TORONTO – A U.S.-based company that monitors trends within the global jihadist movement says Islamic State has released a video calling for lone-wolf attacks on Canadian targets.
SITE Intelligence Group posted the six minute, 13 second video on its website on Sunday and it has been distributed on Twitter and jihadi forums.
On the video a man, who says he is a Canadian and identifies himself as “Abu Anwar al-Canadi,” urges his Muslim countrymen to follow the example of Martin Couture-Rouleau.
Couture-Rouleau killed one soldier – warrant officer Patrice Vincent – and injured another when he ran them down with a car in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., in October.
Standing in the ruins of an unidentified area, Abu Anwar warns Canadians that their country being part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State will bring revenge attacks upon them.
The video also references Michael Zehaf Bibeau’s October attack in which he killed an honour guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa before storming Parliament Hill.
The Canadian government deployed fighter jets and support personnel to the region earlier this year to join other countries conducting air strikes to support Iraqi ground forces battling Islamic state militants.