Information about the Chattanooga Shooter is Disappearing from the Internet

A week after Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Abdulazeez’s attack, very little is known about his motives, path to radicalization, and network of affiliations. Immediately after the attack, Islamic State (IS) fighters and supporters hailed Abdulazeez as a “soldier of the Islamic State,” but no official messages from IS claiming the attack have yet been made. This silence is noteworthy considering the case of the shooting in Garland, Texas: Not only did IS fighter Junaid Hussain bluntly indicate his connection to this attack, but in less than two days, IS officially announced the shooters to be “two soldiers from the soldiers of the Caliphate.”

So why all the confusion surrounding Abdulazeez?

Because he was prepared. Abdulazeez did what jihadists are asked to do prior to execution of their attacks: delete important information that could provide insight into their networks. Jihadi recruiters often advise prospects to “delete your social network accounts or stay inactive,” as well as “all the nasheed [Islamic chants], videos, pictures, messages” prior to their attacks or migration to jihad.

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  • Gary

    Obama knows that most of the victims for muslim terrorist on US soil will be White people which he has demonised along with the Police as evil that are now being murdered .
    Thanks Obama, you’re going into the history books near Hitler and Imperial Japan under Hito .
    Just wait until the illegals are murdering gays in public or bombing gay bars , Obama can’t blame that on Bush or white Christians.

  • mauser 98

    much info on Detroit Christmas day underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab scrubbed

    “Who controls the past controls the future: who
    controls the present controls the past.”

  • eMan14

    “Abdulazeez did what jihadists are asked to do prior to execution of their attacks: delete important information that could provide insight into their networks.”

    Sounds like he could have been a good Ontario Liberal representative.

  • Hard Little Machine

    CNN has been on a furious turn desperately shouting he wasn’t radical but if he was he was only a second or third hand follower of al Qaeda but definitely not, nuh un no way a follower of ISIS. They tried the ‘he’s really just another southern redneck gun nut’ but that didn’t focus group very well. Then they tried ‘he was depressed’ and the truth of his detailed planning and execution leaked out killing that trope. Now, apparently at the behest of the White House, it’s vitally important to NOT portray him as motivated by ISIS in any way. The smart money is on Obama offering to ‘negotiate with the peaceful moderate elements of IS’ soon. I can hear the John Kerry sound byte in my head already.