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.