Media Members Want To Make it Clear They Don’t Know Chattanooga Killer’s Motive


It's still up in the air to members of the media what compelled 24-year-old Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, a Muslim, to murder four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday before being killed in a firefight with police.

As one CNN reporter put it, "he was a nice kid from a nice family, and he was as American as anybody else."

Chris Cuomo said, "we may never know the exact motive" of Abdulazeez. That sentiment has been repeated across the dial, with pundits and correspondents falling all over themselves to remind viewers we just don't know the motive.

It has been established he did not hunt, however. Abdulazeez did blog about Islam on July 13, where, according to The Daily Beast, he "uses the hypothetical example of a prisoner who is told he would be given a test that would either take him out of his earthly prison."