By Katie McHugh
In a report detailing the depression and drug addictions from which Muslim terrorist Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez suffered, CNN omitted his religion and immigrant status.
As usual, when an immigrant, Muslim, or some combination of the two, murders Americans, the media goes into overdrive to cover up these two crucial factors. Abdulazeez was a miserable, drug-addled Kuwaiti immigrant who sometimes struggled to hold down a job and spent his time popping pills, drinking, and smoking pot — until he visited the Middle East in 2010 and especially after his family helpfully sent him to Jordan in 2014, where their bipolar son could re-connect with his murderous Islamic roots.
“Authorities are investigating a text message from Abdulazeez to a friend before the attack, law enforcement sources said. The message included an Islamic verse that says, ‘Whoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, then I have declared war against him,'” CNN reports, as if in a vacuum.
Reuters spells it out:
‘That trip was eye-opening for him. He learned a lot about the traditions and culture of the Middle East,’ said the close friend who received the text message.
Abdulazeez was upset about the 2014 Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza and the civil war in Syria, he said. ‘He felt Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia were not doing enough to help, and that they were heavily influenced by the United States.’
Abdulazeez returned to the United States reluctant to party but eager to wage jihad on U.S. troops.
“The signs just weren’t there,”Abdulazeez’s friend told Reuters. “The only thing I can think of is that it was a combination of things — what is happening overseas, his family problems, maybe some of the issues with the less educated people here. I don’t know.”
Much like the Obama administration’s classification of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and 32 wounded as “workplace violence” instead of an Islamic terror attack, CNN is trying to deflect blame from Islam or cast doubt on immigration policies that push the country farther to the left and justify mass surveillance.