donald Trump and France’s Marine Le Pen) quickly transformed the narrative into a story about a young right-wing extremist committing a terrorist act, even if no terror charges have been laid.

Bissonnette's Facebook "likes': on Canada’s leftist NDP Party page, as well as that of their former leader Jack Layton, have attracted far less media attention.

Journalists and high-ranking politicians quickly jumped on the new narrative, condemning the so-called normalization of hate, and even blaming newly minted President Donald Trump for the attack.

Canada’s state broadcaster quickly shifted its tone. By evening, all witness reports involving two suspects or shouts of "Allah Akbar!" were deleted, and replaced with alternative facts. The CBC even interviewed the former suspect Mohamed Belkhadir and, despite his name being a matter of public record by then, the state broadcaster did not include his name or his face, and even scratched his voice!

Moreover, unlike cases of Islamic extremism, there was no apparent journalistic search for mental illness as the root cause.

Instead, media outlets quoted friends and neighbours who described Bissonnette as a polite and introverted individual from a good family. Classmates at Laval University-- even ones who debated politics with Bissonnette -- described him as someone who wasn’t at all hateful. One home video even seems to suggest Bissonnette is something of a conscientious environmentalist. But, again, no details about Bissonnette’s personal life have led the media to ask meaningful questions about what could have caused the suspect to allegedly commit such a heinous crime.

Without police reports on a possible motive, why hasn’t the mainstream media considered things other than Islamophobia?

Is there any relation, say, between one of the victims, Khaled Belkacemi, who was a Professor at Laval and the university student who allegedly committed this act? Or even the other university student who was set free?

I contacted Laval University and asked if either Alexandre Bissonnette or Mohamed Belkhadir ever took a class with the slain professor, but still await the university’s response.

After numerous emails to Quebec’s police media relations contacts, I visited headquarters, but was turned away without an interview.

There very well might be perfectly plausible answers to all the questions I have posed:

About the deletion and replacement of narratives, about why a witness was detained for so many hours before being set free, about the CCTV footage, and about the relations between the accused and the victims.

These are valid questions. Someone simply needs to ask them.

And the answers are out there.

I’d just like to hear them.

