Jump to content
In the Name of God بسم الله

Rate this topic


Recommended Posts

  • Veteran Member

 

A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines and sending service members scrambling for cover as bullets smashed through the windows. The attacker was also killed.

Federal authorities said they were investigating the possibility it was an act of terrorism, and the FBI took charge of the case.

Authorities identified the gunman as Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, of Hixson, Tennessee, though the spelling of his first name was in dispute, with federal officials and records giving at least four variations.

A U.S. official said there was no indication Abdulazeez was on the radar of federal law enforcement before the shootings. The official was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The shootings took place minutes apart, with the gunman stopping his car and spraying dozens of bullets first at a recruiting center for all branches of the military, then apparently driving to a Navy-Marine training center 7 miles away, authorities and witnesses said. The attacks were over within a half-hour.

In addition to the Marines killed, three people were reported wounded, including a sailor who was seriously hurt.

"Lives have been lost from some faithful people who have been serving our country, and I think I join all Tennesseans in being both sickened and saddened by this," Gov. Bill Haslam said.

Authorities would not say how the gunman died. FBI agent Ed Reinhold said Abdulazeez had "numerous weapons" but would not give details.

"We are looking at every possible avenue, whether it was terrorism, whether it's domestic, international, or whether it was a simple criminal act," Reinhold said.

Within hours of the bloodshed, law officers with guns drawn swarmed what was believed to be Abdulazeez's house, and two females were led away in handcuffs.

A dozen law enforcement vehicles, including a bomb-squad truck and an open-sided Army green truck carrying armed men, rolled into the Hixson neighborhood, and police closed off streets and turned away people trying to reach their homes.

Abdulazeez graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2012 with a bachelor's in electrical engineering and was a student intern a few years ago at the Tennessee Valley Authority, the federally owned utility that operates power plants and dams across the South.

The U.S. National Counterterrorism Center is reporting no apparent nexus to terrorism has been uncovered in the investigation, but intelligence officials are monitoring the investigation closely. The Islamic State group has been encouraging extremists to carry out attacks in the U.S., and several such homegrown acts or plots have unfolded in recent months.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/mayor-police-pursuing-active-shooter-chattanooga-tenn-32494939

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Advanced Member

NPR radio said yesterday afternoon, that Abdulazeez had a drunk driving arrest. If true, he wasn't Muslim.

 

You can be Muslim and drink - just simply means you are not a good Muslim. A Muslim can be anything that any other person can  be, a cannibal, pedophile, murderer, rapists, etc. As long as they believe Allah (Swt) is the one and only Creator and that Muhammad is the last messenger than that makes them Muslim.

 

A Muslim does not mean someone is good. It does not mean they will go to heaven. Being Muslim is simply holding a belief system, that is all.

This was his yearbook photo.

 

MuhammadYoussefAbdulazeez_hsphoto.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Veteran Member

his father is Palestinian . Due to the fact that Palestine isn't recognised as human country, he got the Jordanian nationality. His father escaped the Saddam invasion of Kuwait while Muhammad was still an infant. 

No criminal record. The only thing mentioned in records is the religiousness of his whole family, sisters wearing hijab , father being religious and on watch by the authorities, him muhammad leaving sport class to perform prayer.

He is a curious case. This is not ISIS style yet ISIS celebrated his actions.?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Advanced Member

Bismillaah ir Rahmaan ir Rahiim  In The Name Of Allaah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful   As salaamu alaykum  The Peace Be Upon You.

 

 

 

 

You can be Muslim and drink - just simply means you are not a good Muslim. A Muslim can be anything that any other person can  be, a cannibal, pedophile, murderer, rapists, etc. As long as they believe Allah ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì is the one and only Creator and that Muhammad is the last messenger than that makes them Muslim.

 

A Muslim does not mean someone is good. It does not mean they will go to heaven. Being Muslim is simply holding a belief system, that is all. ~ Repentant

 

 

We Muslims, can't decide for ourselves if we should go to heaven (paradise), or just how good we may be (pride), but we do have faith that our sins will be forgiven.  A Muslim, above all things has faith, which can only come from Allaah, All Praise, Glory and Honour, Be To Him. Some of the traits you've described above do not belong to the people of faith.   Wassalaam.   Faithfully999

 

 


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...