Don't Look Now
The spree began around noon in Fremont, where a man walking along the side of the road was hit by an SUV. He was thrown into a field and killed, police Sgt. Chris Mazzone said. The driver then crossed the bay into San Francisco, where he injured at least 13 people during a 20-minute hit-and-run spree, police said... ...The driver's name was not immediately released, but Department of Motor Vehicles records show the license plate on the SUV registered to Omeed A. Popal of Fremont. An aide to the mayor who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the open investigation said Popal was the suspect in custody.Ellipses mine. According to this site, "Omeed" is a Persian name meaning "hope." Make of it what you will. stein hoist: Leatherneck. Update: Linda has the SF Gate story and the full name: Ohmeed Aziz Popal. Sounds Irish, or maybe Vanatuan to me. Possibly Jamaican, too. Update Too: SF Urinal quotes Gavin "teh ghey" Newsome thus:
"This was so senseless and inexplicable,'' the mayor said afterward.No, he's not talking about his winning the mayoral election. We could only hope. He's illustrating, albeit unwittingly, the Left's utter denial that we are threatened by an enemy that will not be stopped, unless it is utterly annihilated, until an Islamic flag flies over Washington D.C. and we live like this. Update Tres (I bow to our Aztlan overlords): Via email, the Saint Joseph Mercury News reports that he was simply upset over an arranged marriage. Notable excerpts:
But a recent trip to Afghanistan to participate in an arranged marriage could have caused him a lot of stress, Nekrawesh said.
He was born in Afghanistan, but came to the United States at a young age. Three months ago, he returned to his home country to marry, relatives said, and his wife's family was very traditional and strict.Sleeper?
``The only thing would be some kind of mental pressure,'' Nekrawesh said, adding that Popal seemed happy before leaving for Kabul. "The lifestyle is very different in Afghanistan.''As opposed to this description:
Two doors down, longtime resident William Lofton said the family moved into the house about three years ago. ``He never spoke,'' Lofton said of Popal. ``He never said hello. He was quiet. He never opened his mouth.''Gee, happy people usually talk to their neighbors. Even happy Muslim people. America has compiled a massive dossier of mass murderers. I'll flip through my Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, Volumes I and II" to see if I can find even one that was a nice American boy who suddenly decided to mow down innocent people after returning from a Muslim country.
Posted by: Some Guy at August 29, 2006 09:01 PM
Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at August 29, 2006 09:12 PM
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Posted by: jesusland joe at August 29, 2006 09:33 PM
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Posted by: Last gasp Larry at August 29, 2006 10:55 PM
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Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at August 29, 2006 10:59 PM
Much more safe to gun down a bunch of innocent libs in the Peoples Republic of Seattle than say, take that show on the road to Eastern WA. More common sense east of the Cascades.They are cowards.
First knee jerk reaction from the lib pols in Seattle after this "random act" was to increase security around the Mosque in Northgate.
Lesson from Israel: fight back hard,they seem to understand this.
Posted by: Brad at August 29, 2006 11:26 PM
Posted by: Venezuelanexile at August 30, 2006 12:01 AM
Posted by: Last gasp Larry at August 30, 2006 01:03 AM
Posted by: Religion of Peace at August 30, 2006 01:27 AM
Of course, that was before he was sent back to "the Olde Country" to meet his fiance, whose face he was not allowed to see but whose goat-like aroma filled his nostrils with a strong and sudden passion . . . to get back to the US and do something to get locked up there for a long, long, time . . .
OR, maybe he just wanted to kill some Jews, get killed in the process, and go directly to Paradise to meet 72 black-eyed virgins who do not smell of goat.
I'm not sure who to blame here, but it must be either violent video games, or President Bush.
I mean, isn't it always?
Posted by: Adjoran at August 30, 2006 02:56 AM
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Posted by: jesusland joe at August 30, 2006 07:49 AM
Outlaw Islam in America.
Posted by: greyrooster at August 30, 2006 08:19 AM
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Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at August 30, 2006 09:11 AM
"You KILL the nicest people with a honda"
Posted by: n.a. palm at August 30, 2006 09:43 AM
Posted by: jesusland joe at August 30, 2006 10:45 AM
Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at August 30, 2006 11:03 AM
This is just one of the results you get when you source your spousal-type material sight-unseen from a distant country, complicated by visa, residency, and travel "issues." No wonder some *cough*Islamic*cough* people are so unbearably angry and uptight; they have boxed themselves in with countless self-imposed constraints, old-world cultural prohibitions, and unbending religious doctrine - and then they expect us to feel sorry for them based on their ridiculous contrivances and let them proceed willy-nilly as they please thankyouverymuch.
It's like watching a man duct-taped' in a carpet and hopping on one foot try to play a flute and drive a bus at the same time - wtf.
Posted by: DirtCrashr at August 30, 2006 11:40 AM
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