Not Exactly a Shock: Washington State Mall Shooter Had ISIS Ties

On last Sunday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, I told you that contrary to early reports, this mall shooter was not “Hispanic.” He is a legal U.S. resident from Turkey.


I also mistaken said that he had a “shot gun.” That was wrong. It was a rifle. One thing that that I wasn’t wrong about: chances are that this guy is an immigrant from the Middle East. I was careful to point out that his Facebook page didn’t have any jihadist garbage on it, but I didn’t look at Tumblr.

From International Business Times:

Arcan Cetin, a Turkish immigrant and legal U.S. resident, was arraigned and charged Monday with five counts of premeditated murder after authorities tracked him down following the minute-long shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington.

Many reports have said Cetin smirked during his arraignment, during which he was held on $2 million bail, and authorities have yet to rule out whether his attack was inspired by ISIS.

Cetin had two different blogs on micro-blogging site Tumblr that were linked together, and one of those was also linked to his Twitter account, according to the Associated Press. The blogs reportedly showed pictures of the ISIS leader al-Baghdadi and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei.

Days before Cetin’s alleged attack, Dahir Ahmed Adan allegedly stabbed and injured 10 people at a Minnesota mall with a kitchen knife. In that instance, ISIS reportedly claimed Adan was one of its “soldiers” in a statement on one its news sites, CNN reported. Adan was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer.

Of course, don’t expect any government officials to mention these ties. As I also told you last Sunday, the government complaint against the New York/New Jersey bomber Ahmed Khan Rahami doesn’t mention his ISIS and al Qaeda ties, even though this dirtbag wrote about them in his journal.

Stories like this one make it even clearer why we need to grab the reins in this country. Let’s hope that the presidential election focuses on these existential issues of immigration and “refugee” resettlement.


  1. Of course! But I’ve always wondered, if terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, than why is wanting to restrict “refugee” resettlement of Muslims, a “recruiting tool” for terrorists.

  2. That’s a great point Teri. This would seem to be a good example of “doublethink”. I find it uncanny how accurately George Orwell predicted what is currently happening in the world. He may have gotten the date wrong (1984 seemed like the distant future back in 1949) but he got the particulars spot on.

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