CANADIAN CONVERT RUNS DOWN 2 MILITARY STAFF
Police say that Martin Rouleau (Ahmad) waited in the carpark for the soldiers for at least two hours before mowing them down and taking off, leading police on a high-speed chase. Martin Rouleau was killed by officers at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal, after he came at police with a knife. The dead soldier was identified, on Tuesday 10/21/2014, as Warrant Ofc Patrice Vincent, 53, a 28-year veteran of the Canadian armed services. The other soldier suffered minor injuries, police said.
Martin Couture-Rouleau had a pressure-washing business registered in Quebec. 2013, according to one of his neighbors, Martin Couture-Rouleau had fallen in with extremist Muslims aroundSince his conversion to Islam, in mid 2013. On social media websites, Couture-Rouleau posted polemics attacking Christianity, Western leaders and Israel. According to one friend he dreamed of dying as a martyr.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Commissioner Bob Paulson said authorities had been tracking a group of Islamic radicals – including Couture-Rouleau – because they may have intended to go abroad to join militant groups.
The Canadian authorities seized Couture-Rouleau’s passport in 07/2014 when he tried to travel to Turkey. He was arrested but police lacked evidence to charge him with a crime.
Authorities had met him several times, most recently on 10/09/2014, and had met his parents and the imam at his Mosque in an effort to get him to change his views.
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