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Quebec City mosque shooter feared Trudeau's refugee policy

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A picture circulated by local media of a man identified as Alexandre Bissonnette
The Quebec City mosque shooter told police he launched his attack because he feared Canada's immigration policy after Donald Trump's "Muslim ban".The day before the January 2017 shooting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his support of refugees.A Canadian court watched Alexandre Bissonnette's police confession during his sentencing hearing on Friday.The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder in March.Bissonnette stormed into the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on 29 January, 2017, and opened fire, killing six Muslims. Five others were seriously injured.
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"I saw that and they will kill my parents, my family and me too. I was sure of that. I had to do something," he said. "I could not do anything. It's something that tortured me. It's been months that it tortures me. Every day, I am worried, anxious through the ceiling. I do not know what to do. I want to kill myself because of that."
Justin Trudeau's Tweet heard around the world
Last year on 28 January, Mr Trudeau told refugees in a tweet "Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith".
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To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017
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It was retweeted 418,000 times, liked by over 768,000 Twitter users, and received widespread media coverage.Bissonnette admitted during the confession he had mental health struggles, and had been prescribed medication to deal with anxiety. He had taken a three-week mental-health leave from work, he said, and was due to return on 30 January. His sentencing hearing continues next week, when victims are expected to give their statements.
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