Oregon shooter said to have singled out Christians for killing in ‘horrific act of cowardice’ Let me be the first to say that this act was abhorrent. I've not seen anything yet on the faith of the shooter, but it seems likely that he was either muslim or perhaps an atheist. Neither of which justify the actions of the shooter. It's to bad he died in the shootout with police. It probably wasn't as painful for him as it should have been.