It’s rather amusing to watch the left trip and fall over themselves in a mad dash to defend Islam after a terror attack.

ARI MELBER, MSNBC: Let me ask Jim about the point Mikey is raising. I think people at home can relate to which is, well, maybe the profile here is an overlap between someone who’s deranged but also sympathizes with enemies of Australia and the United States. Now that the actual live conflict is over, how do you disentangle that? Doesn’t it matter a great deal whether this was a person who was just basically a low-level criminal, Abby called him a thug. He may just be a violent criminal. Isn’t that very different as a criminal who latched onto something than a person who’s actually an operational ally of our enemies?

JIM CAVANAUGH: That’s right. Ari, that’s a great point. Motives become mixed in a criminal mind. Look at this guy. He’s got a criminal record. He was an accessory to murder of his ex-wife wife, burning her and maybe the children, sexual assault charges. He’s writing letters to the families of military people who have been killed in the middle east. He’s doing both.

He’s appointed himself a cleric. He’s not a Muslim cleric. He’s a phony. He wants to kill people. That’s not what, you know, Islam is calling to kill people at the cafe. He’s not a Muslim cleric. He’s a criminal in disguise, a wolf in religious clothing and he’s a mixed bag. Many of them are.