Incidents, accidents or deliberate acts of jihad?
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* A just-graduated student named Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, 22, and an Iranian immigrant, drove a sport utility vehicle into a crowded pedestrian zone. He struck nine people but, fortunately, none were severely injured.
Until his would-be murderous rampage, Taheri-azar, a philosophy and psychology major, had an apparently normal existence and promising future.
Here are some more examples:
The furious family of a young woman left for dead by a callous hit-and-run driver said they were “speechless” after the cold-blooded culprit was told he’d spend just six weeks in jail.
Pretty victim Amy Verlander, 22, was in a coma for three weeks after being brutally mowed down as she waited for a taxi and is still in a wheelchair seven months after the sickening smash.
Brave Amy, who works for the Independent Police Complaints Commission, has been in and out of hospital since the devastating collision on Burdett Road in Limehouse, east London, on September 2nd last year.
She was left with a catalogue of horrific injuries including a broken neck, spinal injuries, a punctured lung, fractured pelvis, crushed diaphragm, shattered ribs and a broken arm.
It was only thanks to the actions of a passing motorist – who flagged down a police car – that Amy, of Poplar, east London, survived.
The driver who mowed down Amy, 28-year-old Mohammed Rahman, claimed he fell asleep at the wheel and did not realise he’d hit anyone – despite a smashed driver’s window and blood pouring from his ear.
Rahman, of Limehouse, east London, who works part-time as a waiter, even took his car in for repairs on the Monday – two days after the smash – but did not report it to police for 11 days.
Judith Woodforde, prosecuting, told Thames Magistrates Court today that Rahman fell asleep at the wheel after driving home from work in Epping.
She said a witness, Anjem Choudary, said he had been driving his Toyota Yaris “hard”. Mr Choudary told police he thought the car had struck a “large bin because the noise of the impact was so loud”.
He admitted charges of careless driving, failing to stop and failing to report the accident at an earlier court hearing.
British citizen Rahman, who is of Bengali origin and doesn’t speak any English, was sentenced to a total of three months in jail.
But Amy’s mum and dad, who were sat in the public gallery, heard that he would only have to serve six weeks behind bars.
They told how their lives had been “shattered” by the accident and slammed the “joke” sentence.
A taxi driver has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a 17-year-old from the Black Country who died as he tried to hail a cab.
Father-of-six Ghulan Hussain, 44, of West Bromwich, appeared at the town’s magistrates’ court on Friday.
The incident started in Hollyhedge Road, West Bromwich early on Sunday. Scott Poll’s body was later found in Hall Green Road, a mile away.
Mr Hussain was remanded in custody until a hearing on 26 May.
By CHARLES CATCHPOLE
THE SUN launched a major campaign two years ago to Nail The Danger Drivers â€“ by ending the scandal of soft sentences for killer motorists.
We were delighted when the Government bowed to pressure and brought in tough new laws.
Readers hoped deadly motorists would finally get the jail terms they deserved.
So did Sun Sport columnist Charlie Catchpole â€” until his son-in-law was mown down in a hit-and-run.
Now Paul Dix, 38, lies in a coma, unlikely to recover. And Charlie’s daughter, Charlotte, has been left to pick up the pieces and try to comfort their little son, Freddie.
Although the driver, Amirunnes Hassan, did not have a valid licence and failed to stop, she was fined just Â£50.
Here, Charlie tells of the devastation caused to his family.
Incident? Accident or jihad?
The bottom line, is that this story will be discussed in ways that avoid its direct ties to Islam, and will quickly fade away; just like Ismail Ax at Virginia Tech, like Lee Malvo and John Muhammad – the Beltway Snipers, like Sulejmen Talovic, who shot up a mall and killed shoppers in Salt Lake City, Utah, like Naveed Afzal Haq, who stormed the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle office with his shotgun, pistol, and Qur’an, like Omeed Aziz Popal, who ran over San Francisco pedestrians and the people who came to their rescue with his 2-ton car, like US Army Sergeant Asan Akbar, who threw grenades in the tents of his sleeping “comrades” in the beginning days of the Iraq war, like Ahmed Ressam, who was caught with explosives in his trunk at the Canadian/US border on his way to blow up the Golden Gate bridge, like the Islamic perpetrators of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, like Ramsey Yusuf’s connection to the Oklahoma City massacre, and the many hundreds of others Islamic jihad stories just like them.
These perpetrators came from far and wide – Jamaica, Pakistan, Algeria, Canada, Jordan, Kosovo, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iran, Bosnia, the United States, … and spanned all the colors of the human rainbow – white, black, yellow, orange, purple, … The only thing they had in common was an allegiance to Allah and the inspiration to kill that they derived from the life and teachings of Muhammad that they found in their Qur’ans.
From Prophet of Doom