A 24-year-old Muslim immigrant murdered four Marines on Thursday, then was killed himself, in an attack on a Chattanooga, Tennessee, recruitment center and another military facility.
While that was happening, President Obama and the White House staff were sending out warm holiday wishes to all the Muslims across the world celebrating the end of Ramadan.
The holiday wishes were glowing and extensive (almost as if Obama were a Muslim himself). The White House sent a tweet that read, “From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!” —@POTUS to Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr” around 4:48 p.m., approximately 6 hours after the shootings in Tennessee began.
The White House also included a lengthy presidential statement repeating the greetings and effusing over the “festive gatherings, gift exchanges and feasts among friends, neighbors and families.”
Further, the statement reads, “The holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs.”
More than an hour later, the White House got around to tweeting about the day’s shootings: “‘It is a heartbreaking circumstance’ —@POTUS on the shooting in Chattanooga.”
It’s also Islamic terrorism.
Obama promised an investigation, though. Maybe they’ll uncover that it’s somehow connected to the Confederate flag.
The 24-year-old shooter is named Mohammad Abdulazeez, and the information about him is still sketchy. He is believed to be an engineer born in Kuwait and college-educated in Tennessee, though his father apparently has the same name, which has confused the situation.
A blog that may belong to him contains some posts about the difficulty of following the demands of Islam, but nothing explicitly explaining the shootings.
At this point in the history of the world, is it really hard to figure out?
Apparently, Abdulazeez just didn’t have that Eid spirit.
Or maybe he did. …
When the founder of your religion has a reputation for chopping off heads, all kinds of wacky fun stuff like murder, torture, rape, banditry and so forth can happen at the drop of a hat.