Aurora Movie theater shooter James Holmes converts to Islam in prison

Apparently James Holmes has converted to Islam to justify the massacre he committed as some sort of Islamic jihad. I’m sure Allah would be proud:

WASHINGTON TIMES – The man who shot up an Aurora, Colo., movie theater during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” last summer has reportedly converted to Islam and prays up to five times a day.

A prison source say the beard James Holmes sported in court last months represents his new-found faith. The source said Mr. Holmes has turned Muslim as a way of justifying his horrific crimes on July 20 which left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded, the Daily Mail reports.

“He has brainwashed himself into believing he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels,” the source told the National Enquirer.

Mr. Holmes now prays five times a day, sticks to a strict Muslim diet and spends hours each day studying the Koran, the source told the Enquirer.


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  • OneThinDime

    Then  wouldn’t it reason to say that Islam needs to be banned in the US not guns?

    • E Lee Zimmerman

      OneThinDime That’s an astute point.

  • Skylark57

    finally, an accurate assessment of radical Islam. MENTAL ILLNESS.

  • Skylark57

    finally, an accurate assessment of radical Islam. MENTAL ILLNESS.

  • Marridge

    Joining the religion of DEATH! Losers!

  • LisaGraas

    And this has what to do with Batman?

  • LisaGraas

    And this has what to do with Batman?

  • Rshill7

    At least he can still worship the Devil and be just as evil as ever. He can also rot.
    I hope he gets put in general population soon if he isn’t there already.

  • AmericanMuslim

    You’d have to be one serious idiot to believe Islam is to blame for what this monster did. He supposedly converted after the fact, not before; I say supposedly as I don’t fully believe the conviction in the conversion. Even if he were Muslim in a Muslim country, he would get the death penalty under Shariah as murder is the second worst of actions. The “notebook” he mailed to his school detailing the massacre contained no hint of anything Islamic or religious in anyway as being the reason for the massacre. There’s no reason to be a bigot and drag us into this schizophrenic fairy-tale that somehow this sick individual was adhering to Islam by murdering innocent people.

    • Rshill7

      Murder is also considered a form of worship in Islam. One doesn’t have to be a bigot to see what your “religion” not only condones, but orders.

    • OneThinDime

      Why don’t you take your religion of death and destruction and worship of Shariah back to the Middle East.  Muslims either (1) take place in the actual terrorism or (2) encourage others to do so.

    • sDee

      You mention the “second worst” sin but isn’t the first shirk?  As in the Holy Trinity? The Father , the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
      For such apostasy or shirk, death is the penalty.
      You’d have mentioned that except for that pesky taquiyya thing.

      Any wonder islam remains a barbaric pre-fuedal religion?

      • Las1

        sDee  Thanks… I forgot about that one… the chiefest sin in Islam is relating anyone with Allah… i.e. Jesus, the Father and the Spirit.

    • Marridge

      AmericanMuslim Oh lookie here,  a muslim showed up. Did you get sent by CAIR?

    • Rshill7

      By the way, Islam is whatchacall institutionalized bigotry, OK? The most bigoted group on the planet. For the word “bigot” to even exit your pie-hole, is rich. 
      Here have some barbecue pork. It’s delicious…and “may the fleas of a thousand camels” infest your shorts.

    • Las1

      AmericanMuslim   I agree. Your are absolutely right.  Your fellow pious and doctrinaire coreligionists, who adhere to the teachings of the Koran and Hadiths regarding the killing of infidels, have enough of their own Islamic induced bigotries to drag themselves into.  
      Let’s just say that James Holmes is following the Islamic principle that all men are actually born Muslim, even though they don’t realize it until such time that dawa is offered to them to see the light.  Who can blame him for actually following the dictates of his new found religion and applying its dictates retroactively.
       And you are absolutely right… that terrorism against the “innocent” is haram in Islam.  But then again Islam teaches that the kuffar by his very nature can never be considered “innocent”.
       You see… AmericanMuslim… we dumb kuffars are quickly catching on to the truths of Islam.  Something CAIR and all the other Muslim Brotherhood groups in this country are so desperate to prevent. 
      And your statement: “Even if he were Muslim in a Muslim country, he would get the death
      penalty under Shariah as murder is the second worst of actions.”… just proves that the practice of taqiyya is alive and well.  I’ll quote this to the poor Muslim girls who are subject to honor killing by their pious and faithful Muslim fathers.

