Was the Tasso da Silveira shooter a Muslim?

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After Wellington Menezes de Oliveira shot and killed himself after killing 12 students at the Tasso da Silveira school in Rio police found a note that Olivieria left behind. Here is the text of that note translated into English from Portuguese.

You should first know that the impure cannot touch me without gloves, only the chaste or those who lost their chastity after marriage and were not involved in adultery can touch me without gloves, or, in other words, no fornicator or adulterer can have direct contact with me, nor anything that is impure can touch my blood, nothing impure can have direct contact with a virgin without his permission, those who prepare my burial should take off all my clothes, wash me, dry me and wrap me totally naked in a white sheet that is in this building, in a bag that I left in the first room on the first floor, after they have wrapped me in this sheet they can put me in my coffin. If possible, I want to be buried next to the grave where my mom sleeps. My mom’s name is Dicea Menezes de Oliveira and she is buried in the Murundu cemetery. I need to be visited at my grave by a faithful follower of God at least once, he must pray in front of my grave and ask God’s forgiveness for what I did praying that upon his return Jesus wakes me from the sleep of death for eternal life. 

I left a house in Sepetiba which no family needs, there are poor institutions, financed by generous people, that take care of abandoned animals, I want this space where I passed my final months donated to one of these institutions, because the animals are being very despised and need much more protection and care than human beings who have the advantage of being able to communicate, to work to feed themselves, so those who take ownership of my house, I ask you to please have some common sense and abide by my request, automatically they will be fulfilling the wishes of my parents who wanted to pass this property to my name and everybody knows this, comply with my request otherwise they automatically will be disrespecting my parents’ wishes, which would prove that all of you have no consideration for our parents who now sleep, I believe that all of you have some consideration for our parents, proving this by doing what I asked.

Previously it had been rumored that Oliveria was either HIV positive or had AIDS. Now it’s being rumored that he made these requests because he was a Muslim.  His own sister said that he had become a devout Muslim and would sit on the internet all day. I’m sure this is sending some ultra right wing types into a frothing frenzy thinking this was some kind of jihad attack.

This is where I remind those types that not all Muslims are plotting jihad 24/7/365. Most of them that live in the Western world are much like those of other religions just trying to get by in their lives.

Not to mention that in his letter Oliveria says that he awaits for the return of Jesus Christ. While Jesus is a prophet in Islam can’t think of too many Muslims who are praying for his return.

Don’t believe me? How about some of the leading theologians of Brazil?

Trying to identify Oliveira’s religion, the theologian said it is highly unlikely that the gunman was an evangelical because “evangelicals do not say there is a possibility of forgiveness after death.” 

Lopes linked him more with Catholicism, based on the gunman’s request. “This man leans more toward Catholicism or a vague mysticism.”

While we’re at it let’s hear from higher up in the Brazilian Islam community…

But the president of the National Union of Islamic Entities in Brazil, Jamel El Bacha, assured on Thursday that the gunman had no ties to Islam. Moreover, the organization condemned the crime, calling it “insane and inexplicable.”

And let me finish this up by asking one simple question. So what? So what if he was a Muslim? I don’t care if he was Muslim, Catholic or he worshiped a head of lettuce named Ralph. All that matters to me is that he cowardly killed 12 children at the Tasso da Silveira school then cowardly killed himself.

Cowardly scumbags come from all religions.