Too Soon To Link Middle Eastern Terrorists Who Massacred 14 People In San Bernadino To “Terrorism”?

We’ve all asked the question ‘when is too soon?’

When is it too soon to start dating again?

When is it too soon to make a joke about the downed Malaysian Airlines planes?

When is it too soon to start demanding your inheritance from dying family member States?

And these are all important questions.

But what about this other question: when will it be it too late?

San Bernardino shooting: FBI expresses caution on terrorism link; pipe bombs and ammo found in shooters’ home

The FBI says it is too soon to say what led a young couple to kill 14 people at a Christmas party in California, with federal agents saying it is premature to label the attack terrorism.
Key points:

Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik opened fire on Christmas party, killing 14, injuring 21

FBI says it is premature to label attack terrorism

Pipe bomb-like devices and thousands of rounds of ammunition found at couple’s home

Farook left party after apparent dispute, then returned with Malik

“A degree of planning” went into attack, police chief says

Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, who had a six-month-old daughter together, were killed in a shootout with police after Wednesday’s massacre at the Inland Regional Centre social services agency in the city of San Bernardino.

“We cannot rule anything out at this point,” said David Bowdich, the FBI’s assistant director in Los Angeles.

“There was obviously a mission here. We know that. We do not know why.

“It would be irresponsible of me to call this terrorism. The FBI defines terrorism very specifically. That is the big question for us, is what is the motivation for this.”

Police said a raid of a townhouse believed to have been used by the couple yielded flash drives, computers and mobile phones that would be checked to see if they had been browsing on jihadist websites or social media.

Twelve pipe bomb-like devices and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found at the home.

“Rest assured that we will get to the bottom of this,” US president Barack Obama said.

“It is possible that this was terrorist-related, but we don’t know. It is also possible that this was workplace-related.”

San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan said the attack may have been an act of terrorism but that a motive had not yet been determined.

He also said 21 people were wounded, four more than previously stated.

Ten people remained hospitalised at two local hospitals — two in critical but stable condition, three in fair condition and five in stable condition, the hospitals said.

‘Some degree of planning’

Farook had worked for the San Bernardino county health department for five years and neither he nor his wife were known to law enforcement.

It would be irresponsible of me to call this terrorism – the FBI defines terrorism very specifically.

That is the big question for us, is what is the motivation for this.

David Bowdich, FBI assistant director in Los Angeles

The couple, who dropped off their baby daughter with Farook’s mother shortly before the rampage, were dressed in military-style gear and carried assault weapons and semi-automatic handguns as they burst into an auditorium rented out for the holiday party at Inland Regional Centre.

Mr Burguan said Farook had attended the party, organised by the health department, and left after an apparent dispute, only to return a short time later with Malik.

He said Farook and his wife had fired between 65 and 75 rounds during the attack at a social services centre that entailed “a degree of planning”.

Explosives rigged to a remote-controlled car were also found at the scene of the carnage, but the device failed to go off, he said.

He said 1,600 rounds of ammunition were found on the couple and in their car following the police shootout in which they died.

About 5,000 additional rounds, 12 pipe bomb-type explosive devices and bomb-making material were found at the home the couple shared.

“Nobody just gets upset at a party, goes home and puts together that kind of elaborate scheme,” Mr Burguan said.

“There was some planning that went into this.”

Farook’s brother-in-law, Farhan Khan, said he had no clue what prompted the carnage.

“I am in shock that something like this could happen,” he said.

Farook, Malik ‘living the American dream’

Local media quoted one of Farook’s co-workers as saying he had travelled to Saudi Arabia where he met his Pakistani-born wife.

 FBI and police continue their investigation around the area of the SUV vehicle where two suspects were shot by police following a mass shooting in San Bernardino

PHOTO: FBI and police continue their investigation around the area of the SUV vehicle where the two suspects were shot by police. (Reuters: Mike Blake)

The couple appeared to be “living the American dream,” Patrick Baccari, a fellow inspector who shared a cubicle with Farook and who survived the carnage, said.

Mr Baccari and other co-workers told the Los Angeles Times that Farook was a devout Muslim who kept to himself and rarely discussed religion at work.

