Jews Targeted in San Francisco

30 08 2006

Filed under: Jihad

Updated: He may have gotten cold feet.
Updated: KTVU: Popal called himself a “terrorist?!!”

A Muslim man named Omeed Aziz Popal, 29, was arrested for a San Francisco-area hit-and-run spree that killed one and injured 14 others. It appears to be intentional.

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San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens said the attacks in the city occurred at 12 locations over a 20-minute period.

“The hits were intentional,” he said, noting that police are treating them as assaults. Gittens had no information about a possible motive.

This evening, it was unclear exactly how many people had been injured, and in what order the incidents occurred. The police reported the following injuries:

— Two people, one of them a child, were seriously injured on the 3500 block of California Street in Laurel Heights.
— Three people were hit at California and Fillmore streets. Witnesses said they included a man with a broken hip and a woman with a gashed head.
— Two people were seriously hurt at Bush and Pierce streets.
— One person was seriously injured at Bush and Buchanan streets.
— One person suffered minor injuries in an incident at 1850 Fillmore St.
— Two other people suffered minor injuries when they were hit at Pine at Divisadero streets.
— Two people were hit and suffered minor injuries at Divisadero and Bush streets.

Michelle Malkin points out the following detail:

The SUV struck two people in front of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on California Street, a few blocks from where the rampage ended.

Blood covered the sidewalk in front of the center’s gift store entrance, and 50 feet farther down the sidewalk lay a mangled bicycle.

Security cameras in front of the center captured images of the incident, which happened at 1:12 p.m., according to Aaron Rosenthal, spokesman for the community center.

Jim Hoft notes three people have been detained for questioning.

California Conservative quips, “Just another “average guy” angry at the world, who decided to run down random pedestrians with his SUV.”

So, get all upset and go run over some Jews. Nice line of thinking there.

Others: Wizbang, American Thinker

Update: Bookworm points out a story repeating relatives’ claim that Popal had wedding jitters:

Relatives of a Fremont man connected to Tuesday’s deadly driving rampage said he may have been distraught after returning recently from Afghanistan without his newlywed wife who iswaiting for a visa.

But a recent trip to Afghanistan to participate in an arranged marriage could have caused him a lot of stress, Nekrawesh said.

That’s the spirit. Take it out on the Jews.

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