My Take On The Sniper
My Take On The Sniper: I’ve been holding off on commenting on the sniper situation until a little more info came in. Here are a few of the details we know so far…
– According to MSNBC, Mohammed is a long-time member of the Nation of Islam. He was even a bodyguard at a the Million Man March. He also attended a terrorist training camp in Alabama.
– This hasn’t gotten much play yet, but it’s going to be huge if it turns out to be true. According to Michelle Malkin, Mohammed’s accomplice Lee Malvo is an ILLEGAL ALIEN from Jamaica. Worse yet, the border patrol caught him in December of 2001, identified him as an illegal alien, and the INS STILL chose to release him. That may mean more Americans died as a result of INS incompetence…
– Mohammed has a violent past and has had previous brushes with the law. The Smoking Gun has info up on a restraining order that Mohammed’s wife took out on him.
– Mohammed and Malvo don’t appear to be all the bright. They were caught because Mohammed called a tip line and told them to check Montgomery to show that he was the sniper. Well they did check Montgomery and found one of Malvo’s fingerprints on a slip of paper at the scene of a shooting at liquor store. So in effect, Mohammed’s own stupidity got him caught. Mohammed was also trying to get 10 million dollars transferred to a woman’s credit card which doesn’t exactly seem like something a master criminal would come up with.
At this point, we still don’t know enough to get a clear picture of his motives…
While he is a member of the Nation of Islam, I don’t know of any other NOI members who have been affiliated with terrorist groups like al-Queda. Is it possible? Sure, but it’s too early to call it that way.
There’s also the possibility that this guy could simply be a man who hated his own country and came up with a plot to get rich. Maybe this guy was hoping to get his 10 million dollars and then buy a plane ticket and a condo in some tropical paradise.
On the other hand, it could be that these guys are just loons who fantasized about going on a killing spree and decided to do it. It’s also possible that they decided to do some freelance killing in response to a call for Jihad among Muslims.
Believe it or not, I’m leaning towards the idea that this guy may have been trying to get rich. Why else was he asking for 10 million dollars? That is just a theory however and as more information comes out we’ll get a better idea of what Mohammed and Malvo’s motivations were.
***Update***: The plot just thickened. We now have an interesting twist involving the Nation of Islam. RWN reader DANEgerus points out this article about the 10th victim of the sniper in the New York times…
“In the 1980’s, Mr. Bridges helped start a program with an agenda similar to that of Matah, called Power, or People Organized and Working for Economic Rebirth. Mr. Wellington said the program ran into trouble after he and Mr. Bridges had a disagreement with Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, over the extent to which the two groups should be linked. Mr. Bridges distanced himself from Power, Mr. Wellington said, and helped found Matah about 10 years later.”
Out of all the “random” victims the sniper picked out doesn’t it seem odd that this guy was one of the people who was murdered? Is this simply pure coincidence or is there something more at work here? Either way, this certainly deserves to be investigated further.