Kori Ali Muhammad wanted to kill as many white people as possible yesterday in Fresno, California, luckily he only got that number to three white men while he shouted “Allahu Akbar”, that warm-and-fuzzy-feeling-producing phrase. The LA Times reports that police don’t call it terrorism;
Local authorities said they don’t believe the attack was an act of terrorism but are investigating it as a hate crime.
“If in fact he’s lashing out at white people — white males in this case — that would constitute a hate crime,” Dyer said. “We believe it is a hate crime, definitely a hate crime.”
The chief said investigators don’t believe Muhammad worked with anyone else in the attack, calling him “an individual that is filled with hate, filled with anger.”
The Associated Press graciously translated the “Allahu Akbar” to “God is Great” instead of quoting the Arabic phrase for those of us ignorant of the meaning.
According to Heavy, Kori Muhammad, previously known as Kori or Cory Taylor, has a fairly long arrest record;
According to federal court records…[he] was arrested in 2005 on federal drug charges and pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm with a prior felony conviction. He received 110 months in prison, along with 92 months of supervised release, which ended early in September 2016.
Yeah, supervised release. Fox News reports that police were looking for him prior to his little rampage because it looks like he shot a security guard the week prior;
Police had put out a news release hours before the shootings Tuesday, saying that Muhammad was armed and dangerous and wanted in the shooting death of a security guard at a Motel 6 last week. The guard, 25-year-old Carl Williams, was white.
Our buddy, Jim Hanson, still calls it terrorism;
Category: Terror War