Facebook deleted a page belonging to the Boulder shooter, Ahmad Al Issa Aliwi Alissa, who often made posts about his disliking for former President Donald Trump.
According to Facebook posts observed by the Daily Beast. Alissa described himself as “born in Syria in 1999” and “came to the USA in 2002.” Alissa was constantly paranoid about “Islamophobia,” claiming that somebody was targeting his phone for “Islamophobic reasons.”
“Yeah if these racist islamophobic people would stop hacking my phone and let me have a normal life I probably could,” posted Alissa.
Alissa also made posts about his distaste for Donald Trump’s policies and his opposition to gay marriage and abortion.
According to Jack Posobiec, who works for OANN, Joe Biden has been briefed about the possibility that the shooter had “ISIS sympathies.”
Posobiec also stated that Alissa planned on targeting a Trump rally in Colorado Springs last year in February. He decided to postpone his attack until the next rally, which was cancelled due to the current pandemic.
The shooter also allegedly planned on traveling to Syria last summer, but the coronavirus lockdowns forced him to postpone his trip.
The shooter’s brother, Ali Aliwi Alissa, told the Daily Beast that the shooting could have not been politically motivated.
“[It was] not at all a political statement, it’s mental illness,” said Ali Aliwi Alissa.“The guy used to get bullied a lot in high school, he was like an outgoing kid but after he went to high school and got bullied a lot, he started becoming anti-social.”
Ali Aliwi Alissa said that his brother commonly showed anti-social characteristics and often showed paranoia. His brother would often describe “being chased, someone is behind him, someone is looking for him.”
“When he was having lunch with my sister in a restaurant, he said, ‘People are in the parking lot, they are looking for me.’ She went out, and there was no one. We didn’t know what was going on in his head,” Alissa said, also describing his brother as mentally ill.