|Screenshot from video showing the threatening stickers|
The stickers, which contained an image of an Islamic State fighter next to an ISIS flag, contained the message “Quebec is the land of Allah” and the threat “convert or else.”
“To me, it seems whoever did that was probably serious in their intentions," Etienne Blais, who received one of the stickers, told local news. "But I think it was a waste of time. There's no way something like that would work here."
Islamist groups in Canada have long been active. The Canada branch of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has long-established links with the Islamist terrorist group Hamas, the Muslim-Brotherhood affiliate that controls the Gaza Strip.
Canada is also the scene of a thriving anti-Islamist community, including groups such as the Council on Muslims Facing Tomorrow and the Muslim Canadian Congress who are building a counter-narrative to tackle radicalization and extremism from within the Muslim community.
At least one of these groups suggest that it might not by Muslims behind this at all. However, a CTV News report says that 4 people in burqas were seen in the area when the stickers appeared.
Also, I have seen threats like this appear in Europe in areas with significant Muslim populations.
In May, "Islamic extremists in Belgium have publicly threatened to kill the mayor of the Belgian city of Antwerp, Bart De Wever, if he does not convert to Islam"! Radical Islamic aggression is directly proportional to the percentage of Muslim population in any given area.