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Full Michael Zehaf-Bibeau Video Released By RCMP

05/29/2015 04:04 EDT | Updated 05/29/2015 04:59 EDT

Parliament Hill gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau asks Allah to praise his actions and those of the mujahadeen in a newly released version of the video he recorded just before his attack last October.

The RCMP have released a previously secret 18 seconds of Zehaf-Bibeau's video message, which were edited out of earlier versions for security reasons.

The RCMP cut 13 seconds from the start and five seconds from the end of the video in order to give investigators time to analyze the dialect of Arabic he was speaking.

At the beginning of the video, Zehaf-Bibeau asks Allah to ease his upcoming task.

In the final five seconds, he prays again to Allah and curses those he is targeting.

The RCMP say investigators originally believed these portions might explain how Zehaf-Bibeau became radicalized.

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