Hey, whaddya know: the UCAL student who stabbed 4 other students (before being shot by racist cops) was… a Muslim.
But what could have been his motivation? It is such a mystery! A real head-scratcher!
As authorities worked to establish a motive for the 18-year-old college freshman who stabbed four people on a California campus Wednesday, more disturbing details emerged about the attacker.
Faisal Mohammad, who was killed by University of California Merced police, was described by at least one witness as smiling as he slashed at victims, called a loner by a fellow dorm resident and drew praise Thursday from a Twitter account associated with ISIS, which just last week released a series of videos calling for lone wolf stabbing attacks.
“May Allah accept him,” read a tweet in Arabic from a Twitter account that terrorism experts say has carried previous ISIS propaganda, just minutes after Mohammad’s name was divulged by campus authorities…
Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke added that a bomb squad recovered Mohammad’s backpack, which contained items including petroleum jelly. He described the substance as a “poor man’s C-4,” a military-grade explosive.
Vaseline in his backpack, amidst other things. Couldn’t this be another Clock Boy type of situation?
UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland said that personal animosities, not a political agenda, motivated the 18-year-old. LeLand said Mohammad was a student in the class he attacked Wednesday, but authorities didn’t know if he targeted someone in particular.
Yeah, that’s what it was.
Amid a spate of ISIS-inspired stabbing attacks by Palestinians in Israel, it could never have anything to do with Jihad Worldwide ™.
In fact, you’re an Islamophobe for even thinking that.
Update (11/6/15): Well, it turns out Faisal is not a Muslim… but a Christian. Oh, wait… he is a Muslim and dreamt of beheading infidels:
A handwritten manifesto carried by a California college student whose stabbing spree Wednesday left four wounded bore names of his targets, a vow “to cut someone’s head off” and as many as five reminders to “praise Allah,” law enforcement authorities told FoxNews.com, while insisting that neither terrorism nor religion appear to be motives in the attack.
In the two-page document found in Faisal Mohammad’s pocket by the county coroner, the 18-year-old freshman wrote a numeric list outlining his plans of who he wanted to kill, and how, including beheading and shooting his victims, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told FoxNews.com
“No. 27 was to ‘make sure people are tied down,’ No. 28 was “sit down and praise Allah,’” Warnke said. “I remember seeing four or five times, scribbled on the side of the two-page manifesto, where he wrote something like ‘praise Allah.’”