So you’re standing there at a bus stop, minding your business, when:
A Detroit man stabbed two people at a suburban bus stop after asking his victims whether or not they were Muslim, according to police. Federal authorities are now looking at the case as a potential hate crime, police said on Tuesday.
Both of the victims were standing at the bus stop outside of Detroit with the suspect on Saturday, Southfield Police Chief Eric Hawkins said. Several people there “engaged in conversation” until the suspect, identified by Hawkins as 39-year-old Terrence Lavaron Thomas, “asked some of the folks there if they were Muslims.”
Two of them answered, the chief told The Post on Tuesday: They were not Muslims. “[Thomas] was not not happy with that answer,” Hawkins said. Shortly after, “without provocation,” Thomas pulled out a 3-inch folding knife “and attacked one of them,” Hawkins said.
Well, okay then. What’s clear is that, worldwide, self-activating jihadis are simple following the demands of their “faith” and attacking the kuffar for the crime of breathing while non-Muslim. What’s even clearer is that they have no fear of us at all. Reading the WaPo story at the link (whose headline apparently was scrubbed of the word “Muslim”) will make your head ache: as usual, police are baffled by the apparent lack of motive, although Chief Hawkins is groping his way toward one:
Although authorities have not made a statement on the suspect’s motive, Hawkins added that “we do know that he was not happy that [the victims] indicated that they were not Muslims.” Thomas “said that he was a Muslim,” Hawkins said.
For a real treat, scroll all the way down to the bottom for this series of juxtaposed headline links, inadvertently Drudge-like in its mastery of subtextual narrative:
Anti-Muslim hate crimes are still five times more common today than before 9/11
For Muslim Americans, N.C. shooting brings fear of discrimination into open
Fearing violence, U.S. Jewish groups create security infrastructure
Chicago Islamic school leader Mohammed Abdullah Saleem charged with sexual abuse