“He never struck me as a fanatic, he never struck me as suspicious,” Griselda Reisinger, who worked with Farook until changing jobs in May, told the Times.

Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles, said the couple had been married for two years and “had a good life”.

“We don’t know the motive yet,” he told NPR news.

“This could be a workplace rage, this could be a result of some of instability, mental instability, or it could (be) some twisted ideological belief.”

Yeah. Too soon to call it.

I mean, who doesn’t drop their kids off at the grandparents before a minor mass murder spree at the local old folks home?

Or maybe it just is Islam after a

 

Islamic Terrorism In Sydney Austalia: Police Officers Murdered And Muslim Gunman Shot Dead

Islam has been busy today.

After a terrorist attack in the US killing a number of students at an Oregon community college – an event the mainstream media has worked overtime to completely disassociate from Islam – the Religion of Peace has compelled an attack on the New South Wales Police Headquarters.

Here’s the report:

A massive police operation is under way in Parramatta in Sydney’s west after two people were shot dead outside NSW Police Force headquarters.

The operation began about 4.30pm today and police are advising people to avoid Charles Street and Hassall Street as a 2km exclusion zone has been set up.

The Daily Telegraph reports that police had warning of the attack through intelligence sources and one victim of the shooting “was a public servant working for NSW Police.”

“He was shot before (the) shooter was killed,” they report.
It is then believed “the gunman was shot by NSW Special Constables.”

The shooter, “believed to be of Middle Eastern appearance and dressed in black”, according to The Daily Telegraph, “launched an attack from the street, peppering the front of the building with bullets.”

“He shot a police IT expert before being gunned by special constables who guard the entrance,” they report.

Police said a critical incident investigation had been launched following the death of two people.

“The incident occurred outside the NSW Police headquarters building on Charles Street about 4.30pm today after a number of shots were fired,” the service said in a statement.

“It appears an officer has discharged his weapon, responding to a report that a person had been shot.

“Two people have died at the scene.” It said officers were still to establish the identity of those killed.

The attack happened close to a childcare centre used by police force families.

Goodstart Early Learning centre staff member Ashmi Golwala said she heard at least three “loud sounds”.

“They sounded like crackers and I went outside to see what was happening and a police lady told me to stay inside,” she told The Australian.

Real estate agent Edwin Almeida says he heard shots and saw a man in a black gown pacing and waving a gun outside the police headquarters.
Mr Almeida said his frightened staff ran into their office and heard three to four gun shots.

“We looked out the window, saw security guards and what appeared to be a plain clothes police officer with gun drawn and pointing at the person that was now lying on the floor surrounded by a pool of blood.”

Mr Almeida filmed part of the attack (see video above) and later described it to friends.
“There was blood everywhere … after the security and detectives fired on him,” he posted on Facebook.
“Staff being escorted to railway station by police. Great support from NSW police. These guys are bloody awesome.”

Some reports suggested the attack was a drive-by shooting, but Mr Almeida disputed this.

“This guy was not driving that’s for sure. He didn’t appear to be wanting to get away,” he said.

While Obama takes another stab at gun laws in the US (because an oppressive government that imprisons Christians for rejecting homosexuality even as they attempt to disarm them solves every national problem!), the actual threats of indoctrinating Western culture into nihilistic hedonism, along with the infiltration of Islam, go equally unacknowledged.

To clarify, we are seeing the West commit cultural suicide. 

It may not look so bad yet because the beast isn’t dead yet but in time, the very best of the historic Communist states and the current Islamic World will come together and offer us the utopia we have all been waiting for…especially with the UN ushering in their special plan of salvation.

Oh goodie!
http://m.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/parramatta-shooting-two-people-shot-outside-nsw-police-headquarters/story-e6frg6nf-1227554485095

Islamic Terror In Oregon, USA: 13 Dead, 20 Injured In Community College Shooting

The mainstream media has made no mention of the shooter’s ethnicity yet which is a strong indication it is someone they wish it weren’t: namely, not white.

Furthermore, the fact that the shooter had to be neutralised rather than killing themselves suggests it’s not the suicidal bullying victim also known for US shootings but far more likely an aggressive member of Islam.

Read the report here:

At least 13 people have been killed and another 20 injured at a shooting at a community college in Oregon, an official says.

