Canadian terrorist said: ‘I did it for Allah’

Canadian terrorist said: ‘I did it for Allah’

A Quebecer shot dead by police after running down two Canadian soldiers yesterday told a 911 operator he was acting in the name of Allah.

According to this report, the Prime Minister’s Office says the dead suspect, identified as Martin Couture-Rouleau, had become “radicalized.”

Police gunned down Couture-Rouleau, 25, in his hometown of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 30 minutes south of Montreal after he mowed down a uniformed and a plainclothes soldier in the parking lot of an auto-insurance outlet. One of the injured men has died.

A source said that Couture-Rouleau, who reportedy converted to Islam recently, called 911 during the chase to say that he carried out his acts in the name of Allah.

Canada’s federal public safety minister, Steven Blaney, told reporters  today that the man was:

Clearly linked to terrorist ideology.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the attack left him “troubled”. 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. As Canada’s national security agencies have said, Canadians should remain vigilant.

Couture-Rouleau became known to the authorities after a relative alerted police to the man’s terrorist leanings.


In this video, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson, above, said he was among 90 people being monitored in an attempt to identify people who may commit a criminal act while “travelling abroad for terrorist purposes”.

Paulson also said Couture-Rouleau’s passport had been seized by RCMP during its investigation; a source confirmed he had been trying to travel to Syria.

A neighbor said the dead man  had grown out his beard and started wearing keffiyeh after converting to Islam a year ago.

It appears that the suspect posted jihadist propaganda to the Internet under the name Ahmad Rouleau. A Facebook page under the name Ahmad Rouleau, created in May 2013, included a number of verses from the Koran.

The police chase ended when the terror suspect lost control of his his car, which came to rest on its roof at the bottom of a ditch.

Couture-Rouleau allegedly crawled out a window with a long knife and an eyewitness said the man charged at a woman police officer.

I heard them (police) shout several times, ‘Get out of the car, get out of the car and raise your hands’. The man got out and charged towards the policewoman. Then that’s when we heard seven gunshots, then the man was on the ground.

Another eyewitness said the suspect put his hands up at first, then “charged like a bull” towards the policewoman before seven or eight gunshots rang out.

A knife could be seen stuck in the grass near the flipped car. A curved, ornamental handle protruded into the air.

One witness said police put down a spike belt during the chase but she wasn’t sure whether the suspect crashed after running over it or trying to avoid it.

The soldiers were hit less than 3 km from the French-language Royal Military College Saint-Jean.

13 responses to “Canadian terrorist said: ‘I did it for Allah’”

  1. L.Long says:

    This is a terrible tragedy as this is a conspiracy by the gov’mint to have an excuse to move against islame as that is the religion of peace so no one in islame would do such a thing!!!..This man was no true muslin!!!!

    I know we will be hearing such crap soon enough.

  2. 1859 says:

    It’s almost like the sadistic side or part of human nature seeks a legitimate outlet, a way of expressing itself as a ‘morally sanctioned’ choice….and islam comes along and seems to fit the bill exactly.

  3. Trevor Blake says:

    Please allow me to translate the original story, as it uses special set of exemptions from logic and language called religion. If a person becomes more traditional in their religion, the are a radical. If someone distorts their religion away from tradition, they are a moderate. I know, it’s the exact opposite of every other use of the words. But that’s religion for you.

  4. Lon says:

    Proof positive that childhood fantasies such as the tooth fairy, Allah, Santa Claus and Jehovah are extremely dangerous.

  5. jay says:

    We will also hear from muddy headed apologists (typically left) that this was NOT a religious crime but a political act caused by the imperialistic activities of the US.

  6. L.Long says:

    Just listened to Freethought radio and the guest said we evaluate religion all wrong. The normal ones are the violent bigots that cause trouble for those against the religion, the radicals are the ones the distort the religion to make it look peaceful and nice. As in ISIS is the normal islame, where the mild muslins in the USA are the radicals cuz they deny the major parts of the karan to be nice.

  7. Paul Cook says:

    I would truly like to see politician’s grasp this very real nettle and grip it hard. Strangle it. Make some real life and stark choices for us all rational, humane people who are sick and tired of this becoming an everyday occurrence.

    Secularism, education and science teaching must be the key. Canada scores very highly on science education, yet there are these types of people who go mad. But they aren’t mad they are religious. These people are fully rational, fully functioning members of society, yet they are religious. religion is the problem. Destroy religion from public life and the problem is removed from us all.

    Say it. Mr Blaney. Say islam is a religion of violence where no debate is acceptable. Do not apologise for this religion. Blaney said:
    ” the man was:
    Clearly linked to terrorist ideology. ”
    He was linked to a terrorist religion. Say it Blaney. islam is a terrorist religion.
    All these atrocities have one central theme. It is islam that is behind it. That means there is something very very wrong with this religion of ‘peace’. And it is time this was stated very publicly. It must for all our sakes.

  8. Toto says:

    Islam imprints an appalling logic into the minds of those it infects. But that logic is not much different to those of other religions. If you want to see what religion does to people then watch The Big Question on You Tube. Be ready to despair and weep when you hear what the pious in the UK actually believe. Once infected the brain performs extraordinary and totally irrational mental gymnastics to justify the primacy of its religious belief over other nearly identical beliefs held by others. Combine this level of mind control with extreme reliopolitical facist idealism and you have a very dangerous outcome. The west has drones, smart missiles, laser guided bombs……..but islam has battalions of well armed hysterical sacrificial bigmouthed bigots aching to martyr themselves in the name of a mythical entity. And every day in your neighbourhood there is a verminous imam inculcating young minds with this primitive dangerous divisive ideology. And we let this happen because we are too polite to tread on the god given rights of the religious. Islam must be put back into its dog cage until it throws off its totalitarian idea of global supremacy.

  9. Matt Westwood says:

    1859 has it in a nutshell. Young men love violence, and Islam provides an excuse for that violence. Who wouldn’t flock to it in droves? People who aren’t complete arseholes, that’s who.

  10. Rob Andrews says:

    @Matt Westwood:

    You and 1859 have it right. The main players in any form of physicality are young men between 16 and 35 or so. this is because oF two things: Havering muscular bodies and the hormone testosterone; And underdeveloped frontal cortex, causing lack of emotional control.

    Maybe they should have gotten into football or martial arts.

    “The old testament show god when he was young; the new testament shows him later, after he got religion”.-Mark Twain

  11. AgentCormac says:

    Looks like some of this guy’s friends might also be trying to bring bloodshed to the streets of Canada.

  12. jay says:

    Meanwhile, Sweden is criminalizing the insulting of immigrants (pretty much code for “Muslim”). They claim they will actually attempt to track down and prosecute Swedes who post critical or ‘slanderous’ statements.