Muslim violence in Tennessee

Remember all those years after 9/11 when Bush was president and we didn’t have a single attack on our home soil?  Remember when Obama took over and being safe went away?

July 16, 2015: Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire from his car at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four Marines and wounding three others before he was killed. The two facilities are about eight miles apart. Police have not said if he was shot by officers or killed himself.

Abdulazeez came to the United States in 1996 with his parents and became a naturalized citizen. He was a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga with a degree in electrical engineering.  He did not work at either of the military centers and was not being watched by the FBI or on any terror watchlists prior to the shooting.

July 13, 2014: Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez wrote in a blog 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.”

The FBI is investigating the shootings as possible “domestic terrorism”, trying to determine if he had any ties to terror groups, had accomplices, and/or was inspired by organizations like ISIS. The Justice Department said it is a “national security” investigation.

For months, the Islamic State has been exhorting its Muslim followers to target and kill US military personnel. Last October, an Army intelligence bulletin is warned U.S. military personnel to be vigilant after Islamic State militants called on supporters to scour social media for addresses of their family members – and to “show up [at their homes] and slaughter them.”

These tweets appeared shortly after the shootings.

2015_07 16 ISIS tweets



Filed under Armed Forces, ISIS, Islam, Terrorism