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Official Identifies One Suspect in Attack at Texas Anti-Islam Event

posted on May 4, 2015

At The New York Times, Manny Fernandez and Richard Pérez-Peña write, “One of the two gunmen who were killed Sunday after opening fire at an event where people were invited to present cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was identified on Monday by a law enforcement official as a man who had previously been labeled by the F.B.I. as a jihadist terrorism suspect.” In 2010 the gunman, Elton Simpson, was charged but not convicted of planning to join jihadists in Somalia. Police do not yet know of motives behind Simpson’s attack, but drawings of Muhammad are often considered offensive in Islam.

Read at The New York Times