Sources tell CBC News the video statement is not even a minute long, but in that brief period Zehaf-Bibeau explains that he attacked Parliament to avenge Canadian forces being sent to Muslim lands. That presumably includes Afghanistan, and Canada's participation in the air strikes against Libya — the country where Zehaf-Bibeau's father was born.
(from Parliament Hill shooter Zehaf-Bibeau's cellphone manifesto barely a minute long, CBC News, March 5,2015)
Is this the right usage of the word avenge? I feel it should be revenge instead of avenge or to avenge Muslims on Canadian forces who struck their lands. Thank you.