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The lone wolf: Is it ideology or pathology?

theglobeandmail.com — Reading time What drives these angry young men? How do otherwise unremarkable sad-sack guys become, almost overnight, self-sacrificing killers? These "lone-wolf terrorists," as they have come to be known in criminology and intelligence circles, start out with a few troubles, perhaps mental illness or drug addiction or a history of petty crime.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Ideology or pathology? What drives "lone-wolf terrorists" like Michael Zehaf-Bibeau & Martin Couture-Rouleau: http://t.co…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @ldobsonhughes: .@dougsaunders is simply excellent on lone-wolf terrorism. Disturbed minds looking for a narrative m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @ldobsonhughes: .@dougsaunders is simply excellent on lone-wolf terrorism. Disturbed minds looking for a narrative m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 25, 2014

"One of the defining characteristics of terrorists is that they overwhelmingly tend to hold engineering degrees." theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @DougSaunders: The lone-wolf killer, our age's most familiar terror, is a product of both brain chemicals and mind ideas, I write theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

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Documents: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's B.C. court transcripts

theglobeandmail.com — Browse Bibeau's 2011 release hearing transcript, and his 2012 sentencing hearing transcript
Oct 25, 2014

RT @MaxBlumenthal: Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was mentally unstable crack addict: theglobeandmail.com/news/national/… Ejected from mosque: cbc.ca/news/canada/br…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @Colinfreeze: Do yourself a favour and read this raw doc: 3 years before #Ottawashooting terror, shooter pleaded to be put in jail theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @Colinfreeze: Do yourself a favour and read this raw doc: 3 years before #Ottawashooting terror, shooter pleaded to be put in jail theglobeandmail.com/news/national/…

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Fund suicide prevention, not metal detectors

theglobeandmail.com — The shooting rampage at Dawson College last week has stirred many emotions -- chief among them fear, anger and sadness. The death at gunpoint of one teenager, the bullet wounds suffered by a dozen others, the sundry injuries that occurred in the ensuing chaos, the psychological scars that emerged in the aftermath, not to mention the suicide of the killer, should also lead us to ponder the broader issues of injury and violence.

Hockey returns to Ottawa; takes place in Canada’s healing process

theglobeandmail.com — The Ottawa Senators hope they can do their part in the process of mourning Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on Saturday night and help the nation's capital come together after this week's shooting on Parliament Hill.

Former Cream frontman dies

theglobeandmail.com — The former lead singer of British rock band Cream, Jack Bruce, has died aged 71, his family said on Saturday. Bruce, who also played bass for the band, founded Cream with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker in 1966.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @globeandmail: Remembering Jack Bruce, the former Cream frontman who has passed away at 71: trib.al/i49U4TY pic.twitter.com/bvaV2ks6h8

What do we do about the Islamic State fanboys?

theglobeandmail.com — One bit of good news about the two shocking attacks on our nation this week is that they were not the work of organized groups. They appear to have been carried out by individuals - both self-radicalized and deeply troubled - who latched on to a toxic ideology and acted alone.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @globeandmail: What to do about those Islamic State fanboys? Margaret Wente on lone wolves and 'blowback' @GlobeDebate trib.al/a19VLaa

Paul Godfrey: Evolution of a Canadian media mogul

theglobeandmail.com — Canada's newest media mogul likes to joke that his career has been built largely on luck, not intelligence. "My mother said to me when I was quite young: 'When you have your choice in life between smart and lucky, take lucky all the time,'" says Paul Godfrey, chief executive of Postmedia Network Canada Corp.