The news has not been confirmed yet by any officials or authorities. The Daily Mail says that “reportedly” the shooter has turned Muslim. They supported the allegation by saying that the killer showed off a lengthy, thick beard during a court hearing earlier this month. A long beard is usually associated with Islamic faith.
A prison source told the National Enquirer that Holmes is using his new-found faith to defend the killing that left 12 people dead and 58 people wounded. His Muslim inmates on the other hand do not want their religion to be associated with their religion. And they are actually right. Islam does not support the killing of humans as “personal jihad”. It is ignorance that leads people to this conclusion and the topic is highly controversial because it’s a highly misinterpreted concept.
The news, however, has only appeared in a very few places and its authenticity has not been confirmed yet.