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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Senior FBI official on Chattanooga jihadist: "We may never know what his ultimate motivation was"

Of course not, as the willful blindness to what is right in front of their face prevents any truthful analysis of what really motivated Mohammod Abdulazeez.  It is all about the mental illness and depression, not anything to do with Islamic texts and teachings.  For to make that connection makes one an Islamophobe.

From GMA/Yahoo July 21 by Brian Ross, Doug Lantz and James Gordon Meek

Chattanooga Shooter Researched Religious Justification For Violence: Official

The gunman who killed five American troops in a Chattanooga shooting spree last week did online research for militant Islamist "guidance" on committing violence that he may have believed would wipe away in the afterlife his sins on earth including drug and alcohol abuse, an arrest and a lost job, officials said on Monday.
The Internet searches were discovered on electronic devices such as his smartphone analyzed over the weekend by the FBI Lab in Quantico, Virginia, several counter-terrorism officials confirmed to ABC News.

But there is no evidence so far that Mohammod Abdulazeez, 24 -- whose family insists he was deeply troubled and mentally ill -- was inspired by or directed by ISIS to carry out a bloody attack on U.S. military targets of the sort the Syria and Iraq-based terror group has publicly called for over the past year, the officials said.

"I don't think that there is any evidence it was ISIL-inspired. He may have been seeking some religious guidance to conduct an act. He could readily find that anywhere online," a senior official briefed on the investigation told ABC News.

So if it isn't ISIL it isn't Islam, right?

Some of Abdulazeez's friends, who often partied with the young engineering graduate and went shooting together at local ranges, may have known he was seeking answers in his religion but they do not appear to have been aware he was about to take lethal action that he may have become convinced would earn his place in Heaven, the officials said.

"We may never know what his ultimate motivation was," the senior official added.

The Reuters news agency reported on Monday that some officials said Abdulazeez had been inspired by "general propaganda" by jihadists and not specifically by ISIS, al Qaeda or other militant groups. One friend James Petty, told ABC News that Abdulazeez actually loathed ISIS for its brutality “ He believed that ISIS was not a group to go towards” and did not think that “ISIS was even Islamic” said Petty.

Many jihadis who oppose killing innocent civilian "disbelievers" still view the military as a legitimate target because U.S. troops are the nation's blunt instrument of foreign policy.

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