FBI launches terror investigation into Virginia stabbing/attempted beheading

The FBI is “working to determine the nature” of a weekend multiple-stabbing where the perp may have tried to behead one of the victims. Wasil Farooqui, 20, has been charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding in an attack where witnesses report he shouted the jihadi mating call as he attacked his two victims, apparently chosen at random.

From ABC News:

Federal authorities have been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui of the Roanoke area, for some time, sources familiar with the case told ABC News. In the past year, sources said, he traveled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting and inspiring sympathizers from around the world.

Sounds like a the FBI has its work cut out for it. I cannot imagine the possible motive for this attack. Since the attack took place at an apartment complex, the Government can’t label the attack “workplace violence”.

Asked whether Farooqui may be suffering from mental illness, the (FBI) spokeswoman declined to comment.

Of course they would find a shred of evidence Farooqui suffered from mental illness – they could follow Europe’s example and try to blame the attack on that instead of reaching the obvious conclusion.



  1. Sam L. says:

    The obvious conclusion is either raaaaacist (which Islam is not) or Islamophobic. Correct, though.

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