“They’re gonna run the Boston Marathon tomorrow, right? Do we remember who the bombers of the Boston Marathon were? Just an aside to the Muslim community: ‘If you don’t want to be portrayed in a negative light, maybe don’t burn people alive and set off bombs and things like that.’” – Jon Scott, Co-Anchor of “Fox and Friends”, April 16, 2017
Yourcentralvalley.com filed the following report…
FRESNO, Calif. – Three people are dead in a shooting spree in downtown Fresno on Tuesday, and the suspect was wanted in connection to the Motel 6 killing last week, the Fresno Police Department said.
Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, shouted “Allahu Akbar” as police tackled him to the ground after the shootings which were spread over four locations, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.
The victims appeared to be random, Dyer said.
“These individuals that were chosen today did not anything to deserve what they got,” Dyer said. “These were unprovoked attacks.”
Shot Spotter detected the first gunshots around 10:45 a.m. Muhammad shot into a Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) vehicle killing the passenger. The driver sped away and drove to Fresno Police headquarters.
The chief said Muhammad was armed with a 357 revolver when he opened fire on his first victim, who was sitting inside the PG&E vehicle.
Fresno shooting suspect had anti-white agenda
Muhammad continued walking and opened fire at a resident but missed. Shortly after, he encountered another resident and shot and killed that person, police said.
He then continued to the area of Catholic Charities where he shot and killed a person in the parking lot, police said. Shortly after, he was apprehended without police firing a shot.
“All sixteen of these rounds were fired in less than a minute within four different locations,” Dyer said.
Officers responded within one minute of the first shots.
Muhammad used a social media account — in part — to perpetuate an anti-white agenda.
Dyer said the men who were killed are believed to have had no connection to Muhammad. Dyer also said it was too early to tell whether terrorism was a factor.
The Islamic Cultural Center in Fresno released a statement condemning the shootings:
“Today, violence hits us close to home.
A man, who claimed to follow our faith of peace and compassion, committed terrible acts of violence in downtown Fresno.
We pray for the victims, their families and friends and the organizations targeted.
The phrase Allahu Akbar, or God is Great, is a prayer of peace for 1.8 billion Muslims around the world. It is a recognition of our role as a part in the creation of the Most Merciful God and our duty to see ourselves humbly in relation to God as just a part in the creation. When someone utters these beautiful words and commits violent acts, it brings pain to our community and crushes our hearts.
We condemn the acts of this criminal in the strongest terms and we stand with our community and city in support and brotherhood. Additionally, today’s crime represents nothing to do with our faith, our community, our center or our people.
We call upon our law enforcement agencies and officials to properly investigate the motives of this man and hold him accountable accordingly.
Again, we lift in our prayers the victims and their families, and pray that our community rises above correlating these acts with our faith.”
Fresno Mayor Lee Brand also sent out a statement following the shooting:
“This is a sad day for us all. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. None of us can imagine what they must be going through. I am grateful for the quick and decisive response of our Police Department in preventing further senseless violence.
PG&E sent out the following statement:
Our hearts are very heavy today, as we have lost a member of our PG&E family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our employee, and all those impacted by this tragic event.
Public and employee safety is always our top priority. While we focus on safety every day, no training or protective equipment can prepare one for events outside of one’s control.
We are cooperating with law enforcement authorities as they investigate the incident.
This loss is particularly difficult for our employees who live and work in the Fresno area. We are sending additional resources to support our employees in the Central Valley.”
Valley Rep. Jim Costa released the following statement:
“Today’s horrific shooting incident in downtown Fresno was a senseless act of violence. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. The Fresno Police Department and other first responders put their own lives at risk every day to help keep our community safe, and we will never be able to thank them enough.”
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a statement on the shooting:
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by the shooting in Fresno. Thank you to the first responders who leapt to action and quickly gained control over the situation. I will continue to follow the investigation closely. The California Department of Justice has offered its full support and law enforcement resources to the people of Fresno.”
KSEE24 and CBS47 reporter Gregory Woods was inside the police station when the PG&E truck arrived.
“I was inside the police station waiting for an interview when an officer yelled there was a shooting and ran outside,” Woods said.
Catrina Tapia works downtown. She said it’s an area that’s become unsafe.
“You just never know what’s going to happen. It’s not safe anymore — even though you are near the police station.”
As the ambulance arrived on scene to tend to the person who was dead in the PG&E vehicle, Tapia sent her prayers to all the victims in the shooting.
“My heart goes out to the family this is so so unacceptable. It’s really sad.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation will assist in the case.
“I’m certain there are going to be very interested in this case,” Dyer said.
Last week, a security guard at Motel 6 on Blackstone Avenue was shot and killed. Police later identified Muhammad as the suspect in that case.
Dyer said Muhammad is being charged with four counts of murder.
Concerning that phrase that the murderer shouted during his killing spree, according to the Associated Press…
Fresno police say suspect in triple slaying told them he hates white people, shouted “God is great” before killings.
