Holmes has found Islam and "a way of justifying his horrific murder spreee in Aurora." That's his jihad -- what's yours?
"He has brainwashed himself into believing he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels." I wonder if he'll get special accommodation now. Respect it!
Did he recently convert or was there some knowledge about his leanings before the shooting?
Dark Knight killer James Holmes 'is now a Muslim who prays five times a day' Daily Mail, March 20, 2013 (thanks to Parag)
James Holmes, the gunman behind the Dark Knight massacre in Colorado last July, has reportedly turned Muslim and prays five times a day.
The killer showed off a lengthy, thick beard during a court appearance earlier this month, and a prison source has claimed it is a symbol of his new-found faith.
The source said Holmes has turned to Islam as a way of justifying his horrific murder spree in an Aurora, Colorado cinema on July 20 which left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded.
'Changed man': James Holmes, pictured in a Colorado courtroom during his arraignment on March 12, has reportedly turned Muslim in a bid to justify his horrendous killing spree
'He has brainwashed himself into believing he was on his own personal jihad and that his victims were infidels,' a prison source told the National Enquirer.
He now prays five times a day, sticks to a strict Muslim diet and spends hours each day studying the Qur'an, the source said. But his new routine has upset Muslim inmates.
'None of them condone forms of terrorism or extremism,' the source added. 'And they don't want their religion to be connected to that awful shooting.'
Holmes sported a thick, bushy beard and unkempt dark brown hair during his appearance earlier this month - a stark difference to his bright orange hair at the time of the massacre.Different look: A prison source claimed Holmes' new beard is a symbol of his new-found faith; it is a stark difference from his appearance in July 2012 (left) just after the killings and in September (right)
Backing their son: Robert and Arlene Holmes appeared at court for the first time earlier this month
Holmes is charged with 166 counts, mostly murder and attempted murder, in the assault on moviegoers at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora.
On the night of the attack, prosecutors say he donned a police-style helmet, gas mask and body armor, tossed a gas canister into the seats and then opened fire.
neither he nor his lawyers have said much about how he would plead.
If Holmes is convicted, he could be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison.