How long before the Muslim-in-Chief calls this workplace violence? How long before he and his fellow jihadists at CAIR say this had nothing to do with Islam? Remember, I always say it isn’t the obvious terrorists who are the danger, it’s the Muslim next door to you, the one you think is a such nice guy, very friendly, who always says hello to you and wishes you a Merry Christmas. He is the one who will cut your head off one day.
HEAVY More on the filthy Muslim Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez who opened fire at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines and wounding three others before he was killed. At right is the recruiting center’s front door, which was pierced by bullets.
1. He Was a Naturalized U.S. Citizen Originally From Kuwait
NBC News reports that Abdulazeez is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Kuwait. He came to the United States in 1996 with his parents.
Authorities said the gunman lived in the Chattanooga area recently, but CBS News reports that he was from Phoenix, Arizona. The Associated Press says he lived in Hixson, Tennessee, which is a community in Chattanooga.
CBS News earlier incorrectly reported he was a 41-year-old from Arizona. His first name was also initially spelled Muhammad, but public records and the FBI list it as Mohammod.
He was arrested on April 21, 2015 for driving under the influence in Hamilton County, Tennessee, according to the Chattanoogan.com.
Police have not yet released a motive for why the gunman targeted the two military facilities and military personnel.
Authorities said he did not work at the military centers. The case is being investigated as possible “domestic terrorism” and the FBI is leading the probe.
Abdulazeez was not being watched by the FBI or on any terror watchlists prior to the shooting, CBS News reports.
The FBI is now trying to determine if he has any ties to terror groups, if he was inspired by organizations like ISIS and if he had any accomplices. The Justice Department said it is a “national security” investigation.
Police believe the gunman acted alone and they are not actively searching for another shooter.
2. Before the shooting this morning, an ISIS-Affiliated Account Ominously Tweeted About the Shooting:
The tweet’s timestamp shows it was sent at 10:34 a.m. Eastern, which is about the same time the shooting began and before it had been reported on social or traditional media. The first shooting happened at about 10:45 a.m., the FBI said.
The account, which has been suspended, has tweeted out other references to Chattanooga:
The account also has several anti-American and pro-ISIS tweets.
The tweet is similar to one sent out moments before two ISIS-inspired gunmen opened fire outside the “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas, in May.
ISIS often uses social media to recruit supporters and to distribute its propaganda videos, including disturbing executions. They also have told their followers to carry out attacks in their name across the world, including in the United States. Terrorism experts say it’s not likely ISIS fighters would try to come to the United States, but that they would try to inspire Americans to carry out attacks here.
The terror organization had called for an increase in terror attacks at the end of Ramadan. The holiday comes to a close at sundown Thursday.
3. The Muslim terrorist was a recent college grad & electrical engineer
Abdulazeez graduated from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2012, according to posts on his mother’s Facebook page and a resume posted on Indeed.com.
He graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked from April 2009 to April 2010 as an intern with the Tennessee Valley Authority, a federally owned corporation that provides electricity to 9 million people in the southeast. He also had internships at Mohawk Industries and Global Trade Express.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that his father is a city employee in the public works department.
Abdulazeez was a high school wrestler and trained as a mixed martial arts fighter.
Abdulazeez attended Red Bank High School in Tennessee.
Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the Chattanooga shooter who fatally shot four Marines and wounded a police officer, made a terrorism joke in his high school yearbook quote a new photo reveals. The picture was shared by @Catawba_Skies and shows Abdulazeez posing in his senior portrait next to a quote that reads:
“My name causes national security alerts. What does yours do?” – Hijabman
4. He Wrote 2 Blog Posts About Islam Days Before the Attack
According to The Daily Beast, Abdulazeez wrote had a blog with only two posts on it, both written on July 13, three days before the attack, and both about Islam.
In the first post, “A Prison Called Dunya,” The Daily Beast says he wrote:
I would imagine that any sane person would devote their time to mastering the information on the study guide and stay patient with their studies, only giving time for the other things around to keep themselves focused on passing the exam. They would do this because they know and have been told that they will be rewarded with pleasures that they have never seen.
The second post was called “Understanding Islam: The Story of the Three Blind Men.”
The SITE Intelligence Group, according to Reuters, reports that he wrote in a blog on Monday that Muslims shouldn’t miss an opportunity to “submit to Allah,” and said “life is short and bitter.” He also stressed the sacrifice of the Sahaba, the Prophert’s companions, and said they “fought Jihad for the sake of Allah.”
5. He Opened Fire From His Mustang at the Recruiting Center & Then Gunned Down the Marines at Another Facility