But religion and terrorism had nothing to do with it.
That’s according to law enforcement officials in Merced, California, following this week’s stabbing of four people at UC Merced.
The story behind the stabbings is that student Faisal Mohammad wanted revenge for being thrown out of a study group, so he made a list of people to kill and managed to wound four before police shot him to death.
Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke insists that there is nothing to indicate the attacks were anything other than an angry student seeking revenge, certainly there is no connection to religion or terrorism.
Nope. Nuh-uh. No way.
Now some people upon reading Mohammad’s name will jump right to the conclusion that this was another in a long line of terrorist attacks, some successful, some not.
That’s just an assumption, though, the Left would no doubt point out, probably claiming racism even though Islam is not a race.
Unfortunately for the Left’s usual line of thinking, that assumption is borne out by the suspect’s manifesto.
Of course there was a manifesto. Isn’t there always?
This one was found in the suspect’s pocket by the coroner. The full text was not released, but the sheriff gave reporters the basic rundown. It apparently was a list or numbered script of what the stabber intended to do.
“No. 27 was to ‘make sure people are tied down,’ No. 28 was ‘sit down and praise Allah,'” Warnke said. “I remember seeing four or five times, scribbled on the side of the two-page manifesto, where he wrote something like ‘praise Allah.'”
This was related by the same sheriff who said, “There is still nothing to indicate anything, and I mean anything, that this is other than a teenage boy that got upset with fellow classmates and took it to the extreme.”
While praising Allah.
Warnke in the same press statement added, “There was a gruesome statement he made about wanting to cut someone’s head off and kill two people with one bullet, and he planned to shoot the police.”
The same sheriff also said, “There was nothing to indicate he was doing this because of Allah, or because he was going to be rewarded with 72 virgins, or because of ties to a terror group. He appeared to be a devout Muslim, on the strong side of the belief.”
And he reminded himself to praise Allah as he tried to behead his victims.
CNN covered the story about a manifesto being found, but it held back the facts about Mohammad’s plan to behead someone and his reminders to praise Allah.
Fox reported the contents of the manifesto, but you know they’re Islamophobes for sharing the facts surrounding a fairly major news story.
There’s no Islamic terrorism here. Nope. Nothing to see. Move along.