Saudi shooter at Pensacola Navy base may have tweeted anti-US screed

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Hours before the deadly shooting at the Navy base in Pensacola, Fla. on Friday, a virulent anti-American message was posted to a Twitter account under the gunman’s name.

“I’m against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil,” reads the screed, which was removed after the shooting but was still archived.

“Do you expect to transgress against others and yet be spared retribution?” asked the post, which was attributed to Saudi Royal Air Force 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.

“I’m not against you for just being American, I don’t hate you because your freedoms, I hate you because every day you supporting, funding and committing crimes not only against Muslims but also humanity,” the posts read.

The account was linked to Alshamrani by the jihadist monitoring group SITE intelligence. ABC News reported that investigators were trying to confirm if the gunman wrote them.

“What I see from America is the supporting of Israel which is the invasion of Muslim countrie[s],” the post reads.

“You will not be safe until we live it as reality in pleastain [sic], and American troops get out of our lands.”



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