Toronto van attack: rightwingers point to Islamist terror before police cite motive

Toronto van attack: rightwingers point to Islamist terror before police cite motiveA woman pays her respects at a makeshift memorial following the Toronto attack. Canadian police have yet to identify the motive for the Toronto van attack in which 10 people were killed, but before the dead had even been counted, many rightwing commentators were rushing to depict the attack as Islamist terrorism. Within minutes of the attack, Faith Goldy, an “alt-right” provocateur, tweeted that she was “en route” to the scene, from where she posted a string of videos suggesting that the attacker was Middle Eastern – despite official statements that he was white.



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