Chattanooga Shooter Identified as ISIS Terrorist and Not ‘A White Guy’

-By Warner Todd Huston

As the media rushed to report this morning’s attack on two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee some reported that the shooter was “a white guy.” But now we know that the shooter not only isn’t “a white guy” but he is a Middle Easterner likely caught up with the ISIS terror outfit.

Still, some of the earlier reporting on the shootings at two Tennessee military centers identified the shooter as “a white guy.” Many outlets rushed to report what a Muslim man in Chattanooga told the press–likely hoping that it really was a white guy who did the shooting.

The bad witness, one Mohamed Elbardissy–co-owner of the local Toscano Italian Grill–told the media that he saw the shooter and, “He was driving a silver, convertible Mustang” and was “a white guy.”

But it turns out it wasn’t “a white guy” at all. We now know it was a Muslim acting on behalf of the terror group ISIS or at the very least acting out his own little jihad.

The shooter has now been id’d as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez a native of Kuwait living in Hixson, TN.

He was believed to have been born in Kuwait, and it was unclear whether he was a U.S. or Kuwaiti citizen. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing, sensitive investigation. It was not immediately clear whether the gunman’s first name was spelled Muhammad or Mohammad.

There is another aspect of this shooting that must be pointed out. Let’s note that the military offices that were shot at were “gun free zones.”

Remember, here is the image of the front of one of the offices.

And, just look at the close up of that sticker…

Our own solders were not allowed to defend themselves and now four are dead.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing news, opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that wrote articles on U.S. history for several American history magazines. Huston is a featured writer for Andrew Breitbart’s Breitbart News, and he appears on such sites as,,, and many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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