Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Utterly Baffling Hammer Attack on Nine in Vancouver, Canada.

"We're not sure what the motivation was."
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." But if it keeps exploding in your face, then you might be wise to think a cigar could be an exploding cigar. Not that I know anything. Hey, if a Muslim guy bangs nine passers by on the noggins, could be he's mentally ill. Probably is. Lots of crazy people do crazy things for no other reason than that they're crazy. I'm almost baffled myself.

[I slipped in a few comments to The Vancouver Sun piece below.]
Sudden Jihad Syndrome:
That reaction has four key elements:
1. Denial that the attack is motivated by Islam;
2. Strong hint that the attacker is insane;
3. Assurance that the attacker(s) acted alone, and that there is no al-Qaeda link;
4. Prominent publicity to the Muslim "community's" expressions of shock & horror.

UPDATE: Suspect named in Vancouver hammer attacks

Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun. August 04, 2008
VANCOUVER - A 31-year-old man with a history of mental illness has been charged with aggravated assault after nine people on Davie Street were struck in the head with a hammer Sunday night, the same day as the city's gay pride parade.
[Islam in Europe reports that: Two gay people were attacked this week in Stockholm, while walking in the park and kissing. The attack, which took place while the EuroPride festival was in town, was widely discussed on the news. This was not the only hate crime during the EuroPride festival (see here and here)]
Vancouver Sun cont.: Khalid Alzghoul was charged Monday with 17 offences, including nine counts of assault with a weapon. He was remanded in custody and will likely make another appearance in court today.
[Khālid: Muslim: Arabic name: "Eternal". Associated with Khālid ibn-al-Walīd (d. 642) Muslim military leader who brought about the defeat of the Byzantine Empire and its expulsion from Syria. The Prophet Muhammad called him Sayf-ullah, "Sword of Allah."']
Vancouver Sun cont.: Vancouver police spokeswoman Const. Jana McGuinness said the incident began around 10:20 p.m. when a man left the Tutti convenience store on Davie without paying for his items.
After leaving the store, the man headed to the Majestic Restaurant and Lounge on Davie, where he struck a man in the head with a ball-peen hammer, knocking him unconscious.
He then hit a doorman and three patrons with the hammer, before hitting one more person as he left the restaurant.
Police allege the man then went to Characters Restaurant, just down the street, where he hit two other women in the head.
A man who was with the two women chased the suspect and tackled him to the ground.
He was then also struck in the head with the hammer, said McGuinness.
Davie is in the heart of Vancouver's gay community.
[Islam in Europe continues: Tonight's incident wasn't just a hate crime against homosexuals but also a hate crime against Swedes. It's an excellent example of the hate and unprovoked violence against both Swedes and homosexuals to which immigration from outside Europe is equivalent.

Naturally none of the major newspapers or news sources revealed that it was about three Arabs who committed the act against two Swedes, nor how these Arabs humiliated the two men and their nationality, even a long time after one of them lay stabbed on the ground. This despite the fact that these newspapers were quite well informed of all these details.

During the knife assault the Arabs said to the victims among other things that 'all Swedes are gay', whereas they stabbed one of them with a knife, completely unprovoked.]
Vancouver Sun cont.: McGuinness said police are investigating whether the attack was a hate crime.
"We're not sure what the motivation was," she said. "It's so random and so violent and so bizarre."
Islam in Europe cont: In precisely this way the truth about today's hate and brutal violence against Swedes is continuously hushed up by the media. The truth is that cases such as these are on-going and happen constantly in today 'multicultural' society, and the truth is also that this hate against homosexuals and the women's oppression that the media at the same time screams about and condemns, to an extremely large majority consists of direct imports from countries outside Europe.

And the media not only withholds the truth, but at the same time they try as often as they can to insinuate that it's 'Nazis', 'skinheads' or the like who are responsible for this type of crime, while the proportion of those are really negligibly low, almost nonexistent, compared with the immigrant crime of this type (and most other types, for that matter).
Vancouver Sun cont.: She said witnesses reported the attacker was ranting following his attacks, but didn't know if he said anything anti-gay.
Bruce Bawer writes:
The reason for the rise in gay bashings in Europe is clear – and it's the same reason for the rise in rape. As the number of Muslims in Europe grows, and as the proportion of those Muslims who were born and bred in Europe also grows, many Muslim men are more inclined to see Europe as a part of the umma (or Muslim world), to believe that they have the right and duty to enforce sharia law in the cities where they live, and to recognize that any aggression on their part will likely go unpunished. Such men need not be actively religious in order to feel that they have carte blanche to assault openly gay men and non-submissive women, whose freedom to live their lives as they wish is among the most conspicuous symbols of the West's defiance of holy law.
Multiculturalists can't face all this. So it is that even when there are brutal gay-bashings, few journalists write about them; of those who do, few mention that the perpetrators are Muslims; and those who do mention it take the line that these perpetrators are lashing out in desperate response to their own oppression.]
Vancouver Sun cont.: "He was ranting about a lot of things and what exactly he was saying I have yet to confirm with investigators," she said.
Police arrested Alzghoul at the scene and seized an imitation firearm, two knives and a hammer.
In addition to nine counts of assault with a weapon, Alzghoul has been charged with three counts of assault causing bodily harm, one count of uttering threats, one count of using an imitation firearm and one count of theft under $5,000.
Of the nine victims, six were treated in hospital for injuries sustained in the attacks. Two remained in hospital overnight for observation of more serious head injuries. None of the injuries is considered life threatening.
Well, the attacker was mentally ill, Right?

