Saturday, March 04, 2006

Iranian Student Runs Over Nine

(03/04/06 -- CHAPEL HILL) - The driver of an SUV that plowed into a group of pedestrians at UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday told police it was retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world, sources tell Eyewitness News and ABC News.

It happened around noon Friday in front of Lenoir Hall on the campus, in a common area known as the Pit. Paramedics took six people - - five students and a visiting scholar - - were treated for minor injuries and released from UNC Hospitals. Three refused treatment at the scene. Police say they arrested the suspect, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, 22, of Chapel Hill, shortly after the incident. He reportedly called police shortly after the incident and surrendered a few miles from campus.

Police said they would charge Taheri-azar with nine counts of attempted murder.

Taheri has lived most of his life in the United States. He is an American-raised Muslim who has decided to wage jihad upon his own countrymen. This story is remarkably similar to the OSU football stadium bombing a few months ago.

"One official said the officials and students on campus were lucky today," Thomas said. "Because if he had done what he wanted to do, you'd probably have some dead people on your campus."

The Muslim Students Association, which was among the leading critics of the cartoon, said Teheri-azar had never been a member of the group and denounced him on its Web site.

"Regardless of what his intentions prove to be, we wholeheartedly deplore this action, and trust that our fellow classmates will be able to dissociate the actions of this one disturbed individual from the beliefs of the Muslim community as a whole," the statement said. "Peace be upon you all."

A nice sentiment from the MSA , but I doubt they will denounce the root of the problem, Jihad. Taheri's actions are justified by the Hadith.

Bukhari:V1B2N25 “Allah’s Apostle was asked, ‘What is the best deed?’ He replied, ‘To believe in Allah and His Apostle Muhammad.’ The questioner then asked, ‘What is the next best in goodness?’ He replied, ‘To participate in Jihad, religious fighting in Allah's Cause.’”

Untill Isalm undergoes radical reform, we can expect attacks like this and worse with regularity. The myth that Jihad is peaceful is easily dismissed by the actions of Muslims and by Islam's own writings.


Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Comforting to have these ahem..moderates in our midst aint it?

March 05, 2006  

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