For days on end, the national media has obsessively reminded us that “a White man shot six Asian women.” Despite no evidence of a racial motive and the fact that there were also three non-Asian victims, the media continues painting a narrative that the shooting was racially motivated.
Then we have the Boulder shooting, in which the perpetrator, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, is a 21-year-old Arab man born in Syria. His family immigrated to the United States in 2002.
The victims are Eric Talley, 51; Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65. All of his victims are White.
Alissa was a practicing Muslim and had a documented history of clashing with people over his race/ethnicity and religion. The documentation comes in the form of a police affidavit from a criminal assault and his own postings on Facebook. Alissa appears to have had a chip on his shoulder and loved to sling the “racism” charge against other people.
With the information we have so far, the Boulder shooting appears to be far more likely to fit a “hate crime” model than the Atlanta shooting. Starting with the fact that he shot ten people who are all members of the same race. Yet, the media is completely ignoring this fact.
In 2017, he was arrested for an unprovoked attack on a fellow High School Student. He assaulted the student from behind, knocked him down, and continued to pummel the victim while he was on the ground. In 2018, he was sentenced to two months of probation and 48 hours of community service for the attack.
When Alissa was arrested, he alleged that his victim had called him “racial names” weeks earlier. It is not uncommon for perpetrators of racially motivated attacks to falsely allege that their victim is the one who is “racist.”
An Arvada Police spokesperson also confirmed Alissa had two other interactions with local police. Once for alleged simple assault and once for alleged criminal mischief. He was investigated but never charged.
Former classmate Dayton Marvel says Alissa was paranoid that he was being targeted because of his religion. Marvel told a reporter, “he would talk about him being Muslim, and how if anybody tried anything, he would file a hate crime and say they were making it up.”
He also says that Alissa threatened to “kill everyone” at a wrestling match. Alissa, who was on the wrestling team, once got into a fistfight in the parking lot after one match.
On his now-deleted Facebook page, Alissa alleged that someone was hacking his cell phone in 2019. When he was asked why someone would hack his phone, he responded that the hacking was motivated by rumors against him and “racism.” He posted, “I believe part racism for sure.“