One Country Just Took Huge Action Against Chattanooga Shooter’s Relative (Hint- It Sure Wasn’t Obama)

After questioning the uncle of alleged Chattanooga shooter Mohammad Youssduf Adbulazeer on two separate occasions since last Thursday’s attacks, Jordanian officials took him into custody.

The lawyer for Adbulazeer’s uncle, Asaad Ibrahim Asaad Haj Ali, told the Associated Press that neither he nor his family have been able to see Asaad since he was detained the day after the Chattanooga shootings.

Authorities also took computers and cell phones from his house, but he has not been charged with a crime.

Chattanooga shooter Adbulazeer went to live with his uncle in Jordan for several months in 2014, reportedly to help get him away from the influence of drugs, alcohol, and a group of friends whom his parents did not approve.

The FBI has dispatched investigators to Jordan to look into what influences he may have come under while he was in the country.

According to Abed al-Kader Ahmad al-Khateeb (pictured above), Assad’s attorney, the young man mainly helped with his uncle’s small cell phone business.

“The uncle is a regular person, he has a company, he is a businessman, he has no relation with any militant group or organization,” al-Khateeb said. “He cares about his work and his family, and Muhammad is just his relative, the son of his sister. That’s it.”

“Al-Khateeb is a prominent attorney and member of the Freedom Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest and largest opposition group in Jordan. The Brotherhood is part of a regional movement of the same name. In Jordan, it has distanced itself from the Islamic State extremist group,” according to the Associated Press.

“I want to tell you, Mohammad is not religious, and is not belonging to any group,” Mr. Khateeb said in an interview with the New York Times in his Amman office Tuesday night. “I specialize in salafi movements, and this guy has no record with the salafis, not him or his uncle.”

Nonetheless, FBI investigators in the U.S. discovered that “Abdulazeez wrote about suicide and martyrdom as long ago as 2013. The bureau has also found evidence that he viewed videos of Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American-born cleric who was killed in Yemen by an American drone strike in 2011,” according to the Times. .

According to the AP, Abdulazeez experienced a turbulent home life and had a history of struggling with depression. He had written on some loose leaf pages, found at his house, about feeling like a failure and that his life was worthless.

Family friends also point to his DUI arrest on April 20, 2015 as “important” in causing him to sink further into a depression.

h/t: Business Insider

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EPIC! Legendary SEAL Turns The Tables, Issues This 4-Word Order To Commander In Chief

We all know that a Navy SEAL is a formidable fighter who deserves and earns a whole lot of respect. What we may never know is whether social media messages from legendary retired SEAL Marcus Luttrell — messages that caught fire and went viral on both Facebook and Twitter — may have had any influence on a just-announced decision by President Obama.

Obama has now ordered flags at a variety of government locations, including the White House, to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the five service members killed last week by the Chattanooga gunman. Many are saying that this is a clear reversal of what the president had previously indicated.

Newsweek reports that the traditional tribute of the half-staff flying of Old Glory will be seen at “military posts, naval stations, embassies, and military facilities abroad. The flags will be lowered until July 25th at sunset.”

Many people, Luttrell among them, had sharply criticized the president for not honoring the five murdered U.S. war fighters by ordering flags to be lowered. Prior to Obama’s order, issued at midday on Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner made sure flags at the U.S. Capitol were flying at half-staff in memory of the four Marines and one sailor who were killed when a man being investigated as a possible Islamic terrorist opened fire on two military installations.

Image Credit: Twitter/Speaker John Boehner

Image Credit: Twitter/Speaker John Boehner

Yesterday, through his Twitter account, “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell sent out an “order” to the Commander in Chief who had not yet called for the flag-lowering for the fallen in Chattanooga. Luttrell’s message to Obama was picked up and echoed by thousands of Twitter users, as well as many thousands more on Facebook:

Image Credit: Facebook/Marcus Luttrell

Image Credit: Facebook/Marcus Luttrell

In a Facebook message posted shortly before his “order” to Obama, Luttrell shared his obvious anger at hearing that Marines had been told to not wear their uniforms in order to avoid being targeted by crazed killers. That message of frustration and defiance was also very popular with Marcus Luttrell’s fans.

Image Credit: Facebook/Marcus Luttrell

Image Credit: Facebook/Marcus Luttrell

h/t: TheBlaze

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Sheriff Clarke Explains Obama’s Reaction To Chattanooga With One Devastating Sentence

While Barack Obama was comfortable weighing in on several other high-profile homicides that occurred during his presidency, the lack of a definitive presidential reaction to last week’s deadly shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn., has attracted criticism.

