After initially describing the shooting rampage of Kori Ali Muhammad as a “random act of violence,” the Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced on Tuesday that the murderous actions of Muhammad, who had yelled the Islamic slogan “Allahu Akbar” during his murderous actions, were “solely based on race” and not an act of terrorism.
“This is solely based on race, and it had nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statement he made,” said Chief Dyer in a press conference a few hours after the shooting that took three white men’s lives.
Earlier that day, Dyer revealed that Muhammad (pictured above) was also suspected of having fatally shot a security guard at a Motel 6 on the previous Thursday. Dyer said that while the investigation was still in its early stages, authorities were certain the triple murder was a “random act of violence.”
“What we know is that this was a random act of violence,” Dyer said. “There is every reason to believe he acted alone.”
Despite his description of the murders as “random,” however, Dyer noted that Muhammad’s Facebook page indicates that he “does not like white people, and he has anti-government sentiments.” Meanwhile, Muhammad’s Twitter accounted includes tweets