This past weekend another act of lone jihad syndrome was swept under the rug. The jihad is relentless, but the media's complicity is criminal. Muslim Grad Student Stabs to Death Jewish Convert Professor
Today the NY Times ran a piece about it, though they ignore the obvious. The facts they report, OTOH, do not.
The professor of Middle Eastern studies had authored “Understanding Fundamentalism: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Movements,” and other books on Islam over the last 20 years. The autopsy performed on Dr. Antoun showed that he died of multiple stab wounds.
The bottom line is that if a jihadi like this killer or Major muslim Hasan are making threats, you are on your own. Law enforcement, government authorities, academics are so cowed by the Islamic machine, so afraid of lawsuits, retribution or a smear campaign (racist! islamophobic!), that they will do nothing. They will let folks die so that a jihadi can meet his 72 raisins. It is as simple as that. If school officials had expelled or taken any action against Zahrani because of his threatening terrorism, CAIR would have been all over them like white on rice. That's a fact.
In other words, when it comes to the greatest threat facing our civilization, our nation, our institutions, and our person....we are on our own.
“I said he was acting oddly, like a terrorist,” said one of the roommates, Souleymane Sakho, a graduate student from Senegal. “When I informed them, it was for them to understand that the guy was violent or he may be violent.”
Mr. Sakho said that he told his academic adviser who is overseeing his dissertation about Mr. Zahrani, and that the adviser referred him to the school’s counseling center. Mr. Sakho said that the head of the counseling center told him to avoid interaction with Mr. Zahrani and said he should look to move out of the apartment
A spokesman for Binghamton University declined to comment on what university officials may have been told by Mr. Sakho about Mr. Zahrani’s behavior, citing a continuing investigation by the district attorney of Broome County.
The district attorney, Gerald F. Mollen, declined to discuss many details of the case in a telephone interview, only saying that an autopsy performed on Dr. Antoun showed that he died of multiple stab wounds.
“There are no new details and we are not going to be providing a debriefing every minute for every development,” Mr. Mollen said.
About 10 days ago, the police were called to the three-bedroom apartment, according to Mr. Sakho. He said he was sick of Mr. Zahrani’s constantly asking him if he was afraid of death and told him to stop. Later that night, Mr. Sakho said he told his other roommate, Luis Pena, also a graduate student, that he “had enough of the situation.” Hearing them, Mr. Zahrani came out of his bedroom and accused Mr. Sakho of threatening him, Mr. Sakho said.
“I’m not the kind of person to make threats because I am a peaceful person,” said Mr. Sakho, recalling the conversation. “I just want you to stop what you are doing.”
Mr. Zahrani then called the Binghamton police, who arrived at the apartment several minutes later, Mr. Sakho said.
“I came out and wanted to explain what Zahrani was doing and they told me to go back to my room,” Mr. Sakho said.
Dr. Antoun, an anthropology professor who focused on Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, retired in 1999, becoming a professor emeritus at Binghamton, which is considered a jewel of the New York State university system. He still advised several students studying for master’s and doctoral degrees and came into the office every day, according to Nina M. Versaggi, an anthropology professor who has an office a few doors down from Dr. Antoun’s.
Dr. Antoun held season tickets to the Binghamton men’s basketball team and had plans to attend Friday night’s game. “I had just talked to him a couple of hours earlier; we ran into each other in the mail room,” said Dr. Versaggi. “We both have tickets to the basketball game and he said he planned to go to the game. Even though the team is rebuilding, he said they were showing some promise. He was just happy as usual, just a good-humored man.”
Dr. Versaggi declined to discuss many of the specifics of the events on Friday. She said that although her office is a few doors down from Dr. Antoun’s, she first learned of the stabbing when she received a phone call and was instructed to go into “lockdown mode.”
“He was a scholar in the true meaning of the word,” said Dr. Versaggi. “A very peaceful and gentle man, and he was a professor who spent his entire career working towards fairness and justice. The only firm stance he has ever taken on any issue is that he was antiwar and a peace activist. The last time I remember him protesting was against the Iraq war.”
Mr. Sakho and Mr. Pena said that Mr. Zahrani told them he had lived in Montana before returning to Binghamton to finish his doctoral thesis. They said he told them that the university had recently denied his request for financial support; they added that he never talked about Dr. Antoun.
Mr. Sakho said the last time he saw Mr. Zahrani was around 1 a.m. on Friday, when Mr. Zahrani woke him up and once again asked him if he was afraid of dying. Mr. Sakho said he did not respond to Mr. Zahrani and went back to sleep.
UPDATE: Robert has this: Saudi grad student who killed prof: "I feel like just waking up and destroying the world"
"He was all the time shouting in Arabic, shouting threats, insulting this country for no reason." Was he a jihadi? This is the first public indication that I have seen that he harbored any destructive thoughts. The PC police will make sure that no one gets the idea that those destructive thoughts may have come from Islam's violent imperatives, but in reality, of course, they might have.
"Roommates and Neighbors Speak about Al-Zahrani," from WICZ.com, December 7
Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani has been charged with the second-degree murder of Binghamton University Professor--Richard Antoun.
Broome County's District Attorney says Al-Zahrani stabbed Antoun to death in the Science 1 building Friday.
The two knew each other through the anthropology graduate program.
Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani lived in a three bedroom apartment in downtown Binghamton.
His roommate says police searched his room for two to three hours.
"The police, they came, and when they were allowed to enter into his room, they took all his stuff," said Jules Sakho, Al-Zahrani's roomate.
His roommates say police also found a knife in a dumpster near the apartment.
But police do not have a motive at this time.
Al-Zahrani's roommates say he was dealing with a lot of problems. He expressed being worried about finishing his dissertation on time. He was also no longer on scholarship and didn't have a job.
"I would think it was because of the whole dissertation being rejected. But I cannot confirm it, he had issues with his financials. I don't know what he had against that professor," said Luis Pena, a graduate student.
His roommates and neighbors also say his behavior was strange.
"He was all the time shouting in Arabic, shouting threats, insulting this country for no reason," said Sakho.
"He used to make a lot of noise, always at Dunkin Donuts next door to our apartment, and he used to shout a lot," said Kalpak Bahlearo, Al-Zahrani's neighbor.
"He told me there were students, who were spies for the government of Jordan that were harassing him," said Pena.
"Sometimes, for no reason, asking if I am afraid of death or not, " said Sakho.
"He says a comment like, 'I feel like just waking up and destroying the world'," said Pena.
Al-Zahrani was a Saudi Arabia national and Sakho says he was Muslim.
No kidding, a Saudi who was a Muslim? Wow.
But the D.A. believes the stabbing was not religiously motivated. Sakho says he thinks Al-Zahrani had psychological problems as well...