It turns out that the driver of an SUV who injured several students at my alma mater, UNC-Chapel Hill, earlier today was taking revenge for the “treatment of Muslims around the world.” Perhaps eventually Mohammed Reva Taheriazar will explain how the students he injured actually treat Muslims around the world.
Get ready. There will be many more attacks of this kind in the United States. “New Details about UNC-CH AttackSources: Possible link to terrorism,” from ABC11TV.com, with thanks to Looney Tunes:
(03/03/06 — CHAPEL HILL) – 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, according to 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 to UNC Hospitals. Five had been released by Friday evening and the sixth was not expected to be admitted.
Officials say none of the people were seriously injured. Three refused treatment at the scene.
Chopper 11 shows the accident scene near The Pit at UNC-CH.
Chapel Hill police say they arrested the suspect, Mohammed Reva Taheriazar, 23, of Chapel Hill, shortly after the incident. Several witnesses were able to give police the rented Jeep Cherokee’s license plate number. Police said they would charge Taheriazar, a psychology major who graduated from UNC last semester, with several counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
Link to terrorism?
Sources say Taheriazar told police he was seeking retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world, according to ABC News justice correspondent Pierre Thomas. Taheriazar apparently told police he tried to rent the biggest SUV he could find to use in the attack.
By Friday afternoon, a police SWAT team had surrounded a Carrboro apartment complex where Taheriazar reportedly lived.