      • OneThinDime

        Like this one my LAS1 friend?  Muslim mother in FL sets fire to her daughter.

        • Las1

          OneThinDime   It’s time we start “getting in their face” and confronting them about their taqiyya and CAIR indoctrination.  I’m done with being nice to those who pretend to be moderate.  They NEVER EVER condemn their own, but ALWAYS condemn those who expose their murderous and pious Islamic acts.
          That’s when you know they’re phony moderates.

    • Bet you are actually proud of your boy.
      Of course, murder is against the law, UNLESS the koran allows it…like in the case of a woman commiting adultery or ‘causing’ a man to rape her, right…in which case you stone the woman? And so forth.
      Most of the posters here know all about it…you are wasting your time. We know about lying to the infidel, too, you see.

    • Marridge

      AmericanMuslimis that why your imams are so busy in our prisons to convert criminals. Dawah is what that is called, right? or at least part of your dawah.

    • Keyes

      No one is dragging anything into this.
      For your reference:
      http://www.religionofpeace.comislam/ is the most hateful ideology on the planet. Get out of it.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      AmericanMuslim Are honor killings considered murder?

  • E Lee Zimmerman

    Well, good for him.  I’m glad he found some kind of meaning in his life.  He clearly didn’t have any before.  But, personally, I’m still hoping he finds electricity or a lethal injection.

    • OneThinDime

      E Lee Zimmerman Electricity, slow and quite painful is my desire, or a noose like his her Saddam

  • K-Bob

    O/T in advance of next Open Thread (so don’t respond here):
    (Doug Ross)
    (NRO – surprisingly):

    • GWShrub

      Don’t Retreat, just RELOAD!!

    • OneThinDime

      K-Bob Did you put this on the open thread yet?????????

      • K-Bob

        OneThinDime K-Bob Just got it up there.  (Took a while because setting up links with livefyre is really difficult to get right, and incredibly easy to screw up.)

        • OneThinDime

          Sounds like my computer skills in general some days….

        • 57thunderbird

          OneThinDime Every day for me. 🙂

  • sDee

    “”Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed gun bills into law Wednesday
    that ban ammunition magazines holding more than 15 rounds and require
    background checks for firearm purchases made online or through private
    The laws, which take effect July 1, were signed by the
    Democratic governor the day after Tom Clements, executive director of
    the Colorado Department of Corrections, was gunned down in his home and
    on the eight-month anniversary of the mass shootings at an Aurora movie
    theater that left 12 people dead and nearly 60 wounded.””

  • colliemum

    Two explanations read on twitter:

    *) he’s done it so that he can get a pardon from BHO;
    *) he’s done it to justify these murders (‘all infidels’) for himself.

    I think both are right.

  • AmyAWisc

    Does it matter that the original source of this story is the National Enquirer?  WT & Breitbart have picked it up from the Daily Mail who sources it to the National Enquirer.  The link goes back to NE but a search of their site doesn’t bring up any kind of story on Holmes converting to Islam.  So… we have a ‘source’ unnamed that says he’s converted and a link to a supermarket rag.   Is this what passes for journalism now?  Do we even have any real reporters anymore?  

    • sDee

      Hmmm the Enquirer seems as good a source as any other print media today. 😉

    • AmyAWisc

      My point is that the Daily Mail reporter is unnamed, the source is unnamed and the link back to NE doesn’t bring up any story to tie to anyone…  Just a ‘source’.  That’s not journalism.
      John Edwards would have been eaten alive by the media because he would not have won against McLame.

    • Dr. Strangelove

      AmyAWisc The Men in Black regard Enquirer as an important news source. Good enough for me.

  • deTocqueville1

    Well isn’t that just dandy, I guess any excuse will do for murder and his new faith fits perfectly.

  • jgilman

    Headline should read: Aurora shooter confirms he is a Democrat.

    • Las1

      jgilman   Add my like and multiply it times fourteen.

