A neighbor told QMI that Couture-Rouleau had grown out his beard and started wearing a turban after converting to Islam a year ago.
Muslim terrorist warning signs are the same in every country: They start to grow out a beard, they begin reading the Koran, they start wearing Arabic clothing, they kill in the name of Allah. If your neighbor does the first three things mentioned here, you can be positive the 4th one is on it’s way. Any questions?
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. – A Quebecer shot dead by police after running down two Canadian soldiers told a 911 operator he was acting in the name of Allah, a police source tells QMI Agency. The Prime Minister’s Office says the dead suspect, identified as Martin Couture-Rouleau, had become “radicalized.”
Two police sources told QMI Agency that the incident just after 11:30 a.m. was a possible terrorist attack against the unidentified soldiers, one of whom was in critical condition. Police gunned down Couture-Rouleau, 25, in his hometown of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 30 minutes south of Montreal on Monday morning.
He had led police on a chase after mowing down a uniformed and a plainclothes soldier in the parking lot of an auto-insurance outlet. A source says the suspect called 911 during the chase to say that he carried out his acts in the name of Allah.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the attack left him “troubled” and his office says the dead suspect was “known to federal authorities, including the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team.
“Federal authorities have confirmed that there are clear indications that the individual had become radicalized,” the PMO said in a statement late Monday. “As Canada’s national security agencies have said, Canadians should remain vigilant.”
The PMO said Harper was briefed by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson and National Security Adviser Stephen Rigby.
Couture-Rouleau became known to the RCMP after a relative alerted police to the man’s terrorist leanings, a police source told QMI Agency. A neighbor told QMI that Couture-Rouleau had grown out his beard and started wearing a turban after converting to Islam a year ago.