A cold-hearted thug walked through a Toronto neighbourhood and opened fire at innocent civilians enjoying a warm summer evening. He murdered a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old young woman. He deserves our scorn, not our sympathy.
Canadian media outlets are going out of their way to paint Faisal Hussain as a victim. This is an insult to all Canadians, especially the victims.
Below is everything we know about the Danforth shooter, both confirmed and unconfirmed accounts, including reports that the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know.
This is what the mainstream media will not tell you.
- Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has identified Faisal Hussain, 29, as the perpetrator of the mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown Sunday night. The gunman killed two people and wounded 13.
- 10-year-old Julianna Kozis of Markham, and 18-year-old Reese Fallon of Toronto, a recent high school graduate, lost their lives in the attack.
- Hussain died at the scene of the shooting.
- There was an exchange of gunfire between Hussain and the police.
- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the shooting.
- There is no evidence to support ISIS’s claim that it inspired Faisal to carry out the attack.
- The Toronto Police Service has not said whether the gunman’s electronic devices have been recovered and what, if anything, was found on them.
- According to Jaspal Singh, a Sikh man who witnessed the shooting, Faisal Hussain told him, “Don’t worry, I won’t kill you,” before beginning his rampage. Mr. Singh speculated that this may have been because “I also have brown skin.”
- Faisal Hussain’s older brother, Fahad, was arrested and charged with drug and weapons violations in 2015 and 2017, respectively. He has been in a coma since September 2017. Fahad’s house was once found to contain 33 illegal guns and 42 kilos of a deadly street drug.
Unconfirmed reports the media is repeating
- Hussain had previously been apprehended by Toronto police twice under the Ontario Mental Health Act (anonymous police source).
- An anonymous former teacher of Hussain at Victoria Park Collegiate says that the school contacted police in 2009 after the teacher asked Hussain what he wanted to do with his life and Hussain replied: “I want to kill someone.” (anonymous teacher)
- Hussain shot himself in the head following the rampage (anonymous person close to Hussain’s family)
Unconfirmed reports the media is ignoring
- Faisal Hussain visited ISIS websites and may have expressed support for the terrorist group (anonymous law enforcement source).
- Law enforcement in Canada began investigating whether Hussain had lived for a time in Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan (anonymous law enforcement source).
- Toronto Police source told the National Post: "Toronto Police files show little evidence of the typical history of a person with a florid mental illness such as “psychosis,” as his family said." Source seems to deny claims of Hussain’s alleged run-ins under the Mental Health Act.
Information from groups pushing their own agendas:
- Hussain “was a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the attack in response to calls to target the citizens of the coalition countries.” (ISIS’s Amaq News Agency)
- Faisal Hussain had “severe mental health challenges, struggling with psychosis and depression his entire life” (statement written by NDP activist).