Guards stopped a Muslim from carrying out a knife attack on Christians at a church in Egypt on Tuesday.... Police said he was mentally ill.

The Muslim convert held after a nailbomb restaurant attack had been under surveillance by the security services, it was claimed last night. Counter-terrorist officers suspected mentally-ill Nicky Reilly had forged links with known Islamic extremists at an internet cafe near his home.

Infuriated because his younger sister was going to clubs, wearing immodest clothing and planning to leave her family for a new life in New York City, Waheed Allah Mohammad stabbed her outside their Henrietta home, prosecutors allege.... The case is the second in four years in Monroe County in which an immigrant from South Asia is alleged to have killed or tried to kill a family member over the perceived loss of family honor.... Mental illness became a defense in the first case involving an honor attack in Monroe County....

A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of a man who stormed into a Jewish center two years ago and shot six women, killing one, as he ranted against Israel and the Iraq war.
Jurors had indicated in questions posed to the judge that they were hopelessly deadlocked and struggling to determine whether Naveed Haq, 32, was not guilty by reason of insanity, as he claimed.
An Army sergeant who wanted to stop U.S. troops from killing his fellow Muslims was convicted by a military jury yesterday of murdering two colleagues and wounding 14 other soldiers in a chaotic grenade and rifle attack two days after the United States invaded Iraq.... A defense lawyer argued that Akbar was mentally ill.
Egyptian Interior Ministry officials said today that the man who shot and killed two American engineers and a French jurist here Tuesday night was mentally ill and that they had no evidence linking him to any Muslim militant groups.

[Zorkot was] arrested Sept. 8 after witnesses observed him dressed in dark clothing and wearing black face paint, carrying a loaded AK-47 in a Dearborn park. A competency examination for a third-year medical student Houssein Zorkot, 26, is scheduled for Thursday, Dec.14 at 9 a.m.

Taheri-azar will stay at Raleigh's Central Prison for safekeeping, DeVine said, after court officials determined he was unstable and a danger to himself and others. Court documents said Taheri-azar told a UNC-CH police detective that "people all over the world are being killed in war and now it is the people in the United States['] turn to be killed." Police say he also told them he intended to kill people when he drove into The Pit, a campus gathering spot.


As many as 14 people were injured this afternoon by a motorist who drove around San Francisco deliberately running them down before being arrested by police, who believe the same driver struck and killed a man earlier today in Fremont.... "It was like 'Death Race 2000,' " firefighter Danny Bright said at California and Fillmore streets as an ambulance stood nearby. "Guys were walking down the sidewalk, and the guy just came up and ran them over. The guy went crazy." Within a half-hour, San Francisco police had cornered and arrested 29-year-old Omeed Aziz Popal....

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - A Kuwaiti-born math teacher wielding butcher knives and vodka bottles he intended to ignite as explosives was trying to commit suicide, not an act of terrorism, when he attacked military policemen at Homestead Air Reserve Base, FBI officials said.... Ahmad's mother said the first-year teacher at Miami Central High School is mentally ill....

In February 1997, Palestinian English teacher Ali Abu Kamal went to the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building, pulled out a gun, and opened fire, killing one person and wounding six others before killing himself. Even though he carried letters ranting about the US and Israel, the media heavily promoted the story that he was despondent and suicidal after a financial loss.

Ali R. Warrayat hadn't slept in days, planning this moment down to the last detail. Now, his face was void of any expression. A store employee jumped out of the car's path. To drown out the man's yells, Warrayat reached over to his car radio and blasted Arabic music before crashing through the front doors.

The scene was only the beginning of a violent rampage through the Chandler store on Dec. 18. For the 24-year-old Arizona State University student, the motives behind the attack were personal. In police statements, Warrayat referred to his religion often.
Still 11.)
This one is sane:
On the afternoon of August 9, in Calgary, Alberta, as the sidewalks were full of people waiting to catch buses home, a man Anis Omar (moved to Canada from Lebanon 3 years ago) "accidentally" ran over 6 to 7 people on a sidewalk. One victim ended up in hospital with serious injuries. He claimed car troubles but when the police could find nothing wrong with his car, they charged him with careless driving....

Charles J. Bishop, who took the plane on an unauthorized flight across Tampa Bay, died at the scene of Saturday's crash into the 42-story Bank of America Plaza building. He apparently made no attempt to avoid the structure, witnesses said.
"I would characterize it as a suicide," said Tampa Police Chief Bennie Holder.
"We have heard, in talking with some people, that he often mentioned being of Arab descent and we're following up on that," Holder said.
The note, which was found in the wreckage of the plane, "clearly stated that he had acted alone, without any help from anyone else," Holder said. "He did, however, make statements expressing his sympathy for Osama bin Laden and the events which occurred September 11, 2001." Several of the pilots involved in those attacks trained at Florida flight schools. ... Bishop had few friends, Holder said. "He was very much a loner. From his actions, we can assume he was a troubled young man."
Los Angeles International Airport where the El Al airlines ticket counter was targeted in a shooting attack. There was early confusion as to the identity of the perpetrator but it did not take long before it was announced that the suspect was Egyptian-born Hesham Mohamed Ali Hadayet. He left two people dead and five injured before being fatally shot by a security guard.
The response by Arab-American interest groups to the Los Angeles attack has been one of condemnation. The Washington DC-based Muslim Public Affairs Council swiftly issued a statement noting that they were "saddened and shocked upon hearing reports of the shooting", adding that the shooting was initiated by someone "who is unknown to the community and who reportedly has a troubled background."
Federal, law enforcement and city officials said it appeared the shooting was an isolated incident, with nothing to suggest otherwise.
"There is no indication of any terrorism connection in this matter right now, but again we also can't discount that until we know more," McLaughlin told reporters.
Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn added: "It appears this was an isolated incident." A Bush administration source concurred with that statement, adding that nothing suggested it was anything other than a criminal act.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A local cab driver allegedly tried to run over two customers after a fight over religion became heated.The incident happened early Sunday morning on the Vanderbilt campus and left one man hospitalized and a cab driver arrested, said policeTwo students visiting from Ohio were coming from a bar downtown when they got into an argument with their driver over religion, said police. After they paid the driver he allegedly ran them down in a parking lot.Ibrihim Ahmned, of United Cab, was arrested and charged with assault, attempted homicide and theft. One of the passengers, Andrew Nelson, managed to outrun the cab but Jeremy Invus was taken to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries, said police.

