Fat man with the blues: Isa Kocoglu
Tim Blair, The Daily Telegraph, February 20, 2018
“If the shooter is Muslim,” claims Yousef Munayyer, “you almost never hear about the possibility of a mental disorder.”
If the shooter is Muslim you almost never hear about the possibility of a mental disorder. If it’s a non-muslim that’s always part of the discussion. What are Muslims doing to maintain such consistent mental stability? Is it the kabob? The hummus?
Almost never? Try almost always. Here are numerous example from just the past few years:
- The lawyer for a U.S. Army sergeant charged in Hawaii with trying to provide material support to Islamic State extremists said on Thursday his client suffers from mental illness.
- It seemed the mental health problems he suffered, resulting from years of drug abuse in Sydney, were still plaguing Sharrouf in the jihadist’s new life as he fell out of favour with IS.
- Hampton Park man Isa Kocoglu appeared before Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday charged with providing support to a person engaged in hostile activity in Syria … At the time of his arrest, Mr Kocoglu was on a disability support pension due to his obesity and mental health.
- The would-be terrorist who admitted to plotting with two other men to attack concerts, subways and Times Square has a history of mental health issues and drug use, according to documents unsealed on Monday.
- Lindt Café attacker Man Haron Monis, who had criminal and mental health issues …
- Archer was taken into custody soon after the shooting, and police said that during an interrogation with homicide detectives he professed allegiance to the Islamic State … Whether mental illness plays into his defense strategy remains an open question.
- Anti-terror authorities will keep tabs for two years on a West Wollongong man who collected ISIS paraphernalia and called on Allah to destroy Australia – “this filthy country” – in the lead-up to Anzac Day … Kalantzis’ lawyer [said] that his untested mental health may have contributed to his actions or reduced his moral culpability.
- Ms Merhi’s lawyer Mona El Baba argued her client should be given bail as she was suffering from poor mental health in prison.
- Federal prosecutors have filed a new criminal charge against a Palm Beach County man accused of trying to join Islamic State … he was kept in solitary confinement despite concerns about his mental health.
- Gardai have found no evidence that yesterday’s attack by an Egyptian teenager is related to terrorism … Gardai are concerned about the man’s mental health.
- A man accused of attempted murder in a knife attack on a police officer has been found fit to stand trial, but an assessment on his mental stateat the time of the alleged assault is not yet complete.
- An indictment charges Jameson with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, specifically the Islamic State of Iraq, or ISIS … court records say Jameson suffers from mental illness.
- Victoria Police said the incident was not related to terrorism — saying it is related to mental illness.
- One of four men arrested in connection to an alleged terror plot to down a passenger plane is suffering mental health issues as a result of his treatment by police during raids last year, a Sydney court has been told.
- A mentally ill Afghan refugee accused of mowing down 18 pedestrians in Melbourne has been charged over the attack.
- A Sydney man, disturbed from time spent in Australian immigration detention as a child, has been jailed for financing Islamic State.
- Dimitrious Gargasoulas was charged with six counts of murder and 28 counts of attempted murder. He was not charged with terrorist offences … Police say Gargasoulas had mental health and drug-related issues in the past.A number of these cases are still before the courts, so comments are closed.