Thursday, March 21, 2013

Colorado Shooter James Holmes Converts to Islam?

The Daily Mail is reporting that James Holmes, the infamous murderer who opened fire on a crowded movie theater in Colorado, has converted to Islam. I'll have to see a few more sources reporting this story before I start taking it seriously. But we'll see what happens.

James Holmes, July 2012
Daily Mail--James Holmes, the gunman behind the Dark Knight massacre in Colorado last July, has reportedly turned Muslim and prays five times a day.

The killer showed off a lengthy, thick beard during a court appearance earlier this month, and a prison source has claimed it is a symbol of his new-found faith.

The source said Holmes has turned to Islam as a way of justifying his horrific murder spree in an Aurora, Colorado cinema on July 20 which left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded.

'He has brainwashed himself into believing he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels,' a prison source told the National Enquirer.

James Holmes, March 2013
He now prays five times a day, sticks to a strict Muslim diet and spends hours each day studying the Qur'an, the source said. But his new routine has upset Muslim inmates.

'None of them condone forms of terrorism or extremism,' the source added. 'And they don't want their religion to be connected to that awful shooting.'

Holmes sported a thick, bushy beard and unkempt dark brown hair during his appearance earlier this month - a stark difference to his bright orange hair at the time of the massacre.

Holmes is charged with 166 counts, mostly murder and attempted murder, in the assault on moviegoers at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora. (Continue Reading.)

***UPDATE*** The Washington Times is confirming that James Holmes is now a Muslim (though I'll still be suspicious until I see a few liberal sites report it). Notice that, according to the source, he didn't convert in order to change his ways. He converted in order to justify the attack. In other words, Holmes looked around for a religion that promotes slaughter, and he found one. (For more on Jihad, click here.)

22 comments:

David Peters said...

This man is smarter than we think. He has found a way to justify his violent behaviour and the media might stop reporting on him now. Must not hurt the feelings of a Muslim.

Arrow said...

Any honest convert to Islam MUST turn to violence, MUST wage jihad, MUST kill infidels.

Islam is spreading in your society like cancer, and It's partially your government's fault.

I recall a conversation a friend of mine had with an American consul in an Arab country. My friend was complaining about the huge number of bearded Muslim men lining up to obtain a visa to the United States.

“We” the consul said, “prefer them to the Mexicans. At least, they enter the country legally”.

That was before 9/11.

Lauren said...

If he were a muslim before the shooting, the whole thing would have made some sense, at least.

Quran is Corrupt said...

One wonders if he was studying Islam before the shooting? The incident only happened 6 months ago. I wonder if he was studying Islam BEFORE the shooting.

Ahmad Althabteh said...

you guys are the biggest liars, get a life, and do something useful in ur life, u accomplish absolutely nothing. You guys are the most useless ppl i have even seen, u are a waste of space. do u enjoy lying for fun. seriously, do something with ur life. contribute to society. u guys disgust me and u guys are a shame to humans. even animals are ashamed of u guys if u guys were in the same species as them. read this liars:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ethan-casey/james-holmes_b_1690658.html

surj said...

Arrow,You are right in what you say. I think that the vast majority of Americans are still asleep and are not aware of that muslims are doing in America. That is what mohammad did ,recruited juvenile delinquents to boost their number.Mark my words ,people like him will fight for Islam and Allah.

apran said...

" ...But his new routine has upset Muslim inmates.

'None of them condone forms of terrorism or extremism,' the source added. 'And they don't want their religion to be connected to that awful shooting.' "

Why do the muslim inmates upset with the conversion? They are not upset with the 9/11 attack or other butcheries done by the muslims.

Perhaps, the only reason I can think of, the muslims are afraid that there won't be enough houries in the paradise for all of them, because James Holmes will certainly go to paradise for doing the good deed by killing the infidels. LOL

Walter said...

Hm ... ... ... That was unexpected.

David Wood said...

Ahmad,

You posted a link to an article from July of last year. No one is saying that Holmes was a Muslim in July of last year. They're saying that he converted to Islam recently in order to justify his massacre. If you have some evidence against his recent conversion, feel free to share it.

Radical Moderate said...

@Ahmed

your confusing us with Muslims

Radical Moderate said...

Arrow I like your cross. What kind of cross is that I have been looking for a cross like that to put on my windshield.

John 8:24 said...

@Ahmad Althabteh

Seriously, you should be ashamed of yourself. Did you even read what was posted? At the very least make an effort to read and understand the title before accusing David of being a liar! The title reads: "Colorado Shooter James Homes Converts to Islam?". Shall we dissect the title and see what one can deduce from it?

Converts: It is about James Homes' recent conversion (because present tense was used) to Islam who is now in custody (and not that he was a Muslim in the past).

?: There is also a question mark in the title which shows that David is not certain - which he clearly explains why in the second sentence.

Let me have a guess what might have happened. A cursory look at the title of David's recent post filled you with rage. In a huff you went on Google to prove David wrong and you typed "Colorado shooter not a Muslim". Bingo! The first result from Huffington Post (no surprise there) says is not a Muslim. David is a liar!

How embarrassing!

John 8:24 said...