  • Lives4Freedom

    Sounds like he got a leftist lawyer.  Though I suppose one would have to be a relativist to defend such a case. :

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  • AmyAWisc

    Now that I agree with!  I don’t give a rat’s rear end whether he’s crazy as bat guano, muslim or perfectly sane.  He took away the lives of several people in cold blood, he needs to swing from the end of the rope.
    I was happy to see the judge denied a change of venue for Hasan – which means the death penalty is on the table still.

  • Las1

    “But most Muslim inmates are not happy with the convict’s new religion. None
    of them condone forms of terrorism or extremism,” the source added.
    “And they don’t want their religion to be connected to that awful
    M’kay…  Good point… President Bush said the exact same thing.  Islam is a religion of peace.  That settles it.  And Muslim thugs in prison reiterating what Dubbya says double settles it.

    • sDee

      good perspective

  • GWShrub

    ….and bring some pigs blood in with the families & dip the bullet tips in it while Batman & Robin look on.  THEN wax both of ’em.

    • OneThinDime

      GWShrub And bacon drippings

  • Rshill7

    And that good sir, is how you turn a target into a dead-center donut hole.
    “Hey where’d the bullseye go?” 
    “MeanGreen punched it out.”

  • physicsnut

    should anyone be surprised

  • NYGino

    For exemplary actions in compliance with the truths of Mohammed he was the number one pick in this years draft for team Islamic Terrorism.

  • njmom

    Let’s see if Allah saves him from his due punishment.

  • James1754

    Well I’m impressed.

  • freeperjim

    “Wherever islam has gone, death, destruction and poverty follows”
    islam is truly based on the book of satanic verses.

  • BetseyRoss

    How does he think this is going to help him?  What a convoluted brain he must have.  It’s going to be difficult to defend this guy.

  • freechic

    I’m shocked…….shocked I tell you.

  • Keyes

    Islam should NOT be allowed in our prisons.
    There was at least one other person involved. Two ppl were throwing gas cannisters. Where is the other guy?

  • Mominnv

    HA!  Who’d of thought?  *eyes roll*

  • steveangll77

    Surprising that inmates would deny believing in Jihad.   NOT.
    This is an integral part of being Muslim.  You can not be Muslim and not believe in it.  The closest you can get is to believe now is not the time to perform it.
    This “religion” NO this political movement is not compatible with democracy or a republic like America.

  • The Sentinel

    He’s just trying to prove he’s insane.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      The Sentinel  Mission accomplished!

  • virginiagentleman1

    A mass murderer wanting to adopt the ‘religion’ of mass murderers?
    Really? No one saw this coming? May he get to his 72 pigs in hell QUICKLY! 
    Let’s be honest, there are some crimes where the death sentence is not only called for, but also the only appropriate punishment.

  • PJRodman

    Will they call it Jihad in the trial? What a peach.

  • bfunk

    There was a report somewhere a few years back that moslim clerics are going into prisons to preach to, and convert, the inmates. Beware!

  • hongryhawg

    Oh, f’ing please. This gimmick is an attempt to evade the death penalty. Wouldn’t want the American Justice System to offend Islam, would we. The outrageous thing about this is that it will probably work considering the traitorous judges swimming the sewers in Colorado. All I can say is that if the state doesn’t kill him, and they won’t, the immigrants in the prison will for whatever sport.

  • Goldni

    Muzzy or not, that pos needs to fry.

  • clubgitmo

    Makes perfect sense. The religion of peace.

  • tinlizzieowner

    Must be gearing up to become an Obama adviser.
    😉 😉

  • Isaiah 54

    Logical – sick mind that commits atrocity and mass murder joins sick political movement that does the same.   Birds of a feather.

  • Swamp Fox

    This dude needs to be converted to renewable energy… I say burn him.

    • clubgitmo

      Swamp Fox OK.

  • 1endtimes2020

    Talk about adding fuel to his own fire.

  • notebene

    It’s a fact that islam is a growing belief among prisoners.  Want to know why?  They are making it more difficult for Christian ministers to go into our correctional facilities, and are giving Imams a free pass!  This is a fact that is not only shameful, but dangerous for all of us!

  • PaulLeslie

    Didn’t he get it backwards?  Don’t you first become a muslim and then you shoot people?