Is Ahmad Ibrahim Fares-Hammad yet another misunderstander of Islam, hoping to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah (Koran 8:60) or just a jihad prankster trying to make a point in a perverse way about “racism” and “Islamophobia” (“You think because we are Arab we will blow people up. I won’t blow you up.”)? We will probably never know, because one thing is certain: authorities and the mainstream media will not ask the right questions.
“FBI: UTEP student made false bomb threat, said ‘it is fun to blow people up,'” by Joe Villasana for KVIA.com, November 25 (thanks to Joe):
EL PASO — An electrical engineering student at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) appeared before a U.S. Magistrate Judge Wednesday on charges he allegedly made a bomb threat to a UTEP employee.
According to the criminal complaint, Ahmad Ibrahim Fares-Hammad “maliciously” made the false bomb threat to an administrative assistant at the Biological Science building on November 18, 2009 and told her “it is fun to blow people up.”
The FBI agent investigating the incident said the employee claimed Fares-Hammad walked into the department’s office carrying a small device with short metal poles that had yellow, red and blue wires.
The employee told the investigator she had never seen Fares-Hammad inside the building and addressed him in regards to the device. “What’s that,” the employee asked,” it looks scary.”
Investigators said Fares-Hammad answered, “It is a remote control used to blow people up.” The employee then remarked, “That is mean and not very nice.” Fares-Hammad then told her, “It is fun to blow people up,” according to the FBI investigator who interviewed the employee.
Fares-Hammad then asked the employee for water and she directed him to a water tank. Fares-Hammad noticed there were no water cups attached to the tank and told the employee he needed a cup. At that point, he told her, “You think because we are Arab we will blow people up. I won’t blow you up,” according to the FBI investigator. The employee then asked him, “You think I’m flattered by that?” Fares-Hammad replied, “You should be flattered,” according to the investigator….
Wednesday, Fares-Hammad appeared in federal court to hear the charges against him. He is charged with “maliciously making false information concerning alleged attempts to injure, kill, or unlawfully damage or destroy a building by means of explosive,” according to the criminal complaint….