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Barbara Kay: The unique anguish of a terrorist’s mother

Posted on 2014-10-23 16:03:15

Two men died in Ottawa on Wednesday. One was evil and guilty. One was good and innocent. The hearts of all Canadians go out to the parents of the victim, reservist Nathan Cirillo. Including the heart of Susan Bibeau, mother of the alleged murderer, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Ms. Bibeau, who ironically enough works for the federal government from Montreal, has expressed her sympathy for the victim. “If I’m crying it’s for the people,” she said, struggling to hold back tears. “Not for my son.” Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s mother: I cry for the victims, not my sonThe mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at the National War Memorial before opening fire in Parliament said she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone call Thursday, Susan Bibeau told the Associated Press she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack. “Can you ever explain something like this?” she said. “We are sorry.” Authorities have identified the shooter as Michael Zehaf Bibeau, who was known to police in Montreal and Vancouver. Continue reading… But how many people will express their sympathy for her? The grief of a victim’s mother is qualitatively different from that of a murderer’s mother, whose pain is equally profound, but who is socially isolated by the incident. Some murderers’ parents deserve our contempt — I am thinking of the perverted values governing entire Islamist-dominated regions — because they actually encourage and rejoice in their sons’ homicidal martyrdom. But Western terrorists have not been brought up to consider hatred-based violence anything less than criminal and immoral. The profound despair of local terrorists’ family members is thus heavily tinctured with excruciating shame. On Monday, Quebec’s Martin Couture-Rouleau rammed his car into two soldiers, killing one of them, warrant officer Patrice Vincent, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, not far from Montreal. By all accounts, his life, up to 2013, when........

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The Black Book of the American Left: Volume 2 — The Progressives

Barbara Kay: How utterly irrational faith-based global-warming theory is In an April 30 article, “Climate change and health: Extreme heat a ‘silent’ killer, Globe and Mail reporter Karen McColl...


Barbara Kay on how you know you’re a pit bull fanatic (Video)

Latest Column

Barbara Kay: The unique anguish of a terrorist’s mother

Posted on 2014-10-23 16:03:15

Two men died in Ottawa on Wednesday. One was evil and guilty. One was good and innocent. The hearts of all Canadians go out to the parents of the victim, reservist Nathan Cirillo. Including the heart of Susan Bibeau, mother of the alleged murderer, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Ms. Bibeau, who ironically enough works for the federal government from Montreal, has expressed her sympathy for the victim. “If I’m crying it’s for the people,” she said, struggling to hold back tears. “Not for my son.” Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s mother: I cry for the victims, not my sonThe mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at the National War Memorial before opening fire in Parliament said she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone call Thursday, Susan Bibeau told the Associated Press she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack. “Can you ever explain something like this?” she said. “We are sorry.” Authorities have identified the shooter as Michael Zehaf Bibeau, who was known to police in Montreal and Vancouver. Continue reading… But how many people will express their sympathy for her? The grief of a victim’s mother is qualitatively different from that of a murderer’s mother, whose pain is equally profound, but who is socially isolated by the incident. Some murderers’ parents deserve our contempt — I am thinking of the perverted values governing entire Islamist-dominated regions — because they actually encourage and rejoice in their sons’ homicidal martyrdom. But Western terrorists have not been brought up to consider hatred-based violence anything less than criminal and immoral. The profound despair of local terrorists’ family members is thus heavily tinctured with excruciating shame. On Monday, Quebec’s Martin Couture-Rouleau rammed his car into two soldiers, killing one of them, warrant officer Patrice Vincent, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, not far from Montreal. By all accounts, his life, up to 2013, when........

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