A new phase of jihad? Man stabbed to death and decapitated on bus in Canada
On a Greyhound bus 40 miles from Winnipeg, Manitoba at 8:30 p.m. on July 30, a 40 year old man who was sitting next to a young, sleeping man suddenly began to stab the young man with a large knife. Proceeding robotically, he stabbed him 40 or 50 times, many times in his chest, but also in every part of his body. The bus stopped and all the passengers fled the bus. Then the killer beheaded and gutted the victim.
I’ve read three stories on this. No information has come from the uber PC Canadian Mounties at all. They don’t even give the names of the victim and killer, because, they say, it will “compromise” the investigation. (These Canadian police sound as about as motivated and effective as the terminally world-weary sheriff played by Tommy Lee Jones in the evil Coen brothers’ ultra-nihilistic film No Country for Old Men, which also involved a robotic killer.) Almost all the information in the three stories comes from a passenger named Garnet Caton who was sitting in front to the seat where the murder occurred. The MSNCB story has the most details of the murder and decapitation. The CNN story has the least. The story from National Terror Alert provides a detail that’s missing in the MSNBC story, of how they first realized that the victim was being beheaded:
Caton, the driver and a trucker who had stopped at the scene later boarded the vehicle to see if the victim was still alive.Also, a detail that was only in the CNN story: after the passengers fled the bus, a truck driver stopped and gave them crow bars and wrenches to keep the killer from getting off the bus. He must be the same truck driver who re-entered the bus with Caton and the driver and saw the beheading in process.
“He put his bags in the overhead compartment. He didn’t say a word to anybody. He seemed totally normal. He had sunglasses on. He sat down. And then, about a half an hour later, we heard this blood-curdling scream and turned around and the guy was standing up, stabbing this guy repeatedly, repeatedly, like, I dunno, must have been 40, 50 times in the neck and in the chest area. When he was attacking him, he was calm as like, it was like he was at the beach. He (was) totally calm, he didn’t say anything. There was no rage or, or anything. He was just like a robot stabbing the guy.
Allan Wall writes:
Re the Canadian bus stabbing. Did nobody on that bus do anything to help the guy? They all just got off the bus ?LA replies:
He was repeatedly stabbing the victim in the chest with a 12 inch hunting knife, I think by the time people realized what was happening it was probably too late to save him.A reader writes:
Although I realize that VFR is not a victim’s rights advocacy site, and in fact I don’t even know your thoughts on gun rights, I did want to comment on this:LA replies:
In the very sketchy accounts, which really just come from one passenger, Garnet Caton, there is not the slightest mention of any thought or attempt to stop the murder. The focus was solely on everyone escaping the bus. But then, with the help of a truck driver who stopped at the scene and handed out crow bars and wrenches, the bus driver, Caton, and the truck driver kept the killer from exiting the bus
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 01, 2008 12:14 AM | Send