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UNC Attacker Sought Revenge (Religious Revenge, not Terrorism)
Raleigh News & Observer ^ | March 5, 2006 | Karin Rives and Samiha Khanna, Staff Writers

Posted on 03/05/2006 8:54:02 AM PST by Howlin

But Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar appears to have acted alone, campus police say

A UNC-Chapel Hill graduate told investigators he intentionally drove into a crowd of students on campus Friday to "avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world," UNC Police Chief Derek Poarch said Saturday.

Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, 22, told detectives to go to the Carrboro apartment he shared with two other men, saying authorities would find evidence there that would explain his decision to hurt students. Poarch declined to say what, if anything, was found, but emphasized that Taheri-azar appears to have acted alone.

It does not appear that Friday's attack had anything to do with a recent editorial criticizing Arabs and a cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad in the campus newspaper, both of which angered many Muslim students, Poarch said at a news conference Saturday.

But because Taheri-azar's statements to police suggested a political motive, campus authorities contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: carolina; christophobia; jihad; jihadinamerica; jihadinnc; nonterroristattack; psychology; religionofhate; suv; suvattack; taheriazar; terrorism; terrorist; thepit; unc; uncch
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He will have a first appearance in court Monday.

What's new?

This is now being referred to as Religious Revenge, coining a new phrase to avoid the use of the word terrorism, no doubt.

What's missing?

Any trace of the remarks made on Friday that "if he had accomplished what he had originally planned, there would be a lot of people dead."

1 posted on 03/05/2006 8:54:04 AM PST by Howlin
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Ping.


2 posted on 03/05/2006 8:55:18 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: Howlin

Hmm... "religious revenge". Does this mean it's open season on Germans by any Jew with a weapon?


3 posted on 03/05/2006 8:55:31 AM PST by thoughtomator (I understand Democrats' impatience; If Kerry were President, Iran would have nuked Israel by now)
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To: Howlin

For a Muslim, Religious Revenge is the same as Terrorism....


4 posted on 03/05/2006 8:56:16 AM PST by mystery-ak (Army Wife and Army Mother.....toughest job in the military)
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To: Howlin

What's missing is the MSM's inability to truthfully label the actions of Muslims. The MSM is so seemingly entangled by various PC codes that they simply can only hint of the truth of some actions.

Yet they still continue to give each other coverage awards.


5 posted on 03/05/2006 8:57:42 AM PST by kjo
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To: Howlin

Sorry Counsel, it's still a Hate Crime!


6 posted on 03/05/2006 8:57:43 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Howlin

I'm noticing that on the news, the constant refrain is that law enforcement is "trying to discover why" he did it. What? He already said why he did it. Take him at his word.


7 posted on 03/05/2006 8:58:45 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Howlin
It does not appear that Friday's attack had anything to do with a recent editorial criticizing Arabs and a cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad in the campus newspaper

Why not? Did he have cartoons of Muhammad hanging up in his apartment?

8 posted on 03/05/2006 8:59:09 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: mystery-ak

Another liberal-MSM white washing of the truth.


9 posted on 03/05/2006 8:59:14 AM PST by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: Howlin

A UNC-Chapel Hill graduate told investigators he intentionally drove into a crowd of students on campus Friday to "avenge the deaths of Muslims around the world," UNC Police Chief Derek Poarch said Saturday.



How is this NOT terrorism?

What did these college students have to do with the deaths of terror....er, muzzies around the world?


10 posted on 03/05/2006 9:00:16 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Islam, Religion of Peace and they'll kill you to prove it.)
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To: Howlin
This is now being referred to as Religious Revenge, coining a new phrase to avoid the use of the word terrorism, no doubt.

You nailed that.....

11 posted on 03/05/2006 9:00:47 AM PST by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: thoughtomator

It's almost like they had to invent a new word in order NOT to say what everybody in this state knows already.

So now I want to know just how many OTHER things like this have occurred in this country that have been quietly hushed up.

And I want to know how many people have to be INVOLVED before it "qualifies" as terrorism.


12 posted on 03/05/2006 9:01:10 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: ScreamingFist
The interesting part is going to be what is NOT classified as "Religious Revenge," isn't it?
13 posted on 03/05/2006 9:02:23 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: Howlin
He also registered to vote several times; only citizens are allowed to vote.

Hahahahaha! I think it is safe to say he registered as a Democrat, no matter what his citizenship status.

14 posted on 03/05/2006 9:02:42 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: kjo
So far, Taheri-azar has been very cooperative with police, Poarch said. He will appear for the first time before a judge at a hearing in Orange County District Court on Monday.

Authorities used some sort of explosive to get into Taheri-azar's apartment in the University Commons complex in Carrboro on Friday. Charred fragments of molding and siding surrounded the doorway Saturday, while debris, including a white plastic kitchen trash can, latex gloves, hinges, glass and pieces of a doorknob littered the landing. The door itself, blackened and warped, leaned backward into the foyer, leaving the inside of the four-bedroom apartment open to view. Neither of Taheri-azar's two roommates appeared to be home.

