It's become second nature for civil authorities to claim a killing spree by a Muslim has nothing to do with his religion and instead resort to excuses like "depression", "financial problems" or "relationship problems."
In the latest Utah shooting, despite the fact that the killer's family had been prominent Muslim fighters, despite the fact that his own cousin sent an Islamic terrorist threat to the Governor of Connecticut saying, "09.11.01. Anthrax is deadly. You breathe and die. This is only the beginning. Americans will die. Death to America and Israel."
The press and law enforcement chose to ignore and deride any claims that his Islamic beliefs had anything to do with the attack. Even his home computer remained unexamined for clues as to why he carried out these attacks.
This follows a similar pattern of politically correct cover ups of Muslim killing sprees, including the attack in Portland and going back all the way to the LAX shooting at the El Al counter in 2002 by an Egyptian, which law enforcement insisted on claiming had been caused by "business problems" as well.
Then there's one of the grand daddies of them all. The Empire State Building Shootings.
In 1997, Ali Abu Kamal, a Palestinian, opened fire on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, killing one man and wounding six others. He left behind notes describing his hatred for America and Israel. Instead the media focused on the official story that Kamal had been upset over (you guessed it) business failures.
Never mind that he carried a letter reading, "The Zionists are the paw that carried out their savage aggression. My restless aspiration is to murder as many of them as possible, and I have decided to strike at their own den in New York..."
Now a decade later, Kamal's daughter has confirmed what everyone knew, but the media and law enforcement insisted on denying, that Kamal's attack had been a terrorist attack.
Kamal's 48-year-old daughter Linda, who who works for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, told the Daily News that her dad wanted to punish the U.S. for supporting Israel - and revealed her mom's 1997 account was a cover story crafted by the Palestinian Authority.
"A Palestinian Authority official advised us to say the attack was not for political reasons because that would harm the peace agreement with Israel," she told The News on Friday.
"When we wanted to clarify that to the media, nobody listened to us. His goal was patriotic. He wanted to take revenge from the Americans, the British, the French and the Israelis. He wrote that...he decided to avenge in the highest building in America to make sure they get his message."
The media and law enforcement of course "refused to get the message." They instead went into default cover up mode. As typically happens law enforcement is pressured not to designate the crime as a terrorist attack or driven by Islamic or Arab nationalist motives, but to relabel it under the usual categories that lone shooters are placed under, e.g. disgruntled or emotionally disturbed in some way.
With or without the help or the family, usually led by the press, this motive is constructed out of whole cloth and another Jihadist attack against Americans is covered up. And while America sleeps, the killings go on.
It's not depression though, or dissatisfaction or business failures. It's terrorism and the cover up must be fought.