The media reports were difficult to follow, at a time where media does not "propagandize the truth" but is often deceptive and in collusion with the political elite.
The American public has taken note.
Yet, as various releases became known, we are left with this:
A 26 year old man opened fire, killing 5 and wounding 7, of whom previously entered an office of the FBI to report that ISIS was forcing him to kill. He was referred for psychiatric care.
What was missed in this dismissal of such a threat?
1. He articulated "ISIS", the "Islamic State" along with a treat. This is to identify himself with an ideology that both teaches (precept) and practices (precedent) violence against non-Muslims.
2. He may have claimed to have heard voices, but this does not negate what he told them. I question the mental health of anyone who adheres to such an ideology but in analysis, we view religion for what it is: an ideology.
Islam, as an ideology, is well suited for human nature. Contrary to this, Christianity's ideology is, in its majority, contrary to human nature. It defies human nature in many of its mandates.
Islam, like any supremacist ideology, is appealing to offer to someone their own superiority over others, as life itself is very difficult, and this provides a well rehearsed excuse for failure. Coupled with schizophrenia (or schizophrenic-like characteristics) and the danger increases many fold.
Picture being imprisoned for a violent robbery only to be taught that it was not your fault, and that you are impoverished because you have been victimized. This, alone, is acutely dangerous. Add to it "you are supreme" and finally, your "god" will be pleased with your violence, thus, you no longer need to control your impulses, but can yield to them.
Combine this with mental illness and you have an immediate danger to society.
3. His words revealed Islamic ideology, but we also learned that he was in the Middle East.
4. He was not only in the Middle East, but he was in the Middle East as a soldier handling weapons.
4. We then learned (or it has been reported) that he has posted online at Islamic and jihadist websites and forums.
When officials declined to release his name for several hours (it appears that a politician may have done this on his own accord), the public, long used to the concealment or obfuscation of Islamic terror began to question.
Similar to the analysis of the Orlando Islamic terrorist who targeted homosexuals, we do not know under what, if any, restraint the agents who responded and ultimately decided that Esteban Santiago did not pose a threat.
The political pressure upon governmental agencies has been immense, particularly law enforcement, who have, themselves, been demonized for the last 8 years, for political capital.
The media reported him, in some places, not as "hispanic" but "white hispanic"; a new designation, and have, in most part, downplayed his motive.
He reportedly said,
"I am not Jewish" while reloading.
If mentally ill, he was able to navigate the airports, travel, baggage, rules for carrying a weapon, load, aim and fire his weapon. He was also mentally fit enough to sit down upon order, and save his own life after taking the lives of 5 others.