Muslim Massacre? Another of Life’s Great Mysteries

Santa Monica shooting was premeditated, police say –

Law enforcement sources in Washington and Los Angeles identified the shooting suspect as John Zawahri, who was in his 20s. Other law enforcement sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the suspect had some mental problems in the past and was angry over his parents’ divorce.

Say, who is running Al-Qaeda these days?

Oh, that’s right: Former Osama bin Laden right hand man, former Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood figure Ayman al-Zawahiri.

I’m sure that is entirely irrelevant, however, and I’m convinced we’ll never learn what might have motivated this guy to suddenly undertake a mass slaughter.  It was probably either the fault of the ammunition, or the guns involved.


UPDATE:  Reports are surfacing that the killer’s parents were of Jordanian extraction and members of the Antioichan Christian Church.  This does not preclude the possibility that the shooter himself had chosen a different religion, but it does tend to cast doubt on his being a Muslim, at least for the time being.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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