The same day Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez drove to two military centers and opened fire killing four Marines in an apparent terrorist attack, President Obama wished Muslims a happy Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holiday Ramadan.
The message was delivered by the White House Twitter account hours after the attack. It read in part, "Michelle and I would like to extend our warmest wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr."
The message was certainly planned to be released Thursday morning before the attack occurred, but many Twitter users didn't take kindly to the message being broadcast again after the murders in Chattanooga. They reacted strongly online:
Obama did respond personally to the attack in a video released by the White House. He called the assault "a heartbreaking circumstance" and asked America to pray for the families of the victims: