An update on the Chapel Hill jihad from WRAL.com:
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — A suspect who is accused of hitting students with a sport utility vehicle at the University of North Carolina made his first court appearance Monday.
Mohammed Taheri-azar, a 2005 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, smiled and waved before his hearing Monday. Taheri-azar told the courtroom that he was “thankful for the opportunity to spread the will of Allah.”
As he left court, Taheri-azar told reporters, “the truth is my lawyer.” When asked if he was trying to kill people, he said yes.
Taheri-azar was appointed a public defender in court. A young woman believed to be Taheri-azar’s sister did not comment on the case as she left to get into her car.
Also on Monday, authorities released the 911 call that Taheri-azar made shortly after Friday’s incident.
In the call, he tells the 911 operator that the police could go and pick him up at the corner of Hillview and Plant roads, where he is waiting outside the vehicle.
“You can come arrest me,” Taheri-azar said.
He also tells the operator that he thinks he may have hit 15 people and that his reason for doing so was to “punish the government of the United States for [its] actions around the world.” He goes on to say that more of why he did it was in a letter on his bed inside his apartment.