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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 03:19 pm

“These days, whenever something goofy turns up on the news, chances are it involves a fellow called Mohammed.” So wrote Mark Steynlast year, and the trend continues:

The driver of an SUV that plowed into a group of pedestrians at UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday told police it was retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world, according to ABC News …

Chapel Hill police say they arrested the suspect, Mohammed Reva Taheriazar, 23, of Chapel Hill, shortly after the incident. Several witnesses were able to give police the rented Jeep Cherokee’s license plate number.

Police said they would charge Taheriazar, a psychology major who graduated from UNC last semester, with several counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill …

Taheriazar apparently told police he tried to rent the biggest SUV he could find to use in the attack.

The biggest he could find was a teensy Jeep Cherokee? No wonder Mohammed (rental fees be upon him) failed to kill anybody. For serious retribution work, you need something like this.

(Via LGF)

Posted by Tim B. on 03/04/2006 at 02:21 AM
    1. These guys have their brains cross-wired – it must be a hardware problem

      Posted by Voyager on 2006 03 04 at 02:31 AM • permalink


    1. So, did any of these UNC students resemble, in any way, Danish cartoonists?  We must get to the bottom of what these people did to provoke this no doubt entirely justifiable response, and send Jimmy Carter to apologize on everybody’s behalf.

      Heck, this is too big for Carter alone – we need him and Bill Clinton to apologize.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2006 03 04 at 02:40 AM • permalink


    1. I think the photo of young Mohammed on the link says it all.

      Posted by AlphaMikeFoxtrot on 2006 03 04 at 02:57 AM • permalink


    1. Was there any cheese found on his person?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 03 04 at 03:20 AM • permalink


    1. I’ve been watching the MSM here in the U.S. like a hawk since this story broke. I’m sure you’ll all be shocked to learn that, as of this writing, there is nothing on, nothing on, nothing on, and a teeny-tiny sidebar story on

      On the other hand, I am really, really well informed that Jon Stewart will be hosting the Oscars and is expected to tell jokes.

      Posted by NewSisyphus on 2006 03 04 at 03:24 AM • permalink


    1. Retribution for the treatment of just about anybody by these mutants would take the form of ….

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 03 04 at 03:33 AM • permalink


    1. MSM bias is an old story, I know. But this is ridiculous.  If this creep was a KKK-type mowing down students at Howard University, the press would be going nuts.

      And what does the NYTimes have up online as one of its four main headlines right now?

      Noodle Prices Rise, Along With Chinese Tempers

      I mean, that sounds like something a conservative would make up, for chissakes.

      Nothing to see here…move along….

      Who do these idiots think they are fooling?

      Posted by NewSisyphus on 2006 03 04 at 03:56 AM • permalink


    1. Laws should be passed that criminal acts carried out the name of religion should automatically carry a 25 years plus sentence.

      Posted by Howzat on 2006 03 04 at 04:03 AM • permalink


    1. Howzat
      Not a bad idea. Add in nazi nutbags and resistance nobheads and youve got yourself a deal!
      And if the news was ” Known nazi mows down 6 people at negro busstop, Says to police “It was me wot dunnit, its a fair cop, i did it cos Im a nazi”?????

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 03 04 at 04:09 AM • permalink


    1. I wonder if it’s a hybrid?

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 03 04 at 04:10 AM • permalink


    1. Whoa!  How did that happen?

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 03 04 at 04:11 AM • permalink


    1. The really scary part? The guy was a psychology major.

      He could’ve been your therapist in, like, a year. Heh.

