The following is stated in pretty much all of the news reports I looked up:
Police arrested Abdulhakim Mujahid* Muhammad, 23, along a crosstown interstate moments after the shootings at the Army-Navy Career Center in a shopping center in west Little Rock.
Muhammad acted alone, the police chief said, and based on an interview with officers, the suspect "probably had political and religious motives for the attack."
A few thoughts:
- President Obama quickly and publicly condemned the murder of Dr. Tiller. Yet, as Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces, he has not issued any statement on the Arkansas shooting so far (7 a.m. CST... now 10 a.m. CST).
- Listen for statements exculpating Islam from the Arkansas shooter's actions; we already have plenty of statements blaming the entire pro-life movement for Dr. Tiller's death.
- Watch for calls to further constrict the assembly and speech rights of pro-lifers, and maybe even for Federal protection of abortionists; watch for the Arkansas shooting to be portrayed as a "isolated incident."
* UPDATE: The shooter is an adult American convert to Islam. He chose a middle name which means "Holy Warrior." What Imam and Mosque guided his conversion? Are they "responsible" for his actions? Will there be Federal action to contain that group's activities, and to protect potential targets from them? Will media outlets vilify them, or instead call for "tolerance and dialogue"?