August 29, 2006

Don't Look Now

It's just another isolated incident:

The spree began around noon in Fremont, where a man walking along the side of the road was hit by an SUV. He was thrown into a field and killed, police Sgt. Chris Mazzone said.

The driver then crossed the bay into San Francisco, where he injured at least 13 people during a 20-minute hit-and-run spree, police said...

...The driver's name was not immediately released, but Department of Motor Vehicles records show the license plate on the SUV registered to Omeed A. Popal of Fremont.

An aide to the mayor who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the open investigation said Popal was the suspect in custody.

Ellipses mine.

According to this site, "Omeed" is a Persian name meaning "hope."

Make of it what you will.

stein hoist: Leatherneck.

Update: Linda has the SF Gate story and the full name: Ohmeed Aziz Popal.

Sounds Irish, or maybe Vanatuan to me. Possibly Jamaican, too.

Update Too: SF Urinal quotes Gavin "teh ghey" Newsome thus:

"This was so senseless and inexplicable,'' the mayor said afterward.

No, he's not talking about his winning the mayoral election. We could only hope.

He's illustrating, albeit unwittingly, the Left's utter denial that we are threatened by an enemy that will not be stopped, unless it is utterly annihilated, until an Islamic flag flies over Washington D.C. and we live like this.

Update Tres (I bow to our Aztlan overlords): Via email, the Saint Joseph Mercury News reports that he was simply upset over an arranged marriage.

Notable excerpts:

But a recent trip to Afghanistan to participate in an arranged marriage could have caused him a lot of stress, Nekrawesh said.
He was born in Afghanistan, but came to the United States at a young age. Three months ago, he returned to his home country to marry, relatives said, and his wife's family was very traditional and strict.


``The only thing would be some kind of mental pressure,'' Nekrawesh said, adding that Popal seemed happy before leaving for Kabul. "The lifestyle is very different in Afghanistan.''

As opposed to this description:

Two doors down, longtime resident William Lofton said the family moved into the house about three years ago.

``He never spoke,'' Lofton said of Popal. ``He never said hello. He was quiet. He never opened his mouth.''

Gee, happy people usually talk to their neighbors. Even happy Muslim people.

America has compiled a massive dossier of mass murderers. I'll flip through my Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, Volumes I and II" to see if I can find even one that was a nice American boy who suddenly decided to mow down innocent people after returning from a Muslim country.

By Vinnie at 08:52 PM | Comments |