Oregon’s attorney-general said at least 13 people were killed and the gunman had died at the shooting at Umpqua Community College campus in Roseburg.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin confirmed that officers exchanged fire with the gunman and also confirmed he died.

“Upon arriving there they located the shooter in one of the buildings. Officers engaged that suspect,” he said.

“The shooter threat was neutralised.

Mr Hanlin added later: “The shooter is deceased.”

The sheriff declined to confirm the number of killed and injured.

Oregon’s state governor Kate Brown confirmed the gunman was 20 years old.

CNN reported that four guns belonging to the shooter were recovered from the scene.

Authorities said the shooting took place in one of the classrooms in the science building.

CNN, citing local officials, said at least 20 people were critically injured, including one woman who was shot in the chest.

“It’s less than 20 but I don’t have an exact number,” said the county commissioners office assistant, who declined to be named.

Douglas County fire marshal Ray Shoufler said firefighters had evacuated 11 injured people from the college but two had died.

He said when firefighters arrived at the scene, police had the shooter in custody.

Mercy Medical Centre in Roseburg said on Facebook that the hospital had received nine patients from the shooting and had been advised that three more were en route.

US president Barack Obama said other countries, such a Britain and Australia, had been able to craft laws that prevented mass shootings.

“It cannot be this easy for someone who wants to inflict harm on other people to get a gun,” he told a news conference.

Gunman may have used social media before shooting: reports

News reports said the shooter may have posted a message online before the shooting.

The Portland Oregonian newspaper reported that officers responded at around 10:40am (local time) to reports of a shooting at the college.

The college was immediately placed on lockdown as firefighters, police and concerned parents rushed to the site.

Local media reported that authorities were combing through the campus.

Authorities set up a triage centre at the college and searched students as they left the facility.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on their way to Roseburg, a city of about 20,000 people 418 kilometres south of Portland.

School shootings are a disturbing reality of American life and many facilities have reinforced security in recent years, especially in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012.

Twenty students and six adults were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut by 20-year-old Adam Lanza.

Former politician and shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords tweeted her support for those involved in the attack.

“A community’s heart has been tested but will not be broken,” she said.

Ms Giffords, a Democrat in Arizona, was shot in the head during a 2011 attack that killed six people.

Time will tell but since they have the shooter’s body but won’t mention his name or ethnicity, it pretty much guarantees he’s a Muslim and that makes this just one more expected Islamic murder spree.

Jesus Christ is the hope of all Muslims and he is the only comfort in atrocities like this.

One day, he will bring an end to all evil and that is good news.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-02/shooting-at-oregon-community-college/6821828

White Lives Don’t Matter In Racially Motivated On-Air Shooting But Pushing An Anti-Gun Agenda Does

Two journalists have been murdered live on television.

Here’s the report:

Two journalists for a local television station in the US state of Virginia have been shot dead during a live broadcast, by a disgruntled former employee who later shot himself and died in hospital.

WDBJ7 journalist Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot at close range while conducting an on-air interview.

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe said the gunman was a disgruntled former employee of the television station.

He was identified as Vester Flanagan, 41, according to a dispatcher for the Augusta County Sheriff’s Department. Stills pulled from Ward’s camera helped identify him.

Parker was talking to Vicki Gardner, head of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce, on a balcony at the lakeside Bridgewater Resort in the town of Moneta near Roanoke when the attack occurred.

The pair were talking about tourism development for WDBJ’s early-morning newscast when the gunman seemingly closed in from behind the cameraman.

Several shots were heard, as well as screams, as Ward’s camera fell to the floor, capturing a fuzzy and chilling glimpse of the gunman, dressed in dark clothing.

The station then cut away to a startled anchorwoman back in the studio.

Gardner was “seriously injured,” said one of the US senators from Virginia, Tim Kaine.

Later, a video posted under the Twitter account @bryce_williams7, showed the shooter brandishing a weapon at Parker, who was interviewing Ms Gardner and unaware of his presence.

Ward has his back to the apparent shooter and also apparently did not see him.

The shooter seems to briefly lower the camera.

Multiple shots are then heard, and screams. Parker runs away.

The shooter’s hand is clearly visible. He appears to be wearing a blue checkered shirt.

