Last month, an ISIS spokesperson issued a rambling 42-minute speech calling for attacks wherever, whenever, if adherents of the group could not travel abroad: “If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian . . . kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” he said.
They had jihad stuff on their Facebook pages. They killed Canadian soldiers not long after ISIS issued its marching order for jihadis stuck in infidel lands. They were hoping to run off to Syria to join the jihad but were thwarted when authorities denied them a passport.There is no evidence to show the attacks this week were inspired by these words, but both men were hoping to go to Syria, and frustrated by their difficulty in travelling.
How much more "evidence" do you need, honey?
Update: Here's a bit of incoherence in the Globe from, of all people, Margaret Wente (who's usually sharper than this):
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was right when he said these attacks [on Canadian soldiers this past week] were criminal acts, not religious ones. The trouble is that both the killers and the [jihad] fanboys believed otherwise.The killers and the fanboys are right. Justin and Margaret are wrong.