Larry Pratt: Sudden Jihad Syndromeby Nancy :)
Larry Pratt: Sudden Jihad Syndrome
Date: Mar 9, 2007 1:50 PM
Perspectives: 'Sudden Jihad Syndrome' - A reason to carry firearms for
Larry Pratt - Guest Columnist
March 8, 2007
I have compiled (quite easily, I might add) a list of murders and attempted
murders carried out by Muslims acting on the basis of what the founder of
Islam taught them.
Convinced that they will go to heaven if they die killing infidels who
Mohammed taught his followers to hate, some Muslims don't bother joining al
Qaeda or some other organized band of thugs. They get so filled with hatred
from hearing Islamic sermons and visiting jihadi web sites that they decide
to become freelance Jihadis.
The condition is recognizable and has been labeled Sudden Jihad Syndrome
(SJS) -- although some people are unable, or unwilling, to recognize SJS.
Politically correct spokesmen for the FBI and other agencies seem to be
under orders to issue a denial that a SJS-related murder could possibly have
anything to do with Islam.
The rest of the population should come to grips with the fact that many in
America are susceptible to SJS. The best antidote for many SJS-related acts
of terrorism is a bullet fired from the gun of a prospective victim.
The following list is offered to show that SJS is a reality, and that
rational Americans should be prepared to deliver the most effective known
antidote - a bullet administered at the first sign of an outbreak of SJS.
June 1968 - Robert F. Kennedy shot to death by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan a
Palestinian because of Kennedy's support for Israel.
March 1994 - Rashid Baz, a Muslim from Lebanon, opened fire on a van
containing members of the Lubavitch Hassids in Brooklyn. One was killed.
February 1997 - Palestinian-born Ali Abu Kamal opened fire on the
observation deck of the Empire State Building, killing a tourist and
injuring six other people before committing suicide. His daughter, Linda
Kamal, said in 2007 that the family is tired of lying and admitted that a
letter had been found on her father's body explaining his Muslim hatred for
Israel and America.
July 2002 - Egyptian-born Hesham Mohammed Hadayet walked into the Israeli
Airlines El Al terminal at the Los Angeles airport and began shooting Jews.
He killed two and injured another four. He was known to sympathize with al
September 2002 - Patrick Gott killed one and wounded another in the New
Orleans airport. He had entered the terminal with a shotgun and his Koran.
October 2002 - John Mohammed and Lee Malvo killed 13 people in the
Washington, DC area. Both were converts to Islam and had attended a jihad
training camp in southwestern Virginia.
August 2003 - Mohammed Ali Alayed almost totally decapitated his erstwhile
Jewish friend, Ariel Sellouk, following Alayed's getting serious about his
Islamic faith. He went to a mosque after killing Sellouk.
October 2005 - Joel Henry Hinrichs III, a convert to Islam, was an
engineering student at Oklahoma University. His student career ended when a
bomb he had strapped on himself went off prematurely outside a crowed
stadium, killing only himself. Police subsequently cleared explosives from
the apartment that Hinrichs had shared with Muslim students from Pakistan.
April 2006 - Muslim Ayhan Surucu was so angry when his sister started to
wear make-up and date men in Berlin, Germany, that he put a gun to her head
at a bus stop and killed her. Boys at a nearby school, attended mainly by
the children of immigrant Muslim families, cheered and applauded when news
of the murder reached them.
May 2006 - Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, a University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill student, rented an SUV and drove it through a crowded part of
the campus-- intentionally trying to hit people and wounding nine. In a
series of letters to the student newspaper, he explained that he acted in
obedience to Koranic dictates.
June 2006 - Michael Ford, a Muslim convert, walked into work at a Safeway
warehouse in Denver and opened fire on his coworkers, killing one and
injuring five. Relatives explained that he was being teased at work because
he's a Muslim and he could not take it anymore.
July 2006 - Naveed Alzal Haq, a Pakistani, walked into the Jewish Federation
Center in downtown Seattle and shot six women-- killing one, and wounding
five( one of whom was pregnant). He stated matter-of-factly: "I am a Muslim
American angry at Israel."
August 2006 - Omeed Aziz Popal, a Muslim Afghan refugee, used his SUV as a
weapon and ran down at least 14 people and a bicyclist in the San Francisco
Bay area. He was targeting Jewish neighborhoods to terrorize.
January 2007 - A 22-year-old Muslim, Ismail Yassin Mohamed, stole a car in
Minneapolis and rammed it into other cars before stealing a van and doing
the same, injuring several drivers and pedestrians at crosswalks and on
sidewalks before police caught up with him. Mohamed called himself a
February 2007 - Ibrihim Ahmed, a Memphis cab driver and Muslim, was enraged
that two passengers did not agree with him about Islam. When they got out of
the cab, he tried to run them down, striking one in a parking lot.
February 2007 - Sulejman Talovic, a Bosnian Muslim immigrant, went to a Salt
Lake City mosque on a Friday night. Then he went to one of only two malls in
the state which prohibits civilian carrying of concealed weapons. He killed
five before an off-duty cop (not subject to ban) used a concealed firearm
stopped his murder spree.
Cornell University did a study estimating that there are seven million
Muslims in the U.S. If even a single percent of that population is motivated
to go kill a few infidels for Allah, the country would be facing 70,000
murderers on the loose.
The examples that I have found of Islam being the driving force for murder
show that the prospect of Sudden Jihad Syndrome should be reason to loosen
the country's concealed carry laws. The Utah Jihadi did not have a concealed
carry permit, but he carried his weapons to the scene of the crime concealed
anyway. Why should the laws make it harder for the rest of us to counter
what criminals are already doing?
Put another way, our current restrictions on concealed carry on the books in
most states facilitate murder by tying the hands of victims.
The law should be on our side, not on the side of the bad guys.
Larry Pratt is Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, a National gun
lobby with over 300,000 members located at 8001 Forbes Place, Springfield,
VA 22151, (703) 321-8585.
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