Don't Look Now

It's just another isolated incident:

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.


``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: Vinnie at 08:52 PM


1 Throw him in jail, and only feed him bacon.

Posted by: Some Guy at August 29, 2006 09:01 PM

2 But if he acted alone then it's not really terrorism I guess. I'll just keep moving, there's nothing to see here.

Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at August 29, 2006 09:12 PM

3 I'm going to go out on a limb here, and write I bet he is a F##king moon god worshipping POS.

Posted by: Leatherneck at August 29, 2006 09:13 PM

4 Not sure of motive yet, at least one news report has Popal telling police he was mad a family members and was planning to return home and kill them. Then again, there are reports one of the hit and runs happened in front of a Jewish Community Center. Seems strangely familiar to the University of North Carolina incident awhile back though, and there were no doubts as to the motive there. If Islamism was the motive, you can bet the MSM will ignore it.

Posted by: Pattishub at August 29, 2006 09:25 PM

5 Well, I keep wondering when one of these moon god worshipers is going to try this in an area where the civilians are armed. I didn't go to all the trouble and expense to get a concealed carry license just for the hell of it. Oneof these days, the citizens of this country are going to open fire on a person doing something like this, and save the county a hell of a lot of money on a public defender. Just saying.

Posted by: jesusland joe at August 29, 2006 09:33 PM

6 Just wait some dirty underhanded trial lawyer will file suit against the maker of the SUV becuase the MERCADES he owns now is too small and he dont like the five story 250 room mansion where he lives now

Posted by: sandpiper at August 29, 2006 10:21 PM

7 Whew! We can all breath a collective sigh of relief, knowing it wasn't a muslim or anything ....yeah that one in Seattle too, but that was a muslim against a Jewish center. Good to know this incident has nothing to do with that one or theUniversity of California one. Slow day today. ho hum /feciteousness/fullbore

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at August 29, 2006 10:55 PM

8 douchenozzle.

Posted by: JeepThang at August 29, 2006 10:58 PM

9 Isn't it ironic that when muslims go on the rampage, they always do it among high concentrations of lefturds? Such is the nature of the beast; it will ever bite the hand that feeds it.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at August 29, 2006 10:59 PM

10 IM...What Joe said.
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

11 Of course they are going to go after lefties. When was the last time you heard of a lefturd with a license to carry.

Posted by: Venezuelanexile at August 30, 2006 12:01 AM

12 Precisely my thoughts Maxie! So stupid he is running down his own supporters! Mad dog mentality! Like a parasite that destroys it's own host, and then wonders what to do next ...

Posted by: Last gasp Larry at August 30, 2006 01:03 AM

13 Islam is a Religion of Peace. A good Muslim would never intentionally hurt another human being. Must have been a Joo in disguise.

Posted by: Religion of Peace at August 30, 2006 01:27 AM

14 "He was very quiet, mostly kept to himself, never bothered anybody."

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

15 Ho hum.........Oh well, just another islamic HIT and FUN episode.

Posted by: n.a. palm at August 30, 2006 07:37 AM

16 But....but....that spotless record of Islam. Seems to have a lot of spots.

Posted by: jesusland joe at August 30, 2006 07:49 AM

17 The point is he is muslim and shouldn't be here.
Outlaw Islam in America.

Posted by: greyrooster at August 30, 2006 08:19 AM

18 Naturally, after discovering my first husband was not at all what I'd hoped, my first inclination was to run innocent pedestrians down. Why can't you people see that?

Posted by: Oyster at August 30, 2006 08:52 AM

19 Now that I've thought on it some more, I realize it makes perfect sense for muslims to attack liberals, because they know exactly how liberals will react, i.e, with cowardly groveling. Every time muslims attack liberals, the liberals fall all over themselves trying to give the muslims everything they want, and this time will be no different; the lefturds will come out calling for even more concessions to muslims. It's bad enough that we let lefturds roam free in society, but it's inconceivable that they actually get to have a say in how we conduct our affairs of government and defense.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at August 30, 2006 09:11 AM

20 So he drove a Honda? What was their old ad slogan, 'you meet the nicest people on a Honda.' Wait how about this new slogan, as mohammed might write it...........?

"You KILL the nicest people with a honda"

Posted by: n.a. palm at August 30, 2006 09:43 AM

21 Hmmm.....IM, it looks as if the Muslims are trying to kill all the lefturds in America. Have you somehow convinced, or perhaps hynotized them to do your dirty work? Or have you somehow taken control of the secret machine of the Jooooooossss that allows you to take over the mind of another, and turn them into neocon zombies? And I want the truth.

Posted by: jesusland joe at August 30, 2006 10:45 AM

22 I wish JJ, but it's only basic psychology. The muslims have figured out that the worse they do, the more they'll be rewarded for it. The lefturds, as with everything else they do, have gotten the carrot and stick backward. Instead of speaking softly and carrying a big stick, lefturds prefer to grovel loudly, and use their stick to hold up a sign protesting anyone who fights back against islam. Liberals are too stupid to be allowed to live.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at August 30, 2006 11:03 AM

23 In SF you can't tell a "Jewish" neighborhood from a Gentile one, only visible distinction is between white, black, and hispanic.

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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