CHICAGO (CBS) — An expert in Islamic studies says the gunman in the Orlando nightclub massacre fits the profile of an ISIS-supporting terrorist.
Fatima Rahman, an assistant professor of politics and chair of the Islamic World Studies program at Lake Forest College, said Islamic State supporters who carry out terrorist attacks usually have a violent past, are unstable, and tend to be non-religious.READ MORE: 3-Year-Old Shot In Calumet Heights
“ISIS affiliated individuals, they claim to be doing all of this in the name of religion, but that’s actually quite far from the truth,” she said. “They really have no understanding or awareness of their religion. They typically did not go to any kind of a Sunday school, didn’t have much of a religious education at home.”