Iftekhar Murtaza, a 22-year-old American Muslim man living in Southern California was arrested in Phoenix Airport for bludgeoning, stabbing, strangling, and burning Leela, Karishma, and Jayprakash Dhanak. These three victims were the mother, sister, and father of his girlfriend, Shayona Dhanak.... The only mention of the word "Muslim" was when it was used to make an implication as to the motivations behind the bigotry the Dhanaks were exhibiting when they told their daughter to stop seeing Iftekhar Murtaza.

The suicide bombing incident that happened at the University of Oklahoma in Norman on October 1, 2005 has led to a great deal of speculation as to the motives and intent of Joel Henry Hinrichs III, the person who died in the blast.... Law enforcement sources indicate that Hinrich had a roommate of Pakistani descent who may also have been an OU student. Hinrich's apartment in the Park View Apartments complex on campus was very close to the Islamic Society of Norman, OK and witnesses now report seeing him visit the center on more than one occasion. According to Oklahoma City's KWTV-News 9, Zacharias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th hijacker on 9/11, used to attend the same mosque.
Authorities later searched Hinrich's apartment where they found what's being described as a "huge cache" of TATP explosives, bomb-making manuals, and a "significant amount" of Jihad literature both in his home and on his computer. ...

No sooner had the dust settled when officials tried to play the bombing off as the act of yet another crazed "lone gunman" type. Oklahoma University (OU) President David Boren, no doubt trying to protect the university's reputation, eagerly opined on Hinrich's supposed history of mental instability. "We know that he has had what I would call emotional difficulties in the past," he said. "There is certainly no evidence at this point which points to any other kind of motivation other than his personal problems."

The mainstream media wasn't exactly forthcoming either. Those seeking information immediately following the bombing were hard pressed to find it as there appeared to be a virtual media blackout. None of the cable news networks, including Fox News, referred to the incident and the major wire services, newspapers and websites skipped it entirely. Once again it was left up to bloggers like Mark Tapscott, Michelle Malkin, Wizbang, Gateway Pundit, The Jawa Report and Zombie (photojournalist for Little Green Footballs), as well as the "Freepers" of FreeRepublic.com, to pull together first hand accounts and links to the miniscule amount of news coverage available at the time.

Not only was the story essentially buried when it first broke, but the major media outlets have still not seen fit to address it. But thanks to the investigative efforts of Oklahoma photojournalist Lan Lamphere (whose blog features a firsthand account and video), World Net Daily and the Northeast Intelligence Network (cited above), the evidence points to the likelihood that the incident was indeed a botched terrorist attack.


26 Oct 1964 Gamil Rodrigue Gharbi born to Algerian Liess Gharbi and former nun Monique Lepine.
1966 Sister, Nadia, born.
1972 Monique Lepine granted custody of their two children.
c. 1977 At age 13, Gamil changes his name to Marc Lepine.
6 Dec 1989 Mark Lepine kills 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal, and injures 15 others. It is the worst mass murder in Canadian history. On him is a suicide letter explaining his actions as being specific revenge against 19 "feminists who have ruined my life... I have decided to put an end to those viragos."
1999 The Toronto Star reports that Lepine's original name was Gharbi, a fact which had somehow escaped the attention of the Canadian public to this point.

Suicide. Must have been mentally ill. "Lepine's last words, "Oh shit", before putting the gun below his face and firing."

Michael Ford: This Muslim convert, walked into work at a Safeway warehouse in Denver and opened fire on his coworkers, killing one and injuring five. Relatives explained that he was being teased at work because he's a Muslim and he could not take it anymore.

DENVER -- An investigation is under way to determine why a Safeway warehouse employee walked into work and opened fire on his coworkers Sunday afternoon, killing one person and injuring five, including a Denver police officer. ... Ford's uncle and older brother told 7NEWS that Ford is a quiet, unassuming, responsible man who was born and raised in Denver. They don't know where he got the weapon or the anger to execute the deadly shooting."I never would have expected Michael ... that this would happen to Michael," said Ford's uncle, Roy Ford. "He was a good kid, never got in trouble, never gang-related that I know, and I've known him since birth. He was always a good kid that you would love to talk to and to meet."


Mohammed Ali Alayed, 23, pleaded guilty to the Aug. 6 attack on Ariel Sellouk, also 23, who almost was decapitated with a knife, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Houston police said they could not find evidence the slaying was tied to race or religion.
However, they said no clear motive has been established, and Alayed went to a local mosque after the slaying
Baltimore County - A Baltimore County man accused of shooting to death a moviegoer at an Owings Mills theater this summer is proceeding with an insanity plea, and is set to have a court-ordered brain scan next week.
Mujtaba Jabbar, 24, is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in connection with the June shooting at the Loews Valley Center 9, in which he allegedly stood up in the middle of "X-Men: The Last Stand" and opened fire on the audience, according to court records....

