All day people have been indignantly tweeting and emailing me, saying that Dimitrious Gargasoulas is not Muslim, he’s Greek. That Islam is a religion and Greek is a nationality seems to escape a surprising number of people, including Australian authorities. Anyway, Gargasoulas does seem to be quite unbalanced. What mainstream analysts fail to grasp is that being unbalanced and being a jihadi are not mutually exclusive. In fact, Islam attracts the psychically marginal, as it provides them with a justification of and blessing for their impulses to rage, hatred and violence.
“Driver in Melbourne Car Attack Named as ‘Greek Islamic Kurd’ with Mental Health Issues,” by Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart, January 20, 2017:
The driver who ploughed his car into crowds on a Melbourne street killing four and injuring 15 others has been named as Dimitrious Gargasoulas, 26.
Gargasoulas, who claims to be ‘Greek Islamic Kurdish’ and a follower of Yazdanism, has been found to have posted multiple rambling messages on social media in the last few days, ranting about the “illuminati”, promising “heaven and hell is real”, and vowing to “have god’s laws reinstated”.
“I declare war on tyranny today, you dogs will have the option to either believe in me and his positive energy he offers and stay faithful to me or serve the one who enslaves you at his feet,” he wrote on Facebook on Monday, the Daily Mail has reported.
He added: “I offer freedom no work no bills just that we all keep faith and believe in the one god, the one higher being for the good and protect the energy that he gives with your heart.
“God bless everyone in the world it is about to change xoxo.”
A few days earlier he had posted: “I know exactly how to take you DOGS down the power of knowing has revealed and I shall have GODS laws re-instated.”
In a long rant in early January he wrote: “Today the Gods have given me wisdom and knowledge. They have awoken me.
“Keep in mind good will always prevail over evil and that is exactly whats to come in the following days weeks and so forth.
“I’ll take you all out just me you need a army to take me […] wait until you see mine! For all those who know me… know I’m a genuine good sexy young guy.
“I’ve been blessed… and now your fucked”.
Two adults in their thirties and a young child, all unrelated, were killed early on Friday afternoon, local time, after a car smashed through the crowds on Melbourne’s busy Bourke Street, a major intersection in Australia’s second largest city.
A fourth person died from their injuries in hospital during Friday night.
Fifteen people were injured in the incident, including four children. Five of the injured are said to be in critical condition, including an infant.
Sharn Baylis, a tourist from the southern city of Adelaide, told the Australian Broadcasting Corp: “He was just collecting people as he was going along and they were flying like skittles, basically….