I cringe that he's a Muslim. I mean, because it inflames all the fears. I think he's probably just a nut case. But with that label attached to him, it will get the right wing going and it just - I mean these things are tragic, but that makes it much worse.NPR's Nina Totenberg soon chimed in with agreement: "It really is tragic that he was a Muslim."
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