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BTW, There Might Have Been A Third Shooter In San Bernardino

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I don’t know about you, but I got pretty tired of hearing about the terror attack in San Bernardino once it became clear that there was no way to blame conservatives, white people, or other undesirables. As far as I’m concerned, the only fact you need to know about the San Bernardino attack is the percentage of Muslims who didn’t do it.

But now, I may have to take a second look at that isolated incident. Allan Lengel and James Gordon Meek, ABC News:

More than two months after a jihadi couple opened fire at a holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, killing 14 and wounding more than 20, the FBI has still not ruled out the possibility that a third militant was at the scene of the slaughter, officials told ABC News this week.

In the immediate hours after the Dec. 2, 2015 shootings, some witnesses told law enforcement officers and reporters that they saw three gunmen at the center…

Lt. Mike Madden of the San Bernardino Police Department, who was the first officer to respond to the scene, said in an interview this week that calls came in from different places including from some who said they saw three gunmen.

Now, keep in mind that there’s still no official confirmation. They’re just refusing to rule it out. Regardless, you do realize what this means, don’t you?

One of the shooters might not have been Muslim.

A lot of bigots assume that just because Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were both Muslim, it must have had anything whatsoever to do with the attack. Simple common sense tells us how unlikely this is, yet these teabaggers persist in their hatethink. How will these racists react if it turns out there’s a third shooter, and he or she was a Lutheran? Or a Catholic? Or even a Jew?

After all, Lutherans and Catholics and Jews kill people all the time, and nobody ever says anything about it. Can you prove that a representative from one of those religions didn’t shoot anybody in San Bernardino that day? Can you? If you can, please explain how.

Go ahead.

I didn’t think so.

I look forward to the results of the investigation. Unless, of course, it fails to confirm my worldview, in which case I’ll ignore the whole thing.