      Posted by Aaron – Freewill on 2006 03 04 at 04:12 AM • permalink


    1. Andrea, my feeble attempts to close off the underlining were unsuccessful.  I blame

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 03 04 at 04:13 AM • permalink


    1. You rang?

      Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2006 03 04 at 04:18 AM • permalink


    1. I may be a Prophet but I dont know $hit about HTML.

      Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2006 03 04 at 04:21 AM • permalink


    1. Caricatures of Mohammed are verboten, but being named Mohammed is OK.  What’s the logic?

      Posted by Stevo on 2006 03 04 at 06:00 AM • permalink


    1. I wonder what they teach in psychology these days.

      Posted by captain on 2006 03 04 at 07:41 AM • permalink


    1. What you want for close work is a modern articulated lawn mower, not a SUV.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2006 03 04 at 08:18 AM • permalink


    1. rush limbaugh covered a suv accident which struck students… he brought it up as an illustration of how the US media describes suv accidents and never mention a driver..
      the suv does all the work

      Posted by embutler on 2006 03 04 at 09:10 AM • permalink


    1. 16:

      “Caricatures of Mohammed are verboten, but being named Mohammed is OK.  What’s the logic?”

      It’s those deadly ‘toon rays’.

      They’re at least twice as evil as hair rays you know.

      Posted by monkeyfan on 2006 03 04 at 09:32 AM • permalink


    1. Underlining fixed. Howzat forgot to close his tags.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 03 04 at 10:16 AM • permalink


    1. The UNC student newspaper published an original Motoon recently, which, not surprisingly, pissed off the local anti-free-speech crowd.

      UNC is idiotarian central of a very red state (my guess is Taheriazar picked UNC for his rampage because he knew there would be a low chance of being shot at), so it’ll be interesting to see the local response.  It won’t surprise me if a “tolerance” march gets organized, the better to remind society that these murderous asshats just aren’t responsible for their actions. On the other hand, folks in the surrounding areas are likely to have sensible – that is, mightily angry – responses to this asshattery.

      Posted by Kimberly on 2006 03 04 at 11:07 AM • permalink


    1. It’s commonly accepted in universities that psychology students (and their professors) all have a screw loose.  It’s why they become psychologists.  Most of them are harmless, though.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 03 04 at 11:19 AM • permalink


    1. He could have tried that about a hundred miles south of there(the Eighty Deuce be upon him).

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 03 04 at 11:23 AM • permalink


    1. #22,

      Actually, I think Duke is the much larger problem.  Memory serves that Duke University hosted an anti-Jewish meeting of Muhammedites and was pretty proud of that.  I suspect that this nut will have a different reaction at UNC.  Hell, Duke would have had a parade in his honor.

      Oh, and that poster “Mo’hammered (beers be upon me).  Shit, I can’t read that without cracking up each and everytime.

      Posted by Kathy from Austin on 2006 03 04 at 12:03 PM • permalink


    1. It’s too bad these guys aren’t into self-immolation as a means of protest, like some Buddhist fanatics are.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2006 03 04 at 12:35 PM • permalink


    1. Kathy from Austin:

      You hit the nail on the head.  Duke would make a hero out of him, the UNC crowd will try to make believe it never happend, then sit around trying to figure out why “he doesn’t like us”.

      Posted by wcf4440 on 2006 03 04 at 12:44 PM • permalink


    1. I guess we should be grateful the offending SUV wasn’t strapped with explosives? The irony is that Mohammed would have to look hard for a more liberal bastion than the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill triangle.

      Note to all US Mohammeds: Don’t be starting this kind of shit here. You will not like the consequences.

      (embutler #19: I was only half listening, but I don’t think the story Rush read made any mention of the driver, his ethnicity or his motives, did it? Otherwise his riff would have included more than just the usual SUV schtick. Bet he’ll have something to say about it on Monday.)

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 03 04 at 01:20 PM • permalink


    1. Most of them are harmless, though.

      Unless they get hired by school districts, RebeccaH —

      Hey, let’s get the Feds involved and prosecute him for violating those students’ civil rights.

      Here in LA this week, a man walked into an apartment house, splashed a bucket of gasoline around, and tried to set the place on fire.  When the cops pulled him out of the pile of angry tenants, he claimed he was doing it ‘in the name of Mohammed.’

      ONE mention I saw on local television, not repeated.  Nothing in the papers.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 03 04 at 01:23 PM • permalink


    1. Hmmm.

      Noodle Prices Rise, Along With Chinese Tempers

      Wow thanks man!  That’s a subject that definitely interests me far more than some idiot nutcase running people over because of a bunch of cartoons.

