Skip to comments.Experts: Man Who Drove SUV Into UNC Students A Terrorist
Posted on 03/14/2006 4:52:43 PM PST by NCjim
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Terrorism experts say a man who admits to plowing into a group of people to avenge the treatment of Muslims fits the description of a burgeoning type of terrorist -- a lone actor unaffiliated with any organization.
Some students have called on school administrators to label Mohammed Taheri-azar a terrorist for his March 3 attack at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Although UNC Chancellor James Moeser has declined to define the attack, experts outside of the school have not been hesitant to offer their opinions.
"Well, he's a terrorist," said Solomon Bradman, chief executive officer of the Miami-based Security Solutions International. "In this world of global terrorism, you don't have ties back to any particular group. In this new world, terror comes from incitement -- it doesn't come from an organization. The only thing that makes this not look like a terrorist act is that he did a lousy job of it."
Taheri-azar is at Central Prison in Raleigh with bond set at $5.5 million.
Taheri-azar's stated reason for the attack sounds like the motivations of suicide bombers in the Middle East and the suicide hijackers of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S., Bradman said.
Taheri-azar, a native of Iran, sats he intended to kill the people he struck and wants to defend himself in court and believes a trial will offer him the opportunity to educate people about the will of Allah.
Such religious and cultural motivations make him "the perfect recruit for terrorists," Bradman said.
"The battle against terrorism today is against a violent ideology rather than a well-organized, top-down group," Levin said. "It's just a matter of time before we get someone -- an immigrant or someone American-born -- who commits a higher-intensity act of terrorism."
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Hmm, seems we're getting a bit loose with the term "terrorist."
Fruitcake Wannabe Terrorist. Real terrorist don't stop their attack, call 911 and peacefully turn himself into police.
I don't see why the term "fanatic" isn't used.
He is a new breed of Westernized terrorist that lacks the testicular fortitude to detonate the vehicle.
OK. So he is a fanatical terrorist.
If memory serves (darned if I can find a quote), but weren't some students clamoring for this to be labeled a terrorist attack?
--Hmm, seems we're getting a bit loose with the term "terrorist."
The guy who shot all the white people in the subway using a machine gun would be a terrorist then. If we keep it up we'll have to come up with a new word or phrase for the real terrorists. Lunatic's better for this one unless some connection with something larger than this one guy can be shown.
Murder of civilians for political means pretty much sums it up. We've simply been to tolerant of it in the past.
Well DUH!!!!!!!! Talk about stating the obvious!
What if another Muslim does the same thing next week and succeeds in killing a few people?
How do you say "electric chair" in Farsi?
So the gent was just a "fan" of Muhammed's. Logical, if understated.
I think the term "stupid a-hole" works just fine.
A little different than being a fan of the Florida Marlins, but you get the point.
Yep, and see my tagline........
They don't know their asses from a hole in the ground.
Just ask the New York Times.
(03/14/06 -- DURHAM) - The suspect in this month's attack on the UNC-CH campus has written a letter to ABC11 Eyewitness News.
Eyewitness News received the letter Monday, in response to our request for an interview. It was sent from Central Prison in Raleigh and dated Friday, March 10.
Addressed to ABC11 Eyewitness News anchor Amber Rupinta, the two-page letter includes Taheri-azar's explanation of what he was trying to accomplish in the attack.
"Allah gives permission in the Koran for the followers of Allah to attack those who have raged war against them, with the expectation of eternal paradise in case of martyrdom and/or living one's life in obedience of all of Allah's commandments found throughout the Koran's 114 chapters..."Taheri-azar is charged with nine counts of attempted murder in the March 3 attack. Police say the Iran native drove a rented SUV through the Pit, a common area on the Chapel Hill campus. Six people were hospitalized.
"The U.S. government is responsible for the deaths of and the torture of countless followers of Allah, my brothers and sisters. My attack on Americans at UNC-CH on March 3rd 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. I did not act out of hatred for Americans, but out of love for Allah instead. "
Taheri-azar surrendered to police shortly after the attack. Investigators swarmed his apartment, where they discovered a letter, CDs and a handgun permit.
Undeniably a terrorist act in the name of Allah!
I'm shocked. </sarc>
Being so close to this case, it has made me wonder just what "other" incidents have occurred around the country that we don't know about.
Because I do believe they are hiding it.
If They told ya, they'd have to kill ya. ;>
All kidding aside, I'm sure there's a lot of events which never hit the MSM.
Islam is a peaceful religion. Nothing to see here, everybody just move along.
Yep, I saw this report and I'm waiting to hear from all the "smart ones" who couldn't bring themselves to admit this guy is a TERRORIST! To think these folks are responsible for education, politics, etc is a scarry thing.
Thanks for the ping. Is it me or has the MSM not even touched this? And, will they? This guy is a terrorist if you ask me.
I was over at UNC Chapel Hill today. I took the time to speak with a few students, and they all agreed with my suggestion to take this weasel Taheri-azar, and announce publicly that he will be dropped off at a specified nearby redneck bar at a precise time.
"What would we do without experts?"