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Motive for Colorado shooting remains a mystery – but no one asks why James Holmes converted to Islam

Colorado shooter and the child of the trigger happy and growing video-game culture, James Holmes, got converted to Islam in prison. He got converted real fast. Too fast to be comfortable or to be ignored.  Or had he already been engaged in Islam before he was sentenced? It means Colorado’s prisons must have a large muslim population, and like in other parts of the world they struggle with muslim gangs who try to convince and sometimes force inmates to convert to Islam. The main increase in muslim population and conversions rates comes from prisons. Muslims are using prisons as their recruitment centers, and there seem to be no plane or effort to stop this factory of home-grown lone jihadists who are later let out into society.
Becoming a muslim James Holmes has been convinced that his crimes were justified. It’s hardly amazing to see why someone like Holmes would be attracted to Islam. As is the tree, so are the fruit.


Why did James Holmes do it? One year later, accused ‘Dark Knight’ killer remains a mystery

James Holmes is suspected of killing 12 and injuring 70 during a theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. But a year after the violence, clues about his personality and motive still don’t add up.


FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013  |  by  Bill Robles/AP

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DENVER — His face was hidden behind a gas mask, and he was costumed from head to toe in a police-style helmet, black cargo pants and black vest. He was such an improbable sight, standing at the front of a theater where a Batman movie was playing, that some in the audience thought he was part of the show.

Then he started shooting.

A year later, the pale and boyish face of James Eagan Holmes is in plain view each time he shuffles into court to face charges of planning and executing his onslaught. But whatever illness or evil might have seized the promising young neuroscientist and contorted him into a mass killer, as prosecutors allege, is still hidden — this time by a mask of a different sort.

Random and disjointed fragments of Holmes’ story have emerged, but they don’t add up to a coherent story line. They look more like a garbled and fleeting video, a quiet life that explodes in a choreographed nightmare of violence.

Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the suburban Denver theater on July 20, 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, and his lawyers say he carried out the shootings “in the throes of a psychotic episode.” But they battle fiercely to keep the details of his mental state a secret, and they say nothing about how it might have set off the rampage.

What is known is deeply contradictory.

Holmes yawns during a hearing in court in Centennial, Colo. The suspect was studying to be a neuroscientist at the University of Colorado until he flunked a major exam and decided to drop out.

Holmes yawns during a hearing in court in Centennial, Colo. The suspect was studying to be a neuroscientist at the University of Colorado until he flunked a major exam and decided to drop out.

Holmes yawns during a hearing in court in Centennial, Colo. The suspect was studying to be a neuroscientist at the University of Colorado until he flunked a major exam and decided to drop out.

As a teen, Holmes was withdrawn and rarely started conversations, according to those who knew him. When he was arrested behind the Aurora theater minutes after the shootings, standing quietly with his hands resting atop his car, he was obedient and eerily limp, police said.

But during the shootings, he allegedly barked out orders and appeared to single individuals out, recalled Stephanie Davies, a witness. “He would shout, ‘What are you doing? I said stand up!'” Davies said.

'Changed man': James Holmes, pictured in a Colorado courtroom during his arraignment on March 12, has reportedly turned Muslim in a bid to justify his horrendous killing spree

Applying to graduate schools, Holmes strained to leave an impression of stability and maturity. “My life could have gone in a completely different direction had I not possessed the foresight to choose the path of knowledge,” he wrote in one application.

But photos exhibited in court show him preening before his smartphone camera like a self-absorbed adolescent on the night before the massacre.

In one, he wore black contact lenses and a black stocking cap, and two tufts of his dyed-orange hair curled out like delicate little horns on either side of his head. In another, he grinned at the camera, a pistol held below his face. A third showed some of his guns and gear laid out on a red sheet on his bed.

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Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes converts to Islam

By Jessica Chasmar

The Washington Times  |  Thursday, March 21, 2013


The man who shot up an Aurora, Colo., movie theater during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” last summer has reportedly converted to Islam and prays up to five times a day.

A prison source say the beard James Holmes sported in court last months represents his new-found faith. The source said Mr. Holmes has turned Muslim as a way of justifying his horrific crimes on July 20 which left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded, the Daily Mail reports.

“He has brainwashed himself into believing he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels,” the source told the National Enquirer.

Mr. Holmes now prays five times a day, sticks to a strict Muslim diet and spends hours each day studying the Koran, the source told the Enquirer.

But most Muslim inmates are not happy with the convict’s new religion.

“None of them condone forms of terrorism or extremism,” the source added. “And they don’t want their religion to be connected to that awful shooting.”

Mr. Holmes is charged with 166 counts, mostly for murder and attempted murder, the Mail reports. He could be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted. A Colorado judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf earlier this month.

7 thoughts on “Motive for Colorado shooting remains a mystery – but no one asks why James Holmes converted to Islam

  1. the same people who are mystified. just mystified that a mass murderer could convert so fast to the religion of mass murder are the ones who will also be mystified at the rapidity of dear leader’s “conversion” to the religion of his fathers, after he has had 8 long years to destroy our nation. has it ever occurred to you geniuses that maybe holmes, like dear leader, did not need to convert?


  2. So maybe he was a proto-Muslim beforehand… Or, when he was plunged into the prison culture of competing gangs, perhaps he had a choice between the hispanic gangs, the black gangs, and the Muslim gang & he felt the greatest kinship with the Muslims and vice versa.


  3. Read up:

    “Just days before being murdered, Judge Roll had issued a preliminary ruling with intent to rule against the case of ‘United States of America v. $333,520.00 in United States Currency et al’. The subject of the case involved giving the Obama Administration power to seize citizens’ assets regardless of whether or not it could be proven that they committed any sort of crimes. And Judge Roll had planned to declare it unconstitutional.”

    This regime is evil personified seeking ill gotten $ & power.


  4. They need to give him the death penalty and investigate his shrink! I had not heard about this before today but the Islam loving media sure has done a good job at keeping quite about it!


  5. The muslims first went into the prisons and taught the lonesome hopeless prisoners that Islam was a religion of love. Now they have been trying to take over everything. The militant Islam is not a religion it’s a bloody cult

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