Back in November, it was a different story. Faisal Mohammad had left behind a “manifesto,” but even that wasn’t considered conclusive: “The document also included several references to Allah, the sheriff said. Warnke, however, stressed that there was ‘still nothing to indicate’ Mohammad’s Muslim religion had anything to do with his motive. He compared the references made to Allah to a Christian making references to Jesus before carrying out a life-changing decision.”
Only now, months later, does the FBI admit the obvious.
“FBI: Student Who Went on Stabbing Spree at Univ. of California Campus Was Inspired by Islamic State,” by Oliver Darcy, The Blaze, March 17, 2016:
The University of California student who went on a stabbing spree on the school’s Merced campus was inspired by the Islamic State, the FBI on Thursday said its investigation had concluded.
Faisal Mohammad, 18, who was shot and killed after stabbing four individuals last November had self-radicalized, the FBI said in a statement.
The federal law enforcement agency said Mohammad had pro-Islamic State propaganda on his computer and had visited other extremist websites prior to the attack.
“Investigators developed information that he may have self-radicalized and drawn inspiration from terrorist propaganda,” the FBI’s statement said.
The attack was not directed by a member of the Islamic State, the FBI added. Moreover, law enforcement found no information to show Mohammad was working with anyone else.
During the rampage, Mohammad carried a backpack containing a two-page, hand-written plan, saying that he intended to take hostages while killing students and police officers, the FBI investigators said.
He also had a photocopy of an Islamic State flag and a list of items he would need for the attack — zip ties, glass breakers and a knife.
In a statement, UCM Chancellor Dorothy Leland said the campus was “relieved to finally have resolution to this very tragic event on the UC Merced campus.”…
But you don’t have resolution, because absolutely nothing is being done to prevent another such incident.