An ISIS 'Lone Wolf' who killed a Canadian soldier by running his car over him has reportedly converted to Islam to "create a perfect world."
Martin Couture-Rouleau, 25, was shot dead by the police after he deliberately rammed his car into two Canadian soldiers at a parking lot in a commercial plaza in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, located 40km southeast of Montreal.
One of the soldiers, Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, died of his injuries on Monday evening, while the other survived with minor injuries.
Couture-Rouleau's Facebook page, which has been taken down, identified him as Ahmad Le Converti (Ahmad the Converted). His Facebook page was full of propaganda videos and other materials admiring jihad — or "holy war" against enemies of Islam, according to Radio-Canada.
In several of his posts, he had made inflammatory comments supporting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
In some of his posts, Ahmad Le Converti even boasted of how he, along with the Islamic State, will "create a perfect world" and hence to achieve all that the beheading and killing of 'infidels' was a necessary evil.
A neighbour, speaking on condition that her name not be used, told Reuters the man (Martin) became radicalised about a year ago after getting involved with extremist Muslims.
Quebec police had shot and killed the 25-year-old driver after a chase following the incident.
What is more shocking is the fact that Martin (Ahmad) Couture-Rouleau's was already on the terror watch list and even his passport was seized by authorities. Couture-Rouleau was one of 90 people, who were being watched by the authorities for their affliation with radical Islamic groups in Syria and Iraq, CBC reported.
Since July, after Couture-Rouleau attempted to fly to Turkey, the police law enforcement officers have held frequent 'intereactions' with the Muslim convert.
Reports suggest that the last time, the officers spoke to Couture-Rouleau was on 9 October.
The attack by the Canadian national seems to have been inspired by the call of ISIS to target infidels in Australia, Canada, the US and elsewhere. Besides beheading, the ISIS had also asked its supporters to kill law enforcement officers and army personnel.
Right after the ISIS call to its supporters, the Australian police in a major counter-terrorism operation had thwarted an alleged ISIS plot to abduct and behead a man.
As part of the raid, termed as the nation's largest ever anti-terrorism operation, 15 people were arrested by the police.