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« Reply #1025 on: October 23, 2014, 01:24:55 pm »
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Oh, the irony of an Islamic extremist named "Michael". Tongue
What's so ironic?  Both Michael and Gabriel are mentioned in the Qur'an as angels.
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« Reply #1026 on: October 23, 2014, 01:43:23 pm »
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The world's media certainly made it seem like this event really struck terror in this country: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/10/23/ottawa-shooting-global-coverage_n_6034270.html

I was a mile away from the events, and at no point yesterday was I ever in "terror".
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« Reply #1027 on: October 23, 2014, 02:38:41 pm »
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I was a mile away from the events, and at no point yesterday was I ever in "terror".

Well, it's the first terrorist event of such a magnitude in Canada since basically 1970 (if you exclude shooting sprees like Polytechnique) taking place in the symbolic heart of Canadian democracy, so people abroad are obviously going to take notice and many will overreact (understandably) as it happens. My friend was quite panicky yesterday afternoon, but having lived through May 2003 and its aftermaths in Riyadh I am a bit more 'accustomed' to such events and was never scared yesterday.
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« Reply #1028 on: October 23, 2014, 04:12:09 pm »
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Moving account of the passersby who tried to save Cpl. Cirillo.
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« Reply #1029 on: October 23, 2014, 04:49:32 pm »
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Oh, the irony of an Islamic extremist named "Michael". Tongue
What's so ironic?  Both Michael and Gabriel are mentioned in the Qur'an as angels.

Michael's relevance in Islam is fairly negligable compared to Christianity though. Jesus is also mentioned in the Quran. Doesn't mean that an Islamic terrorist going by the name of "Jesus" wouldn't be considered a bit awkward too.

The bottomline is that it's a primarily Christian name (and Jewish, being of Hebrew origin and all) and a primarily Christian figure in religion.
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« Reply #1030 on: October 23, 2014, 10:35:26 pm »
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Details on the new antiterror legislation.
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