Muslim Student Who Carried Out Knife Attack at University Wrote Manifesto Praising Allah

Mohammad-compressedMERCED, Calif. — A Muslim student who carried out a knife attack this week at the Merced campus of the University of California left behind a manifesto that praised Allah, officials state, but reject assertions that the student’s religion was a factor in the crime.

Faisal Mohammad, 18, a freshman at the university, entered one of the classroom and office buildings on campus on Wednesday at approximately 8 a.m. and began stabbing another student with a hunting knife. Byron Price, a construction worker who observed the altercation, stepped in to help, but was soon stabbed himself.

He told the Merced Sun-Star that Mohammad was smiling as he carried out the attack, but also “looked scared.”

“He also looked like he was having fun,” Price said. “His eyes, I could see fear in his eyes. He was smiling.”

Mohammad then fled the room and stabbed a staff member and another student before being chased by police, who shot him to death moments later.

“When the suspect turned toward the officer, an officer-involved shooting occurred and the suspect succumbed to his injuries,” UC Merced Police Chief Al Vasquez told CNN.

As an autopsy was performed on Mohammad’s body, medical examiners found a two-page document in his pocket that appeared to be a manifesto—a detailed plan that, according to police, “gives a blow by blow, from start to finish, about where he wanted to go and who he wanted to kill. He even writes his own script about how he wanted to do it, and what he’ll say when he calls the police department.”

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According to reports, Mohammad had originally planned to handcuff students to their desks, and then ambush a responding officer to obtain his gun so that he could carry out an armed rampage. He planned to rub petroleum jelly on the floor prior to calling the police and proclaim, “There’s a man in here acting crazy; he’s got a pocket knife! Oh my gosh, he’s coming for me!”

When asked if the manifesto made references to Allah, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke acknowledged that it did, but rejected any suggestion that Mohammad’s Muslim faith had anything to do with his actions.

“His belief was through the Muslim faith, but there’s nothing to indicate anything other than that,” Warnke said. “It’d be like a Christian referring to the Lord Jesus.”

“You’ve got to remember there are a lot of Muslim faith [people] that are very kind, gentle, loving people and to have one person do this, you can’t group that whole section of folks into that,” he stated. “It’s just not right.”

Warnke said that he believes from the manifesto that Mohammad was solely upset that he had been kicked out of a study group and sought to take vengeance upon those who had hurt him.

The student’s backpack was found to be filled with zip-tie handcuffs, a night-vision scope, a safety hammer and duct tape—the items mentioned in his detailed plan on how he would carry out the attack.

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  • Nidalap

    Gotta love a protected class…right?

    • gizmo23

      How are Muslims a protected class?

  • xinthose

    Jesus never told us to kill our enemies, but Muhammed did. The authorities need to stop defending Muslims.

    • gizmo23

      Just because Jesus told us something doesn’t mean many Christians follow it

  • gatekeeper96740

    What classifies these folks as an endangered species and they get such a protected statues.

  • Truthhurts24

    I can not for the life of me understand how this satanic religion that promotes violence continues to get preferential treatment over Christianity which is of peace.

    • gizmo23

      Where do Muslims get special treatment?

      • Truthhurts24

        Everywhere Schools,Jobs, Media etc

        • gizmo23

          Where when how?

  • afchief

    Islam and liberalism/socialism are two cancers infecting the entire world.

  • WGB

    They hate us, literally. They would kill us like that *finger snap*, if they could. Why are they (murderers) protected and we (Christians) not a protected class, especially now when we are under attack from everyone it seems.

    • afchief

      What’s amazing (or sad) is even Christians are being deceived. Most Christians think the majority of Muslims are peaceful and moderate and don’t want violence. This is exactly what they want you to think. If a person says that he is a moderate non-violent Muslim we are STILL an infidel to him. Their koran says so. Which means we are their enemy. When they are the minority like they are now in the US they will lie to us to make us think they are peaceful. But as their numbers grow, things will change. I guarantee it!

      • WGB

        You are absolutely right. We must use foresight and wisdom when dealing with Muslims. When I was an undergraduate I met several Muslim men who were looking for wives. I told them up front that I was not interested in converting to Islam, I’m Christian and Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and not just a prophet like the Quran teaches. I did a lot of research on all religions back then because I had friends from all over the world/ different religious beliefs and I served on the street ministry outreach so I had to know the Word and be educated on what they believed to respond to their questions intelligently and win souls for Christ. Fun times.

        I want to encourage you in your work here. I admire your passion to speak the Truth and share the Word of God with the lost. Keep it up. God bless.

  • Rebecca

    Stop cowering to this evil religion. They want us to fear them, that way they can get away with whatever they can. Don’t fear them, stand up to them. islam is evil.

    • gizmo23

      So what do you propose?

  • You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?

  • gizmo23

    Painting Muslims with a broad bush is no better than doing the same with Christians. There are many examples of Christians doing terrible things but that doesn’t mean all Christians do terrible things. Most religious extremes seem to end up badly and radical dogma doesn’t serve people well.
    The Golden Rule should apply here