How often has this happened! Can somebody explain what is up with some of the Muslims visiting this blog who either don't read things properly or don't seem to understand or comprehend what they read in basic English? Then they go on accusing David or others and call them names only to find out that they put their foot in their mouth!

P.S. for some Muslims (like Osama) who might be offended: Putting your foot in your mouth is a common non-offensive English phrase which means saying something embarrassing.

Radical Moderate said...

And in other news a Saudi National serving time for raping his house made is a suspect in the shooting death of Colorado Prison Chief.

"On Thursday, Presley said that investigators were considering the possible involvement of a Saudi national named Homaidan al-Turki...

Al-Turki was convicted of sexually assaulting his housemaid at his Aurora, Colorado, home seven years ago."

Source

Search 4 Truth said...

@ John

Well Ahmed's argument is pretty much the standard for Muslims. Lie, logical fallacy, hypocrisy, inconsistency, confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance, and the Dunning - Kruger effect.

Ahmed is shooting par for the course!

I golf. Can you tell?

Bob Murphy said...

I am not religious. I believe in an iron clad separation between church and state. I also have no tolerance for lying bigots even when they attack those who I don’t share the any beliefs with.

There’s a story that is gaining momentum that is already being used to justify the vilest of prejudices. Among the problems is that the story is probably false.

Fox Nation...Report: Batman Shooter Converts to Islam.

What was Fox’s source? That pathetic right wing rag The Washington Times, owned by the Moonies (a religion I think you can more safely make generalizations about than the world’s 2.2 billion Muslims). Except it wasn’t actually that papers own journalism.

Watch was The Washington Times source? The frequently erroneous Daily Mail, who’s salacious version was bluntly inflammatory, “He [Holmes] has brainwashed himself into believing he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels.” Except it wasn’t actually that papers own journalism either.

What was The Daily Mail’s source? The National Enquirer. That’s right, the world’s most notorious gossip rag. But don’t bother looking for it on their website, because though it their own reporting, the either didn’t post it, or took it down. Interestingly, Rupert Murdoch owns both the Enquirer and Fox, making the decision to misdirect the sourcing very suspicious.

It was The National Enquire’s journalism, but where did they get their information? An unnamed “prison source.” I have a back ground in law enforcement, specifically the corrections system. That source, even it even exists, spoke to reporters in violation of explicit directives from his/her agency. Such sources are notoriously dubious.

This story grew legs fast, and typical of the reaction it provoked is this lovely sentence from Jihad Watch website:

“Actually, if Holmes’ conversion was initiated post-massacre, it does lend to the canard that violence in Islam is perpetrated only by the extreme, misguided.”.

Foolster41 said...

I'm afraid I miss your point of your very verbose post.

Are you saying that people like Answering Muslims and Jihadwatch are "lying bigots", even when they post this story with sceptiscism (at least the case of David Woods), and post stories about what Muslims actually say and do, or what Islam actually teaches? Or are you merely saying they have been fooled, and Daily Mail and/or the Times are the bigots?

What do you mean by "the vilest of predjudices", do you mean "Islamaphobia"? If so, why is it the vilest of predjudices (and not, say anti-semetism or kufuraphobia which have each killed far more than "Islamaphobia" ever has.

Have you read the Quoran? How aware are you of current events, such as terorrist attacks and subjegation of non-beleivers? For example, did you know there have been over 10,000 attacks that resulted in 100,000 dead in the last 12 years alone?

Why do you object to that sentence? (I assume calling it "lovely" was sarcastic). I Also notice you didn't quite quote the entirety of the quote, which is "Actually,if Holmes' conversion was initiated post-massacre, it does lend to the canard that violence in Islam is perpetrated only by the extreme, misguided, and in Holmes' case, bat-shit crazy." (Emphisis mine to show parts ommited).
That strikes me as intentionally misquoting the person to misrepresent what they said. Do you beleive that Muslims who commit violence are none of extreme, misguided or crazy? If not, why not?

BoB said...

@Radical Moderate,

That Cross is what roman catholics, knights templars, knights of malta, knights hospitallers use as their insignia, it's not Christian in any sense and has an occultic origin, as its a symbol of a pyramid laid flat. From mystery Babylonian religion. Don't confuse the cross that our lord and saviour died on to that of the nazi iron cross, cross of Horus, cross of satan that's been coloured red!

http://www.whale.to/c/churches_ill.html

BoB said...

The Maltese Cross was worn by the priest of Horus in ancient times. Nowadays, the Pope takes the role

Unknown said...

This story is false, re-read the wash times story and quote if you will how they confirmed this story, you'll find no such thing was done:

http://muslimmatters.org/2013/03/22/james-holmes-dark-knight-killer-alleged-conversion-to-islam-sloppy-reporting-from-the-washington-times/

CPAsh said...

Okay, so the story of his - Holmes's - conversion to Islam is probably false and simply sloppy reporting. However, there's no getting away from the fact that Islam is the fastest growing religion in prisons, in the USA and elsewhere. It's a fact that converts made in the UK are growing at an astonishing rate.

The religion of Islam provides convicts with many reasons to excuse their behaviour.

Jawad Abdullah said...

@CPAsh

When covicts convert to islam it becomes excuse for their actions. But when convicts turns to jesus and starts reading bible its because the new found light.
Yeah that makes sense