As Steve noted below, the shooter in Santa Monica has been identified by the police as 23-year-old John Zawahri, son of Samir Zawahri and Randa Abdou.
Therefore, a Google News search for Santa Monica Zawahri looks like this:
It says "do you mean Zawahiri" which means that Google wonders if I'm talking about Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is a Muslim terrorist. And it offers 1170 different news sources.
But I don't want to know about Ayman al-Zawahiri, I want to know about this guy Zawahri, is he a Muslim? So I Google "Santa Monica Zawahri Muslim"—and I get one result.
Did you mean: santa monica Zawahiri muslim
Guardian Express-3 hours ago ShareSanta Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks is reported as saying ... now finally identified as John Zawahri, is of Middle Eastern birth or origin ... that he was probably Muslim, which will give rise to the strong possibility ...
So apparently I and some guy at Nevada's Guardian Express are the only two people in North America, or anywhere else covered by Google News, who have had this thought.
The Guardian Express is a basically phony news organization—they have a sister publication called the "New Yorker Times"—but they actuall nailed this:
So, why did neither the mainstream news outlets, nor the authorities, release the gunman’s identity sooner? Political correctness is the answer: Liberals and Democrats like their deranged gunmen to be angry, white TEA Party members – even though it is a fact that almost all recent mass shootings have been carried out by registered Democrats. As if it wasn’t mortifying enough that this killer wasn’t a lily-white, right-wing ‘extremist’, it turns out that he was probably Muslim, which will give rise to the strong possibility that this shooting was motivated by sympathies towards Islamist fundamentalism.
Santa Monica College Shooting Reveals Inconvenient Truth Added by Graham Noble on June 8, 2013.