To watch all my reports from the scene, visit QuebecTerror.com

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commented 2018-01-31 22:24:57 -0500
Can somebody go to the journal ‘Le Devoir’ and ask why they decided to throw to the garbage the results of one of their journalist enquiry? That journalist discovered that Bissonette is gay! He had a boyfriend that was part of the Quebec city mosquee community! That latest was leaving Bissonette because of the Islam intolerance to gays. Bissonette didn’t accept it and went crazy and this is what led to his stupid and violent and murderous act! Not the radios from quebec city! Not racism! Not whatever else! INTOLERANCE FROM THE MUSLIMS TO GAYS is what drove that asshole to commit his murderous abomination! Please! Contact ‘Le Devoir’ and ask questions! Kick the can Sandy! You’ll find out why this story has been hiding since. Imagine? If the truth shows that it was murders BECAUSE of the Islam way of thinking providing two gay men to live their freedom? Who is intolerant? Canadians? NO! Muslims! Many of them, not all of them and mainly what is preached in Islam.
commented 2017-02-07 16:47:27 -0500
Look, I would never condone the murdering of any innocent person, not on any grounds whatsoever, for I am a pacifist. However I will say that extreme forms of Islam seems to have a consistent aim to do just that! The dutch politician Geert Wilders is a hero to me, he speaks the truth about Islam which is not a religion at all, but an ideology of evil and intolerance. Yes Islam is a very sick ideology indeed, for it surely cannot be termed a religion or even a faith. Islam should be removed from the face of the planet because it always has and always will bring about suffering and death to the world. The day is coming, and it has to come as an inevitably that the enlightened people of the world will have to turn on Islam in an all out war, we have to do this to rid ourselves of a stone age backward ideology that is bringing the world down to its knees.In my heart I do not want this war against Islam, but it has to occur to save Muslims from themselves and from their own terrible destiny, and also to save the future generations of our own children to come. Unless we rid ourselves of Islam the world will begin to go backwards instead of forwards. I see in this war the deaths of Millions, the bodies will mainly be of Islamists and extremists, but inevitably many good men and women from the west will be among the dead ones who will have bravely fought to rid themselves of Islam, but they will not have died in vain. They will have died to bring about freedom for their free thinking brothers and sisters and also to the suffering Islamic children who are being brainwashed daily by Muslim extremists who are blindly determined to make these children into the future fascists that they themselves already are. The war will come and it will be a clash of civilisations, one that is enlightened and one that is presently living in the darkness of the past, which of course is Islam. Islam needs to perish from the planet, it needs to be never ever mentioned again once it disappears. If I am alive on that day I will rejoice over the demise of Islam. I am sorry to have to tell you this, but it will happen, it is inevitable, and it is the only way forward for a peaceful world. For I tell you that we can never have true peace while Islam exists. Islam is the opposite of peace, it is a plague that we need to stamp out for good. May that day come soon. Peace to all of you, if you can find it that is? For my opinions here I will be considered a racist and a bigot, I am no such thing, but I have studied Islam for many years and I have come to the conclusion that Islam and the teachings of Mohammed are in total opposition to western culture and with our liberal ideals. Therefore Islam should not be tolerated here in Europe. Sorry to have to tell you this. You all need to study the Quran if you really want to know how evil Islam is, I am not talking about you Moderate Muslims that don’t even know about your own so called “faith”, no you have no idea at all, that is because you do not really know your own teachings, I like it that way too, at least you can’t do any harm, because you don’t obey the extreme ideas of Mohammed, thank God you don’t. But if you were a real practising Muslim, (by that I mean one who really carries out the Quran in every detail) then you would have to be an ISIS member to do that, yes a real Muslim who forces your religion onto the population of the world, it is called Islamisation, for that is the real reason Islam exists, to make the whole world turn to Islam whether the people want it or not. I have one thing to say on that point… FUCK THAT, I am going to fight back with all my might! Peace to you all, if you can find it, you will not find peace within Islam. And always remember that whenever their is a terrorist atrocity perpetrated by those that claim to be Muslims, and innocent people die at their hands, then always remember that it has nothing to do with Islam, nothing to do with that ideology at all, if you believe that you are a blind ignorant uneducated fool. But unfortunately many Muslims actually believe that just because they themselves do not take part in the horrors of terrorism and are honest law abiding citizens who would not think twice about getting involved with such things, then they can wash their hands of the whole issue, but in truth they can’t and shouldn’t, because it is THEIR religion that is used when those atrocities take place, it is THEIR God Allah whose name is in invoked when those atrocities take place by the Muslims that commit them, therefore it is total nonsense to state that Islam has nothing to do with Muslim terrorism, IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH IT! The confusion is plain to see within the Muslim world, but the answer to civilisations problems due to Islam is also plain to see and that answer is to do away with Islam once and for all, because it will never be compatible with with any modern civilised society, it can’t be and it just can’t change its stone age philosophy to match one that is enlightened. I am telling you that the world needs to get rid of Islam before it is too late, and for that to happen all I can see is war, unfortunately, but in my heart I wish that it didn’t have to come to that, but I see no other way.
commented 2017-02-03 13:28:02 -0500
Another question I have not seen is who is Mohamed Belkhadir which shares the same name as many popular streets through Morocco which are named after this Sultan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehmed_VI

Perhaps this guy is royalty or just has the same name, maybe its common to name your son after a sultan in Morocco.
commented 2017-02-02 05:44:57 -0500
As Faith Goldy said, there is may be plausible answers to all her tough questions and I am sure she will hear them just as soon as those being questioned think of those plausible answers.
commented 2017-02-01 18:25:49 -0500
BTW: shared it on my FB page :) hope it doesn’t disappear.
Goldy, thanks for stating how this suspect has a few Facebook “likes” and people are buzzing around trying to put labels. Oh, he “likes” Trump. How can he “like” Jack Layton? lol
commented 2017-02-01 14:52:42 -0500
George, his political leanings is just more fake news.

I agree. This stinks to high heaven. Smells of a false flag run by “right wing hating” CSIS agency. They have never cared about keeping Canada safe. They simply want to “take down” right wingers for their opinions.
commented 2017-02-01 14:47:46 -0500
If there is nothing to hide, they need to give us the rest of the story and soon.
commented 2017-02-01 14:17:59 -0500
Hmmm?? Kelly Weber commented 1 hour ago
Did Jay Kelly find a new name?? Pretty hard to discern between these 2 by the wording used by each? Identity issues?!? – sounds like the way a CBC “plant” would present themselves.
Well Kelly – whoever you are – why the heck didn’t you get your ass down there and see for yourself what is what? You sound more sure of all your facts than the CBC’s Mansbridge – who is showing signs of dementia and extreme cronyism with TruDope?!?
Faith is doing a great job by asking the right questions! – so if all you & your many idenities don’t like what Faith brings – go stay on the CBC & CTV’s comment pages – at least there – y’all will be able to share all the lies & BS. Maybe you will come up with a “spin” of your own.
commented 2017-02-01 13:57:05 -0500
It would be easy to determine how many shouters were there the first thing the police do is collect all the bullets and account for all the shots. Now they know how many rounds and cartridges he had on him when he turned himself in. They know how many cartridge cases are at the mosque all they have to do is count the bullets. More bullets than cartridge cases will tell you how many shouters.
Faith ask these questions of the police.
We now the authorities and lugin press all ways look for a right wing nut to explain these mass murders first and we know the police are not above covering up crimes ie Germany, the U.K. and the U.S.A.
commented 2017-02-01 13:56:55 -0500
MARK YORK commented 4 mins ago
What I don’t understand is why the witness was armed. Something smells.

