Corpus Christi shooter inspired by Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda sources

Social media posts by Corpus Christi naval air station shooter Adam Alsahli indicate he supported al-Qaeda and key figures linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. Alsahli  opened fire at the air station's North Gate last Thursday.  A guard was shot but survived with minor injuries thanks to the bulletproof vest she was wearing.  Guards returned fire, killing Alsahli. Alsahli publicly declared his support for al-Qaeda last November. He moved to the United States from Syria in 2014, according to Todd Bensman, a former manager with the Texas Department of Public Safety and Counterterrorism.  Alsahli obtained U.S. citizenship while living abroad because his father was a naturalized American. His Linkedin profile shows he attended Umm al-Qura University in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a Salafist Islamic school with a long history of inspiring al-Qaeda leaders.  Muhammad Qutb, brother of Muslim Brotherhood ideologue Sayyid Qutb, taught...(Read Full Post)
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