The Death of a Soldier by Mark Steyn


Corporal Nathan Cirillo died on October 22nd 2014, five years ago today. A man who wore the uniform of his regiment with pride, he might have expected to stare death in the face in Afghanistan or some other thankless piece of barbarous sod. Instead, he was gunned down on Wellington Street by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

I got angrier as the day went on. I suggested that Ottawa and New York and London are the real battlefields the jihad's playing for, not some godforsaken patch of Yemeni desert or a smelly cave in Waziristan.