NAS Pensacola shooter posted rant before attack condemning U.S. as "nation of evil"

by Adam Ford · Dec 7th, 2019 1:06 pm
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Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the Saudi national who opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday killing three and injuring seven before being gunned down by police, posted an anti-America screed on Twitter before launching his attack, AFP reports, citing the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist media.

The manifesto read:

"I'm against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil. I'm not against you for just being American, I don't hate you because your freedoms, I hate you because every day you supporting, funding and committing crimes not only against Muslims but also humanity."

The screed also included a quote from Osama bin Laden — who was also a Saudi, as were 15 of the 19 men involved in the 9/11 attacks — and assailed U.S. support for Israel.

After Friday's attack, six other Saudis were detained for questioning, three of whom were seen videoing the entire attack.