"This is not a whodunit — this is a why it was done," said defense attorney Warren Brown. "When you proceed by way of not criminally responsible, you're in effect saying, 'okay, I did it, but there were extenuating circumstances.' "

Patrick Gott: From Pensacola, FL, entered the New Orleans airport terminal with a shotgun and his Koran -- he killed one and wounded another....

Man declared insane in N.O. airport killing

Man declared insane in N.O. airport killing Mental state leads to acquittal; he's sent to psychiatric hospital Friday, May 20, 2005 By Drew Broach East Jefferson Bureau
Patrick Gott, the former carpenter and Marine who fatally shot a San Diego woman three years ago in the ticket lobby of Louis Armstrong International Airport, has been judged not guilty by reason of insanity and sent back to a mental hospital.
Gott, a student of Islam whose actions briefly evoked fears of terrorism eight months after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, will remain in state custody at the Feliciana Forensic Facility at Jackson. Doctors will evaluate him regularly, and should they ever declare him sane and no longer a danger to himself and others, the law allows a judge to release him. But that's not likely to happen, Assistant District Attorney Gevin Grisbaum said Thursday.
"He is irrestorably incompetent," Grisbaum said. "Will he ever get out? No."
Rashid Baz: This Muslim from Lebanon, opened fire on a van containing members of the Lubavitch Hassids in Brooklyn. One was killed.

Police Tuesday identified the gunman accused in Monday night's Trolley Square shooting as Sulejman Talovic, an 18-year-old Bosnian refugee who lived in Salt Lake City.
[Talovic's family and a "shocked" Bosnian-Muslim community were unsurprisingly quick to reject any possibility of the jihadist connection. "We are Muslims, but we are not terrorists," the killer's aunt, Ajka Omerovic, told the media.]
Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank said Talovic drove his car to the mall, parked in the west parking terrace and encountered two people who he shot before entering the mall.
There, he encountered a female who also was shot right away, then went into a gift shop where there were five people, all of whom the young man shot. Moving through the mall, the gunman tried to shoot others, Burbank said. The chief said he could not say now how many shots were involved in the entire episode.

Until Salt Lake police arrived, it was "basically a shoot-out between the Ogden individual and this individual," Burbank said.
[H.T.: http://theopinionator.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/07/muslim-attacks.html

The 1990 murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane by the Islamist El Sayyid A. Nosair was initially ascribed by the police to "a prescription drug for or consistent with depression."
· The 1999 crash of EgyptAir 990, killing 217 – by a co-pilot not supposed to be near the aircraft's controls at that time who eleven times repeated "I rely on God" as he wrenched the plane down – went conspicuously unexplained by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
· The 2002 purposeful crash of a small plane into a Tampa high-rise by bin Laden-sympathizer Charles Bishara Bishop went unexplained; the family chimed in by blaming the acne drug Accutane.
· The 2003 murder and near-decapitation in Houston of an Israeli by a former Saudi friend who had newly become an Islamist found the police unable to discern "any evidence" that the crime had anything to do with religion.
Nor is this a problem unique to American authorities. Other examples include:
· The 1993 attack on foreign guests dining at the Semiramis Hotel in Cairo, killing five, accompanied by the Islamist cry "Allahu Akbar," inspired the Egyptian government to dismiss the killer as insane.
· The 2000 attack on a bus of visibly Jewish schoolchildren near Paris by a hammer-wielding North African yelling "You're not in Tel-Aviv!" prompted police to describe the assault resulting from a traffic incident.
· The 2003 fire that gutted the Merkaz HaTorah Jewish secondary school in a Paris suburb, requiring 100 firefighters to douse the flames, was described by the French minister of interior as being merely of "criminal origin."
· The 2004 murder of a Hasidic Jew with no criminal record as he walked an Antwerp street near a predominantly Muslim area left the Belgian authorities stumped: "There are no signs that racism was involved."
I [Daniel Pipes] have cited thirteen cases here and provide information on further incidents on my weblog. Why this repeated unease acknowledging Islamist terrorism by the authorities, why the shameful denial?
"New York: Muslim man pleads guilty to trying to kill his sister because she was a "bad Muslim girl" -- but it wasn't an honor killing attempt."

An Afghan refugee admitted today that he stabbed and seriously wounded his sister during an argument that began when she tried to leave her family. Waheed Allah Mohammad, 22, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault....

Mohammad's lawyer, Assistant Public Defender John Bradley, said his client snapped as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder brought about by his harrowing life in Afghanistan.....


I cobbled this together from the Internet. Links should lead to original copy. If there are any problems, why, I'll attack ten innocent by-standers in the name of W'allah!

Another up-date. Who would have believed it if I'd said it's possible? Not I. But for truly: this is not a case of sudden jihad syndrome, and barely fits here, this being the sad tale of a woebegone man who was stressed.

An upstate TV exec [Muzzammil Hassan] who set up a channel [Bridges TV] promoting Muslims as peace-loving people was stressed about his failing business in the days before he allegedly chopped off his estranged wife's head, a friend of the couple said today.


"He was worried about the station's future," said Dr. Khalid Qazi, a friend of the couple and president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York, who last spoke to the Hassans a week ago...

