Skip to comments.Summation of Virginia Tech killer's ties to Islam
Posted on 04/19/2007 4:47:03 AM PDT by dangus
The following are ties Cho had to Islam. They are not offered as proof of anything, but merely to prompt consideration or disproof of any links.
Chos father lived in Saudi Arabia as a young, single man. His sister works for a State Department contractor which oversees billions of dollars of aid for Iraq. Previously, she worked in Bangkok. (1)
Both of Chos plays are about sexual abuse. (2) Bangkok is a city famous for its sex trade, which caters especially to Muslim businessmen.
Chos rampage was on Holocaust Remembrance day. Although probably a happenstance, one of the professors he killed was a Jewish holocaust survivor. (3)
Cho used the pseudonym Ismael Ax. Ismael (or, Ismail) is the son of Abraham who became the ancestor of all Arabs, as opposed to Israel who became ancestor of all Jews (4). Although there are many Western references to this person, and many literary characters named Ishmael, that spelling is Hebraic. Ismael or Ismail is uniquely Arabic. Ismaili is also a branch of Shiite Islam (5)
In each play, Chos characters rant about the horrible decadence of American life. Targets include McDonalds, the Roman Catholic church, Michael Jackson and the NFL. (2).
Cho is from Fairfax County, Virginia. This is also the home of 1 in 8 Virginians, but it is also the home of Yong Ki Kwon, a 29-year-old graduate of Virginia Tech, who, like Cho, is also from South Korea. Kwon was convicted of terrorism, one of the so-called paintball Jihadis, who practiced massacres with paintball guns. (6)
This way to the Egress
Osama Bin Laden -12 letters
Cho Seung-hui -12 letters... (okay, if you count the hyphen)
I love that bread “study!”
Of course, correlation does not mean causation; however, it is nice to lay out what is known and let facts, logic, and reason take us wherever it may. This is how DanRatherCBSNews was exposed as a fraud in the Bush-National Guard flap.
I’m embarrassed for you.
PT was right...there is one born every minute.
Interesting - thank you.
All of the above is baseless and without merit.
I live next to Va, and I have heard about VT.
I have seen a paitball gun.
I know two Muslims.
I have seen terrorists on TV.
I need to choose my friends more wisely.
Needs to be in sidebar!! Good info! PLUS he shaved his head right before.
The Truth is out there!
>> As such, we all have ties to islam. <<
The questions are: How many? How strong? And are there any counter-indicators?
>> Kudos on ... trying to give both sides of the story even when one side doesn’t support your view. <<
Thanks, but I’m not trying to support a given conclusion. I’ve seen data which prompts me to wonder, and my goal is to find out whether my supposition is well-founded.
All that will be suppressed, because he hated the Roman Catholic church. The media will now begin to find excuses for him.
>> such an imagination! This lunacy is worthy of Michael Moore et.al.
how do you sleep at night knowing that muslims also sleep horizontal? <<
Except the following is not a mere P.C. disclaimer, but my sincere inclination:
>> They are not offered as proof of anything, but merely to prompt consideration or disproof of any links. <<
Hyperbole and name-calling do not contribute anything to the discussion.