He's being described as a "lone wolf," of course.
Update: OMG--he's a Somali refugee claimant who was known to police for his extremist views. After questioning him, though, the cops didn't think he would be moving from jihadi thought to jihadi action any time soon, if at all--so they let him go.
Despite these facts, this attack is being described as "unstoppable"--an obvious load of codswallop, if you ask me.
Update: Gee, I wonder if the "lone wolf" worshipped here:
...in a sermon on Friday, May 6 [2016) delivered at a mosque in Edmonton, an imam invoked the memory of Prophet Muhammad to whip up hatred against Israel.
He declared peace accords with Israel are “useless garbage,” and vowed “Jerusalem will be conquered through blood.”
In February, the same cleric predicted Islam would soon conquer Rome, “the heart of the Christian state.”...Update: While screaming "Allahu Akbar!," a jihadi weilding a knife stabs and kills two young women in Marseille, France.
ISIS has already claimed credit for the feat of jihad, but one wonders how soon it will be until authorities insist that the knifer had mental health issues, or was a "lone wolf" who was merely "inspired" by ISIS (as if that's so much less threatening that an attack organized and launched by ISIS).
Update: You knew it was coming, and sooner rather than later--Edmonton Muslims fear "backlash" in the wake of the attack.
Update: Iman Syed Soharwardy, he of the Alberta-based Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, wants us to condemn the terroism AND the--wait for it--"Islamophobia."
Update: You can always count on a local Liberal to utter the usual vapid assurances:
[Alberta Liberal Party leader David Khan] called for Albertans to come together to isolate extremism and hatred.
"Our province’s diversity and multiculturalism are what will give us the resilience and strength to overcome this distressing and terrible incident," Khan said.Hey, what would a jihadi attack in Canada be without a mention of "diversity and multiculturalism"?
A nice change?
A breath of fresh air?
A shocking divergence from the multiculti hymnal?
Yes, yes, and yes!
Update: A statement that doesn't exactly inspire the greatest confidence (my bolds):
Police say there's no threat to public safety in Calgary following a suspected terror attack Saturday night in Edmonton.
"At this point, we have no intelligence to suggest there is an imminent threat to Calgarians," Calgary police said in a Sunday statement.
"However, it would be naive to think something like what occurred in Edmonton, could never happen in Calgary."...