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originally posted by: Kram09
What a sad time.
No doubt the Canadian government will bring in severe legislation which will only end up restricting the freedoms of ordinary Canadians.
Was this attack terrorism? Seems to me to be the work of a deranged lunatic as opposed to an act of terrorism.
Was there any statement or reasoning left by the perpetrator of this attack? The guy was a Muslim convert which many people are just taking as granted that that means he's a terrorist.
I have to say I've always considered Canadians to be welcoming, tolerant, thoughtful people. I just hope they don't give way to those who call for hysteria, paranoia and knee jerk reactions.
Not that ISIS has anything to do with this but even so, this attack came (like such things usually do) after the Canadian government said they would join the in the fight against ISIS.
There are muslims out there who are speaking out such as Tarik Aziz and we can encourage them to dialogue with him for instance. Some are shy and insecure in their new country, and it would be useful for them to form new and enlarged community alliances.