Terrorist Ideology Blamed in Canada Car Attack

Benjamin Shingler and Rob Gillies
Associated Press
via ABC News

A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey, authorities said Tuesday.

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said the attack Monday was “clearly linked to terrorist ideology.” Quebec Police spokesman Guy Lapointe said the act was deliberate and that one of the two soldiers was in uniform.

Police said the suspect, Martin Couture-Rouleau, called 911 to report his hit-and-run as police chased him in the Quebec city of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. He later was shot dead by police after his car flipped over into a ditch and he brandished a knife as he exited his car. A second soldier suffered minor injuries in the attack.

Couture-Rouleau, 25, was one of 90 people in the country suspected of intending to join fights abroad or who have returned from overseas, according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson.

He first came to attention of authorities in June because of Facebook postings that showed he had become radicalized and wanted to leave the country to fight, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Martine Fontaine…



The article, with video, continues at ABC News.



Related: Prime Minister Stephen Harper left this message on Facebook today:

I learned with shock and sadness yesterday that two Canadian Armed Forces members from Canadian Forces Base Saint-Jean Garrison were hit by a man who, according to our national security services, had become radicalized.

On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the CAF member who succumbed to injuries caused by this vicious event. We also offer our prayers for the recovery of the member who was injured. I would also like to thank first responders on the scene for their efforts.

Finally, I want to express that the authorities can count on our full support in order to get to the bottom of this terrible act.

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C’est avec stupeur et tristesse que j’ai appris hier que deux membres des Forces armées canadiennes de la Garnison de la Base des Forces canadiennes Saint Jean ont été happés par un homme qui, selon nos services de sécurité nationale, s’était radicalisé.

Au nom de tous les Canadiens, Laureen et moi offrons nos plus sincères condoléances à la famille et aux amis du membre des FAC qui a succombé aux blessures subies lors de cet événement odieux. Nous prions également pour le rétablissement du militaire qui a été blessé. Par ailleurs, j’aimerais remercier les premiers intervenants sur les lieux pour leurs efforts.

Enfin, je tiens à dire que les autorités peuvent compter sur notre plein appui pour faire toute la lumière sur ce geste horrible.



Anti-Gun Democrat Politician Just Got Exposed For Blatant Hypocrisy In Ferguson, MO

…headed to Ferguson for a recent protest…

B. Christopher Agee
Western Journalism

When Missouri state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed headed to Ferguson for a recent protest, she brought with her a legacy of supporting strict gun control legislation. As it turns out, though, she also brought along her own firearm, which has led some to characterize her as a hypocrite regarding the contentious issue.





KMOV reports Nasheed was walking in the road and blocking traffic when police detained her and recognized that she “smelled strongly of intoxicants.”

She refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test, and police arrested her on charges of failure to obey a police order and walking in the roadway…



Read the entire article at Western Journalism.




Travelers from Ebola-stricken countries face new restrictions

Susan Ferrechio
The Washington Examiner

Travelers arriving from three Ebola-afflicted countries in Africa will have to land in one of five airports equipped with special screening measures for the disease, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.

The DHS labeled the move a travel restriction, though it does not go as far as banning arrivals from those nations, which has been called for by many Republican lawmakers and some Democrats.

“We are continually evaluating whether additional restrictions or added screening and precautionary measures are necessary to protect the American people and will act accordingly,” Johnson said.

About 94 percent of travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where Ebola is rampant, land at one of the five airports…



The article continues at The Washington Examiner.




Obama’s triple punch hits America in the gut after midterms

Ernest Istook
The Washington Times

No matter who wins or loses on Election Day, President Obama is ready with a big new push of his radical agenda the very next day. It includes a triple punch on immigration amnesty, higher health insurance costs and putting thousands of convicts back on the streets early.

Mr. Obama says his policies are on the ballot but there’s nothing democratic about his agenda. All of these are executive actions that would require heroic efforts by Congress to reverse. Every candidate and incumbent should reveal how they’ll fight against Mr. Obama’s triple whammy that will hit America in the gut between Nov. 5th and the end of this year.

The only thing holding Mr. Obama back has been his desire to avoid backlash at the polls against his fellow Democrats. So he has used his typical tactics of deception and propaganda, plus friendly media, to suppress public awareness…



The article continues at The Washington Times.


Related: Another Obamacare Employer Mandate Looms on January 1

…According to health policy expert, Betsy McCaughey, “Most people still get their health insurance through an employer. Thirty million people could lose their on-the-job coverage this year and be forced into one of these exchanges.”…


Update: Mark Levin: Obama’s “Full Mussolini” is Going to Come Out After the Midterms (video)

Mark Levin was on Hannity tonight discussing the upcoming election and how Democrats and their statist policies will likely give Republicans a good day in a couple of weeks on election day. But he also points that while Republicans may have a good day, it could be a lot better if they weren’t so silent, trying not to make waves in order to win.

As far as Obama goes, Levin believes his “full Mussolini” is going to come out after the midterms as he attempts to do everything he couldn’t do before “with his pen and his phone”.



Rebirth Of The Toxic Twins


Subprime Redux: Mel Watt’s easy credit crusade is now off and running. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s chief regulator has officially lowered lending standards for the entire mortgage industry. Here we go again.

In January, we warned that Watt’s swearing-in as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency would mark the start of the next housing bubble. We pointed out that the Congressional Black Caucus’ former head has a soft spot for those who can’t afford homes and that as a Democrat lawmaker he pressed Freddie to lend even to “welfare recipients” in his district.

“Expect him to reboot the era of easy credit,” we warned. “Watch him use his control of Freddie and Fannie to return to the recklessly lax policies that caused the mortgage crisis.”

Now comes news that he and the nationalized mortgage giants have drawn up new rules aimed at loosening underwriting standards to make home loans more affordable and easier to get for low-income borrowers with poor credit…



The editorial continues at Investors.com





Obama To Delay Major Climate Regulations Until After The Election

Michael Bastasch
The Daily Caller

Since March, the Obama administration has been looking to impose new regulations on methane emissions as part of its crusade against global warming. But it looks like the White House is putting its climate plans on hold until after the November elections.

Earlier this year, President Obama ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to look into possible new regulations for methane emissions and ordered the Interior Department to ready new rules for flaring methane from oil and gas production on federal lands. But the public won’t see either of these agencies act on methane emissions until after the election next month, according to a tip received by Marcellus Drilling News.

MDN said it “received an email alert from the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) about this very issue” which said the “EPA (and the Bureau of Land Management)… will unveil devastating new regulations AFTER the November elections.”…



The article continues, with video, at The Daily Caller.