On September 17 a 22-year-old “Minnesotan” named Dahir A. Adan went on a stabbing rampage in the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud. He managed to wound ten people before he was shot dead by an off-duty police officer. Witnesses said that the knifeman shouted “Allahu Akhbar” during his attack, and also asked at least one of his victims if he or she was a Muslim.
Normally I would expect public officials and the media to dance gingerly around the issue of Islam, and only mention JIM when they absolutely have to. So the following video from AP is an anomaly: it’s up front about Mr. Adan’s recent metamorphosis into a devout Muslim, and emphasizes his Islamic references during his attack.
It’s too early to say whether this represents a shift in the zeitgeist, but it is startling to see it in the MSM:
An important but unexamined corollary to this report: Muslims who become more devout in their religious practice have a greater likelihood of going on murderous rampages than those who remain “moderates”.
Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.