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Scores of Palestinians stage a demonstration outside the Canadian embassy in Ramallah on August 4, 2014 against what they described as the role played by Ottawa in the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. Getty Images

Soon after news emerged of the Ottawa shooting, social media had already branded the incident as a possible Isis (Islamic State) or another Middle East Muslim militant group attack, but pro-Muslims are using the opportunity to draw attention to the numerous lives that are being lost everyday in the Middle East due to the west-driven War on Terror.

Streets in Ottawa are feeling like the Middle East

— Nirahcarter (@Niracarter) October 22, 2014

#ottawa #OttawaShooting few ppl die and the whole country goes nuts. Relax people... yes its tragic but middle east has deaths every day

— Milanisti (@aafrican) October 22, 2014

Some are sarcastically pondering if the incident will prompt more Middle East bombing.

Response to Ottawa shootings must surely be to restrict Canadians' freedoms and bomb the middle east. Right? #ottawashooting

— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) October 22, 2014

Others are demanding a reassessment of Canada's commitment to fight Isis (Islamic State).

Canadian fighter jets leave for the Middle East. Twenty-four hours later, today's attack on #Ottawa. Connection? #terror #Canada

— Bob Price (@kammornanchor) October 22, 2014

Yet others are wondering if this too is a controversy.

U want to get Cndns on board with War in Middle East ? Stage a shooting on #parliamenthill in Ottawa. #dummies

— Spot Canuck Trucker (@spotthetrucker) October 22, 2014

It is still unconfirmed if the shooting was in fact an act of terrorism.

Ottawa police say it's "too early" to tell whether today's shooting incidents are linked to terrorism

— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) October 22, 2014