The RCMP said Tuesday it had been working with Martin Rouleau to help him overcome his extremist thinking...Once Rouleau (who initially "seemed like a typical and fairly boring convert") started posting his radical thoughts on Facebook back in June, he appeared on the RCMP's radar. A month later, the RCMP confiscated his passport (but couldn't charge him with anything). That's when the "outreach" really kicked in:
But police met repeatedly with Mr. Rouleau, his family and the imam at the mosque he attended, trying to talk him down from his newfound obsession with Islamist extremism. “We wanted to avoid his turning to violence,” the [RCMP] superintendent said.Since the RCMP hasn't got a clue about extremist thinking (as is evidenced by its recent handbook fiasco) you can see why it failed to make any headway with the "revert". And in light of the fiasco of two Canadian soldiers hit and one killed by this jihadi, one can't help but think that maybe he should have been allowed to run off to wage jihad with ISIS, where he may well have perished, instead of being "outreached" into waging vehicular jihad here at home.