Remember 10 months ago, after the Radical Islamist, Obama Mateen, killed all of those innocent Americans in an Orlando Nightclub, the FBI finally released what it said was a full transcript of Mateen’s 50-second call with a 911 operator while he was perpetrating the deadly attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando?
After initially releasing a redacted transcript that deleted references to the Islamic State, the FBI released the full transcript, which included an English translation changing the word “Allah” to “God.”
Why are both of these instances of false reporting noteworthy?
Every time a Radical Islamist commits a mass murder in the name of Allah, whether overseas or on American Soil, I continue to hear and read from Modern American Liberals, “The Smartest People in the Room”, that there is not any difference between American Christianity and Radical Islam.
Quite frankly, that’s like saying that there’s no difference between Mister Rogers and Ted Bundy (look them up, children).
In Islam, the way to “walk with God and escape his judgement on that final day of judgment” is through ‘falah’, which means self-effort or positive achievement. The faithful must submit to God and follow all of his laws as found in the Koran. Judgment day in Islam involves some sort of measurement of what the believer has done wrong and what they have done right. And, even then, you might not be let into heaven if Allah decides you’re not good enough.
This is the direct opposite of Christianity.
According to the Bible, no man can ever be good enough to deserve God’s favor, to win God’s heaven, because from birth we have Free Will. This Free Will may cause us to reject God and live our lives our own way. That’s why it was necessary for Jesus Christ to die for our sins, covering us in His blood of the New Covenant.
God’s Word tells us that what we need is not ‘falah,’ but faith. To have faith in, to trust, to rely on Jesus and his death as as “the expiation for our sins”. Those who have been Saved by Jesus Christ can be sure that in the future God will welcome them into heaven with wide open arms, because they have been washed by His blood.
Islam and Christianity present two very different Deities, who may share some similarities, but who have different identities and ultimately different standards. To pretend they are the same is not only to be clueless of the faith of 76% of the citizens of this nation, but, to be ignorant of an integral part of our American Heritage, the legacy of Christian Faith, which our Founding Fathers bequeathed us.
Now, I am not saying that every Muslim is on a jihad against “the infidels”.
When Christians become “radicalized”, we want to share the testimony of what God has done for us through His love, with everyone we meet. We get involved in our local church and we become better fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, and American Citizens.
When Muslims become “radicalized”, they want to kill the Infidels in the Name of Allah the Merciful”.
And, the thing is, The Quran tells them to do it.
What does the Islamic Book of Faith, the Koran (Quran) say about “killing in the Name of the Prophet (Mohammed)”?
Quran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”
Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
Quran (4:95) – “Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-” This passage criticizes “peaceful” Muslims who do not join in the violence, letting them know that they are less worthy in Allah’s eyes. It also demolishes the modern myth that “Jihad” doesn’t mean holy war in the Quran, but rather a spiritual struggle. Not only is the Arabic word used in this passage, but it is clearly not referring to anything spiritual, since the physically disabled are given exemption. (The Hadith reveals the context of the passage to be in response to a blind man’s protest that he is unable to engage in Jihad and this is reflected in other translations of the verse).
Quran (4:104) – “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain…” Is pursuing an injured and retreating enemy really an act of self-defense?
Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”
Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.
While I have met some very nice American Muslims, I have also been inside a mosque where I was looked at as if they wanted to take a scimitar to my neck.
Gosh. I have no idea how Americans could have ever associated Islam with Radical Islamic Terrorism.
After all, those were Southern Baptists who killed over 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001, weren’t they?
If Moderate Muslims are not behind their radical brethren’s eternal jihad against us infidels, they need to get their mugs in front of the cable news networks’ TV cameras and say so…like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser does on Fox News.
Unfortunately, the good doctor is an aberration.
All one usually sees representing “Moderate Muslims” on the news programs, are the abrasive members of CAIR, blaming America for all the world’s troubles.
Finally, as previously exemplified by the Liberals in the Obama Administration and presently by Professional and self-Proclaimed Political Pundits all over the World Wide Web, including the Social Media, why are American Liberals so naively defending these barbarians and desperately trying to equate a Political Ideology disguised as a religion to Christianity, the faith of 75% of America’s Population?
Are they so contrary, as to not realize that Radical Islam punishes every single social issue that American Liberals so “righteously” defend in this nation?
The maddening thing is that every time you challenge Liberals on this fact, they incessantly trot out the false equivalency that I just referenced.
For Liberals to deny that monsters like the Orlando Mass Murderer Omar Mateen were devout Muslims, and to refuse to identify Islamic Terrorism, and to provide cover for it, whether to false equivalencies, or proclaiming the Terrorist to be “mentally ill”, when Islamic Terrorism rears its ugly head, is disingenuous at best, and just plain out-and-out lying at worst.
The only way to successfully fight EVIL…is to identify it as such.
Thank God that we now have a President who is not afraid to do so.
Until He Comes,