      I’m sorry to say that this doesn’t surprise me at all.  The MSM is completely without value.

      Posted by memomachine on 2006 03 04 at 01:26 PM • permalink


    1. And in other disaffected minority news: Day laborers race across nation to raise awareness.

      “It’s not only a run, it’s a protest against injustice, against labor exploitation,” said Oscar Paredes, a labor organizer from New York City, who is one of the core runners. “It’s about the hate out there from the paramilitary groups and the Minutemen along the border. We want to tell them, you have to stop the hate.”

      I’m considering taking up xenophobia.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 03 04 at 02:18 PM • permalink


    1. I suppose this event occurred to suddenly for the INS to be waiting at the finish line with buses?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 03 04 at 03:49 PM • permalink


    1. I’d help to organize such a tolerance march. Mo would be the guest of honor. Props would include an oak tree and 25 feet of rope.

      Posted by unkraut on 2006 03 04 at 04:22 PM • permalink


    1. The SUV Avenger’s photo is creepy.  Is he bald, or did he shave in anticipation of martyrdom?  Oops, sorry, I know he probably just lost control of his car but I’m just askin’.

      Already the police there are saying how mystified they are.  Can’t figure it out. Making themselves look like idiots.

      I guess all these solo operations will be classified under “mystery” rather than “terrorism.”

      Posted by Patricia on 2006 03 04 at 04:51 PM • permalink


    1. The incident is being reported here in Oz as now involving the FBI, who are examining the “possiblity of a terror nexus”.

      The “possibility of a terror nexus”?

      S’truth, even the FBI are getting squishy.

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2006 03 04 at 05:11 PM • permalink


    1. #8 Howzat.There are such Federal laws on the books in the USA, but, of course they don’t apply to Mus-liars.
      Hell, I lived in Iran and the Iranians can’t drive for s***t. Motorcyclists drove on the sidewalk so they wouldn’t be killed in traffic. As noted, he probably lost control of his car and, knowing these Persians, is too proud to admit he can’t drive. Anyway, he’s being charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. This means he’ll get 4 hours of community service in which he will be ordered to throw stones at the nearest Jewish cemetary. That is, if found guilty. If not, he’ll sue and win from the University a cool $million, and donate half to his sponsors in Tehran. Jimmah Carter will testify in his defense.

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 04 at 05:45 PM • permalink


    1. #8, Iforgot to inform, they’re called “hate laws”.

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 04 at 05:46 PM • permalink


    1. For a small percentage of radical misguided fringe dwelling misinterpreters they seem to be pretty regular events, widespread around the world, and committed by what might look on the surface like mainstream educated guys.
      Islamophobia might be described as a reasonable response to a movement which seems also to have many mosques and apologist “councils” backing it – or at the very least doing nothing to alter the perception that they sneakingly approve, and are waiting for every chance to increase their sway over the responses of our authorities – by fair means or foul.
      Attacking civilians in this and the various other ways we have seen, is just as much a declaration of ideological war as is the attacking of embassies.
      The ideology has backing from oil-rich states, and at some point all those states must be held accountable. There should be no deniability. It looks at present like a game where we wait for the next attack in order to have the political cover to fight back.
      Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia should be feeling very afraid of what might happen to them before or after the next attack. If they are not, why not? Are we too soft? Has the steady drip of leftist ambivalence and moral relativism destroyed our compasses?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 03 04 at 09:29 PM • permalink


    1. From Al-Qaeda training manual:
      Mow down the infidels with the scythe…uhmm…SUV of vengence

      Posted by rinardman on 2006 03 04 at 09:54 PM • permalink


    1. Mohammed Reva Taheriazar a psyche major? Boy, if only Sigmund Freud could analyse this case. How did he pass? A big contribution to the faculty? A+

      Posted by 1.618 on 2006 03 05 at 08:20 AM • permalink


    1. Man, these guys and their rental vehicles. Remember how they got the ‘90’s World Trade Center bomber? He wouldn’t leave the rental agents alone, demanding back the deposit on his bomb van.

      Posted by bovious on 2006 03 05 at 11:36 PM • permalink


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