A mass shooting threat was made by a Muslim against Christians in Ottawa, Canada and citizens are furious that the police are still refusing to take it seriously or notify the public.
On Sunday, May 20th, and then again early Monday morning, around 1:30 AM, the account @MJafleur, Masoph Jafluer, tweeted that “Christians within the city must be brought down to advance the will of the true God.” He then tweeted again that “tomorrow morning I will be taking a lot of lives at Carlton, University. Take this as a warning, if you go to campus, you will be among the casualties.”
Concerned people on Twitter launched into action to try and locate the man, alert authorities as well as spread the word to those who attend the university.
Just called the cops.. apparently many people called already.. campus security and police aware.. stay safe guys
— izza hakim (@IzzaHakim) May 21, 2018
If you are reading this, you have a chance to potentially save lives. The user @MJafleur (a fake account) has made serious threats relating to a school shooting tomorrow. The gun photos he has uploaded cannot be reverse searched to match any google pics. Spread the message #share
— τωεετs (@TweetsAhoy) May 21, 2018
I called the police in Ottawa, called the university he named and the FBI task. I hope they take it serious.
— Rae. #Beerkru (@RaekomAzgeda) May 21, 2018
Even some fellow Muslims were worried and attempted to contact authorities, according to their Tweets.
I tried calling the police. Didn’t work but a mutual said he called and the police are aware
— nay🇵🇸 (@tranquilpali) May 21, 2018
Many people were confused about what day he meant by “tomorrow.” One post was dated Sunday, which would make “tomorrow” Monday, May 21st, however, Carlson University is closed Monday for Victoria Day, a national holiday. The second Tweet was sent in the early morning of Monday which would make “tomorrow” Tuesday the 22nd.
Do you really think he’s going to let a holiday stop him? He’ll just do it tomorrow if it’s real.
Don’t be insensitive.
— GeoDoX (@GeoDoX_) May 21, 2018
Here's the real question, do you mean today morning or tomorrow morning?
— FlexFinesse (@FlexFinesse13) May 21, 2018
The account posted pictures of pipe bombs which Twitter sleuths traced to other sources online.
a 2011 pic from someones deviantart account of a replica from the terminator movie. so this pic is actually shows an old prop made by a cosplayer
— M (@amagdala) May 21, 2018
— Jennifer Proude (@janfer1) May 21, 2018
A lot of people thought the threat was fake and that the whole account was set up as part of a hoax. However, most people took the threat more seriously.
You know this is fake when the kid put terminator "bomb" photos online…its a prank which is really horrible. Hope the cops lock you up for a couple months and youll know better to make fakr threats.
— Francis (@MisterSauve) May 21, 2018
@MJafleur I hope you realize that just having this account and making this threat (real or not) is both traceable and criminal. You don't actually have to follow through on your threat to be arrested… food for thought.
— Andrew Jack (@AndrewJakyre) May 21, 2018
Is this some sick joke? How do you guys succeed at being this inhumane?
— Ubagu David (@david86uba) May 21, 2018
A full day pasted and the Ottawa police, who had been called, emailed and tagged in the post’s responses, had not issued a statement about the case. Students and family were scared.
— Ray Pluie (@RayPluie) May 21, 2018
When the police finally acknowledged the situation, it was woefully unsatisfactory.
— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) May 21, 2018
So why not get the post removed?
— Denis Schryburt (@denis_schryburt) May 21, 2018
People wanted to know, how did the police know the threat wasn’t real, and real or not, why weren’t they trying to track the man down?
The tweet was this am not yesterday . .and he also has a gun. I am glad Ottawa police responded but what are they doing to track this guy down. Fake account or not ( it wasnt abot)
— Jen Caillier (@jeny_fur) May 21, 2018
The police seem to have checked the location on the account and judged that since it said it came from America, that the threat wasn’t real. As one Tweeter pointed out, a VPN, which masks your location, could have been used.
"Police say the threat came from across the border in the United States." Really!? My tweet will appear as though it came from Switzerland. Have you people never heard of a VPN? This fact does NOT make the threat not credible. What else do you have?
— Scapular Strength (@Scapularum) May 21, 2018
One student pointed out that this account had followed some of the students from Carlson and that they were concerned.
He followed some of us on twitter. Should we be concerned?
— Ash (@_ashleysusan) May 21, 2018
This tweet was made today meaning whatever plans he had was going to take place on Tuesday. Please can't an arrest be attempted or something. With all the school shootings going on in the US. we can't take this things likely!
— Uty Emah (@emahhhrrr0_0) May 21, 2018
Of course OPS is still looking for him and planning on arresting him for terror. Right???
— Sarah Canuck (@SarahLaCanuck) May 21, 2018
Yes!!!!! Please demand answers to this. It’s unacceptable to leave the public hanging like this
— Marianna Vakopoulos (@GiftofWellness) May 21, 2018
As of press time the Ottawa police had not responded to any of these concerns. Why doesn’t the Ottawa police department take the threats made against Christian Canadians seriously?