Aug. 14, 2018
- The Hussain “family statement” was not written by the murderer’s parents at all, but rather by Mohammed Hashim, a professional activist connected with the National Council of Canadian Muslims. Its American parent organization, as stated in its own documents, is CAIR, designated as a terrorist entity by the United Arab Emirates.
- Contrary to what Hashim purportedly wrote in the statement, there is no evidence that Hussain was diagnosed with or treated for a mental illness, even after one of his high-school teachers reported to the police 10 years ago that Hussain had said “I want to kill someone… I just feel it would be really cool to kill somebody.”
- Given the global climate, to which Canada most certainly has not been immune — as well as Hussain’s dubious connections — the attempt by the government and the media to dismiss potential links to terrorist groups or inspiration from jihadist ideologies, is both premature and politically transparent.