Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the alleged shooter who killed a Canadian soldier and opened fire inside Canada’s parliament in Ottawa, was not connected to an earlier attack on a soldier in Quebec two days earlier.
According to AFP, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson told a news conference earlier this week that Zehaf-Bibeau was "hoping to leave for Syria” and was in Ottawa since October 2 “to deal with a passport issue.”
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Ottawa police both believe that “Zehaf-Bibeau acted alone,” added Paulson.
However, Rep. Peter King (R-New York) claimed this morning on NewsMaxTV, a conservative website, that the alleged attack by Zehaf-Bibeau was linked to the Quebec attack, and used the Canadian tragedies to call for surveillance on American Muslims, noted Buzzfeed (videos below).
“We can have all the technology in the world, the fact is we have to find out what’s happening on the ground in these Muslim communities and we can only do that through increased surveillance,” stated Rep. King.
Rep. King then insisted that the federal government must "find what people are thinking."
“What the NYPD used to until those morons at the New York Times editorial board, and Associated Press, and American Civil Liberties Union went after them... the fact is we have to find what people are thinking. We have to find out who the radicals are,” added Rep. King. “We have to find out what’s going on in the mosques which are often incubators of this type of terrorism.
“With ISIS making a concerted effort to bring about these domestic attacks we have to go all out with surveillance,” stated Rep. King. “We have to monitor what’s happening in those communities and we have to be quick to call it terrorism. We have to realize that this is a real real issue and not something that we can hide behind under this cover of political correctness.”
However, it's not an issue of political correctness, but rather racial profiling that the press and ACLU have objected to.