Also, Norman Oklahoma is not that far from another terrorist bombing that had middle eastern connections--the OKC bombing. I didn't realize just how close Norman is to OKC until I checked the map.
The presence of terrorists in the area goes back earlier than 1993.
"The presence of terrorists in the area goes back earlier than 1993."
After the fall of Iran, many iranians moved to Norman. At the time, it seemed like a lot. But maybe that is the way it was elsewhere too. Huge racial tension during the hostage crisis. Many iranians couldn't understand the racism because they were escaping from the Shiite muslims also because they thrived under the Shah. Maybe there never was a full integration of cultures and thus causing it to be a breeding ground of discontent. Who knows. I do know that one family did extremely well and their company is like the second largest homebuilder in the state and they are headquartered in Norman.
I live in Norman which is about 20-25 minutes south from downtown OKC depending on which side of town you live. Looks like the resettlement of the Iraqi Guard after Gulf War I also brought some terrorists to the area with others joining them in the 1993 time frame from around the Country according to what I have heard since living here. After 9-11, Moussaouri shined the spotlight on Norman and the rest of the terrorist scum leading up to this lone, depressed bomber that supposedly wanted to blow up a stadium but he didn't want to hurt anyone according to his Dad. And his roommate just happened to have a ticket back to Pakistan for the next morning and didn't see any bomb making going on in the apartment.
This sounds like fiction except it was real. Never going to convince me that this kid committed suicide -- never, ever but also know that the whole story is not likely to come out in the near future anymore then we are likely to get the whole story on the Murrah Bombing anytime soon.
Know there is a lot more going on then was reported and for sanity sake have to believe there was a reason for the spin.