None of the victims are seen wounded. There is no blood in the footage.

Flanagan shot himself as Virginia State Police were closing in on a rental car on Interstate 66 in Fauquier County, WDBJ7 said.

Virginia state police said the suspect refused to stop when spotted by troopers and sped away.

“Minutes later, the suspect’s vehicle ran off the road and crashed. The troopers approached the vehicle and found the male driver suffering from a gunshot wound,” police said in a statement.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died, police said.

The rest of the report goes onto become an Obama-Clinton diatribe against gun ownership.

Leftists never let murder victims stand in the way of political opportunity, unless they are the kind of murder victims (#blacklivesmatter) that are in themselves a political opportunity.

Dave Jolly offers a good assessment of this massive hypocrisy and double standards applied by the media to promote and stir up racial conflict on the one hand, and exploit murder victims for political gain on the other:

The residents of central and southwest Virginia were shocked yesterday morning when one of their star news reporters and cameraman were gunned down during a live broadcast.

Alison Parker, 24, was doing a live interview with Vicki Gardner, the Director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Bridgewater Plaza. Adam Ward, 27, was manning the camera when former WDBJ7 employee Bryce Williams approached them. Filming his own attack, Williams aimed and shot Parker several times before turning his gun on Ward and Gardner. Parker and Ward died from their wounds and Gardner is reported to be recovering after surgery in a local hospital.

Before heading out to do this live broadcast, the people at WDBJ7 held a going away party for Adam Ward’s fiancé who was leaving the station for a new job elsewhere. Ward said he would soon be leaving as well to follow her and get married. Parker had brought in balloons for the celebration.

I won’t post the video here, but it is available online for anyone who wishes to see it.

After the shooting, Williams left the scene but was soon pursued by law enforcement on I-66. Before police could stop him and take him into custody, Williams shot himself. At first he was reported as being dead from his self-inflicted wound, but later reports claim that he was in the hospital in critical condition.

Between the time Williams murdered Parker and Ward, he posted the video he took of his shooting on Facebook. Then he tweeted the following comments:

“I filmed the shooting see Facebook”

“Adam went to hr on me after working with me one time!!!”

“They hired her after that???”

“EEOC report failed”

“Alison made racist comments”

From his own posts, it’s obvious that he held a grudge against cameraman Adam Ward and hated Alison Parker because she supposedly said something he took at being racist about him.

That makes this horrible crime a hate crime based on race. Alison Parker was a blonde white woman and Bryce Williams in a black male. I’m sure had roles been reversed, Al Sharpton and many other black activists would be flocking to Virginia to protest a racial hate crime, but in this case, I’ve heard no one, let me repeat that, NO ONE has yet to say anything about this being a racially motivated hate crime. No one is holding up signs saying ‘White Lives Matter.’

Instead, liberals like Hillary Clinton are using the hate crime to boost their attack on our constitutional right to own guns. It didn’t take Hillary long before she tweeted:

“Heartbroken and angry. We must act to stop gun violence, and we cannot wait any longer. Praying for the victims’ families in Virginia –H”

Don’t forget that while serving as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton signed every United Nations action that would strip Americans of their constitutional rights to own and bear firearms. She signed the UN Small Arms Treaty which would have greatly restricted the sale and distribution of any small arms. What you may not realize is their definition of small arms includes all handguns along with the vast majority of hunting and target rifles and shotguns. The restrictions on sale and distribution would virtually wipe out the gun business in the United States. Fortunately the Senate has not ratified this treaty and we pray they never do.

I though it appropriate that one person responded to Hillary’s tweet with:

“We should make gun violence against the law – NOW!”

This crime had nothing to do with guns, but with a disgruntled black man who held racist anger towards the white reporter and a white cameraman. If he survives his self-inflicted wound, I’m positive that none of the charges facing him will involve race or hate crimes. That’s because in our perverted and backwards society, only whites can be guilty of racial hate crimes, not blacks.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-26/journalists-shots-dead-on-live-television/6727868
http://godfatherpolitics.com/24636/black-shoots-white-reporter-on-live-tv-over-racist-comment-but-hillary-blames-guns/

Islamic Terrorism In France: Moroccan Muslim Shoots People On Train As U.S. Servicemen Overpower Him

The way the mainstream media report this, you wouldn’t know why someone would ever do this. This is a good summary of what they have to say:

Key points

  • Three injured: a US serviceman, a Briton, and a French actor
  • Motive behind the shooting still unknown
  • Heavily armed gunman known to police

This is about as dishonest as it gets, to claim that the motive is unknown.

