Remember when you were glad 2016 was over, because at least it wasn’t 2016 anymore? Remember how young and naive you were?
A man accused of shooting his roommates in a New Tampa apartment told police he shared neo-Nazi beliefs with the two men until he converted to Islam then killed them because they disrespected his faith.
Devon Arthurs told investigators he shot Jeremy Himmelman, 22, and Andrew Oneschuk, 18, because he had become angry about the world’s anti-Muslim sentiment and “wanted to bring attention to his cause,” according to a Tampa Police Department report…
Arthurs made references “Allah Mohammed” as officers walked him to a patrol car.
After the murders and before his apprehension by police, Arthurs took three people hostage in a nearby smoke shop because he was upset “due to America bombing his Muslim countries.”
Here’s Devon Arthurs’ mugshot:
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) May 22, 2017
And now I’m going to drop it, because criticizing the actions of Muslims is racist. As always, my condolences to the real victims: Muslims everywhere.