Sunday, 19 July 2015
Chattanooga attack: Gunman Abdulazeez 'sent war text' per BBC News
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-33581753 is full of the sort of mental confusion that you'd expect from a 'news reporting' organisation whose world view is crumbling.
Here are some long extracts from the BBC report with my comments....
' The night before a gunman killed five US service personnel in Tennessee, he sent a text message linking to a religious verse about "declaring war", reports say.'
A religious aspect, which religion? Maybe the BBC will deign to tell us.
'Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez also spoke out against conflicts in the Middle East, according to the Reuters agency.'
Well of course he did, and the BBC are desperate to hold on to that as the real cause.
'Police have said his motives are still being investigated.'
The police being almost as desperate as the BBC.
'His family said Abdulazeez, who was killed in a shootout with police, suffered from depression.'
Of course, and depressive people do go on shooting sprees?
'Meanwhile, Reuters and the New York Times say they have seen a text sent the night before to a friend linking to a passage of Islamic text - Hadith 38 - containing the verse: "Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, I will indeed declare war against him.'
So the religious aspect is Islam, that's a surprise from someone called Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez.
"Full text of Hadith 38
Allah the Almighty has said: "Whosoever acts with enmity towards a friend [wali] of Mine, I will indeed declare war against him. Nothing endears My servant to Me than doing of what I have made obligatory upon him to do. And My servant continues to draw nearer to Me with supererogatory [nawafil] prayers so that I shall love him. When I love him, I shall be his hearing with which he shall hear, his sight with which he shall see, his hands with which he shall hold, and his feet with which he shall walk. And if he asks [something] of Me, I shall surely give it to him, and if he takes refuge in Me, I shall certainly grant him it."
That verse doesn't like something that 'the religion of peace' would say, but what do I know.
'The friend, who requested anonymity, said he thought nothing of the text at the time, but now wonders if it was a hint at the attack to come.'
Well of course not. Who of us doesn't receive links to religious texts that declare religious war from our friends all the time?
'Other friends also told Reuters that Abdulazeez spoke of his anger about conflicts in the Middle East, including Israeli bombing campaigns in Gaza and the civil war in Syria, after returning from a trip to Jordan last year.'
Ah it's all Israel's fault, well that was always going to appeal to the institutionally anti Israel BBC.
'"He had always talked about it, but I'd say his level of understanding and awareness really rose after he came back," said one of the friends interviewed.'
'Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez needn't have travelled to the Middle East to raise his anti Israel consciousness, he could have just visited the BBC website where the works of Jeremy Al Bowen, Lyse Doucet and Jon Donnison would have had the same effect.
'They said he had purchased three guns online following the visit, and used them for target practice.'
But no alarm bells were raised by this?
'It would be premature to speculate on exactly why the shooter did what he did," FBI agent Ed Reinhold said. "However, we are conducting a thorough investigation to determine whether this person acted alone or was inspired or directed."'
Of course, that religious text will be a red herring, how could it be of possible relevance?