"Domestic violence is despicable, and Islam condones it in no way whatever," he said.

"Murders are being committed in the US every day by people of all faiths."


"I am totally stunned. They were really more than married — they encouraged each other in everything." Probably she didn't encourage him in this.
Moderate Beheading Update: "Orchard Park businessman charged in beheading of wife," by Fred O. Williams and Gene Warner for the Buffalo News, February 14 (thanks to Nicolei):
Friends expressed shock on Friday that the founder of a Muslim TV channel — which he launched in order to counter violent images of Muslims — has been arrested in his wife's brutal slaying.
Detectives have charged Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder after his wife was found beheaded Thursday at the offices of the cable channel, Bridges TV, in the Village of Orchard Park.
The victim was identified as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37.
Aasiya Hassan had filed for divorce and obtained an order of protection on Feb. 6, barring her husband from their home in Orchard Park, police said.
"There had been problems before — there had been prior incidents of physical abuse," said Corey Hogan, whose law firm, Hogan Willig, represented Aasiya Hassan in the divorce proceeding....
It would be a mistake to link an act of domestic violence to the couple's religion, he added.
"There is no place for domestic violence in our religion — none," Qazi said. "Islam would 100 percent condemn it."

That settles it for me. It's not about Islam. He must have been CRAZY.

Don't you just hate it when you behead your wife? I know I'm terrible with the housework, never knowing which cleaning product to use to wipe up the mess and get rid of the stains.


You guessed it, folks: it's time for another up-date of S.J.S. where those wacky Muslims go cuckoo for no obvious reason. Cause they're MENTALLY ILL. Not their fault. Lovely people when you get to know them....

This is not a test by a Muslim of U.S. military resolve to shoot down hi-jacked aeroplanes. It is a case of-- mental illness.

"Officials allege that [Adam Dylan] Leon, who also goes by the name of Yavuz Berke [a native of Turkey who became a Canadian citizen last year, according to FBI spokesman Richard Kolko,] stole a Cessna 172 from a Thunder Bay, Ont., airport on Monday and flew across three U.S. states in a reported suicide attempt."
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A Canadian man who allegedly stole a plane and flew it to the United States in hopes that he would be shot down by F-16 fighter pilots was ordered Friday to undergo a psychiatric examination.
A magistrate judge granted the defence's request for Leon to be examined by medical experts to determine if he will be fit to stand trial.
His psychiatric evaluation will be completed "as soon as possible"....
[He made his way to a convenience store where a clerk noticed him and called police. He was found drinking Gatorade, seemingly relieved that his ordeal was over.]

One might have the impression that all the jihadis attacking the West are insane. Such is surely not so. Some are, in fact, really great guys!


According to former Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Eddie Green, Kifah Jayyousi is “a great guy, one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.” While Green was superintendent, Jayyousi oversaw the Detroit school district’s capital improvement program, which had a $1.5 billion budget.
Jayyousi is now charged, according to the Detroit Free Press, with “conspiring to kidnap, maim and murder by providing money, recruits and equipment for Islamic struggles in Bosnia, Kosovo and Chechnya from 1993 to 2001.” He could get life in prison.

Christopher Paul, a martial arts instructor at a mosque in Columbus, Ohio, is also a terrific guy. Ahmad Al-Akhras, vice chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations chapter in Columbus, said: “From the things I know, he is a loving husband and he has a wife and parents in town. They are a good family together.”

Yet now Paul, a Muslim, has been charged, according to Associated Press, with “providing material support to terrorists, conspiracy to provide support to terrorists and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.” He is accused of training with Al-Qaeda in the early 1990s, training people for violent jihad attacks on targets in Europe and the United States, and more.
But another one of Paul’s friends, Hisham Jenhawi, was skeptical: “I don’t think it’s even close to his personality to act upon something like that. He’s a very kind person. You would meet him on the street and he would want to hug you with the heart that he has.” One of his neighbors, Mike James, added: “He seemed like a nice guy, always waving…”

This kind of thing is nothing new. A friend remembered Gokhan Elaltuntas, a Muslim who carried out a suicide bombing on a synagogue in Istanbul in 2003: “We went partridge hunting together. I still cannot believe how such a quiet person could have been involved in an incident like this.” A friend of Naveed Haq, the jihadist killer who murdered one and wounded five at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle in July 2006, described him as “pretty much just a normal guy….He was the kind of guy when you talked to him he was always laughing.”

According to a Southern California friend of Raed Albanna, who killed 132 people in a suicide attack outside a medical clinic in Iraq in 2005, “He was into partying. We hit some pretty wild clubs in Hollywood.” Frank Lindh, the father of John Walker Lindh, a.k.a. Suleyman Al-Faris, the convert to Islam from Marin County who joined the Taliban and was captured in Afghanistan fighting against American troops, has said: “In simple terms, this is the story of a decent and honorable young man embarked on a spiritual quest.”
One clue to this phenomenon may come from jazz musician Tarek Shah, who recently pled guilty to providing martial arts and hand-to-hand combat with weapons training to Al-Qaeda operatives. In 2004 Shah told a man he thought was a fellow jihadist but who turned out to be an undercover agent, “I could be joking and smiling and then cutting their throats in the next second.”



Maybe delusional isn't mentally ill. maybe attacking ones children isn't an act of jihad. Maybe sort of.


'Deluded' French Muslim charged with starving children. 15 Apr 2009
A delusional French father has been charged with starving and beating his eight children in the belief that it would make them good Muslims.


