(Edited video released by the RCMP Friday of Michael Zehaf Bibeau filmed shortly before his Oct. 22 terror attack in Ottawa)
APTN National News, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA–RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson on Friday released a brief video Michael Zehaf Bibeau filmed just before launching his Oct. 22 terror attack in Ottawa.
Paulson said for operational reasons a total of 18 seconds had been edited from the video’s beginning and end. Zehaf Bibeau does not mention ISIS or any other specific terror organization in the segment of the video released publicly by Paulson during his appearance before the House of Commons public safety committee.
Paulson said the RCMP determined that Zehaf Bibeau is a terrorist and anyone who may have aided him would also be considered a terrorist.
Paulson told the committee the RCMP is actively investigating individuals who may have helped Zehaf Bibeau. Paulson said he believes Zehaf Bibeau “didnt come to this act alone.”
Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot honour guard Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial in October before rushing into Parliament Hill’s Centre Block, where he was gunned down. Paulson said RCMP officers, Parliament Hill security and former Sgt.-at-Arms Kevin Vickers all shot Zehaf Bibeau many times.
Two days before the Ottawa attack, another Quebec man with jihadist sympathies struck and killed Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent with a car.
The assaults spurred the federal government to introduce controversial new anti-terror legislation that would broaden the mandate of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
Transcript of the video as provided by the RCMP to the House of Commons Public Safety committee:
To those who are involved and listen to this movie, this is in retaliation for Afghanistan and because Harper wants to send his troops to Iraq.
So we are retaliating, the Mujahedin of this world. Canada’s officially become one of our enemies by fighting and bombing us and creating a lot of terror in our countries and killing us and killing our innocents. So, just aiming to hit some soldiers just to show that you’re not even safe in your own land, and you gotta be careful.
So, may Allah accept from us. It’s a disgrace you guys have forgotten God and have you let every indecency and things running your land. We don’t, we don’t go for this. We are good people, righteous people, believers of God and believing his law and his Prophets, peace be upon them all. That’s my message to all of you in this, Inshallah, we’ll not cease until you guys decide to be a peaceful country and stay to your own and I-, and stop going to other countries and stop occupying and killing the righteous of us who are trying to bring back religious law in our countries.