'Is it a literal war on Christmas?': Fox analyst suspects shooters plotted against holiday season
Peter Johnson Jr. speaks to Fox News (screen grab)

Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. warned that Wednesday's mass killing in San Bernardino could be a "literal war on Christmas."


Speaking to Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy the morning after the shooting, Johnson advised that the "critical question" was would the incident be "whitewashed" as workplace violence.

"There are cardinal characteristics, cardinal fingerprints of terrorism," he insisted. "Is this a typical workplace violence attack or is this a Jihadi Jane and Joe?"

"I don't want to come to any hasty conclusions at this point," Johnson continued, "but if you look at the dots, if you start to connect them in a way that's rational and reasonable -- and not political -- based on simple things we know about terrorism, simple things we know about criminal justice then it leads inescapably to that one horrible conclusion: terror."

"Is it based on politics? Is it based on religion? Is it based on hate? Is it a literal war on Christmas?"

Watch the video below from Fox News' Fox & Friends, broadcast Dec. 3, 2015.