Last Wednesday, the FBI released new details about Faisal Mohammad’s case, who in November 2015, as a freshman at the University of California, Merced, entered a classroom and stabbed four people.
At the time of the attack, Mohammad was already known to be a jihadi. The College Fix had reported that he was “found to have an image of the ISIS flag, a handwritten manifesto with instructions on how to behead someone, and reminders to pray to Allah.”
The newly released information about the case confirms this.
According to the Associated Press:
In November 2015, Mohammad’s attack was widely characterized as “revenge for being kicked out of a study group.” Many at the University of California-Merced even mourned for him, with a Facebook “R.I.P” tribute to Faisal Mohammad “gaining massive support among the campus community.”
After that, UC Merced faculty decided to host a “teach-in” that roughly 200 students attended, entitled, “Don’t Turn Our Tragedy Into Hate.” According to one student who attended the teach-in, “‘Islamophobia’ was cited as the reason people want to call it a terrorist attack….‘People were quick to sympathize with the attacker and assume anyone who thought this was related to radical Islam was a xenophobic racist.’”
Among the topics discussed were “What does mental health have to do with this?”; “How do we define our community – what makes one person’s life more valuable than another (grieving)?”; and “What do race and religion have to do with this?”