Alexandre Bissonnette er siktet for seks tilfeller av overlagt drap og fem drapsforsøk etter terrorangrepet mot en moské i Quebec.
Politiet mener at 27-åringen var alene om drapene. Bissonnette ringte 911 vel 20 minutter etter skytingen og fortalte at han satt i en bil, bevæpnet, men at han ville overgi seg.
Like etter ble han pågrepet i nærheten av en bro omtrent 20 kilometer fra åstedet. Ifølge Radio-Canada ble det funnet minst ett våpen i bilen hans.
Foto fra Bissonnettes Facebook-side.
På Bissonnettes Facebook-side er det bilder av ham på fest, sammen med familien, i halloween-kostyme og ved et sjakkbord. Han likte sider for heavy metal-band, videospill og politikere fra president Trump til sjakk-stormester Anatoly Karpov og pave Johannes Paul II.
Among the posts he had liked in recent months: a June posting on another person’s page that read: «We live in a world where Christianity is demonized over cake and Islam is defended despite 50 dead at a gay club. Amazing.»
Forøvrig var der påfallende få tegn til ekstreme synspunkter på facebooksiden hans (den er nå fjernet), skriver Heavy.com:
His Facebook page reveals few details about his reasoning for the shooting, and appears similar to other 20-something college students. His last public post, on January 20, was a photo of a dog wearing a Dominos pizza delivery outfit, with the caption, “I want one! #fridayfeeling.”
Other photos show him with family, with friends at parties and in a Halloween costume, as the killer from the movie “Scream.”
He has also posted recently about discoveries on Pluto, camping and wanting to travel one day to Torngat Mountains National Park. He also shared a video last year about a brewery owned by members of the band Megadeth.
In November 2015, he posted a photo of medals he said belong to his grandfather.
“For remembrance day coming up a picture of my grandfathers medals! From left to right is the 1939-1945 star, the france and germany star, the defence medal, the canadian VOLUNTEER medal and the war medal 1939-1945, we changed the ribbons and cleaned them, nice job,” he wrote.
Foto fra Facebook.
Siktede studerte statsvitenskap ved Université Laval og skal være kjent for å ha inntatt politiske synspunkter på ytre høyre fløy, skriver BuzzFeed. Andre medier skriver at han var «anti-immigrant».
En medstudent, som ønsker å være anonym, beskriver siktede som en «einstøing uten venner» overfor La Presse. En tidligere klassekamerat sa lignende ting til Le Journal de Quebec:
“Apart from his twin brother, I did not see him with other people,” said Mikael Labrecque Berger, in French. He said Bissonnette was an “unpopular nerd,” and was not always taken seriously by classmates.
“He replied to insults, but never with physical violence,” Labrecque Berger said, adding that he and his twin brother didn’t integrate with other students. They were usually only seen together, he said.
But another former classmate, Jean-Michel Allard-Prus, who studied politics with him, at Université Laval and has kept in touch with him, told Le Journal de Quebec that Bissonnette, “has right-wing political ideas, pro-Israel, anti-immigration. I had many debates with him about Trump. He was obviously pro-Trump.”
En annen medstudent, Vincent Boissoneault, var venn med ham på Facebook og sa til the Globe and Mail:
“I can tell you he was certainly no Muslim convert. I wrote him off as a xenophobe. I didn’t even think of him as totally racist, but he was enthralled by a borderline racist nationalist movement.”
Acquaintances said he became interested in the far right movement when Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front in France, spoke in Quebec City in March 2016, the Globe and Mail reports. He began speaking out about politics on Facebook and became estranged from some friends, according to the newspaper.
En nabo forteller til NBC News at 27-åringen likte å leke med våpen i skogen bak huset sitt og at han snakket om voldelige videoer han hadde sett:
– Han var ikke sosial. Han holdt seg for seg selv, sa Regern Bessière.
Politiet sier at det foreløpig er for tidlig å si noe om motivet, men det er ventet at siktelsen vil bli utvidet til å omfatte terrorrelaterte punkter.
Boston Globe and Mail: Quebec City mosque attack suspect known for right-wing online posts