May 02, 2006

Jeep Jihadi Charged

Mohammed Taheri-Azar, the Iranian-American jihadi wannabe that tried to run down UNC-Chapel Hill students, was charged with nine counts of attempted murder. In addition:

Mohammed Taheri-Azar, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, also was indicted on four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Taheri-Azar is accused of driving through the gathering spot, known as the Pit, on March 3, hitting nine people. He has said his actions were in retaliation for the deaths of Muslims throughout the world caused by the United States.

I can only wonder if Chapel Hill (motto: "Left of Center, Right at Home") will raise monies for his defense fund. Some people have already thought about doing just that.

Other Iranian-Americans (or more accurately, Iranian-North Americans) aren't among them.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 2, 2006 07:44 AM | TrackBack

So, no terrorism-related charges?

Posted by: sandspur at May 2, 2006 11:19 AM

Wrong venue for terrorism charges, I think. That would be in Federal court.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at May 2, 2006 11:29 AM

Who are these people you mention that have "thought about" raising money for his defense? Saying that the people of Chapel Hill will try to defend this monster just because they are liberal is an insult to the town, which has been outraged at this incident ever since it occurred. If anyone does raise money for him, I will be the first to condemn them. But please don't smear an entire town preemptively.

-Jordan Miller, Chapel Hill, NC

Posted by: J. Miller at May 3, 2006 02:17 AM