Auto-terrorist acknowledges the Koran's influence
The suspect in this month's attack on the UNC-CH campus has written a letter to ABC11 Eyewitness News. Eyewitness News received the letter Monday, in response to our request for an interview. It was sent from Central Prison in Raleigh and dated Friday, March 10. Addressed to ABC11 Eyewitness News anchor Amber Rupinta, the two-page letter includes Taheri-azar's explanation of what he was trying to accomplish in the attack.I think this pretty much says everything we need to know about the influence of Islam, now doesn't it? As Ranting Profs says - case closed.
"Allah gives permission in the Koran for the followers of Allah to attack those who have raged war against them, with the expectation of eternal paradise in case of martyrdom and/or living one's life in obedience of all of Allah's commandments found throughout the Koran's 114 chapters..."
"The U.S. government is responsible for the deaths of and the torture of countless followers of Allah, my brothers and sisters. My attack on Americans at UNC-CH on March 3rd was in retaliation for similar attacks orchestrated by the U.S. government on my fellow followers of Allah in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and other Islamic territories. I did not act out of hatred for Americans, but out of love for Allah instead."
See also Daniel Pipes' article about sudden jihad syndrome (also via Michelle). And, while the head of the Chapel Hill U. still isn't calling Taheri-azar what he is, experts on terrorism are, as the Raleigh News and Observer reports (also via Michelle), and an expert on terrorism from Israel is giving a lecture on the subject.
Others on the subject include Small Town Veteran, Owner's Manual, Slapstick Politics, John in Carolina, Publius Rendezvous, Ed Driscoll, The Nose on Your Face, A Blog for All, IMAO, Demonrats, Little Blue Alien.