As the news comes out about the killer who went on a shooting spree in Fresno, California, it is becoming clearer and clearer what his motivations were.

It has been reported by several outlets (though, notably, not the Associate Press) that he shouted “allahu ackbar” prior to his arrest. That seems to conform with what is not making the rounds on social media.

Authorities at this time, however, are not definitively saying whether or not terrorism/radical Islamic sentiment is the motivating factor.

And of course, imagine for a moment a statement like this from a different identity group about a different identity group. We’d be hearing the phrase “national discussion” every five minutes.