You have to use explosives to enter a cooperative perp's home?

15 posted on 03/05/2006 9:02:42 AM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: Howlin

MSM continues to sell their souls to their perverse god.


16 posted on 03/05/2006 9:03:25 AM PST by conservativepoet
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To: Howlin

The guy's registered to vote and nobody's knows if he's even a citizen?!?


17 posted on 03/05/2006 9:04:30 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Howlin

I guess my new acronym, ROJ ("Religion of Jihad), is not acceptable? That's too bad, I like it. ;)


18 posted on 03/05/2006 9:04:42 AM PST by Chgogal (The US Military fights for Freedom of the Press while the NYT lies about the Military and cowers...)
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To: Howlin

OHHHHHH!!!! Its religious revenge, Thats different then isnt it. No one ever committed a hate crime involving religion. Hell: Give him a pass. Poor boy just woke up with a sudden need to run down people in the name of the religion of peace. I think this guy was under the Influence of that evil SUV. Tell ya what, crush the SUV and give this poor fellow a ticket home on the next plane.s/


19 posted on 03/05/2006 9:04:49 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: trubluolyguy
How is this NOT terrorism?

I do not know, trubl; it is obviously something that we in the great unwashed masses cannot understand.

20 posted on 03/05/2006 9:05:28 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: Howlin
Isikoff was on FOX yesterday pumping this same bilge. If I could'a stuck my fist thru the screen I would'a torn the little head right off his sloped shoulders.
21 posted on 03/05/2006 9:05:33 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: Howlin

So that's what they're going to start calling it, Religious revenge? Musn't let Americans see the word terrorist right here in the good ol' USofA. What a crock. PC gone wild.


22 posted on 03/05/2006 9:06:20 AM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: Howlin
"Religious revenge" has a nice ring to it but it seems to me to be 'attempted murder' on a mass scale.

Am searching now for laws against 'religious revenge'.....searching.....searching......
23 posted on 03/05/2006 9:07:19 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Order of Battle: Sink or capture as Prize, MS Media)
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To: MizSterious

Look at the news story:

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=&ie=UTF-8&ncl=http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory%3Fid%3D1687598

Some of them don't even MENTION his nationality.


24 posted on 03/05/2006 9:07:32 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: trubluolyguy
If it is political in motive, it meets the govt. definition of terrorism.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,487098,00.html

"Using the definition preferred by the state department, terrorism is: "Premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant* targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience."

"The key point about terrorism, on which almost everyone agrees, is that it's politically motivated. This is what distinguishes it from, say, murder or football hooliganism"

25 posted on 03/05/2006 9:08:54 AM PST by monkeywrench (Deut. 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark)
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To: Howlin
Is it me or does there appear to be some irony in this story.
Now before everybody lights me on fire, I know these kids in the Pit did not necessarily defend the Terrorists. However isn't it strange that this nut job would attack the very place that has been a bastion of defending Terrorists rights. We have seen story after story about, not just UNC, but most Universities pushing Muslim understanding courses. "We have to understand why the poor Muslims want to blow us up"
I just think it should be a blaring wake up call to all the appeasers out there. You keep feeding that old Crocodile.
26 posted on 03/05/2006 9:10:23 AM PST by rikkir (My goal this year: Push a Moonbat over the edge by increasing our majorities!!)
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To: Howlin
Grinstead said that the incident is upsetting, but that he doesn't want to jump to conclusions. "I'm waiting for all the facts to come out before making any accusations,"

Yes, lets wait until "all the facts come" in before we judge him to be a crazy jihad wannabee.


27 posted on 03/05/2006 9:11:34 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Howlin
What's missing is the sense of personal responsibility central to our legal system. This nitwit muslim decided that because some people somewhere are killing other people somewhere, he will try to kill still other people somewhere else. He lacks any sense of the personal repsonsibility which would suggets that, if he has a legitimate complaint with the people doing the killing, it is they who should be addressed and dealt with. He recognizes his inability to do so, therefore he attacks innocent people he can reach.
28 posted on 03/05/2006 9:12:20 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Howlin; PhiKapMom; Shermy; RegulatorCountry

It was awhile before even Fox mentioned his nationality. You know, we have been and are still going through the same kind of thing with the attempted terrorist attack on OU in Norman Oklahoma. Major whitewashing on the would-be terrorist's associations with the local Muslim group (same one involved in other terrorist activity, including the so-called 20th hijacker who attended the same mosque), and downplaying the important facts of the case--all so they could come to a conclusion that it was a mere suicide.


29 posted on 03/05/2006 9:13:59 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: gitmo
You have to use explosives to enter a cooperative perp's home?

Perhaps anticipating that the apartment door would have been left boobytrapped to kill investigators? Sounds like the cops thought it was TERRORISM.
30 posted on 03/05/2006 9:14:01 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: muir_redwoods

If they can't find his two room mates...how do they know he acted alone?


