DOJ calls murders of three in Pensacola shooting ‘act of terrorism’

The Department of Justice has declared the December shooting at Pensacola, Florida’s Naval Air Station was an “act of terrorism.” An FBI investigation has concluded Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a Royal Saudi Air Force member training at the base, was motivated by “jihadist ideology” when he opened fire on the base last month, Attorney General William Barr announced Monday.

But the investigation into the shooting that killed three people and the gunman isn’t over yet, and Barr made a public plea to Apple to decrypt the shooter’s two iPhones so the FBI can further investigate.

The press conference came shortly after Saudi Arabia decided to recall 21 Saudi aviation trainees over anti-American content on their social media accounts, or contact with child pornography.

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