Well it looks like Naveed Haq isn’t the (insert Malkin-sneer) “lone Muslim shooter” afterall, he was much more a religious off-price shopper:
Naveed Haq, now widely portrayed as a Muslim American so angry at Israel that he shot up a Jewish charity in Seattle, had recently converted to Christianity.
His conversion is perhaps the most startling contradiction in a puzzling life.
He had a degree in electrical engineering and was the son of a successful engineer. But he couldn’t hold a job and recently worked as a security guard and retail clerk in the Seattle area.
His father was a founding member of the Islamic center here. But the son was rarely seen at a local mosque for more than 10 years.
Haq, 30, told a ministry leader that he saw too much anger in Islam and wanted to find a new beginning in Christianity. He converted to Christianity, but, as with many other endeavors in his life, drifted away from the faith.
So, reasonable and not-unserious people might ask, why did he announce he was a Muslim before he went all-Wayne LaPierre?
I think he was trying to get Michelle Malkin’s attention.
C’mon. If he had announced he was Catholic and he that hated the jews (and he was positively identified as not being a drunken Mel Gibson) she wouldn’t have given him another look, swarthy skin or not. Him, not her. The swarthy. Okay, her too…. but don’t mention it because she’s really s-e-n-s-i-t-i-v-e about it, ‘kay? But “muslim”? Nothing activates her bigot gland like a Muslim Gone Wild (unless it’s a Mexi-muslim, in which case you best leave the room and hide the pets).
Personally, and I can’t prove this but it would be wrong not to speculate, I think that there might have been a few emails that went unanswered, possibly tucked away in the ‘unhinged‘ folder, and maybe a CafePress package containing a T that said Naveed’s Girl that was returned unopened. And, sure, he could have hung around Fox studios waiting for his honey-bunny to show, but have you ever stood downwind from Sean Hannity? Axe Body Spray and ham. It’s like he rolls in it. That’s why they had to give him his own elevator (you can look it up).
And it’s not like Naveed didn’t have his eye on another little wingnutette:
A neighbor of Haq’s parents told the Tri-City Herald that Haq expressed anger at Jews, having convinced himself that the Jewish community controls the nation’s media and economic system. The neighbor, Caleb Hales, also said Haq expressed an interest in the Mormon faith.
But K-Lo was already promised to Mitt and so it was a love that withered and died on the vine… and then dropped off and eventually it was mulched and spread on a lawn in Tappahannock as part of the great Disney Circle of Life proving that there is a silver lining to everything if you make enough stuff up…