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Adam Alsahli, a Syrian-born Muslim who supports radical Islamic terrorism, has been identified as the suspect in a shooting at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas. Authorities say a second suspect may be “at large in the community.”
Alsahli, 20, was shot dead after storming a gate at the naval air base on Thursday at 6:15 a.m. local time. He shot a female Navy police officer in the chest during the rampage, but the officer was not seriously hurt because she wore a bulletproof vest.
Authorities say Alsahli rammed his vehicle into a barrier, then ran out of the car while shooting at officers. He was shot dead by security forces at the Naval Air Station.
At a press conference Thursday, Leah Greeves — a senior supervisory special agent at the FBI — called the incident an act of terrorism but would not provide further details.
“We have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi is terrorism-related,” Greeves said. “We are working diligently with our state, local and federal partners on this investigation, which is fluid and evolving.”
She added: “We may have a potential second related person of interest at large in the community. But we would encourage the public to remain calm.”
(Source: Special Report)
Adam Alsahli had social-media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, the Heavy reported.
His Twitter profile statement, which is in Arabic, read: “I love the Mujahideen, I am not one of them, and my sword is on the necks of those who stab them.”
Mujahideen are self-proclaimed jihadist warriors for Islam.
Alsahli shared a Facebook post that boasted of the “10 reasons Prophet Mohammed was the greatest!”
Alsahli’s LinkedIn profile claimed that he was a student at Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia.
On Instagram, Alsahli shared multiple posts declaring the supremacy of Islam over other religions.
Terrorism analyst Rita Katz of Site Intelligence Group tweeted that “Corpus Christi shooter’s social media supports killed AQAP [Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula] official Ibrahim al-Rabaysh, Taliban and pro-Al Qaeda. No signs of ISIS support.”
Katz continued: “Adam Alsahli seems to have a strong connection to Syria (possibly lived in Damascus). Also demonstrates similar ideology as Pensacola shooter.”
1) BREAKING (thread): Killed #CorpusChristi shooter's soc media supports killed AQAP official Ibrahim al-Rabaysh, Taliban & pro-AQ: “I love the Mujahidin, I’m not one of them and my sword is aimed over the necks of whoever doubts them (stabs them).” No signs of #ISIS support. pic.twitter.com/otpv7BK4kR
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) May 21, 2020
The rampage by Adam Alsahli was the second radical Islamic terrorist attack on a U.S. naval base during the past five months. In December 2019, a Saudi Air Force officer killed three Americans and injured eight others during a shooting rampage at a U.S. naval base in Pensacola, Florida.
The Pensacola gunman was identified as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. Authorities said Alshamrani had worked with al-Qaeda to plan the attack.
Deadly shooting at US Naval base in Florida is linked to Al-Qaida, investigators find https://t.co/a6scSCy9RY
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 18, 2020
If you’re among the millions of Americans who barely heard of this shooting in Corpus Christi, it’s probably because the mainstream media were busy howling about Nancy Pelosi mocking President Trump as “morbidly obese” and hyperventilating over the death of Ahmaud Arbery.
Interestingly, both incidents have garnered exponentially more media attention than this latest terrorist attack on a U.S. navy base on American soil.