NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has said that at this time he will not label Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s killing of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial during his attack on Parliament Hill as an act of terrorism.
Mulcair stressed that his opinion on the tragic events in Ottawa are based on reports of Bibeau struggling with mental health issues. “If that turns out to be the case, I think we are not in the presence of a terrorist act in the sense that we would understand it and I think we have to be very careful with the use of the word terrorism, make sure that’s actually what we are dealing with,” said Mulcair.
The Conservative’s, the RCMP and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have all labeled the Ottawa shooting as an act of terrorism.
Russell Brand The Trews (E174) – Reaction to the violence in Ottawa involving the killings of two officers. Canada’s prime minister has called the most recent shooting “the country’s second terrorist attack in three days.”:
Do you think the Ottawa Shooting was an act of terrorism or is there not enough evidence at this point to make that conclusion? Is this how Mulcair really feels, or is he just saying this to appeal to Muslim voters?
– Q New Media Editor / Chris Bundas –