Gun­man’s web searches in­cluded Trump, Is­lamic cen­tre

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

QUE­BEC – A search of the com­puter be­long­ing to the Que­bec City mosque gun­man re­veals he looked up web pages about guns, Don­ald Trump and mass shoot­ers be­fore he killed six men in Jan­uary 2017. Alexan­dre Bissonnette also vis­ited the web­site of the city’s main mosque nu­mer­ous times as well as its Facebook page in the days lead­ing up to the shoot­ings. The Crown tabled a po­lice re­port in court Mon­day dur­ing Bissonnette’s sen­tenc­ing hear­ing, which de­tailed the web­sites he vis­ited be­fore he stormed the mosque on Jan. 29, 2017. Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty last month to six charges of first-de­gree mur­der and six of at­tempted mur­der in the shoot­ing. The gun­man searched the web for in­for­ma­tion on mass killers in­clud­ing white su­prem­a­cist Dy­lan Roof as well as Marc Lepine, the shooter in Mon­treal’s 1989 Ecole Polytech­nique mas­sacre.

On the day of the killings, Bissonnette also looked up a Twit­ter mes­sage writ­ten the pre­vi­ous day by Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau.

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