Facebook deleted accounts belonging to the Boulder, Colorado shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa on Tuesday in light of its policy on suspected mass shooters.
A Facebook account belonging to the 21-year-old had posts discussing Islam, his “need” for a girlfriend, kickboxing, and criticisms of former President Donald Trump.
No content on the Facebook page was identified that suggested a possible motive for the shooting.
Alissa opened fire in a King Soopers grocery store on Monday afternoon, killing 10 people, including a police officer.
He has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree.
Before Facebook removed his account, the last public post that Alissa shared on the site was September 18. He reshared a post from the Muslim Hub Facebook page with a quote from the Muslim Prophet Muhammed talking about charity.
In September 2019, Alissa also posted, “#NeedAGirlfriend.”
Alissa also posted a selfie with the French flag edited over the photo the day after the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, in apparent solidarity with the victims of the attack.
He has also criticized Trump on his Facebook page. Alissa shared a Washington Post article about Trump’s handling of refugees, commenting, “Trumps such a dick.”
Alissa also suggested that Trump won his election in 2016 “because of racism” in a September 18, 2020 post.
According to Alissa’s Facebook page, he was “born in Syria 1999” and “came to the USA in 2002.” It also says, “I like wrestling and informational documentaries that’s me.”
Alissa’s 34-year-old brother, Ali Aliwi Alissa, said that he believed his brother is mentally ill, describing him as “very anti-social” and paranoid.
A Facebook spokesperson told the DCNF that the Facebook and Instagram accounts for Alissa were removed in line with its Dangerous Individuals and Organizations policy.