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Friday, July 17, 2015

Chattanooga: Clueless Media Still Searching for a MOTIVE!

Hat tip Jihad Watch


"Sorry, Pat. I'm stumped."



From Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room to an ex-FBI agent on CNN, our clueless media (with the notable exception of the much-detested Fox News) is all over themselves asking, "Why?"-why did this seemly normal young man named Mohammad in Tennessee suddenly decide to go out and gun down four military members?

Maybe his girlfriend broke up with him. Maybe he had just lost a wrestling match. Maybe he was a Cleveland Cavaliers fan.

And how about this: Tom Fuentes,a  retired FBI agent-turned "analyst", telling CNN's Jake Tapper that we aren't sure just yet that this guy named Mohammad Yousuff Abdulazeez from Kuwait even has a Muslim name.


It's just too soon to know.



9 comments:

elwood p suggins said...

Ronnie Milsap, Ray Charles, and Stevie Wonder all three could see what this is about. So can I. DUHHHHH!!! So can anyone with half a brain.

Squid said...

Feeing real secure America?!!!!

Squid

elwood p suggins said...

P.S.--forgot to mention that while this mope was a citizen and apparently able to read, those no-gun posters do not even require one to be able to read English in order to understand them. What kind of a dope would put a similar sign in front of their house?? I have never seen one. No wonder these facilities, schools, malls, etc., are targeted.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

The question, Gary, is what would motivate him to BECOME even a copycat jihadi?

But if you want to approach this with all the depth and insight that Vanna White displays five days a week, performing the easiest job in the world, that's on you.

Gary Fouse said...

Siarlys,

The point is the motive is jihad. We all know it.

Squid said...

@ Siarlys,

You ask the question: "What would motivate him to BECOME even a copycat jihadist." I can tell you do a lot of reading and I suggest two books to help with the answer to your question. Dr. Andrew Bostom has written a number of books and two come to mind. Two suggested readings are "The Legacy of Jihad" and Sharia versus Freedom." These are scholarly works, high on content and low on political rhetoric. Hope this is helpful.

Squid

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I have a long reading list Squid, and I'm working on the biography of an overlooked 20th century journalist. But I'll try to look for them.

Gary, jihad is not the point, precisely because it is so obvious. Hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world are NOT jihadis. Why this one?

Gary Fouse said...

Siarlys,


I recommend Reliance of the Traveler by 14th century Islamic scholar Al Misri and updated by Nu Ha keller.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I recommend the news article in my local daily paper which detailed some of the points coming out in the investigation you deem unnecessary. So far, it looks like the gunman did not have any history of Islamic fundamentalism or fascination with ISIS, but he did have psychological problems and some drug habits. He had been sent to Jordan by his parents to get away from the bad influences in the U.S. and kick the habit.

As I've been saying for a while, lots of individuals who are simply having problems with life, addictions, sad love affairs, psychological problems, may wrap themselves in some brand of political or religious rhetoric, because it conveniently fits into their illness. He may also, in trying to kick a drug habit in Jordan, have found some ISIS types who were "willing to help" and told him it was all America's fault so he should go back and kill some marines. All of which is useful to know for those who have to assess how to head off these kinds of incidents.

Incidentally, I have the same thoughts about Whittaker Chambers. He was a psychologically tortured misfit whose pathologies found a host in the Communist Party, then a host in the McCarthyite witch hunt, and it didn't really matter except that he was able to exercise (not exorcise) his demons in both milieus. Both should have known better than to accept him.