MSNBC Leaves Out Tennessee Shooter’s Nationality


Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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MSNBC has refused to tell its viewers that the gunman in the Tennessee church shooting is a Sudanese immigrant, instead identifying him as being from Tennessee.

In the seven mentions of the shooter’s identity on the network from Sunday afternoon when the shooting occurred until Monday morning, MSNBC never mentioned his status as an immigrant. They did share his name, age, photo, and his residence in Murfreesboro, TN.

25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is originally from Khartoum, Sudan and legally immigrated to the United States in the 1990s. Samson attended high school in Tennessee. (RELATED: Tennessee Church Shooting Suspect Is A Sudanese Bodybuilder) 

Interestingly, the newest iteration of President Donald Trump’s travel ban eases travel restrictions on Sudan.

Samson allegedly fatally shot one woman in the parking lot of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch. He then stormed into the church and injured six other people before being challenged by 22-year-old usher Caleb Engle. Samson accidentally shot himself in the scuffle with Engle, and Engle was able to retreat to his car to retrieve his own gun. Engle, who is a concealed carry permit holder, held Samson at gunpoint until police arrived.

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