Anorak | Why Aaron Alexis did it: Islam, Noodles, Call of Duty and every other reason on one page

Why Aaron Alexis did it: Islam, Noodles, Call of Duty and every other reason on one page

by | 18th, September 2013

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WHY did Aaron Alexis murder 12 people on a US naval base?

The Daily Mirror knows. He was:


After the stupid headline, the Mirror’s Christopher Bucktin strafes the page with other facts as to why a man murdered a dozen people:

Nuts : He was “Crazed”.

Games : He had been “treated for mental illness after playing violent video games for up to 18 hours day and night”.

Voices : The 34-year-old told psychiatrists he heard voices in his head long before he went on the rampage at a US naval base and slaughtered 12 people before being shot dead himself.

Moods: He had a “dark side that had previously landed him in trouble with the police on gun crimes”.

Illness: He had “psychiatric problems and arrests for violence”.

Booze : He was a   “hard-core drinker” .

Noodles: “Alexis had worked at Suthamtewakul’s Happy Bowl Thai restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas.”

Paranoia: “He always had this fear people would steal his stuff so that’s why he would carry his gun all the time. He would carry it when he was helping out in the restaurant which scared my customers.”


Sleeping: “Alexis went to the Veterans Administration last month seeking treatment for ­paranoia, insomnia and possible schizophrenia

Them: “Around the same time he called police to his hotel room in Rhode Island after complaining of hearing voices.”

9/11: “He had also claimed to be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after helping with rescue efforts in the wake of the New York 9/11 attacks.”

But about those games?

Experts have argued for many years people addicted to violent computer games can be affected by their content.

What experts? Bucktin names not a single one.

Bucktin fails to mention that Alexis was a Buddhist .

Others ask if Islam  made him do it? But he wasn’t a Muslim.

Over at USA Today , we learn more of gun-toting Thai waiter:

Alexis would hang out mostly with Suthamtewakul and his Thai friends. “He liked to hang out with Thai people,” he said. He didn’t have a temper but wasn’t afraid to use his fists, he said. Once, a friend of Suthamtewakul’s shoved Alexis over an argument about a girl. Alexis punched him in the nose, bloodying him and drawing the cops to the scene.

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