ISIS Stabs Four People in Classroom in California


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Last Wednesday, the FBI released new details about Faisal Mohammad’s case, who in November 2015, as a freshman at the University of California, Merced, entered a classroom and stabbed four people.


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At the time of the attack, Mohammad was already known to be a jihadi. The College Fix had reported that he was “found to have an image of the ISIS flag, a handwritten manifesto with instructions on how to behead someone, and reminders to pray to Allah.”

The newly released information about the case confirms this.

According to the Associated Press:

Mohammad “planned to praise Allah while slitting the throats of classmates and use a gun taken from an ambushed officer to kill more.” Then he had planned to call 911 to report the killings, “read the Quran until he heard sirens, and then ‘take calm shot after shot’ with the gun” when the police arrived.

He mapped out detail for his jihad; it “included putting on a balaclava at 7:45 a.m. and saying ‘in the name of Allah’ before stepping into his classroom and ordering students to use zip-ties he provided to bind their hands.

Mohammad also planned to make a fake 911 distress call to report a suicidal guy and wait for police outside the classroom before ambushing from behind ‘and slit calmly yet forcefully one of the officers with guns.’” Presumably in the officer’s throat, following the Qur’an’s directive, “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (47:4).

In November 2015, Mohammad’s attack was widely characterized as “revenge for being kicked out of a study group.” Many at the University of California-Merced even mourned for him, with a Facebook “R.I.P” tribute to Faisal Mohammad “gaining massive support among the campus community.”

After that, UC Merced faculty decided to host a “teach-in” that roughly 200 students attended, entitled,  “Don’t Turn Our Tragedy Into Hate.” According to one student who attended the teach-in, “‘Islamophobia’ was cited as the reason people want to call it a terrorist attack….‘People were quick to sympathize with the attacker and assume anyone who thought this was related to radical Islam was a xenophobic racist.’”

Among the topics discussed were “What does mental health have to do with this?”; “How do we define our community – what makes one person’s life more valuable than another (grieving)?”; and “What do race and religion have to do with this?”

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