Atlas looks at the symbolism behind Ismail Ax and wonders:
“Who or What Taught Ismail Ax to Kill?”
I know everyone is dismissing the glaring Ismail Ax angle of the massacre and calling the depraved murderer Cho, but it seems to me that if this savage wrote (or tattooed, still unclear) Ismail Ax on his arm, signed his suicide note Ismail Ax , sent an overnight package from A Ishmail, made sure he had no other ID on his person after he martyred himself , you can be damn sure he wanted to be remembered as Ismail Ax. Shaving his head and from what I can see in his pictures and martyr video- his body, must have added to law enforcement’s suspicions which is why it so curious that they would say so early on that horrible day that “it was not tied to terrorism.”
It also seems pretty obvious that law enforcement delayed releasing his name because they did not want to release “Ismail” even though that was all they had for the better part of the day and that was their very first clue . But they wouldn’t release it. They waited a full day, an entire day, to release his name.
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Atlas has much more on the strange clues the madman left behind.
— I was also sent an email today that Cho’s father worked in Saudi Arabia but it looks like that was back in the 1980’s when Cho was a very young boy.