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Friday, March 22, 2013 

Man who opened fire at Dark Knight Rises screening converts to Islam

I don't expect any of the comics news sites to pick up on this, but the ogre who committed 12 murders at the Colorado screening for Christopher Nolan's 3rd Batman movie has converted to Islam. From the UK Daily Mail (via Jihad Watch and Atlas Shrugs):
James Holmes, the gunman behind the Dark Knight massacre in Colorado last July, has reportedly turned Muslim and prays five times a day.

The killer showed off a lengthy, thick beard during a court appearance earlier this month, and a prison source has claimed it is a symbol of his new-found faith.

The source said Holmes has turned to Islam as a way of justifying his horrific murder spree in an Aurora, Colorado cinema on July 20 which left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded.

'He has brainwashed himself into believing he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels,' a prison source told the National Enquirer.

He now prays five times a day, sticks to a strict Muslim diet and spends hours each day studying the Qur'an [...]
They say the Muslim inmates at the prison where he's kept are "upset" about it, but then, can they possibly explain verses like Sura 9:5, which says, "slay the polytheists wherever you find them"? Hence, their defenses sound more like taqqiya (deception). I looked at a few comics sites like CBR, but so far, they haven't said anything about this, and we can't expect them to.

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