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Experts: Man Who Drove SUV Into UNC Students A Terrorist
WRAL ^ | March 14, 2006

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."

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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.

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"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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1 posted on 03/14/2006 4:52:45 PM PST by NCjim
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To: NCjim

Hmm, seems we're getting a bit loose with the term "terrorist."


2 posted on 03/14/2006 4:53:52 PM PST by Lunatic Fringe (Olfrygt: the nagging fear of being unable to find beer while out of town.)
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To: NCjim

Fruitcake Wannabe Terrorist. Real terrorist don't stop their attack, call 911 and peacefully turn himself into police.


3 posted on 03/14/2006 4:56:25 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Lunatic Fringe

I don't see why the term "fanatic" isn't used.


4 posted on 03/14/2006 4:56:45 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: NCjim
His next appearance is Thursday. Judge Coleman is a fair and very, very intelligent judge. I've appeared in front of him a couple of times.
5 posted on 03/14/2006 4:57:17 PM PST by wolfpat (Dum vivimus, vivamus.)
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To: Echo Talon

He is a new breed of Westernized terrorist that lacks the testicular fortitude to detonate the vehicle.


6 posted on 03/14/2006 4:57:37 PM PST by willyd
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To: 1rudeboy; Lunatic Fringe

OK. So he is a fanatical terrorist.


7 posted on 03/14/2006 5:01:54 PM PST by Delta 21 ( Democrats -- a 40 year war on poverty and still no exit strategy)
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To: NCjim

If memory serves (darned if I can find a quote), but weren't some students clamoring for this to be labeled a terrorist attack?


8 posted on 03/14/2006 5:02:11 PM PST by P.O.E.
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To: Lunatic Fringe

--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.


9 posted on 03/14/2006 5:02:26 PM PST by bkepley
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Murder of civilians for political means pretty much sums it up. We've simply been to tolerant of it in the past.


10 posted on 03/14/2006 5:04:57 PM PST by Dead Dog
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Hmm, seems we're getting a bit loose with the term "terrorist."

How about Islamic.
11 posted on 03/14/2006 5:08:37 PM PST by Man50D
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To: NCjim

Well DUH!!!!!!!! Talk about stating the obvious!


12 posted on 03/14/2006 5:27:37 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: kcar

ping


13 posted on 03/14/2006 5:29:56 PM PST by mcar
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To: NCjim

Hate Crime!


14 posted on 03/14/2006 5:31:22 PM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Hmm, seems we're getting a bit loose with the term "terrorist."

What if another Muslim does the same thing next week and succeeds in killing a few people?

15 posted on 03/14/2006 5:39:34 PM PST by Jim_Curtis
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How do you say "electric chair" in Farsi?


16 posted on 03/14/2006 5:59:41 PM PST by jcs1744
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To: 1rudeboy
I don't see why the term "fanatic" isn't used.

So the gent was just a "fan" of Muhammed's. Logical, if understated.

17 posted on 03/14/2006 6:11:34 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The Prophet Muhammed, Piss Be Upon Him)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

I think the term "stupid a-hole" works just fine.


18 posted on 03/14/2006 6:12:15 PM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR)
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To: Brad Cloven

A little different than being a fan of the Florida Marlins, but you get the point.


19 posted on 03/14/2006 6:15:50 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: NCjim

20 posted on 03/14/2006 6:20:26 PM PST by jennyp (WHAT I'M READING NOW: Life and Solitude in Easter Island by Verdugo-Binimelis)
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To: NCjim

Yep, and see my tagline........


21 posted on 03/14/2006 6:27:18 PM PST by b4its2late (There are good terrorists.............. DEAD ONES.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Muzzie attacking innocent Americans in the name of Allah - the definition of a terrorist attack.
22 posted on 03/14/2006 6:44:44 PM PST by Galveston Grl (Getting angry and abandoning power to the Democrats is not a choice.)
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To: NCjim
Experts? What experts?

They don't know their asses from a hole in the ground.

Just ask the New York Times.

23 posted on 03/14/2006 6:46:48 PM PST by stboz
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To: NCjim; Lunatic Fringe; wolfpat; 1rudeboy; Delta 21; P.O.E.; Jim_Curtis; kcar; mcar; SandRat; ...
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.

You think?

WTVD Eyewitness News

- 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..."

"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 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.

Taheri-azar surrendered to police shortly after the attack. Investigators swarmed his apartment, where they discovered a letter, CDs and a handgun permit.


24 posted on 03/14/2006 9:06:58 PM PST by Howlin ("It doesn't have a policy. It doesn't need to have a policy. What's the point of a Democratic policy)
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To: Howlin


Undeniably a terrorist act in the name of Allah!


25 posted on 03/14/2006 9:09:59 PM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: Howlin

I'm shocked. </sarc>

jw


26 posted on 03/14/2006 9:48:23 PM PST by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: Howlin
The politicians tell us they do everything possible to prevent terrorist attacks in this country so if we were to ask a politician:

"What are we going to do to prevent another terrorist attack like the UNC incident?"...

...They will not have an answer. Therefore, they will insist that this incident isn't terrorism.

If twenty jihadies like this one carried out twenty simultaneous attacks like this one and killed 200 people...they still wouldn't call it terrorism.

Any incident that can't be responded to with cries of "Bush was asleep at the switch" and by creating a new government bureaucracy to prevent such and incident from happening again, will never be acknowledged to be terrorism. The only preventative measure for this particular kind of attack is to forbid Muslim immigrants from driving vehicles.

If forced to take action, they would simply ban SUVs.
27 posted on 03/14/2006 10:01:07 PM PST by Jim_Curtis
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To: Jim_Curtis; JWinNC

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.


28 posted on 03/14/2006 10:03:58 PM PST by Howlin ("It doesn't have a policy. It doesn't need to have a policy. What's the point of a Democratic policy)
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To: Howlin
it has made me wonder just what "other" incidents have occurred around the country that we don't know about.

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.

29 posted on 03/15/2006 2:32:03 AM PST by Alia
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To: Howlin

Islam is a peaceful religion. Nothing to see here, everybody just move along.


30 posted on 03/15/2006 3:26:25 AM PST by Tax-chick (Death is perishable. Faith is eternal.)
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To: Howlin

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.


31 posted on 03/15/2006 4:43:56 AM PST by conservativepoet
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To: Howlin

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.


32 posted on 03/15/2006 9:13:12 AM PST by b4its2late (There are good terrorists.............. DEAD ONES.)
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To: Howlin

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.


33 posted on 03/15/2006 4:46:05 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: NCjim
As James Taranto at WSJBOTW would say:

"What would we do without experts?"

34 posted on 03/15/2006 4:54:30 PM PST by dogbrain (memo to self: Don't drink from toilet; it's where liberals wash their hands....)
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