After the shootings in Munich, everyone seemed intent on claiming that it was ISIS/ISIL/IS/Whatever.
I was dubious because the shooter was of Iranian extraction, and thus probably Shia rather than Sunni, and because it was reported that he was shouting anti-Turkish slurs.
Well, police now think that was inspired by Anders Behring Breivik’s shooting spree in Norway:
The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings but had no known links to the Islamic State group, German police say.
Written material on such attacks was found in his room, and Munich’s police chief spoke of links to the massacre by Norway’s Anders Behring Breivik.
The gunman, who had dual German-Iranian nationality, later killed himself.
His name has not been officially released but he is being named locally as David Ali Sonboly.
Friday evening’s attack at the Olympia shopping mall also left 27 people injured, including children. Ten of them are critically ill, including a 13-year-old boy, police say.
Seven of the dead were teenagers. Three victims were from Kosovo, three from Turkey and one from Greece.
Police say the Munich-born gunman had been in psychiatric care, receiving treatment for depression.
Authorities are also checking reports that he may have been bullied by his peers, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.
Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said there was an “obvious” link between the attack and Friday’s fifth anniversary of Breivik’s attacks in Norway, when he murdered 77 people.
The killer reportedly shouted anti-foreigner slurs during the rampage and yelled “I’m German” at one man who challenged him.
Literature about mass killings was found at his home including a German-language translation of the book Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters.
Mr De Maiziere said the suspect had researched a 2009 school shooting in Germany as well as the Breivik attack.
So it appears not to be terrorism, but what qualifies as run of the mill white male American type violence.
That last sentence is so f%$#ing depressing.