July 29, 2006

More "Not Terrorism": Muslim Doctor Shoots Bicyclist in Texas

Dr. Wameeth Fadhli.jpgCrack Jawa reporter Bluto sends us information that a Muslim doctor randomly shot a bicyclist a few days ago. Do we even have to say that terrorism was immediately ruled out as a motive and that the man's Muslim faith was not even mentioned?

Because as we all know, Islam never inspired anybody to kill anybody else. Ever.

Move along folks. Nothing to see here.

Court TV:

A doctor has been charged in the drive-by shooting of a bicyclist, who was hit in the chest and shoulder and is now recovering at the same hospital where the physician works.

Dr. Wameeth Fadhli, a doctor at the University of Texas Medical Branch hospital in Galveston, was jailed Thursday on $60,000 bond after being accused of firing numerous shots at the 22-year-old man on Tuesday.

According to witnesses, the victim was riding his bicycle when a sport utility vehicle pulled alongside and began firing what they described as a pistol. The witnesses told police the shooter was alone and wearing what appeared to be surgical scrubs, said Galveston County Sheriff's Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo....

"At this point, this looks like it could have been just a random shooting, and that makes it a pretty scary crime," Assistant District Attorney Xochitl Vandiver said.

Yup. Random. No motive whatsoever.

Looks like he is a pediatrician. Just the kind of guy you'd want treating your kids. He is also American by birth. Born in Indiana. A regular Hoosier.

Bluto makes an interesting speculation in the form of a "lets hope". Go read his post to see what that is. He's not the first to say it.

My inclination is to answer the speculation with a "no".

Organizations tend to commit organized acts of terror. Not what we've seen in the past couple of days.

What we see, then, can be explained by part bravery and part commitment to values. Like I've always said: if the Left and Muslim extremists really believed what they say they believe, then there would be a lot more domestic terrorism.

Either they don't really believe half the things they claim, or they are cowards.

When you truly believe this expect this. It really is that simple.

UPDATE: Someone from Galveston e-mails that his wife works at the hospital. Apparently there is a lot of gossip going around as to what might possibly have happened.

He retracts his earlier statement that Dr. Fadhli was Persian. His wife thinks he comes from a Saudi lineage. But Fadhli's wife is Italian and isn't veiled.

The suspect in the shooting, Dr. Fadhli, came in to work two weeks ago bloodied and claiming he had had a run in with some gang types and had been beaten. So, the local gossip is that this might have been pay back.

But it is all speculation at this point.

Sue Bob is also covering the story.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:56 PM | Comments |