The mother of the Muslim convert who shot dead a Canadian solider outside Parliament on Wednesday has said she is crying for the victims, rather than for her son.
In a brief and tear-filled telephone call on Thursday, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s mother Susan Bibeau told the Associated Press she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack.
‘Can you ever explain something like this?’ she said. ‘We are sorry.’
Susan Bibeau, whose son had his passport seized after he was designated a ‘high-risk traveler’, works as a federal public servant for the Immigrant & Refugee board and lives in Montreal.
On Wednesday, her son gunned down 24-year-old single dad Nathan Cirillo as he stood guard by the National War Memorial in Ottawa, before running inside the Parliament and opening fire.
CTV News reports that Zehaf-Bibeau’s mother, Susan Bibeau, still lives in Montreal and works as a a federal public servant for the Immigrant & Refugee board.
A look on the Immigration and Refuge Board of Canada site shows a Susan Bibeau, whose title is listed as Deputy Chairperson, Immigration Division.
According to the site, she joined IRB in 1990 as a refugee protection officer, working her way up over her 24-year career.
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