While the mainstream media tell us that Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin has no official ties to ISIS, his online footprint suggests he at least glorified the group. On one post on his Tumblr account, he posted a photo of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with the caption “My main dude Abu bakr al big daddy.” In another post he refers to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as his “other dood [sic].” The account has been inactive since October 2015.
Cetin also had a Twitter account that has been inactive since August 2015. We all know Hillary Clinton had attracted the support of the father of the Pulse Nightclub shooter, and while I’m not a fan of guilt by association, she’s remained silent on that fact while blasting Trump for KKK members who’ve endorsed him (ignoring the fact that she too has raised over $20,000 in campaign contributions from KKK members).
One of the Tweets from Cetin is leading many to question whether or not Hillary may be two for two when it comes to ISIS-inspired shooters putting their support behind her.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 25, 2016
Take it with a grain of salt for now, because there is some ambiguity surrounding the context.
As Jessica McBride noted at Heavy.com: A Twitter page in Cetin’s name (identified as his page by the New York Times) contains this [the above] 2015 post. In another post on Twitter, Cetin suggested Hillary Clinton should be on the new $10 bill. However, he also included Hitler’s wife in that list.
However, a woman has tweeted that the voting comment was a sarcastic response to a football game.
She claims he was actually a conservative and a member of a rifle club and ROTC. She writes that the Hillary Clinton comment related to a Green Bay Packers/Seattle Seahawks game. She has also posted political commentary of her own as well as a post that Cetin made wishing people a Merry Christmas. Asked whether she actually knew Cetin, though, she responded “not at all.”
Perhaps the Tweet could be a joke surrounding a lost bet, but the only person claiming as much has no evidence for the assertion. She made two tweets, one which stated “@ArcanCetin was a conservative in rifle club & ROTC. This tweet is in response to the Seahawks beating the Packers on Jan 18 2015.
Another stated “The right is going to tell you he’s a Muslim, but he celebrates Christmas and his mother is married to a hardcore conservative.” The Twitter user behind both tweets (@Heathermae777) describes herself as a “progressive atheist” on her profile, has since deleted both Tweets.
We know for a fact that he was a Muslim, so the second Tweet is clearly false. The media had also falsely identified him as Hispanic.
Could he have been a Hillary supporter? It’s a possibility – but I doubt there will be any pressure on Hillary to make any denunciations like Trump would’ve received had the opposite been the case.
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]