The witness was not armed. Are you just making stuff up now?
commented 2017-02-01 13:51:25 -0500
What I don’t understand is why the witness was armed. Something smells.
commented 2017-02-01 13:45:14 -0500
Conflicting early reports are not unusual. After San Bernandinho attack, early witness reports identified three tall masked men as perpetrators; however the culprits turned out to be a tiny woman and her husband who were killed in a shoot out. After 9/11 too there were many false reports; such as that the FBI identified the ring leader by finding his passport in the ruins of twin towers. Early reports are often inaccurate.
commented 2017-02-01 13:41:12 -0500
This is pretty sloppy reporting, Faith. Lots of questions, but some could have been easily answered by a simple search. You did not offer any no new information or interviews. What exactly are you doing in Quebec city again?

You raised a question about the assailant and one of the victims attending he same university. Laval is a very large campus. The Assailant was registered in the political science department; while the victim was a Food science and Chemical Engineering professor. Very unlikely to have been in his class. This did not need a formal request to Laval U; you could have interviewed his classmates.

Shouts of Allahu-akbar with a Quebecois French accent (As reported by witnesses) does not indicate any relationship to the muslims there. He could have shouted Allahu-akbar to mock his victims, or indicate his intention of revenge for Islamic terrorist attacks.

His background has been widely reported on the media.
commented 2017-02-01 13:14:21 -0500
Liza, they interviewed him when he was arrested. He had no criminal record so was allowed to own guns. His friends said he was a hunter which I stated previously and yes I know lots of hunters that own guns. Would be pretty hard to hunt without one. The cops said the gun was registered to him. Do you need to be spoon fed everything?
commented 2017-02-01 13:08:10 -0500
@ kelly Weber, " Police sources are also reporting that he didn’t hide his hatred for Muslims when they were interviewing him. " what is this supposed to mean?

He wouldn’t be able to have registered guns if he had expressed hatred towards Muslims to the police. And exactly when was he supposed to have been interviewed? Police said he was not on their radar at all.
Also do you realize how many Quebecer’s have guns? Ever heard of hunting? It’s rather popular in Quebec.
commented 2017-02-01 13:01:38 -0500
Looks like Canada’s first false flag of 2017 has been screwed up badly. Trudeau should contact the US alphabet agencies for pointers on successfully staging false flag attacks for promoting the government sanctioned narrative.
commented 2017-02-01 12:50:54 -0500
Faith: I can answer the question about the slain professor: He was a professor in Engineering at the University Laval, therefore, as a Social Sciences student, Bissonnette had nothing to do with him. I can’t say for Belkhadir because (to my knowledge) the media don’t say what he studied.
commented 2017-02-01 12:49:48 -0500
I watched closely from the start and heard the witnesses affirm the original narrative and when it suddenly changed I kind of scratched my head and looked back and there was still one site with the witness interviews but now that’s disappeared too.

This all kind of stinks. I’m never sure anymore what the truth is. If they all hear ‘Allah ackbar’ from two shooters but then a SINGLE shooter turns himself in later, that seems almost like a replacement story to prevent anti-Muslim sentiment.
This new anti-free speech bill being pushed through at the same time just makes me more suspicious. Islam is infamous for stifling ANY speech about Islam that’s negative even if it’s true. I don’t trust the media any more than the politicians or the Islamists.
commented 2017-02-01 12:23:34 -0500
As the mystery deepens, perhaps we had all of us better pray for the continued health and safety of the only apprehended suspect, Alexandre Bissonnette. With him would go the last chance of solving this enigma—at least until the 50 year freedom of information rule kicks in. Always presuming there will be freedom of information after M-103
commented 2017-02-01 11:32:50 -0500
I must agree with John Barron. As the “news” continued to change over the first two days I felt more and more convinced that our country was being manipulated to accept, even demand, M-103.
commented 2017-02-01 11:03:48 -0500
“An underlying theme to this very sad case of cowardly murder, is the lack of trust and faith in the police services. When they withhold information, it is now viewed with suspicion by the public, and not just the right. The police may be viewed as a unionized entity, independent of political oversight, with its own agenda; particularly the Quebec police services.”

