The world has been shocked over the past few weeks over a series of knife attacks and beheadings in France, all of which appear to be terrroism related. So when two people are killed and five wounded by a man with a sword in Quebec City many assume it must be terrorism. But is it? Borealis weighs in on why we need to be careful before we jump to conclusions.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder after allegedly attacking many people with a katana in Quebec City on Halloween night while dressed in a medieval outfit. Documents identify the accused as Carl Girouard. Radio-Canada has learned he is from Sainte-Thérèse, a town northwest of Montreal. Police issued a statement on Twitter on Sunday afternoon saying that the coroner had identified the two victims. Read more
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