The killer at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Oregon was identified on Thursday evening as Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, of Torrance, California, a Los Angeles suburb. As Howard Portnoy reported earlier, Harper-Mercer died when police shot him to end his killing spree.
A lot of rumors are flying around the web among him right now. There is zero substantiation, from what I can tell, of a report that he was a Muslim. (Charles C. Johnson of Got News posted that report, but his website is hammered right now and the link doesn’t come up. Here’s one of many citations of the Johnson report.)
However, eyewitnesses came forward in the hours after the massacre to report that Harper-Mercer asked each student in turn, in the classroom where he was shooting them, what religion they were. He shot the Christians in the head. Continue reading “Oregon killer singled out Christians to shoot them in the head”