More than three years ago, in the aftermath of Florida teen Trayvon Martin’s shooting death, Obama announced that the 17-year-old looked like he could be his son. Milwaukee County, Wis., Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. seized upon this comparison in making a succinct point that has subsequently resonated with thousands of Twitter users.

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The hundreds of replies that followed generally echoed Clarke’s assessment.

One Obama opponent opined that he was less audacious in his reaction to the Chattanooga victims because “the issues surrounding their deaths do nothing to further HIS causes.”

A few pointed out that his reaction should not be analyzed in a vacuum.

“Obama looked pretty remorseful w/ his public address on the shooting the day that it happened,” one such apologist wrote. “Sometimes he’s overloaded.”

Such reactions, however, were often met with fierce debate. The response above, for example, was met by another Twitter user’s advice to “quit making excuses for him” and the opinion that Obama “is pathetic and that’s that.”

Clarke’s pithy response stood in contrast to the detailed excoriation of news anchor Tomi Lahren, which has been widely circulated online in the days since it aired.

"Obama's shoulder shrug on these brave soldiers massacred in TN is because none of them look like Trayon Martin." in Polls on LockerDome

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Marine Issues Challenge To America That He Says Will ‘Teach Obama Respect’

A U.S. Marine veteran and contributor at the DC Gazette recently responded to the Obama administration’s reaction – or lack thereof – to the deadly shootings at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week.

“Most are fully aware of the president not showing support for our fallen and flags continue flying high in the sky,” Mike Shepard wrote. “He invited the family of a traitor named Berghdal [sic] to the [White House] rose garden [sic] to celebrate the release of our enemy. He has yet to call out the terrorist who shot up two recruiting stations in Chattanooga.”

Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, who was also killed in last week’s attack, has been named as a suspect with possible ties to radical Islam.

Shepard proposed a challenge to all like-minded activists that he predicted would “teach Obama about respect.”

Until July 30, which will be two weeks after the deadly shootings, he suggested all American flags fly at half-mast.

“Let’s show the president what it is to respect this country and our fallen,” he wrote. “If you drive by a business, please go in and ask they fly that flag at half mast [sic]. If we get the whole country to do it the president might get the message.”

Clarifying the intent of his initiative, Shepard wrote that he wants to inform Obama “that he is just one man while we are the voice of America.”

Many in TheBlaze’s audience supported the suggestion, with several readers wishing Shepard would go even further in delivering his message to Obama.

“I would love to watch a few of our Marines teach him a lesson,” one reader wrote.

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What The FBI Just Uncovered Reveals Very Disturbing Things About Chattanooga Shooter

New details have shed some light on the Chattanooga gunman’s state of mind before he allegedly killed five servicemen. He was taken down after the attack by authorities.

A representative for the family of Muhammad Abdulazeez told ABC News that the now-deceased young man wrote in his diary as far back as 2013 about having suicidal thoughts and “becoming a martyr” after losing his job due to drug use, both prescription and non-prescription. The family representative also told the network that Abdulazeez had problems with sleeping pills, opioids, painkillers, marijuana and alcohol.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has not found any connection to any overseas terrorist groups, and Abdualazeez’s family told the FBI during the investigation there were no signs of radicalization–but said he “was susceptible to bad influences” and was affected by news of “children being killed in Syria.” Abdulazeez also reportedly struggled with being a devout Muslim. ABC News gives further details:

The family representative said Abdulazeez had a number of guns in his house and often used them to go hunting or for target practice with friends at nearby firing ranges. FBI agents recently focused on the Walmart in Hixson, where officials tell ABC News Abdulazeez bought ammunition for his guns on July 11. Two young men, seen with Abdulazeez in the store, are being sought for questioning although they are not believed to be accomplices.

The family representative said Abdulazeez’s family sought, without success, to get him treatment for his mental illness, and to keep him away from a group of friends with whom he would drink and smoke marijuana.

Abdulazeez’s family issued a statement after the murder. “The person who committed this horrible crime was not the son we knew and loved,” it read. “For many years, our son suffered from depression. It grieves us beyond belief to know that his pain found its expression in this heinous act of violence.”

We have cooperated with law enforcement and will continue to do so, as we understand there are many legitimate questions that need to be answered.

Having said this, now is the time to reflect on the victims and their families, and we feel it would be inappropriate to say anything more other than that we are truly sorry for their loss.

The four Marines who died on scene Thursday were: Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Lance Cpl. Skip Wells and Sgt. Carson Holmquist. Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, an active-duty Navy reservist, died Saturday after sustaining injuries in the attack.

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