The suspect was taken into custody in Oak Harbor. He murdered four women and a man at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash. He was taken into custody about 30 miles from the mall and is identified as Arcan Cetin, 20, a native of Turkey. He went to high school in Oak Harbor.
No motive for the shooting is currently known, but the FBI did not suspect terrorism like they did not suspect terrorism when the father of Ahmad Rahami, another shooter, told them he suspected his son might be a terrorist.
I guess that for the FBI to suspect terrorism as a motive, the person needs to be holding an ISIS or Al Qaeda flag in their hand as they scream "Allahu Akbar" and kill infidels.
The FBI appears to be increasingly losing credibility as an effective law enforcement agency ever since its director James Comey let Hillary Clinton get away without an indictment for using an illegal private server to send and receive classified material.
Three of the female victims were identified as of Saturday night. One was Sarai Lara, a 16-year-old cancer survivor. Her mother was shopping elsewhere in the mall when Sarai was killed.
Two other victims were Belinda Galde and her 95-year-old mother Beatrice Dotson.
Naive Mayor Steve Sexton spoke at a news conference and said that "There are people waking up this morning and their world has changed forever. The city of Burlington has probably changed forever, but I don't think our way of life needs to change."
Of course our way of life needs to change, first by removing our heads from our nether regions. Second by understanding that this is the new way of life and we better be prepared for it and be able to respond to it appropriately. Rather than seeing people with different political views as the enemy, we need to know who the real enemy is and to be able to call them by name.
In other words, we must identify the target and do whatever is necessary to defeat it.
I don't know whether or not this shooter was on a jihad killing spree or just a sick kid out to take lives. In fact, I don't know if there's much difference between the two groups.
But I do know that we need to be prepared to fight back with a strong police force that's supported not only with equipment, but with the support of the communities they bravely serve.
Protestors need to be allowed their First Amendment rights, but rioters need to be arrested and caged.
Organizations connected in any way with terrorism, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR and the other MB affiliated arms, as well as terror mosques, need to be put out of business and their leaders sent to their countries of origin.
The sooner we accept that change has come and we must adapt rather than stick our heads in the sand, the sooner we make it safe again for our progeny.