posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 08:06 PM
Back in June there was what appeared to be a random shooting of a young man in my home town. It was a particularly troubling murder as the man killed
was known to be an upstanding student and well liked.
The initial suspicions of drugs and gangs was quickly dispelled when it was determined, via forensics, this was a random act with no suspects. Not
long after a resident noticed a man coming out of the local park with what appeared to be a gun. The police were called and Mr. Brown was arrested.
He had be living in the County Reservation and had murdered the young man for retaliation for the United States actions in the Middle East. It was
also revealed that he had murdered three others in Seattle this spring.
Ali Muhammad Brown is accused of killing a 19-year-old in New Jersey and three men in Washington State. According to court documents, the
29-year-old claimed he wanted to kill the teen as an act of 'vengeance' to retaliate for U.S. military action in the Middle East.
The shooter accused of gunning down at least four men in two states said he murdered a New Jersey teenager as revenge for Muslims killed overseas.
According to court documents, Ali Muhammad Brown described his June murder of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin as a "just kill" and said it was an act of
"vengeance" meant to compensate for U.S. military killings in the Middle East.
There has been surprisingly little coverage of this murder spree and the perpetrators rationale for killing four people for his political beliefs.
There is also some debate on where, and by who, he should be tried as it spanned multiple states and he could also be considered a domestic terrorist.
Mr. Brown, who is a 'devout' Muslim, did this as an act of 'vengeance' to compensate for military action in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Iran.
While I do not fear a rash of domestic terrorists it is troubling that the perpetrator was a citizen and felt the need to avenge his country's
actions on four of his fellow citizens. He accomplished nothing of any value.