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Re: Missing Apologists

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Submitted by Bader S (United Arab Emirates), Mar 16, 2006 at 10:17

Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar does not, in my opinion, fit the Jihadist profile that has been drawn by many "experts", including Dr. Pipes.

The purpose of Jihad according to Dr. Pipes, is to achieve "Muslim dominion over the entire globe" (www.danielpipes.org/article/990) through "armed warfare"
( www.danielpipes.org/article/498) .How do the actions of this lone, and what seems like an emotionally disturbed, person achieve this? Did he think he could achieve it by calling the police and asking them to come and arrest him? Or did he think that he could pepper spray his way through America to achieve the Jihadi goal?

Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar stated that his reason for this "road rage" was to avenge the Muslims killed by the US government". From the behavior he demonstrated before, during and after his arrest ( and during his appearance at the court), it would appear that what he most craved was publicity and notoriety. By using Islam as a prop (this is an "intelligent" man with two majors), he knows that he can get maximum publicity. After all, there is a war on (Islam inspired) terror and anything Islam-related seems to be the hot topic of the moment.

Let us look closely at the attack itself now. Here is a man who, we are told, is an Islamist Jihadist, who wants to kill non-Muslims. So after two years planning what does he manage to do? He manages NOT to seriously hurt anyone. This does seem slightly strange especially when we read about this recent incident, "A teacher was killed and eight students were injured Wednesday when an out-of-control car jumped a curb in Culver City and slammed into them as they returned to their school from a nearby park." (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-peds16mar16,0,220694.story?coll=la-home-headlines) .
Some Jihadist this Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar!!!!

Other facts of interest about this whole thing is that the university where Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar's actions took place has had a couple of violent "incidences", one of which was the following:
"Back in 1995, Wendell Williamson walked down a street near campus and opened fire. Two people died in the rampage.
Williamson, who was a law student, was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity and sent to Dorothea Dix Mental Hospital, where he remains under care." (http://www.wral.com/news/7651436/detail.html).

My apologies, therefore, for choosing not to believe everything being dished out .... Jumping on a bandwagon seems far easier for some than using one's capacity to reason.
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