Canada Alexandre Bissonnette watched videos of mass murders before Quebec City mosque attack, court learns

02:40  07 april  2018
02:40  07 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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  'What I did is unforgivable,' Quebec mosque shooter says after pleading guilty Alexandre Bissonnette was pronounced guilty on 12 counts of murder, attempted murder after reversing Monday's not-guilty pleaQUEBEC — Alexandre Bissonnette says he doesn’t know why he killed six people in cold blood in a Quebec City mosque last year but he says he’s not a terrorist or Islamophobe.

One week before the mosque attack , Bissonnette watched a video montage made from the shooting scenes in director Denis Villeneuve's 2009 drama Polytechnique — a fictionalized account of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre that left 14 women dead.

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This was the scene inside of the Quebec City mosque where Alexandre Bissonnette's attack occurred, two days after the shooting.© Mathieu Belanger/Reuters This was the scene inside of the Quebec City mosque where Alexandre Bissonnette's attack occurred, two days after the shooting.

The man convicted of killing six people inside a Quebec City mosque on Jan. 29, 2017 spent hours searching online for videos and references to mass murders in the weeks before he gunned down the worshippers.

Alexandre Bissonnette also entered online search terms for mass murderer Dylann Roof 201 times between Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 29, 2017 — the day of the attack.

One week before the mosque attack, Bissonnette watched a video montage of the 1989 massacre at Montreal's École Polytechnique, retracing the steps of Marc Lépine as he killed 14 women at the engineering school.

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Alexandre Bissonnette entered online search terms for mass murderer Dylann Roof 201 times between Jan. One week before the mosque attack , Bissonnette also watched a video montage of the 1989 massacre at Montreal's cole Polytechnique, retracing the steps of Marc Lpine as he killed 14

These elements of proof emerged at a court hearing Friday.

Bissonnette pleaded guilty March 28 to six counts of first-degree murder, changing an earlier plea. He also apologized to victims and survivors, saying he was deeply sorry for the pain he caused and was ashamed of his actions.

A media consortium, which includes seven different corporations, including the CBC, is requesting that security camera footage captured at the mosque on the night of the attack be released.

The Crown is opposing this motion and has asked that the video remain under a strict publication ban.

a person posing for the camera: Alexandre Bissonnette, 28, has pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of worshippers at a Quebec City mosque in January 2017.© Facebook Alexandre Bissonnette, 28, has pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of worshippers at a Quebec City mosque in January 2017.

Crown prosecutor Thomas Jacques is expected to present the video during the sentencing hearing for Bissonnette next week.

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At the hearing Friday before Quebec Superior Court Justice François Huot to determine whether the ban would be lifted, around a dozen people, including survivors of the attack, sat in the audience.

Some were visibly disturbed by the possibility the video could be made public.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: An ambulance is parked at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Jan. 29, 2017. Alexandre Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty last month to the first-degree murders of six men in that attack.© Mathieu Belanger/Reuters An ambulance is parked at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Jan. 29, 2017. Alexandre Bissonnette, 28, pleaded guilty last month to the first-degree murders of six men in that attack.

The president of the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre, Boufeldja Benabdallah, testified that simply discussing the possibility that that might happen had revived tensions and frustrations at the mosque.

Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette trawled Trump's Twitter feed .
He was reading news about the U.S. president on a daily basis, according to evidence presented at his sentencing hearing in Quebec City Monday.QUEBEC — Evidence from Alexandre Bissonnette’s computer presented in court Monday indicates the Quebec mosque shooter was obsessed with U.S. President Donald Trump, Muslims, Dylann Roof, mass shootings and feminists.

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