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Michael Zehaf-Bibeau read jihadists Twitter posts

news.nationalpost.com — Before he shot a reservist at the national war memorial and stormed the Parliament Buildings, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had been reading the online posts of a Canadian jihadist who recently urged his followers to "carry out attacks on Canada," according to sources.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @StewartBellNP: Ottawa shooter read posts by ISIS convert calling for ‘jihad in Canada’ natpo.st/1vVEpJI via @nationalpost pic.twitter.com/vQQi7aQ1Un

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Ottawa shooting bystanders perform CPR on Nathan Cirillo

news.nationalpost.com — OTTAWA - Lawyer Barbara Winters was headed to a meeting Wednesday near her office at the Canada Revenue Agency when she passed the National War Memorial, stopping to snap a few pictures of the two honour guards standing soberly at attention.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @tedescott: "You are so loved." The selfless acts of strangers who frantically tried to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. @nationalpost bit.ly/1vUTaMR

Oct 23, 2014

"You are so loved." The selfless acts of strangers who frantically tried to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. @nationalpost bit.ly/1vUTaMR

Oct 23, 2014

The photos with this story...attempts to revive #NathanCirillo, his dogs under the family home's fence...I can't. natpo.st/1xewO70

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Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was kicked out of mosque

news.nationalpost.com — The high school yearbook inscription from 2000 spoke of great things ahead for Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. "Mike is a sociable and intelligent guy," a friend at École secondaire Saint-Maxime in the Montreal suburb of Laval wrote. "He loves to laugh, and his smile wins over the girls. He will go far in life."
Oct 23, 2014

RT @jonkay: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was actually thrown out of a mosque news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/23/det… Was reduced to proselytizing in a homeless shelter

Oct 23, 2014

This is the most complete look at the background of the shooter I've seen yet. But still so many questions. news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/23/det…

Oct 23, 2014

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was actually thrown out of a mosque news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/23/det… Was reduced to proselytizing in a homeless shelter

Oct 23, 2014

"He will go far in life":high school yearbook inscription of Ottawa shooter & other disturbing details.@nationalpost bit.ly/1FLwt23

Conservatives mulling legislation making it illegal to condone terrorist acts online

news.nationalpost.com — OTTAWA - The Conservatives are understood to be considering new legislation that would make it an offence to condone terrorist acts online. There is frustration in government, and among law enforcement agencies, that the authorities can't detain or arrest people who express sympathy for atrocities committed overseas and who may pose a threat to public safety, one Conservative MP said.
Oct 24, 2014

FFS RT @ivortossell Oh, great: "Conservatives mulling legislation making it illegal to condone terrorist acts online" news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/23/con…

Oct 23, 2014

Conservative Party thought process: We have some good will. Now, how best to squander it? Wait, I’ve got it news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/23/con…

Oct 23, 2014

This strikes me as extraordinarily ill-judged and unlikely to survive Charter scrutiny. news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/23/con… So. Back to normal, then.

Oct 23, 2014

What the holy hell. Government looking at making it illegal to condone terrorist attacks online. natpo.st/1vVXUBJ

Andrew Coyne: Politics weren’t put aside during the Ottawa hug-out, they were just made over for the occasion

fullcomment.nationalpost.com — OTTAWA - There is a script people in politics are called upon to perform, in times of crisis or tragedy. In the script, our leaders put politics aside in a moment of unity. At such times, they declare, we are all Canadians first, partisans second. They praise each other, and vow to work together.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @rolandparis: Superb analysis. MT @acoyne My take on leaders’ speeches: politics hasn't been put aside, just taken to another level fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/10/23/and…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @nationalpost: Coyne: Politics weren’t put aside during Ottawa hug-out, they were made over for the occasion natpo.st/1xf5Vjw pic.twitter.com/RGLBRP8vAk

Oct 23, 2014

My take on the leaders’ speeches: it’s not that politics has been put aside, just taken to another level fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/10/23/and…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @fullcomment: Andrew Coyne: Politics weren’t put aside during the Ottawa hug-out, they were just made over for the occasion natpo.st/1D3KALY

As Ottawa shooting broke out, Stephen Harper hid in a closet, unknown to his own caucus in the same room

news.nationalpost.com — OTTAWA - For a few moments that must have felt like an eternity, the prime minister of Canada stood hiding in a closet-like space within the Conservative caucus room. The Mounties who are assigned to protect him on a daily basis initially stood on the other side of the doors to that Parliamentary Reading Room, doors that suddenly seemed too thin, the locks too flimsy.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @AndyBlatchford: As Ottawa shooting broke out, Stephen Harper hunkered down in a closet-like space natpo.st/1vVg72h @jenditchburn reports

Oct 23, 2014

RT @AndyBlatchford: As Ottawa shooting broke out, Stephen Harper hunkered down in a closet-like space natpo.st/1vVg72h @jenditchburn reports

Oct 23, 2014

As Ottawa shooting broke out, Stephen Harper hunkered down in a closet-like space natpo.st/1vVg72h @jenditchburn reports

Ottawa shooting suspect’s mother: ‘We are sorry’

news.nationalpost.com — OTTAWA, Ontario - The mother of the man identified as Ottawa gunman has told The Associated Press she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone call Thursday, Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack.

World’s strangest road-trip: Two reporters embark on unprecedented tour of North Korea

news.nationalpost.com — LAKE CHON, North Korea - The Kaema Plateau, the "Roof of Korea," is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War. It's now a truck stop.
Oct 23, 2014

World’s strangest road-trip: Two reporters embark on unprecedented tour of North Korea natpo.st/1vTTSd9

Oct 23, 2014

World’s strangest road-trip: Two reporters embark on unprecedented tour of North Korea natpo.st/1vTTSd9 pic.twitter.com/korENHyYk7

Ottawa terror attack: Six views on a tragedy

news.nationalpost.com — Q: What was going through your mind as the events of yesterday played out on Parliament Hill? A: I wasn't overly shocked. We have been hearing about [radicalization of Canadians] for a while, and I don't think we have been doing enough about it in Canada.

Ottawa shooter read posts by ISIS convert calling for ‘jihad in Canada’

ww2.nationalpost.com — Ottawa shooter read posts by ISIS convert calling for 'jihad in Canada' Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Email Stewart BellThursday, Oct. 23, 2014 Michael Zehaf Bibeau is shown carrying a gun while running towards Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2014, in a still taken from video surveillance.

Doug Ford denies calling Toronto reporter a ‘little b-h’ as John Tory and Olivia Chow demand he apologize

news.nationalpost.com — "I can't stand that little bitch," Doug Ford said about me as he left CTV studios. I did not hear it. Multiple photographers heard it.- Jennifer Pagliaro (@jpags) October 23, 2014 I asked Ford about releasing his donor list. About his fundraising efforts.
Oct 23, 2014

Doug Ford denies calling Toronto reporter a ‘little b—h’ but doesn't deny calling someone a ‘little b—h’ natpo.st/1xdhCHw #topoli

Oct 23, 2014

I admire the *consistency* of a candidate who starts the campaign acting like an asshole, and ends it in the same way news.nationalpost.com/2014/10/23/dou…

Oct 23, 2014

And while adults in Ottawa deliver thoughtful speeches, here's a story on Doug Ford calling someone 'a bitch.' natpo.st/1xdhCHw

The Toronto Raptors’ first season: A cavernous stadium, one great moment and a whole lot of strangeness

sports.nationalpost.com — They played in a stadium built for baseball and football. They had a makeshift roster culled from an expansion draft, a coach who had never been a head coach in the NBA and a general manager who had never been an executive.