Dec 10 2011
Eyewitness says he heard the shooter repeatedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” (‘God is Greater’ in Muslimese) as he fired at passing cars. LA Times says gunman went on shooting spree with ‘no apparent motive.’ Doesn’t mention the “Allahu Akbar” shouting.
LA TIMES “He was screaming he was going to die and that he wanted to die,” witness Gregory Bojorquez said. (Anxious to meet his 72 virgins, I guess)
Gunman on ground sure looks like every other Islamic terrorist we’ve seen:
Willliam Wiles, a student at the Los Angeles Recording School, said he began recording video on his iPhone. A brief video, which he provided to The Times, shows a man in the intersection firing a shot at a pickup truck. The gunman was “being crazy and spastic,” eyewitness William Wiles said, firing randomily at passing cars on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood.
The gunman started shooting with no apparent motive. He was killed on Vine Street by Los Angeles police officers Friday morning. Man in a silver Mercedes Benz who was shot in the jaw is in critical condition, police said. The 40-year-old victim was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Other witnesses said the man was standing in the middle of the intersection, apparently “shooting randomly at cars and in the air,” said witness Gregory Bojorquez, who was on the way to the Bank of America. “At first it seemed like a movie but then you could hear the shots hitting metal,” Bojorquez said.
Bojorquez said he then saw a plainclothes officer emerge from a squad car and order the gunman to get on the ground and surrender, but the gunman appeared to ignore him.
FF to 2:40 where eyewitness says gunman was shouting “Allahu akbar”
And from our ‘friends’ over at The American Muslim
Pamela Geller had an article online right away titled HOLLYWOOD JIHAD: SHOOTOUT, GUNMAN CALMLY TARGETED DRIVERS AND PEOPLE WHILE SHOUTING ALLAHU AKBAR! She said in her lede“What is most disturbing about this story, apart from the obvious horror, is that not one news account reported what one witness said the shooter was screaming: “allahu akbar.” Not one news account. The media is the enemy.”
The initial local news video about the incident did include one witness saying that the shooter shouted “Allahu Akbar!” but at this point no other witness has confirmed that. Whether or not that one witness was accurate about what he thought he heard, no one yet knows, and none of the cell phone videos of the incident as it happened at this point confirm this allegatioin. Other witnesses said that they heard the shooter shout “Is this the end?” and “kill me” and “I’m gonna die” during the rampage. Witnesses also identified the shooter variously as “white” and as “hispanic”.
Of course, as soon as Geller posted her story, the Islamophobic echo chamber reposted her story with their own sensational headlines. Geller’s partner Robert Spencer posted his own article referring to Geller. Sheikh Yermami called it “Hollywood Jihad”, Bare Naked Islam called it “Sudden Jihad Syndrome”. Free Republic re-posted, Creeping Sharia re-posted. Even the Grant County Tea Party site re-posted Geller’s article. Gateway Punditsaid “Once again the media hid the truth from the American public.” The Muslims are Terrorists siteposted the headline Muslim goes on shooting spree in Hollywood! Shouts allah akbar, media omits that detail to protect jihadists! with the lede “Thankfully one less muslim is wandering the streets tonight!”