This story comes with the caveat that while the U.K. Daily Mail is reporting that the Dark Knight theater shooter, James Holmes, converted to Islam, they cite the National Enquirer as their source. That said, it would seem quite easy for Colorado / national media to verify or debunk this story relatively quickly and easily. This is precisely the kind of story the mainstream media would avoid if true.
After all, look at the lengths the Obama administration has gone to sanitize the Fort Hood attacks. Speaking of Nidal Malik Hasan, there could be some interesting juxtapositions between his treatment and the treatment of Holmes if there is any truth to these claims.
Via The Daily Mail:
James Holmes, the gunman behind the Dark Knight massacre in Colorado last July, has reportedly turned Muslim and prays five times a day.
The killer showed off a lengthy, thick beard during a court appearance earlier this month, and a prison source has claimed it is a symbol of his new-found faith.
The source said Holmes has turned to Islam as a way of justifying his horrific murder spree in an Aurora, Colorado cinema on July 20 which left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded.
‘He has brainwashed himself into believing he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels,’ a prison source told the National Enquirer.
He now prays five times a day, sticks to a strict Muslim diet and spends hours each day studying the Qur’an, the source said. But his new routine has upset Muslim inmates.
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.’
If true, why would inmates reject Holmes’ conversion to Islam? If their religion were about forgiveness, wouldn’t they want him to convert? Conversely, what if the shooter decided to convert to Christianity while in prison? Wouldn’t Christianity welcome such a conversion?