Athena, who blogs at Terrorism Unveiled, sent her fellow anti-jihad bloggers a note this morning:
I went to Chapel Hill this weekend (for the UNC-Duke game – which was spectacular by the way) and I found out information that’s not in the mainstream media about the attack by Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar on my campus.
Not mentioned in the media is that he was a frequent pot smoker and heavy drinker, that he tried to pledge a fraternity and was kicked out, and the financial status of his family. My significant other is Iranian and lives in Chapel Hill (graduated the same year as Mohammed) and doesn’t know this guy, which is odd because most Persians know each other – indicating this guy is a real recluse, which corroborates statements from fraternity brothers I spoke with.
She has a lot more information on last Friday’s SUV-For-Allah attack. I don’t want to give all her goodies away; you’ll have go over to her post to get all the background on the alleged perp.
It looks like the guy was genuinely a lone and silent Allah-maddened weirdo, but we shall see.
Also, The Daily Tar Heel website has a lot of details on the story.