After weeks of assurances that the sniper was an "angry white male", it turns out the only angry white males connected to this story are the ones in America's newsrooms. On Thursday, after being informed that the two suspects were a black Muslim called Muhammad and his illegal-immigrant Jamaican sidekick, The New York Times nevertheless reported in its early editions that the pair were being sought for "possible ties to 'skinhead militia' groups". The Feds had already released a photo of Muhammad looking like one of the less goofy members of the Jackson Five and, though one should never rush to stereotype, it seems unlikely that a black Muslim with big hair would have many "ties" to skinhead militias.The only shred of evidence for this is that African-Americans in general aren't very good shots. This is for once not because of IQ or any racial difference in average ability, it's because of urbanization.
Most African-Americans live in cities these days, and don't get much chance to go hunting or join rifle ranges. John Allen Muhammad, however, had an Expert Rifleman's Badge.
For some of our coverage at the time of the arrests, see:
Reacting By Race To The Washington Snipers By Sam Francis The Washington Snipers: A Revolutionary Wind Is Blowing By Peter Brimelow