I believe when you leave video evidence of yourself, dressed similar to a Hamas terrorist, driving through Washington D.C. shouting “Allahu Akbar!” as you fire a 9mm at military and government targets, your motives are pretty clear. When you leave physical evidence, such as a backpack full of explosive materials, a notebook filled with Jihadist messages, and you’re caught sneaking through Arlington National Cemetery with black spray paint intending to desecrate graves of the heroes of this country, your motives are crystal clear.
What’s not clear however, is how Josh White of the Washington Post can call himself a journalist. What’s not clear is how the Washington Post can continue to call itself a newspaper; how they can call themselves anything but a propaganda pushing, Islamic extremist apologist publication.
Here’s the Washington Post headline: Motive of shooter who targeted military sites unclear
Here is the actual text from the story emphasis mine:
Yonathan Melaku was sneaking through Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery, his backpack filled with plastic bags of ammonium nitrate, a notebook containing jihadist messages, and a can of black spray paint. The 23-year-old former Marine was heading to the graves of the nation’s most recent heroes, aiming to desecrate the stones with Arabic statements and leave handfuls of explosive material nearby as a message.
Before police foiled the plan in June, the vandalism was to be Melaku’s sixth attack, months after he went on a mysterious shooting spree that targeted the Pentagon, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and two other military buildings in Northern Virginia. A video found after Melaku’s arrest showed him wearing a black mask and shooting a 9mm handgun out of his Acura’s passenger window as he drove along Interstate 95, shouting “Allahu Akbar!”
It was all part of a solitary campaign of “fear and terror,” federal prosecutors said. But authorities and Melaku’s defense attorney said no one knows for sure what led Melaku — a naturalized U.S. citizen from Ethiopia, local high school graduate and former Marine Corps Reservist — down that path or what message he was trying to send.
Still more contradictory and inexplicable reporting:
Although Melaku acknowledged shooting at the buildings — attacks that did not injure anyone but caused an estimated $111,000 in damage — it still remains unclear why he did it. In a video entered into evidence and released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Melaku says that he was targeting the museum as a military building, to “turn it off permanently.”
Believe it or not, Yonathan Melaku’s attorney can’t figure out why he did it either. He thinks that perhaps his client is suffering from a psychological disorder. He also said that the shootings were “out of character” for Melaku, whose family belongs to the Coptic Christian Faith. They were stunned, stunned I tell you, to learn that he had made references to Islamic Jihad.
Melaku’s brilliant attorney Gregory English added that as bad as it was, no one was hurt and that it basically amounted to vandalism. He emphasized that his client had no ties to terrorism. He said, “He had a message, but I don’t understand what that message was supposed to be.”
Unfortunately for the rest of us who get it, we understand all to well what the mission of the left-wing media and politically correct, bumbling idiots like Gregory English is; the utter destruction of the United States of America.