Just one day after President Trump’s executive orders to ban the entrance of travelers entering theUnited States that hail from 7 Muslim-majority nations- a Canadian Trump supporter attacked a Quebec Mosque during evening prayers, killing six, and injuring at least six. 27 Year-old Alexandre Bissonnette, identified to be the lone gunman- has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.
As reported by Occupy Democrats:
Not surprisingly, Bissonnette’s Facebook page (since taken down) shows that he “likes” Donald Trump and far-right, Islamophobic French politician Marine Le Pen. He also likes the Christian site Reasonable Faith. Here’s a screenshot from Bassinet’s Facebook page, taken before it was deleted, according to Heavy.com:
Canadian police have just identified the lone gunman who attacked a Quebec mosque during prayers last night, killing five praying Muslims and injuring eight. Alexandre Bissonnettte, a Quebec native, has been taken into police custody.
Not surprisingly, Bissonnette’s Facebook page (since taken down) shows that he “likes” Donald Trump and far-right, Islamophobic French politician Marine Le Pen. He also likes the Christian site Reasonable Faith. Here’s a screenshot from Bassinet’s Facebook page, taken before it was deleted, according to Heavy.com
Bissonnette is ardently pro-Trump and anti-Islam, according to a former classmate of his from Université Laval, who told Heavy.com that Bissonnette “has right-wing political ideas, pro-Israel, anti-immigration. I had many debates with him about Trump. He was obviously pro-Trump.”
Furthermore, a Facebook group called “Welcome to Refugees – Quebec City” posted that it was familiar with Bissonnette, and that he is “unfortunately known to several activists in Quebec City for his pro-Le Pen and anti-feminist identity positions at Université Laval and on social networks.” Le Pen is an ardent anti-Muslim French politician who has been closely linked to Trump in the past.
So let’s recap: one day after Donald Trump bans Muslims from several countries because, he claims, they pose a threat to the West, one of HIS deranged followers shoots up a crowd of Muslims whose only crime was peacefully practicing their faith.
Obviously, religions do not create terrorism, only terrorists do. But will Donald Trump now ban Canadian Christians from entering the United States? This tragic incident perfectly illustrates why blaming entire religions for violence is not only hateful and bigoted, but stupid and counterproductive.
Donald Trump’s Twitter has been uncharacteristically silent since the identity of the gunman was revealed. Hypocrisy, thy name is Donald Trump!
Here’s another screenshot from Bissonnette’s since-removed Facebook profile:
In true Trump fashion, instead of sending condolences to the loved ones of those who lost their lives in this senseless terror attack- and while his twitter may have remained silent on the matter he turned the tragedy into a platform to pitch his racist agenda, under the guise of “Making America Safe Again”. Sean Spicer, Trump’s press secretary, hinted that the Quebec City terror attack justified the U.S. travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, despite the fact that all those who were killed are all Muslim, many being immigrants- were killed by a Canadian non-immigrant citizen, completely negating his argument.
What do you think about an ardent Trump supporter carrying out a mass shooting targeted at Muslims only a day after Trump’s Muslim Ban? Do you think that actions like Trump’s ban makes nations like the United States and its allies safer places? Let us know in the comments below.
(Article By Tasha Sharifa)