Three people were murdered in an Islamic terror attack in Fresno, California earlier today. The killer, 39 year old Kori Ali Muhammad shouted “Allahu Akbar” as police tackled him to the ground. Police were already searching for Muhammad in connection to the killing of an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 last week. Police officials say Muhammad has made posts against white people and the government on his Facebook page, and that all the people he shot were white men.
The shooting spree began around 10:45 a.m. local time, when one workman was shot in a PG&E utility truck, a second man was shot on Fulton Street and the third was shot in the parking lot of Catholic Charities. All three shooting locations were close in the same proximity and one other person was injured. Police showed up within minutes before Muhammad could kill anyone else.
Local California news outlets are calling this “A random act of violence”. Local law enforcement and the FBI have said they “are not treating this as a terrorist incident,” and are instead using the tired old “Mentally Ill Lone Wolf” explanation. Muhammad was known to be unstable and even referred to himself as “Black Jesus,” but is he any more stable than a guy who’s willing to chop people’s heads off in the Middle East? This is terrorism pure and simple – no matter how you dissect it for political spin.
Here’s the latest from the local Fresno ABC news channel.