31 posted on 03/05/2006 9:14:07 AM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: Howlin
The interesting part is going to be what is NOT classified as "Religious Revenge," isn't it?

I'm thinking anything done by white, western Christians. no?

32 posted on 03/05/2006 9:16:10 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ( NOW my pug is REALLY on her war footing.)
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To: SandRat
Sorry Counsel, it's still a Hate Crime!

But as the article explained, "He's a really nice guy".

33 posted on 03/05/2006 9:16:40 AM PST by kcar ( It's always those quiet reserved types, who are also Muslims.)
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To: trubluolyguy
How is this NOT terrorism?

Well, one very important reason that it is not terrorism is that it happened in flyover country instead of in NYC, the center of the universe.

(Do I really need a sarcasm tag? I know it is dangerous to assume that they are implicit.))

34 posted on 03/05/2006 9:18:39 AM PST by LK44-40
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To: NautiNurse; Fred Nerks; indcons; LK44-40

Ping...


35 posted on 03/05/2006 9:19:38 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: johnny7

I saw that and wondered what the heck HE was doing on talking about that!


36 posted on 03/05/2006 9:23:45 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: rikkir
It's not just you; on Fox yesterday, they interviewed the editor of The Daily Tarhell and Greg Jarrett practically accused him of inciting to riot by publishing the Mohammed caroon in their paper.

It was stunning; from what I read, the DTH published them thinking that they were having a FREE discussion, whether you and I agree with their take or not; now they are being accused of stirring the pot.

In all my years, I've yet to see a LIBERAL university dress down for printing something controversial -- in fact, quite the opposite: it's ALWAYS justified by any and all by saying that it's their RIGHT to publish what they want.

And now, evidently, we're entering into a new phase where a certain class, i.e., Muslims, are not to be "disturbed."

37 posted on 03/05/2006 9:28:40 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: Howlin
Muslim men are cowards and sadists.

I'd love to see Mohammad dressed as a female dominatrix.

38 posted on 03/05/2006 9:29:45 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: Howlin

Muslims are disturbed........just like Nazis.


39 posted on 03/05/2006 9:31:19 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: Howlin

No one should forget for one second that Erskine Bowles is in charge here.


40 posted on 03/05/2006 9:31:27 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: gitmo

No. My guess is the door was rigged to explode.


41 posted on 03/05/2006 9:34:16 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Howlin
Heh, the Rhino' times published it here in Charlotte, guess they better get some barricades up in front of the building. They might have a Jeep Cherokee in their near future.
42 posted on 03/05/2006 9:35:49 AM PST by rikkir (My goal this year: Push a Moonbat over the edge by increasing our majorities!!)
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To: Howlin

How many of these "Mohammeds" had their early training in madrassas before moving on to "higher education"? Would we allow "skin head" madrassas in this country to preach hate and foment violence?

IMO, true religions do not preach and teach hate and murder. Cults do.


43 posted on 03/05/2006 9:35:51 AM PST by auboy
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Perhaps it WAS boobytrapped.


44 posted on 03/05/2006 9:35:55 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Howlin

You know, the really funny part is that the University PC police have NO shame. Everytime they come up with a new double standard (Clinton/Lewinsky sex, just a private matter) they announce it and just go on.

You can't shame these people; they see nothing wrong with changing the rules any time it suits them.


45 posted on 03/05/2006 9:37:11 AM PST by kjo
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To: Howlin
Religious Revenge? That's a nuance that I don't appreciate. As for me I really don't care about his motivation - that's a question for the prosecutor - but he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and put away for a very long time.
46 posted on 03/05/2006 9:37:21 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: kcar
BRAVO SIERRA!!

Take the peanut butter out of your ears counsel and prosecute it to the max as a HATE Crime!

47 posted on 03/05/2006 9:38:16 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: LK44-40

In His Apartment

UNC Chapel Hill police say Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar told them he drove into a crowd of students on campus because he wanted to avenge the deaths of Muslims. Officers searched his apartment Friday night and Saturday morning.

Several books and documents remained in Taheri-azar's bedroom Saturday afternoon, including:

"Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism" by Cornel West.

"Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror" by retired generals and Fox news analysts Thomas McInerney and Paul Vallely.

A paperback copy of the Quran.

A "Questionnaire for National Security Positions."

U.S. Army pamphlets.

A scrapbook with pictures of racing cars.


http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/14021416.htm


48 posted on 03/05/2006 9:39:26 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: freema

LOL!


49 posted on 03/05/2006 9:42:23 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
Muslim men are cowards and sadists.

If Mohammed rented the SUV, somehow prearranged to get the barricades removed (or had help) and then was there on the Pit driving around hitting people, why did he exit? Why not turn around and come back again? If no one with sense was still in the Pit at least he could face the music there rather than slink off and call the police to turn himself in. Creepy coward.

50 posted on 03/05/2006 9:43:00 AM PST by kcar ( Let's ask the UN if the word terrorist applies here.)
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