Quebec mosque shooting suspect Alexandre Bissonnette pleads guilty

By Les Perreaux
The Globe and Mail | March 28, 2018

In the 48 hours after Alexandre Bissonnette stood in court to own up to the mass murder of six Muslim worshippers, a bloody act that showed Canadians an unexpected face of extremism, a question was asked repeatedly among the small group of people who knew about the plea, including the judge: Why would he admit guilt now?

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“The reality is he went to a mosque, a place of worship, and admitted to first-degree murder with intent to kill people,” said Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims. “Why would he have chosen that place of all places to commit such a horrific act?”

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