December 6, 2009

Stop me if you've heard this one before...

Read a couple of sentences from this NYT article and try to guess what's going on....

...In his statement, Mr. Mollen said there was "no indication of religious or ethnic motivation" in the killing...

...It was followed by an e-mail message from Lois B. DeFleur, the university president, who called the killing, "an act of senseless violence."...


(More below the fold, if you haven't already guessed the essentials.)

Here's something from the local press... Binghamton University killing: Apartment-mates say man accused of killing professor was confrontational and 'acted like a terrorist'—pressconnects.com—Press & Sun-Bulletin:

...The two apartment-mates of the man charged with stabbing a Binghamton University professor to death on Friday said Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani was confrontational, argumentative and "acted like a terrorist."

The three men lived together for the past three weeks in a first-floor unit on Main Street in Binghamton. The men were brought together by a landlord, who rented a vacant room to Al-Zahrani, a 46-year-old Saudi national who was working on his doctorate at BU.

Souleyman Sukho, a Senegalese doctoral student at BU, said during the three weeks the men lived together, Al-Zahrani "came at me with a knife."

"He asked me if I was afraid of dying," Sukho said. "Then he went into his room. I told him, 'don't ask me the question if you don't want to hear my answer.'

"He behaved like a terrorist," Sukho said. "He would open his door and would be screaming on the phone."...

Amazing. Who would have guessed?

Posted by John Weidner at December 6, 2009 8:29 AM
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