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Iranian student burns himself to death with Molotov cocktails he had stockpiled inside his room
The Daily Mail ^ | 3-6-14

Posted on 03/07/2014 3:33:23 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

A Georgia Tech graduate student who set himself on fire while apparently experimenting with bomb-making elements in his apartment last month has died, officials confirmed Thursday.

Saamer Akhshabi, an Iranian national, had burns on more than 90 percent of his body following the February 4 explosion in his apartment near the university, where Akhshabi was studying in the College of Computing.

Law enforcement officials investigating the case found in Akhshabi's apartment an apparent Molotov Cocktail and multiple plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene.

Following the explosion, 26-year-old Akhshabi was taken in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he died on Thursday.

'We have worked closely with other law enforcement agencies during the investigation of this tragic incident,' Robert Connolly, interim police chief for Georgia Tech, said in an emailed statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 'The FBI has relayed that, to date, they have not developed any information or evidence indicating criminal intent in this investigation.'

Law enforcement officials determined that Akhshabi wasn't a threat to the Georgia Tech community, but it remains unclear what he planned to do with the explosive material found in his apartment.

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Full title: Iranian student burns himself to death with Molotov cocktails he had stockpiled inside his room at Georgia Tech University

1 posted on 03/07/2014 3:33:23 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Your King and I regard this man as a hero.
Thinkers like this need no Passports
and are the reason we now keep the borders open."



2 posted on 03/07/2014 3:36:06 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Burned himself to death in a bad case of sudden jihad syndrome. I’m ashamed that this man sullied my alma mater Georgia Tech. Good riddance!


3 posted on 03/07/2014 3:39:05 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Law enforcement officials determined that Akhshabi wasn't a threat to the Georgia Tech community...

Not anymore at least.

4 posted on 03/07/2014 3:39:35 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Diogenesis

‘The FBI has relayed that, to date, they have not developed any information or evidence indicating criminal intent in this investigation.’ ............

Hello Dick Tracy? I’m sure this guy was working on a new plant food for his roses. What a bunch of dumb asses we have investigating these things. A third grader could sense trouble if they would have found this stuff.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 3:39:36 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thank God he’s gone and that innocent Americans were not among his future victims.

He’s not going to get his promised 72 virgins. He’s going straight to hell! I hoped he packed lightly!

Good riddance to that Islamic America-hating piece of scum.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 3:41:10 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Mohammadan kids... they blow up so fast.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 3:42:34 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Rummyfan

Heck, I keep a couple small Coleman camping size propane bottles in my house and get a bit nervous - anyone know how long the shelf life is on those seals?

Two or three of them must be 12 yrs old or more.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 3:44:48 AM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

>> Law enforcement officials determined that Akhshabi wasn’t a threat to the Georgia Tech community, but it remains unclear what he planned to do with the explosive material found in his apartment.

Law enforcement officials are morons if they believe that.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 3:45:04 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Law enforcement officials determined that Akhshabi wasn't a threat to the Georgia Tech community, but it remains unclear what he planned to do with the explosive material found in his apartment.

That's a real good trick there, reading his mind and deducing he had NO intention of harming the GT community, or anyone else for that matter. Real good work there LEOs.

The truth is that GT's undergraduate and graduate programs are infested with way too many foreign students, many from countries that grow terrorists. If you couple this amazing deduction with the almost weekly occurrences of students being robbed or worse (perps are never caught!), it give you a very uneasy sense about just what their priorities are.

10 posted on 03/07/2014 3:45:54 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Progov

“‘The FBI has relayed that, to date, they have not developed any information or evidence indicating criminal intent in this investigation.’ ............”

Isn’t that an astonishing statement? It’s pure political correctness. This won’t change even if we get a more sane president. The agents are trained this way and it runs through everything they see, do and hear. My company had posters reading “Strength and joy through diversity.” The fact that these were a dead theft from Nazi Germany and Soviet era propaganda was not even noticed. “Strength and joy through victory” in Germany and “Strength and joy through work” in Soviet Russia.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 3:46:48 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Progov
"Hello Dick Tracy? I’m sure this guy was working on a new plant food for his roses. What a bunch of dumb asses we have investigating these things. A third grader could sense trouble if they would have found this stuff."

When it is this obvious, I am having trouble believing it is because they are incompetent or dumb; more likely this Islamist loving Regime is covering for one of their own. There will be a second of commemoration as one of their own goes off for his reward of 72 camels.

12 posted on 03/07/2014 3:47:00 AM PST by Truth29
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To: afraidfortherepublic
plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene

not a good idea to store gas in plastic bottles. I remember back during the Carter gas shortage when I was living is a small town in rural GA, some local geniuses were storing gas in plastic milk jugs in their garage. The garage also was the location of the water heater (you can see what's coming) enough fuel permeated the plastic or escaped past the lids to allow a vapor trail to head to the water heater and ignite which of course ignited the stockpile and burned their (rented) house down. At the time the local news was all weepy eyed about the retards who "lost everything" but I don't remember a single word about the landlord who lost his house due to those morons.

When I heard the extent of his injuries I knew he was dead meat. He lasted about a week longer than I thought he would.

13 posted on 03/07/2014 3:48:04 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I just love when justice happens spontaneously.

He did not carry out his plans, no one got hurt, and he saved taxpayers tons of money in court and imprisonment costs.

Low cost justice!


14 posted on 03/07/2014 3:52:21 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Bryanw92
remains unclear what he planned to do with the explosive material found in his apartment. Law enforcement officials are morons if they believe that.

A couple of things: first gasoline and kerosene are not "explosive materials" They are flammable materials. Typical law enforcement bullpucky that never gets challenged by the state worshipping media, and second, it is literally true it is unclear what he intended, He might have wanted to set fire to a dorm or set fire to classroom or set fire to a research lab or set fire to something else entirely. So it is unclear what he wanted to ignite and when he planned to ignite it. More PC law enforcement BS.

15 posted on 03/07/2014 3:55:04 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Gen.Blather

Actually, the Nazi slogan was “Strength through Joy” (Kraft durch Freude), which had an interesting connection to the development of the Volkswagen. I don’t know of a Soviet slogan referring to strength and joy together.

If your company really had the posters you mention, it would seem that someone was having a crass and stupid joke, or had Nazi sympathies. About the only worse motivational poster would be one that referred to both work and freedom.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 4:04:14 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: afraidfortherepublic; AnAmericanMother; Apple Pan Dowdy; bfh333; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; ...

GA FReeper ping. A follow up to an earlier story.

Good riddance and more official statements that eschew common sense.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 4:08:08 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: djf

We were recently without power for 25 hours this winter and used our Coleman stove with that little bottle of propane that had to be 10 years old. No problem. We had it stored in the garage so the bottles look brand new. We expect ours to last forever as long as they don’t have a leak and are stored safely.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 4:10:10 AM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: snippy_about_it

Thanks!

I have a couple propane stoves, including one that just screws on top of the bottles. Has a plastice base to hold the bottle so it doesn’t fall over - I use that one for stir-fry because no one can do stir fry right on an electric stove.

Also have about 4 of the single-mantle lights that go on top. Those are great when the power goes out.

And what collection would be complete without the attachment that lets you refill the small bottles from the 5 gallon ones?

Still, one time I was messing with a propane heater and it went POOF! and I lost half the hair on my arms and face...
I treat that stuff with respect!


19 posted on 03/07/2014 4:17:18 AM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Our universities don’t care who comes from Muslim countries to attack our own as long as they have the cash to enroll. It’s time someone investigates the admissions offices of our institutions.


20 posted on 03/07/2014 4:19:18 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: exDemMom
Low cost justice!

Justice probably, but not necessarily low cost. I'm sure he was in the taxpayer supported ICU in the taxpayer supported Grady Hospital. I suspect the real costs of a patient in the ICU run around $7500 a day. Burn care costs more. More fluids etc. - say another $1000 a day. So roughly 30 days of ICU care times $8500 = somewhere around $255,000 of taxpayer money.

21 posted on 03/07/2014 4:24:33 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

One less screaming bearded savage.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 4:27:13 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

to bad this vermin didn’t die right away saving Georgians a dime.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 4:27:45 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

C’mon. 23 posts and nobody has posted the Nelson Muntz “Ha ha” graphic? What’s FR coming to?


24 posted on 03/07/2014 4:35:14 AM PST by circlecity
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To: from occupied ga
"So roughly 30 days of ICU care times $8500 = somewhere around $255,000 of taxpayer money."

Hope he listened to his own Twitter advice, and enrolled in Obamacare before he set himself on fire!

25 posted on 03/07/2014 4:37:52 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The FBI has relayed that, to date, they have not developed any information or evidence indicating criminal intent in this investigation.'

Why, exactly, do we fund these deliberately clueless agencies? No, no criminal intent. The guy just liked to make molotov cocktails as a hobby.

26 posted on 03/07/2014 4:38:55 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: djf

I’m still using ones left over from Y2K.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 4:40:49 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Saamer waits in the underworld for his 72 virgins


28 posted on 03/07/2014 4:41:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: djf

it’s ok djf, just bring them up here, we’ll take care of them.

They make a good bang and boom when shot:)


29 posted on 03/07/2014 4:44:59 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Rummyfan

It could have been worse. He could have been trying to homeschool his kids.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 4:55:18 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: FreedomPoster

You got me on the GA ping list?

Kennesaw area.


31 posted on 03/07/2014 5:43:12 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: djf

I wouldn’t think you’d be in any immediate danger, but after 12 years, I think you’ve amortized out their usefulness as preparedness supplies. Get some new ones!


32 posted on 03/07/2014 5:45:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Molotov cocktails made with PLASTIC bottles?

This guy was an idiot.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 5:49:11 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Progov

I’m by no means pro-administration, but could it be a possibility that LEOs are keeping any bad guy connections close to the vest to prevent tipping a cell off? Just a thought


34 posted on 03/07/2014 5:51:31 AM PST by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Was he a muslim?


35 posted on 03/07/2014 5:53:11 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

You already were, you should have gotten a ping.


36 posted on 03/07/2014 5:54:29 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: MrB

That saddens me...

I think I paid like 75 cents each for them back then!

What are they now, like 3 bucks a pop?

I can fill my empties if I ever need more than five at a time. Or to sell/trade if SHTF!


37 posted on 03/07/2014 5:56:56 AM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: from occupied ga
He lasted about a week longer than I thought he would.

Yes, but it was a wonderful week and well deserved justice for what he clearly intended to do with his little arsenal. I'd take 30 years in a slam before taking a week with 90% of my body bacon crisped.

38 posted on 03/07/2014 6:08:25 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What the Gehenna are these people doing in our country?

Immigration (except for a select few actually needed in this country) must be stopped. Enemies of our country must not be admitted entrance, whether for citizenship, or for work, student, or tourist visas.

Let them blow themselves up or immolate themselves in their own countries.


39 posted on 03/07/2014 6:14:47 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: katana
Yes, but it was a wonderful week

Oddly enough people with extensive third degree burns supposedly don't feel a lot of pain because the nerve endings are destroyed. I suspect that he wasn't all that aware of his surroundings the last week.

40 posted on 03/07/2014 6:15:25 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Those burns are nothing compared to the eternal fire that awaits him.


41 posted on 03/07/2014 6:17:55 AM PST by IronJack
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Iranian student burns himself to death with Molotov cocktails he had stockpiled inside his room at Georgia Tech University

Good, one less terrorist that we need to worry about!
42 posted on 03/07/2014 6:17:57 AM PST by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: from occupied ga

Did not think of that but it does make sense. Still can’t imagine it as a good way to go, hoisted on one’s own flaming petard so to speak.


43 posted on 03/07/2014 6:20:13 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: from occupied ga
Oddly enough people with extensive third degree burns supposedly don't feel a lot of pain because the nerve endings are destroyed. I suspect that he wasn't all that aware of his surroundings the last week.

I bet he's feeling the heat now!
44 posted on 03/07/2014 6:41:38 AM PST by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“but it remains unclear what he planned to do with the explosive material found in his apartment.”

Gee give me a minute here. Wait, blow up something?


45 posted on 03/07/2014 7:02:49 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: from occupied ga

Maybe they gave him a mirror.


46 posted on 03/07/2014 7:11:05 AM PST by joegoeny
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hold my Koran while I do this.........


47 posted on 03/07/2014 7:37:39 AM PST by njslim (T)
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Good riddance. May many of his fellow terrorists experience his fate.


48 posted on 03/07/2014 7:40:38 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Progov

Napolitano: The system worked.


49 posted on 03/07/2014 9:01:38 AM PST by DPMD
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Darwin Award candidate


50 posted on 03/07/2014 3:20:25 PM PST by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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