Consider this report of the events and then we will put this complex puzzle of mystery and intrigue together, attempting to do what no mainstream media outlet seems capable of.

A young Moroccan armed with a Kalashnikov and a knife was subdued by three Americans on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris Friday as he was apparently preparing to open fire on passengers.

Air Force serviceman Spencer Stone remained hospitalized Saturday after being stabbed in the attack Friday night as the train rolled through Belgium, though the Pentagon said the injury was not life-threatening.

A dual French-American citizen was also wounded as he was hit by chance by a gunshot on the train, which eventually stopped in Arras in northern France, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

Cazeneuve, speaking to reporters in Paris on Saturday, said that the suspect may be a 26-year-old Moroccan flagged by Spanish authorities last year for links to Islamic radical movements, but the identity has not been 100 percent confirmed.

An official linked to Spain’s anti-terrorism unit said the suspect lived in Spain until 2014, then moved to France, travelled to Syria, and then returned to France. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to be identified by name.

The was arrested after the train stopped in Arras, 115 miles north of Paris, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henri Brandet said on French television BFM.

Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University, was traveling with childhood friends Stone, of Carmichael, California, and Alek Skarlatos, a National Guardsman from Roseburg, Ore., when they heard a gunshot and breaking glass. Sadler told The Associated Press that they saw a train employee sprint down the aisle followed by a gunman with an automatic rifle.

“As he was cocking it to shoot it, Alek just yells, ‘Spencer, go!’ And Spencer runs down the aisle,” Sadler said. “Spencer makes first contact, he tackles the guy, Alek wrestles the gun away from him, and the gunman pulls out a boxcutter and slices Spencer a few times. And the three of us beat him until he was unconscious.”

British passenger Chris Norman told French television that he helped tie the gunman up. Stone then quickly turned to help another passenger who had been wounded in the throat, stopping his bleeding until paramedics came, Sadler said.

Throughout the brief but terrifying episode, Sadler said, “The gunman never said a word.”

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who arrived on the scene late Friday, denounced the “barbaric act.” He praised the “two deserving passengers” for their “great bravery and composure,” the newspaper said.

A Pentagon spokeswoman confirmed that one U.S. military member was injured in the incident. The Pentagon described the injury as “not life-threatening.”

President Obama, updated on the attack Friday evening, “expressed his profound gratitude for the courage and quick thinking of several passengers, including U.S. service members, who selflessly subdued the attacker,” a White House official said. “It is clear that their heroic actions may have prevented a far worse tragedy.”

The population of Morocco is literally 99.9% Muslim so that’s the case solved!

This was an Islamic terrorist attack.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-22/armed-man-injures-three-on-amsterdam-paris-train-railway-says/6716732
http://www.pewforum.org/files/2012/12/globalReligion-tables.pdf
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/08/21/france-high-speed-train-shooting/32125467/

Islamic Terrorism In Paris, France: Car Drives Into Tour De France, Police Shoot In Response

This is just in and the suspect drove away and has avoided capture thus far.

My money is on Islam. I’m happy to be proven wrong though I will be legitimately surprised:

Police in Paris have opened fire on a car that reportedly tried to crash through barricades in the centre of the city set up ahead of the arrival of the Tour de France.

According to a series of French reports citing various police sources, the shots were fired in Place de la Concorde on Sunday after the car drove at high speed into the barriers, before being driven away. There were no reported injuries and police were searching for a man driving the car and a male passenger.

While France remains on high alert for potential terrorism incidents in the wake of the murder of 17 people in January, when gunmen attacked the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish food store, initial reports suggested the incident was not a pre-planned attack.

A police official told Reuters: “This is a minor incident. It wasn’t aimed at the Tour de France, it’s not terrorism, it’s just a simple refusal to comply, as there are many every day.”

According to RTL television, the car initially crashed into another vehicle in the Champs-Élysées, which connects with Place de la Concorde, before trying to flee police on duty in the street ahead of the Tour’s arrival.

