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Gunman in Canada attack talked about country's foreign policy, religious beliefs in video

  • Jack Terpstra, from Mount Hope, Ont., wipes tears from his eyes after paying his respects at the public visitation for Cpl Nathan Cirillo at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ontario on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Cirillo, the 24-year-old reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, was gunned down Oct. 22 as he stood ceremonial guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Peter Power)

    Jack Terpstra, from Mount Hope, Ont., wipes tears from his eyes after paying his respects at the public visitation for Cpl Nathan Cirillo at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ontario on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Cirillo, the 24-year-old reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, was gunned down Oct. 22 as he stood ceremonial guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Peter Power)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hamilton Police check the bags of people entering the public visitation for Cpl Nathan Cirillo at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ontario on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Cirillo, the 24-year-old reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, was gunned down Oct. 22 as he stood ceremonial guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Peter Power)

    Hamilton Police check the bags of people entering the public visitation for Cpl Nathan Cirillo at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ontario on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Cirillo, the 24-year-old reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, was gunned down Oct. 22 as he stood ceremonial guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Peter Power)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hamilton police control the scene as people wait in line to sign the book of condolences and attending the public visitation for Cpl Nathan Cirillo at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ontario on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Cirillo, the 24-year-old reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, was gunned down Oct. 22 as he stood ceremonial guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Peter Power)

    Hamilton police control the scene as people wait in line to sign the book of condolences and attending the public visitation for Cpl Nathan Cirillo at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ontario on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Cirillo, the 24-year-old reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, was gunned down Oct. 22 as he stood ceremonial guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Peter Power)  (The Associated Press)

The head of Canada's national police force says the gunman who shot and killed a soldier at Canada's national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before being gunned down talked about Canada's foreign policy and his religious beliefs in a video before the attack.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson said Monday that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was deliberate, lucid and purposeful in articulating the basis for his attack.

He called the video persuasive evidence that the attack was driven by ideological and political motives when he announced the existence of the tape Sunday.

A detailed analysis of the video was being conducted and Paulson said they cannot release the video at this time.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called Wednesday's shooting a terror attack.