Skip to comments.Muslim says Quran justified attack in N.C
Posted on 03/25/2006 10:21:23 PM PST by Lorianne
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The man who hit nine people with a sport utility vehicle on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus wrote a letter to a television reporter saying he read the Quran's 114 chapters 15 times and found that the Muslim holy book justified the attack.
''I did not act out of hatred for Americans, but out of love for Allah instead,'' Mohammed Taheri-azar, 22, wrote in a letter to Amber Rupinta dated March 10 posted on WTVD's Web site.
Police say that just before lunchtime March 3, Taheri-azar drove a rented 2006 Jeep Cherokee through the Pit, a popular gathering place at the school from which he graduated. The SUV hit nine people, but none was injured seriously. He then drove off and calmly called 911 to surrender.
Taheri-azar faces one charge of attempted first-degree murder and a felony assault count for each of the nine people hit. He is being held in lieu of $5.5 million bail.
In the letter, Taheri-azar reiterated what he has told law officers and a 911 dispatcher, that the attack ''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.''
Taheri-azar wrote that he began his readings of the Quran in June 2003. He called the book ''a scientific and mathematical miracle, so there can be no doubt that it is from a supernatural source.''
Right. And we removed the Taliban out of a love for America and we removed Saddam out of a love for America.
In the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate.
To whom it may concern:
I am writing this letter to inform you of my reasons for premeditating and attempting to murder citizens and residents of the United States of America on Friday, March 3, 2006 in the city of Chapel Hill, North Carolina by running them over with my automobile and stabbing them with a knife if the opportunities are presented to me by Allah.
I did intend to use a handgun to murder the citizens and residents of Chapel Hill, North Carolina but the process of receiving a permit for a handgun in this city is highly restricted and out of my reach at the present, most likely due to my foreign nationality.
I am a servant of Allah. I am 22 years of age and I was born in Tehran, Iran. My father, mother and older sister immigrated to the United States in 1985 when I was two years of age and Ive lived in the United States ever since.
I attended elementary, middle and high school in North Carolina and I was accepted into the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I began my college career in August 2001 and graduated in December 2005 with a bachelors degree in psychology and philosophy with Allahs help.
I do not wish to pursue my career as a student any further because I have no desire to amass the impermanent and temporary fame and material wealth this world has to offer. However I made the decision to continue my studies and to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill so that the world will know that Allahs servants are very intelligent.
Due to the killing of believing men and women under the direction of the United States government, I have decided to take advantage of my presence on United States soil on Friday, March 3, 2006 to take the lives of as many Americans and American sympathizers as I can in order to punish the United States for their immoral actions around the world.
In the Quran, Allah states that the believing men and women have permission to murder anyone responsible for the killing of other believing men and women. I know that the Quran is a legitimate and authoritative holy scripture since it is completely validated by modern science and also mathematically encoded with the number 19 beyond human ability. After extensive contemplation and reflection, I have made the decision to exercise the right of violent retaliation that Allah has given me to the fullest extent to which I am capable at present.
I have chosen the particular location on the University campus as my target since I know there is a high likelihood that I will kill several people before being killed myself or jailed and sent to prison if Allah wills. Allahs commandments are never to be questioned and all of Allahs commandments must be obeyed. Those who violate Allahs commandments and purposefully follow human fabrication and falsehood as their religion will burn in fire for eternity in accordance with Allahs will.
Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar
What is your point? If you disagree, say so. Sarcasm is overrated.
The man who hit nine people with a sport utility vehicle on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus wrote a letter to a television reporter saying he read the Quran's 114 chapters 15 times and found that the Muslim holy book justified the attack.
Guys needs 700 semesters, studing rocks to gravel to sand, currently taught at the Univesity of Ft. Levenworth Kansas.
Also, they killed millions of Muslims.
On second thought, just hang him.
"Muslim says Quran justified attack in N.C."
...and "mein kampf" justifies the Holocaust, but that doesn't make it right!
FDR was right.
Amen. Leavenworth would do it.
It's bad enough that he tried to kill people, but on top of that, he had to pollute the environment by driving an SUV.
The liberals would have him hanged for that alone.
Probably nothing. I've been to courtrooms before that provided Bibles to people who wanted them.
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