The incident happened at about 11am local time (10am BST), according to Luc Poignant, a spokesman for the SGP police union. He said police are hunting for the people in the car.

The final stage of the Tour will, as is traditional, end with a circuit through central Paris followed by a sprint finish along the Champs-Élysées. The race’s director, Thierry Gouvenou, told Associated Press he had little information about the incident with the car but did not foresee any impact on the stage.

The stage itself does not leave its start point, the town of Sèvres, until 4.15pm local time, with the riders not due to arrive in central Paris until nearly 6pm. Britain’s Chris Froome is all but guaranteed victory, with a lead of more than a minute over his closest rival, Nairo Quintana of Colombia.

Traditionally, the final stage is something of a procession, with no attempts made to unseat the race leader, although the finish is closely contested by specialist sprinters in the race.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/26/paris-police-open-fire-on-car-that-tried-to-crash-tour-de-france-barricades

More Terrorism In Boston: MIT Police Officer Shot Dead And Explosions In The Suburbs

A dead police office at MIT and explosions in the nearby Boston suburb of Watertown mere days after the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon sound like more than mere coincidence to me.

Here is the brief:

What We Know So Far

– At about 10.30 p.m. there was a shooting on the MIT campus

– There was a carjacking on the MIT campus

– There was an FBI presence at MIT

– One suspect was apprehended in Watertown, not far from MIT

– There is an FBI presence in Watertown

And the article:

Police have converged on a neighborhood outside Boston where there were reports of explosives being detonated and police are telling reporters to turn off their cell phones.

The FBI reportedly told CNN that they are working with local police to determine if any link exists between the events that have taken place in Massachusetts tonight, and the Boston Marathon bomb attacks.

Dozens of officers and National Guard members are in Watertown, where television outlets report that gunfire and explosions have been heard. A helicopter is circling overhead.

Authorities early Friday were calling for somebody to get on the ground and put their hands up and a loud thud was heard after someone shouted “fire in the hole.”

A suspect was taken into custody, CNN reported.

Reporters are being told to move away from the scene. A police officer told a reporter: “If you want to live, turn off your cell phone.”
Earlier Thursday night a campus police officer was shot and killed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and authorities were searching for the person responsible. Police have not officially linked the two events.

The officer was responding to report of a disturbance Thursday night when he was shot multiple times, according to a statement from the Middlesex District Attorney’s office and Cambridge police. It said there were no other victims.

MIT said on its website that police were sweeping the campus in Cambridge and people were urged to remain indoors until further notice. People were urged to stay away from the Stata Building, a mixed use building with faculty offices, classrooms and a common area.

The shooting came little more than three days after the twin bombings on the Boston Marathon that killed three people, wounded more than 180 others and led to an increase in security across the city.

The shooting took place about 10:30 p.m. outside an MIT building, according to state police spokesman Dave Procopio.

The officer, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead from his wounds.

Police with guns drawn search for a suspect on April 19, 2013 in Watertown, Massachusetts. Earlier, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot and killed late Thursday night at the school’s campus in Cambridge.
MIT releases statement after police officer dies in line of duty

MIT is heartbroken by the news that an MIT Police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty on Thursday night on campus, near Building 32 (the Stata Center). Our thoughts are now with the family.

At around 2 a.m., MIT Police determined that the suspect was no longer on campus, and that it is safe to resume normal activities. However, the MIT Police ask that members of the MIT Community remain vigilant in the coming hours.

MIT worked with multiple police departments in order to ensure the safety of the MIT campus. Police officers swept the campus in search of the shooter, and MIT sent text and email messages to the members of the MIT community asking them to stay indoors while the search continued.

We will provided fuller news of this tragedy in the coming hours.

While nothing has been officially announced, many online commentators are raising the connection between the devices used at the Boston Marathon and IEDs used by Islamic terror cells overseas.

Time will tell.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/mit-police-officer-shot-and-killed-on-campus-near-boston
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/04/16/with-use-multiple-concealed-bombs-targeting-civilians-boston-marathon-attack-bears-similarities-ied-used-mideast/oypgzXhJxxKVfuZ6FjJsLI/story.html#