Agreed with your sentiments. Many of us here know that quite often, when an abhorrent crime such as this one takes place, certain interests really want to take over the reporting narrative over it in order to serve their larger interests. When Gamil Gharbi’s (aka Marc Lepine) bloody rampage at Ecole Polytechnique took place in 1989, the media quite often did not bother to fully and openly discuss important details such as that he was given a Firearms Acquisition Certificate by a Montreal police firearms officer who failed to conduct a proper background check on him as required by Canadian law at the time (which probably would have revealed that Gharbi/Lepine was turned down by the Canadian Forces enlistment due to problems with erratic/unstable behaviour), that the city coroner determined that he achieved the death toll of 14 a great deal because of poor police response time as officers were given inaccurate address information by the 911 centre that evening (he was able to kill two of his victims with a hunting knife he had with him) and that the police finally arrived some ten minutes after he had taken his own life, that he grew up in a home environment where his Algerian father physically abused him, his brother, and mother, that he committed the horrible act shortly after he was told by authorities his welfare payments were to be soon terminated. Instead, that event was used for painting law abiding firearms owners, men, and others regarded as undesirables by the left as such. Many nowadays know that this sort of agenda still continues with the media and politicians, etc.
commented 2017-02-01 10:56:44 -0500
Unfortunately this whole tragic situation seems to be a ‘set-up’ through which M-103 will be brought in to law. I know that seems far fetched, but there are too many ‘coincidences’ that can’t be discounted.

All of this started 1400 years ago with the Warlord Mohammed and it goes much deeper than religion.

Canadians had better wake up. This is the exact ploy Islam has used throughout it’s history. Muslims portrayed as the victims (I’m not referring to the unfortunate Mosque deaths) ‘Stealth Jihad’, the ‘Trojan Horse’, death of democracy and the host country’s values through the manifestation of ‘Islamophobia’ , the elimination of free speech, and the installation of Sharia Law.

Look at Europe. Look at the UK. Look at Dearbourne, Michigan. We are next!
commented 2017-02-01 10:07:35 -0500
An underlying theme to this very sad case of cowardly murder, is the lack of trust and faith in the police services. When they withhold information, it is now viewed with suspicion by the public, and not just the right. The police may be viewed as a unionized entity, independent of political oversight, with its own agenda; particularly the Quebec police services.

It is unfortunate that in such a tragedy the populace cannot gain some comfort from the police.

Written by the son of a proud former Mountie.
commented 2017-02-01 10:04:34 -0500
Even the witness had a gun you say – I’m still wondering – a twisted convenient plot developed after the shooting

In any case , the fat lady is probably in hiding , but she will come out and sing after the m -103 is lamed into law
commented 2017-02-01 09:59:36 -0500
Liberal media and trudeau shills are so transparent, thank goodness they’re dense as well, also they make the mistake of thinking everyone is as dense as they are.
commented 2017-02-01 09:49:14 -0500
@wanda Orion…The whole "assault rifle " thing is a red herring …Watch this Steven Crowder Rick Mercer/David Menzies type woman on the street ignorance of the subject sting…notice how anyone who actually knows anything about guns is summarily kicked out of the discussion.


The MSR (modern sporting rifle) is simply a concession to the fact that hand crafted wooden furniture is no longer cost effective. The modern rifle may look sinister but it is no more dangerous than the old school Winchester 94 lever action that the Parliament Hill attacker used. One of those BTW retails for about $1500 new. For that price you can buy a versatile and modular MSR that can change caliburs for suitability of game and is much easier to clean and maintain. As for rate of fire watch some of those old TV westerns and see how fast that old lever action indexes.

Quebec has the strictest gun regulations north of the Mexican border. Mexico has a zero tollerance for guns but has an astounding rate of gun violence. This young fellow is 29 with no criminal background. He would pass muster for Quebec’s gun regulations and an “assault rifle” (MSR) can be bought at any sporting goods store.
commented 2017-02-01 09:41:57 -0500
There is something massive going on covertly. This is abnormal by any standard – the amount of pandering to outlandish attempts at obfuscation. The KKK was in actually born from within the ranks of the Democratic party yet the left (Dems/Libs/NDP/Green) are putting their pandering & obfuscation into full force, what are they hiding?

Just from NP, couldn’t stomach CBC or Huffington:
From main page – headline: “While officials focus on terror threat, the far-right in Canada is stirring, warns former white supremacist”
From main page – headline: “PMO takes on Fox News over ‘false and misleading’ tweet about mosque shooting”

Historical facts:
commented 2017-02-01 09:32:57 -0500
I can’t believe you people are congratulating Faith on a job well down. She’s told you nothing. Did she tell you the shooter was an avid hunter who owned guns. One of the guns found on the shooter was a hand gun with a 15 round capacity that was registered to him. He also used a long gun which jammed. Police sources are also reporting that he didn’t hide his hatred for Muslims when they were interviewing him. His friends had lots to say about him besides he was a nice guy but Faith skipped over those quotes, probably because it doesn’t suit her narrative. As for the witness, he never had a gun so don’t know where you came to that conclusion. Did Faith think she could walk into a police station and they would give her an interview on a ongoing investigation, maybe they’d just hand her over all the evidence. I will await Faith’s next report about nothing.