Police were alerted after a neighbour spotted one of the children, a boy of 13 who weighed just 70lbs, foraging in bins for food in the Mediterranean town of Banyuls-sur-Mer. [P]olice found seven other children, aged seven to 17, in a state of hunger and neglect, including two girls, aged 13 and 15, who each weighed just 22kg.
The father, ... Moroccan origin, and his wife, an east European Muslim convert, told police they sought to raise their family in strict obedience to Islam, which they said included going without food.


I'm getting delusional reading this stuff. I'm thinking the media and the government are lying to me about this issue. That can't be right. Would they lie?

I fear that my head is going to explode. Another random attack by a mentally ill Muslim on an infidel. When will these infidels stop the provocation?


This story assures us that Wael Kalash is mentally ill, but that would be more convincing if it weren't the constant refrain every time a Muslim engages in random violence in the U.S. Remember Omeed Popal? Ismail Yassin Mohamed? Naveed Haq? All Muslims, all violent against unbelievers, and all insane. And maybe they really were. Maybe Wael Kalash is also -- but his characteristically Muslim beard, his yelling "F*** YOU AMERICAN SL*T" at college girls, and his fleeing to a nearby mosque all suggest that perhaps his rage, and his violence, were particularly Islamic in character.

Police say the 20-year-old student was walking down Stinchcomb Drive near Buckeye Village at 12:55 p.m. when she was stabbed by 34-year-old Wael W. Kalash. Witnesses said Kalash had been walking up and down the street exhibiting "bizarre" behavior before the stabbing occurred.
"There's no connection between the victim and him other than she was at the wrong place at the wrong time, it was a completely random act," said Det. Jay Fulton of the Columbus Division of Police homicide unit.
Neighbors of Kalash said he has a history of "strange behavior," and Fulton said he may be mentally ill.
"He didn't make a lot of sense when we tried to talk to him," Fulton said. "He exhibited a lot of signs of some mental instability or some mental issues."...

June 5, 09.

OK, that was June of 09. This is from June of 09.

Of course Payen has "psychological issues." Virtually every Muslim who ever plots violence against unbelievers is, according to Western courts and analysts, insaaaaaane.
Would it be possible for a perfectly sane Muslim to believe in Islam's teachings regarding warfare against unbelievers, and act accordingly? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
Bronx Synagogue Jihad Update: "Prosecutors: Videos Detail NY Terror Plot," from AP, June 5 (thanks to Block Ness):
The handcuffed suspects, James Cromitie, Laguerre Payen, David Williams and Onta Williams, sat in the jury box and did not speak Friday....
Payen's lawyer, Marilyn Reader, said she wants to have her client evaluated to see if he's fit to stand trial.
''He clearly has psychological issues,'' she said....
Now that we see two incidents in the same month, within days of each other, both stories claiming that jihad is a form of mental illness, we can rest assured that this will come to an end. I mean, I might be stupid, but I'm not really crazy. I can figure it out eventually. The authorities are over-playing this all jihad attacks are manifestations of mental illness. Sometimes, jihad is just a jihad.


Oh, it's still June and there's yet another kooky-loony jihadi gone crazy! It must be a coincidence:


"Man admits to carjacking, firebombing, robberies," from the New Haven Register, June 16 (thanks to Islam In Action):
NEW HAVEN — A man who allegedly confessed to a downtown carjacking, a Yale University fire bombing, two New York City robberies and other crimes that police can’t yet confirm he committed, was placed on a mental health watch by a Superior Court judge Monday.
Thompson was charged over the weekend with the June 6 carjacking at Church and Chapel streets and is under investigation for allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail over the fence at the Yale power plant at 18 Tower Parkway June 7. He told Detective Wayne Bullock that Allah instructed him how to “melt down” the plant, according to documents filed in court Monday....
Assistant Chief Peter Reichard said detective were still trying to verify Thompson’s claims that he started robbing banks and stores in 2004. He told detectives he did it to show “the system” that he wasn’t insane....

Ha. Allah instructed me to cook an omelet, and I nearly burnt down the kitchen. The super thought I was crazy; but then he said, "Well, Dag's probably a Muslim, so it must be OK." Yeah, like I get a break on the rent for that.

Here it is, November 2009. You'll be amazed to find there are more stories of insane jihadis since I last posted this kind of stuff. It'll take a while to get them up, so stay tuned.


December 7, 2009, another mentally ill Muslim attacks us:

Jacqueline Kane, "Roommates and Neighbors Speak about Al-Zahrani," FOX 40 WICZ TV. Dec. 7, 2009.

Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani has been charged with the second-degree murder of Binghamton University Professor--Richard Antoun.


But police do not have a motive at this time.

Al-Zahrani's roommates say he was dealing with a lot of problems. He expressed being worried about finishing his dissertation on time. He was also no longer on scholarship and didn't have a job.


His roommates and neighbors also say his behavior was strange. "He was all the time shouting in Arabic, shouting threats, insulting this country for no reason," said Sakho.


Al-Zahrani was a Saudi Arabia national and Sakho says he was Muslim. But the D.A. believes the stabbing was not religiously motivated. Sakho says he thinks Al-Zahrani had psychological problems as well.


March 29 2010:

A Shiite Muslim who threatened to kill a Republican Congressman is-- OH NO!-- crazy! I can't believe it.


He's "very dangerous, as a Shia Muslim...."


Well, yeah, seeing the video kind of gives that one away.

Gee, here it is, April 2010, and we have a Muslim who killed his family for some reason. Isn't that strange.

