We all go a little mad sometimes

Continuing to be a domestic hot-bed for Muslim hot-heads, a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina tried to kill as many students as possible with his Jeep by plowing it into a campus gathering area.
    Derek Poarch, chief of the university police department, confirmed Saturday that Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, a 22-year-old Iran native, told investigators he wanted to "avenge the deaths or murders of Muslims around the world." Poarch would not provide any other details on the motive.

    Taheri-azar also is charged with nine counts of assault. No one was seriously hurt in the incident just before noon Friday at The Pit, a sunken, brick-paved area surrounded by two libraries, a dining hall and the student union near the center of campus...

    Taheri-azar graduated from the university in December after studying psychology and philosophy.
But clearly he did not study tactics, logic, rationalization, or sanity. Technically speaking, by Mohammed's own goals, he is a miserable failure, having failed to avenge even one of the 'deaths or murders' (whichever is better?). Still, he managed to inflict some minor injuries, which is more than the shoebomber could manage.

This isn't an isolated incident on the campus. A couple weeks ago I blogged about a local cartoonist controversy at UNC. Still, Mary Katharine Ham notes that the press has been relatively quiet about this story:
    I'm interested to see how the UNC campus reacts to this incident. It's getting surprisingly little national press. The Washington Post covered it Saturday, but seems not to have a follow-up. A search in the NYT comes up empty.

    Even the Raleigh paper below-the-folded the incident today. Curious. Even though Taheri-azar is believed to have acted alone, this is a very big story. Attempted murder with an SUV on a popular campus quad is a big story even if it's not a terrorist act. Why's everyone being so quiet about this one? It was not mentioned during TV coverage of the UNC/Duke game Saturday night (carried on EVERY SINGLE ESPN channel), despite the fact that it happened just the day before.
Truly it was on every station, but not a mention was made. Maybe it wasn't worth mentioning because, this kid obviously isn't a terrorist, but he is guilty of performing terrorists acts, and performing them with the skill and cunning of a drunk bobo. And that is just embarrassing.

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