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Attack in San Bernardino


2 dead adults and 2 wounded children, apparently. No indications yet if it was a terror attack, although the article suggests it is likely a murder-suicide (but then why the extra two children dead?).

The name of the town obviously raises the terror suspicion a little, but it's probably just a coincidence. Probably.

No names yet for the attacker(s?) or victims.

UPDATE: Steve F at Daily Pundit says the attacker was Muslim. I haven't seen that myself and he doesn't point to a source, but it wouldn't surprise me a bit. Honor killing? Attempted jihad with a low body count? I don't know.

UPDATE: Twitchy has indications that the alleged attacker was charged with violent crimes on multiple occasions, but the charges were dismissed both times, and the LA Times describes him as a "pastor with a military background". His name appears American, and he is black rather than middle-eastern. However, his "military background" was denied by the Navy who said there was no record of anyone with his name serving in that branch, and the description of him as a "pastor" comes from a Muslim:

LA TimesNajee Ali, a community activist in Los Angeles and executive director of Project Islamic Hope, said he knew Anderson as a pastor who attended community meetings.

"He was a deeply religious man,” Ali said of Anderson, who sometimes preached on the radio and joined community events. “There was never any signs of this kind of violence … on his Facebook he even criticized a man for attacking a woman."

"Pastor" would normally imply a Christian religion, but that part is not in quotes, and he's being defended by a Muslim. The odds the attacker in this case was actually a Muslim seem high, but it's far from definitive. That said, attacking your estranged wife and others in the process of committing suicide is not generally considered politically motivated terrorism.

This entry was published Mon Apr 10 13:58:25 CDT 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-04-11 12:28:55.0. [Tweet]

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