ClashDaily.com highly doubts it.
The alleged shooter, Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has already turned himself in “without incident” to the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, where he was charged with three counts of first-degree murder. Hicks’s motives may indeed have been religious, which is to say he appears at first blush to be an atheist.
Rick Moran writes, “If the guy is an atheist, it wouldn’t have mattered if they were Muslim, Christian, Jewish, or Hindu.” It still may turn out that the shooter chose his victims based on their Islamic faith. That is certainly how the Council on American Islamic Relations is treating the incident, unsurprisingly.
The big question, however, is how Barack Obama will process this information. Just yesterday, he and his spokespeople came under fire from the mainstream media over his comment that the victims gunned down in a food shop in Paris were “random” targets of a crazed shooter. There was no mention of anti-Semitism or the fact that the deli was kosher and run by Jews.
Will the president call this another random shooting — which so far it appears to be? Or will he point to this tragedy as proof positive of rampant Islamophobia?
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