When Keshia Larry answered the phone early Wednesday morning, she heard her daughter speak these panicked words: "He killed everyone."
Police would later enter the bungalow and find a scene one commander described as "incomprehensible." Four people -- an adult and three children, all related -- were dead. The adult and the oldest child were pregnant. Two other family members were hospitalized, one on life support.
Police had soon apprehended a suspect, a Wisconsin man with a lengthy criminal record who was related to all those killed. Sources involved with the investigation said the man had converted to Islam several years ago while serving time in prison and had a dispute with his wife -- one of the victims -- because she would not adhere to his faith. He told police that he needed to take his family back to Allah and out of this world of sinners, a source said. A police report quoted him as saying, "I wish I had more bullets. I wish I had more bullets."...
Family members said the suspect had been acting strangely.


We might say this is "utterly baffling." Of course, the man is mentally ill. Nothing to do with Islam.

More on this story, and is it ever twagik! The man who murdered so many of his family members is not only mentally nuts, he's suffering in jail without bail. It just ain't right. Who's crazy here, after all? Maybe it's the justice system, leaving a poor guy like Larry sitting in jail like this.

The Wisconsin man charged with killing four family members and seriously injuring two other relatives in a hail of bullets as they slept at his sister's Marquette Park home suffers from a "multitude" of mental health illnesses, his attorney said Friday.
James Larry, a 32-year-old Muslim convert who allegedly told authorities he was ordered by "Allah" to carry out the carnage, has been under doctors' care since 2002 and recently received psychiatric treatment in Janesville, Wis., said Julie Koehler, an assistant Cook County public defender.
Koehler said Larry was crying, his head bowed, when prosecutors detailed how he allegedly killed his pregnant wife, Twanda Thompson, 19; son, Jihad, 7 months, pregnant niece Keyshai Fields, 16, and 3-year-old Keleasha Larry, another niece.
"He is suffering greatly," Koehler said, after Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered Larry held without bond.

Everywhere else in the world this sort of activity is known as "Honour killing," but in America, it's not Islamic, it's "mental illness." My head hurts.

Here it is, May 2010 and already we have an utterly baffling episode of mental illness on our hands:

[New York City mayor] Bloomberg later told CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric that [Faisal Shahzad, a Muslim of Pakistani heritage recently naturalized as a U.S. citizen] the suspect behind the [Times Square car] bombing attempt could be a domestic terrorist angry at the government who acted alone.

"If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that. Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something. It could be anything," he said.


DING! DING! DING! We have another winner for inclusion in the "Utterly Baffling Hammer Attack on Nine in Vancouver:


The Times Square car bomber is maybe a mentally deranged person.

What will they think of next? These kooky loonies are sure trying hard to make it all seem normal.

Here it is, early May 2010 and we have an utterly baffling attack on a politician by an insane Muslim. I think I'm seeing a pattern, like an acid flash-back.


A former minister was stabbed twice in the stomach by a knife-wielding woman.... Stephen Timms was attacked by the 21-year-old, who appeared to be wearing Muslim dress....
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1278459/Stephen-Timms-stabbed.html#ixzz0nwarXD9u

OK, so this is early May. I wonder if we can go till Dec. without another insane Muslim attacking us. Sure.

Hmmm. It's not quite December yet, more like the earliest days of June, and here is another utterly baffling attack on a non-Muslim by a Muslim with mental problems. Just a fluke, we think. We thank. We thunk.

ANKARA, Turkey - A Roman Catholic bishop was stabbed to death in southern Turkey on Thursday, a day before he was scheduled to leave for Cyprus to meet with the pope, officials and reports said.
Luigi Padovese, the pope's apostolic vicar in Anatolia, was attacked outside his home in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun. Dogan news agency video footage of the scene showed the bishop lying dead in front of a building.
Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz, the governor for the province of Hatay, said police immediately caught the suspected killer.
He said the man, identified only as Murat A., was Padovese's driver for the last four and a half years and was mentally unstable.
"The initial investigation shows that the incident is not politically motivated," Lekesiz said. "We have learned that the suspect had psychological problems and was receiving treatment."


It's June 2010, so it must be time for another utterly baffling jihadi attack on just about anyone, baffling as it is, and due to mental illness. Well, by jolly, here's one now!


A 5-year-old Ukrainian boy was slaughtered by an alleged religious fanatic as he played in a sandpit with his friends, Pravda reported Tuesday.

The stranger strolled up to little Viktor Shemyakin before pointing to a tree and saying: “Look, there is a bird up there.”

When the youngster glanced upward the maniac plunged a knife into his throat, Pravda said.

The June 18 killing has threatened to ignite tension in the town of Dneprovka, in Ukraine’s Crimea region, after it emerged that the 27-year-old knifeman was a suspected Muslim fanatic, the Russian online newspaper reported....

He allegedly confessed to the crime, telling police that he was ordered to kill the boy by spirits.

The man screamed Allahu Akbar (Arabic for 'God is great') when killing the boy, "said a shocked local. “The kid was slaughtered like a goat."

Other residents of the town said that the man had serious mental health issues.

Thanks to JihadWatch.
This is, what? still June? Well, tarnation, here's another loony Muslim who didn't really do it 'cause he's crazy. Well, I never would have guessed. Seems pretty normal Muslim behaviour from here, but then, I'm no expert in nutty-stuff.


