2015 – Chattanooga Shooting, Naval Reserve Center

July 16, 2016 all-day

Taken from International Security webpage regarding subject:

“On July 16, 2015, Mohammad Abdulazeez killed five people in shootings at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Abdulazeez died in the attack. Abdulazeez’s motivations are not entirely clear. He reportedly was suicidal and wrestled with drug use. However, he also texted an Islamic verse regarding war to a friend before the shootings. According to the FBI, there is no evidence that Abdulazeez was inspired by ISIS. He did reportedly have material linked to Anwar al-Awlaki, the American cleric who became a leader in Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The shooting was investigated as a case of terrorism. In a press conference on December 16, 2015, FBI Director James Comey described Abdulazeez as ‘inspired/motivated by foreign terrorist organization’s propaganda.’ Comey said the FBI had ‘investigated it from the beginning as a terrorist case.’”

Information relating to this incident can be found using the following links:

HSDL Feature Topic: Domestic Terrorism: Jihadist/Islamist

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