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Suspect identified in Texas shooting at Muhammad cartoon contest

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click to enlarge AT SHOOTING SCENE: In Garland, Texas - TWITTER/ITV NEWS
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Dallas Morning News has comprehensive coverage on the shooting of two men outside a provocative Muhammad cartoon contest held in a Garland, Texas, public school building. The FBI reportedly has confirmed that one of the men killed was Elton Simpson of Arizona, who'd previously been investigated for terrorism ties.

Some background on the group that sponsored this event. No, their ill will toward Muslims doesn't justify an armed attack and of course police were correct to respond with force if two men opened fire outside the event. But it's sure to grow into a huge debate on speech, religion and responses to unpopular ideas.

A founder of the group sponsoring the event, in discussing events on her website, says:

This is a war. This is war on free speech. What are we going to do? Are we going to surrender to these monsters?

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