Disturbing new details are coming to light in the case of the Muslim who stabbed four at UC Merced. The terrorist was smiling the entire time he was stabbing people! Sick! This young guy was clearly a follower of radical Islam and must have been following the call to stab people issued by ISIS. An ISIS-linked Twitter account praised Faisal Mohammad so the attack must be in keeping with their desire for terror. So many questions have gone unanswered in this case: Why did it take so long to release the name of the attacker? What’s his background? Who are his parents?
As authorities worked to establish a motive for the 18-year-old college freshman who stabbed four people on a California campus Wednesday, more disturbing details emerged about the attacker.
Faisal Mohammad, who was killed by University of California Merced police, was described by at least one witness as smiling as he slashed at victims, called a loner by a fellow dorm resident and drew praise Thursday from a Twitter account associated with ISIS, which just last week released a series of videos calling for lone wolf stabbing attacks.
“May Allah accept him,” read a tweet in Arabic from a Twitter account that terrorism experts say has carried previous ISIS propaganda, just minutes after Mohammad’s name was divulged by campus authorities.
He had a smile on his face, he was having fun,” a construction worker who helped stop the attacker told CBS 47.
A suitemate said Mohammad “didn’t talk much.” Speaking to KFSN, Andrew Velasquez said he never saw the stabber walking to class with anyone, adding, “Every time I would try and say something he would just ignore it.”
Campus police shot and killed Mohammad, a computer science & engineering major who graduated from Wilcox High School in Santa Clara last June. Police detonated his backpack and are testing a substance inside, KGO reports.
The four victims are expected to survive. Authorities say Mohammad was armed with a hunting knife, and that its blade was 8 to 10 inches long.
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