He plowed into a police car and was apparently also trying to hit a bus. But it was an accident, you see, and he was a “moderate.”
And there was an open Qur’an in the glove compartment.
Of course, every time a Muslim commits a jihad attack, we hear from his family and friends about how he was just a regular guy, a gentle soul, wouldn’t hurt a fly, and they’re shocked, shocked, by this incident. Just once it would be refreshing to hear the uncle or cousin of a jihadist admit it all and say something like, “Yes, he did this because he totally hated Jews and Christians and wanted to kill them, as per the Qur’an’s instructions to wage war against unbelievers.”
Family members of Mir’i Radeideh, 26, of the Beit Hanina neighborhood in east Jerusalem, who carried out the Thursday tractor attack in the city, told Ynet that they believe the event was an accident.
According to the family, he was “a normal person who did not hold extremist views” and thus they don’t believe he was undertaking a terror attack.