Quebec mosque attack 'was Donald Trump fan and expressed hatred of Muslims in police questioning'

Reports say Quebec mosque attack suspect didn't hide Muslim hostility during interrogation, was Donald Trump supporter

Tributes made outside the mosque in the days following the shooting

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Local news reports from Quebec have claimed that the main suspect in Sunday's mosque attack was openly hostile towards Muslims while being questioned by police and was a supporter of Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen.

Six people were shot dead and eight left injured after shots were fired into the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre during evening prayers on January 29. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, was arrested on suspicion of the crime. 

La Presse in Canada reported that in the hours spent under police questioning following the arrest, Bissonnette made no attempt to hide his antipathy towards Muslims. 

Bissonnette had previously used his Facebook profile, which has since been deleted, to 'like' the pages of Donald Trump and a number of right-wing figures including Le Pen, the leader of France's Front National.

Bissonnette has been charged with six counts of murder, as well as five counts of attempted murder.