Given the state of the world we live in, there will be much attention paid to the background and faith of the man who is charged with killing 10 individuals – including a police officer – in Boulder, Colorado this week.
“The suspect in Monday’s supermarket shooting in Boulder, Colorado, a Syria-born Muslim who came to America as a child, is a former high school wrestler who scorns former President Donald Trump, supports refugees, and has a history of losing his temper,” according to The Washington Times.
“Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, of Arvada, Colorado, was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder in the massacre at King Soopers. His first court date is slated for Thursday, but authorities have offered no motive for the seemingly random attack on grocery shoppers in the upscale community.
“‘I know there’s an extensive investigation just getting underway into his background,’ Boulder County prosecutor Michael Dougherty said at a press conference. ‘He’s lived most of his life in the United States, and beyond that, we’re still in the very early stages of the investigation.’…
“Mr. Alissa’s Facebook page offered no warning about the attack but did provide a window into his interests, mingling inspirational citations from Muslim Hub with photos of UFC and MMA stars, along with criticism of Mr. Trump and Islamophobia, anti-gay slurs and comments about gaming and wrestling…
“His page, which Facebook removed Tuesday, said he was born in Syria in 1999 and came to the U.S. in 2002, which would have been when he was about 3…
“In 2017, he was arrested and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for beating up a classmate who he said “had made fun of him and called him racial names weeks earlier,” according to the affidavit obtained by The Denver Post.”
For more on this report, go to The Washington Times.
Please share your thoughts in the comment section. Do you believe the alleged killer’s faith played a role in the Boulder massacre? Why or why not?