So, there is a very useful, I think, summary of the Danforth shooting by Stewart Bell on Global TV‘s website. The ‘new’ bit of the news is that “The so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Toronto mass shooting, calling the attacker a “soldier” who was responding to calls to “target citizens of coalition countries.”” But we have no idea if that is true or not … Da’esh/ISIL/ISIS has, routinely claimed credit for “lone wolf” attacks.
We know that a public relations expert with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood crafted a “family” statement that tries to suggest that Faisal Hussain, a 29-year-old retail worker, suffered from mental illness … but we also read that he was “known to police,” as they say, and, thus far, there is no proof that he was treated for mental health issues.
“Police officials,” Stewart Bell reports, “continued to caution that there was still no indication of any link to national security and that it would take time to determine the attacker’s motive.“
What we know is that three people, including Faisal Hussain and 18-year-old Reese Fallon and 10-year-old Julianna Kozis are dead and thirteen others, ranging in age from 17 to 59, were injured.
That’s all we know; everything else, motive, Da’esh/ISIL/ISIS connections, the source of the weapon and, and, and, is just speculation. Some people are trying to give Faisal Hussain a ‘reason’ for shooting people, some people are trying to make him into a Muslim terrorist, some people want to blame guns, others want to blame immigration … but no one knows for sure.