A ZOMBIE-like fanatic with "superhuman" strength fought off NINE cops and a police ROTTWEILER as he chanted the name of Allah, a court was told yesterday. The religious maniac - clad in Islamic garb - shrugged off baton blows and CS gas as he marched down a street with a 12-inch carving knife.
Cops fearing he was on a deadly mission resorted to "potentially lethal force" by ramming him with a police van but STILL he stayed on his feet, a jury heard.
Barefoot Alderrahim El-Harti, 42, finally had to be battered unconscious by frantic officers raining blows on his head.
By then he had plunged his knife into one constable - who was saved by his body armour.
Following El-Harti's arrest two psychiatrists concluded he was not responsible for his actions due to mental illness....
His wife bought him an MP3 player which he used to play Koranic readings to try to drown out the voices. He paid increasing visits to his mosque and carried a knife to protect himself because he thought Satan was there.
"The voices increased in volume and he was unable to cope," said psychiatrist Dr John Kent. He said he 'totally lost touch with reality'.

Now I get it. That explains it all. He's a kooky loony who just happened to be shouting Muslim death threats. This is sort of unique, along with all the other cases above, and I suspect we just won't see this again.

Just in time for Christmas, here we have one of our favourite jihadi expressions of "Sorry, guys, I temporarily lost my mind and tried to kill all of you." Yuppers, to me and to you it's all utterly baffling why Muslims keep on doing this, that is to say, why they keep on losing their minds. Here, thanks to the tireless efforts of Robert Spencer, is more Muslim Madness:

A federal judge today sentenced a Jordanian national who tried to blow up a downtown Dallas skyscraper to 24 years in prison, mostly rejecting defense claims that he was mentally ill and unduly influenced by law enforcement agents.
Hosam "Sam" Smadi faced up to 30 years in prison under a plea agreement accepted by U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn. He will be deported to Jordan once he serves his time.
"I can't for the life of me figure out what moved you in this direction," the judge said in delivering the sentence.
OK, is it just me? or is this just utterly baffling in general? Jihadis want to kill us? I'm really baffled. Sometimes I'm even bafaffled, and occasionally I'm bafalaffled. Spencer writes:

Often, such claims reach a willing audience: those who want to believe with all their might that the case at hand has nothing to do with Islam. Fixating on mental illness as a possible cause allows courts and the media to sidestep Islamic texts' open exhortations to despise, attack, and kill unbelievers. And undoubtedly, at least some jihadists realize that their mindset is so incomprehensible to uninitiated Western readers and listeners that it may well be worth a try to offer what might seem like a plausible excuse to them. Indeed, many sympathizers end up doing just that: making excuses for acts of jihad, as also seen in the international cases mentioned below.

For some further Muslims who are crazy about jihad, if not so crazy about the Modern world, see his post here:



Oh boy, here we are in the end of Nov. 2010 and already we have another kooky Muslim on a murder spree, though this one is pretty incompetent.

A half-dozen friends and neighbors testified that Mohammad Alkaramla, 25, was a peaceful man with many friends in his multiethnic neighborhood until his estranged wife moved to Jordan with their son. The caring man known to friends as "Mo" then became depressed and feared Middle East strife would make life dangerous for his son, they said.
Alkaramla, who was born in Jordan, mailed a letter in late 2008 to the Ida Crown Jewish Academy, threatening to plant a bomb there if Israel didn't withdraw troops from the Gaza Strip within two weeks, said his father, Tawiq Alkaramla. "He knows all people are the same," his father said to U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer. "He went crazy like with stress. ...


Robert Spencer points out quite rightly, "Of course. The first thing a peaceful, caring man will do when he starts having domestic trouble is mail off a bomb threat to a Jewish school. It could happen to anyone!"

Yes, it happened to me this morning when I burnt my toast. I said, "Dag, ten innocent people must die for this outrage," and by jumbo, I agreed. It's pretty normal to go crazy.

Here it is, all this time since we've seen a kooky loony Muslim butchers his family story. Not to wait any longer, here it is:


Many times it seems that Muslims are sloughed off as "mentally ill" when they commit heinous crimes, and that's so because no one in the mainstream media seems willing to admit that Muslims kill and go "crazy" because they are Muslims or because they're outright jihadis and the msm doesn't want to admit it, claiming instead they didn't mean it, they're crazy. Well, this lunatic below seems pretty crazy by any standard. But let's ask why this expression of crazy rather than some other. Even crazy people pick and choose the crazy shit they do. Crazy Christians go around shouting about the end of the world. Some kill themselves. Others shoot a local politician. But many times when a Muslim does the sort of thing here, we find it based on Islam, i.e. on honor killing. It could be that if they didn't have the Islam and the crazy, then they might just shoot themselves like any decent lunatic would do, and leave the rest of us alone. Not so in this case.

"Islamic honor killing in Kentucky: Muslim slits throats of his three children, rapes his wife and hits her with a hammer"
Because he suspected her of infidelity. This happened in 2006, but is just coming to trial now for some reason.
Clark said Biyad was angry because he believed his wife was cheating on him and he was asked to pay money to the elders to have a relationship with her.
Biyad allegedly raped his wife and beat her with a hammer before she was able to lock herself in a room.
Biyad said he then went to the rooms of each of his children, cutting their throats, before throwing the knife in a garbage can, according to court documents.
Defense attorney Mike Lemke said in his openings to Shake that they believe Biyad is mentally ill and will offer expert testimony that he is a paranoid schizophrenic.

You're probably wondering if the hammer attack was utterly baffling. Life has its mysteries.

Udate 2011: I moved to Peru and don't read so much any more about lunatic Muslims.

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