“Radicalized”: this word is quite often used to refer to Muslims who wage jihad.
See, for example, this report from just yesterday, where the reference to “radicalism” is the only hint that we have that what is being described is jihad activity, although there is no doubt that was what it was.
Lombardo may be tacitly acknowledging that the Islamic State’s claims to be behind this attack are accurate.
Or he may be implying that Stephen Paddock was some other kind of radical.
In any case, it’s a strange word to throw out there and leave hanging, but of course the establishment media “reporters” present did not follow up.
“Sheriff: Las Vegas Shooter Paddock May Have Been ‘RADICALIZED,’” by Justin Caruso, Daily Caller, October 3, 2017:
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo gave a press conference Tuesday and responded to questions whether Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock had been “radicalized.”
Speaking to reporters, Lombardo said, “I want to understand the motivation that you described, okay, to prevent any future incidents, and, you know, did this person get radicalized unbeknownst to us? And we want to identify that source.”
The Islamic State repeatedly claimed responsibility for the attack Monday, though federal authorities have said there is no evidence that is the case.
Paddock, a 64-year-old white male, wired $100,000 to an account in the Philippines a week before his attack, which was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history….
Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer