One student’s curious defense of the Ummah

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BBC NEWS | Americas | Iranian in US campus ‘car attack’

An Iranian student has been charged with attempting to murder nine people with a car in the US to “avenge the deaths of Muslims”, he told police.

Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, 22, drove a rented Jeep into a crowd at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Friday, police said.

  • http://www.thisheregarden.com ummali

    I wonder if he has some kind of mental illness. I almost hope he does so yet another mad act isn’t so easily blamed on Islam itself. Ya Latif!

  • ayesha

    this is my alma mater, actually… got some good friends in the undergrad MSA there now. they are all freaked out, poor things. the funny thing is, UNC is an absolute liberal center… same place a bunch of rightwing students tried to sue for using michael sell’s “approaching the qur’an” as required summer reading for freshmen. it’s known for being academically open, for professors and forums with distinctly center-left voices… the last place anyone could imagine representing the “america” that “kills muslims”. this guy MUST have been crazy…

  • Bikhair

    Curious indeed. Especially coming from a Persian. These people are the biggest and most pronounced haters of Islam. Its part of their war against the Arabs.


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