Canadian authorities have identified the shooter who killed a soldier in Ottawa Wednesday as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau — a recent convert to Islam.
Zehaf-Bibeau shot a soldier, 24-year-old Corporal Nathan Cirillo, at Ottawa’s National War Memorial, then entered the Canadian Parliament and fired several more rounds before the House of Commons Sergeant-At-Arms, Kevin Vickers, shot and killed him. (RELATED: Footage Of Shots Fired In Canadian Parliament [VIDEO])
The suspect was a Canadian citizen, born in 1982. The Globe and Mail reports that Canadian authorities recently designated Zehaf-Bibeau as a “high-risk traveler” and seized his passport. He was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall, but changed his name recently when he converted to Islam.
He also reportedly has a criminal history of drug trafficking in Montreal and robbery in Vancouver, before his conversion.
Others have connected the shooting to an attack on Monday when a radical Islamist killed a Canadian soldier with his car. The jihadist was killed by police shortly afterward.Canada raised its national terrorism alert on Tuesday after the attack from “low” to “medium.”
Full article: Canadian Shooter Was Recent Muslim Convert (The Daily Caller)