You have to go to a British paper at this point to get the nationality and religion of the Cascade mall shooter.
And, of course, the motive is “unclear” and terrorism is not suspected.
Motive is likely important here: if this bastard was just going to the mall to shoot a girl who wouldn’t date him and a few random strangers, it will all be ok and nothing to do with Islam or immigration. If, on the other hand, it turns out that the creep was doing it for ISIS or was self-radicallized, the gently, gently media will go with the mentally deranged, lone wolf, narrative.
Anything to avoid asking if Arcan Cetin was a worthwhile person to have allowed into the US. Because: racist, Islamophobic and very bad indeed. Besides, his Twitter and Facebook accounts suggest he’s a Hilly support so no point in looking too closely.
But, and it is a big but, it also works as a boy meets girl, gets bounced by girl and goes in and kills her story. I am not sure that is much consolation.
Update: You can see this guy’s FaceBook timeline here https://www.facebook.com/Arcancetin
Apparently in high school ROTC. No sign at all of Islam or radicalization as far as I can see.
Update #2: Ooopsie…now his Facebook page is closed: