Muslim Terrorist Attacks UNC-Chapel Hill

Saturday, March 4th, 2006 11:35 am by Neal
Emergency workers tend to an injured student

An Iranian born, UNC graduate, Mohammed Taheri-azar will be charged with nine counts of attempted murder after he rented “the largest SUV he could find” in order to attack UNC-Chapel Hill students at a commons area known as “the Pit”.

Muslim terrorist: Mohammed Taheri-azar

Channel 11 — an ABC news affiliate out of Raleigh-Durham has the details here, Attempted Murder Charges in UNC Hit-and-Run:

The driver of an SUV that plowed into a group of pedestrians at UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday told police it was retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world, sources tell Eyewitness News and ABC News.

It happened around noon Friday in front of Lenoir Hall on the campus, in a common area known as the Pit. Paramedics took six people – – five students and a visiting scholar – – were treated for minor injuries and released from UNC Hospitals. Three refused treatment at the scene.

Police say they arrested the suspect, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, 22, of Chapel Hill, shortly after the incident. He reportedly called police shortly after the incident and surrendered a few miles from campus.

Police said they would charge Taheri-azar with nine counts of attempted murder.

Sources tell Eyewitness News and ABC News that Taheri-azar was intent on killing people Friday.

“One official said the officials and students on campus were lucky today,” Thomas said. “Because if he had done what he wanted to do, you’d probably have some dead people on your campus.”

Last month, Muslim students at UNC protested the publication in The Daily Tar Heel of an original cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad. Islam is interpreted to forbid any illustrations of Muhammad for fear they could lead to idolatry. The recent publication of a series of cartoons of Muhammad in European newspapers sparked violent protests in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Michelle Malkin has more here and here.

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