February 21, 2008, - 10:11 am

NIU Killer Liked HAMAS, Spoke Arabic, Says Extremist Muslim Friend; Was He a Muslim Convert?

By Debbie Schlussel
**** SCROLL DOWN FOR IMPORTANT UPDATE: Kazmierczak’s Muslim friend and other Scary Islamist Ties****
After my crime of posting anti-Cankles and anti-B(Hussein)O candy hearts on this site, I’m sure this, too, will attract the ire of my friends at the Nazi-funded Media Matters for America gang.
After all, how dare I repeat the words of a Muslim reporter in the Chicago Sun-Times who was friends with Northern Illinois University killer Steven Kazmierczak, and said he was a good guy because he spoke Muslim phrases in Arabic with a phony Arabic accent and liked HAMAS? The nerve of me to report that Muslim former Northern Star reporter Rasmieyh Abdelnabi says Kazmierczak was “nice, smart” because he liked HAMAS.
I mean, I’m sure this is just a coincidence–him liking HAMAS and then rampaging HAMAS-style, murdering multiple innocent people on the NIU campus:

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NIU Killer Steven Kazmierczak:

Was Arabic-Speaking, HAMAS-fan a Muslim Convert?

I met Steve Kazmierczak in an introductory political science class in 2002 as a freshman in college. He was inquisitive, smart, respectful and nice. . . . We would also see each other on campus during the semesters we didn’t have any classes together and catch up.
Our topics of choice: foreign policy and the Middle East. He would especially enjoy practicing his Arabic on me. In 2004, NIU decided to offer a year’s worth of Arabic classes. Steve took both classes without hesitation, excited as could be.
“Assalamo Alikum,” he would say to me, which means “peace be with you” in Arabic. [DS: That is a Muslim greeting. Christians, generally, do not use it.] He would proceed to ask me how I was doing and what I was up to, all in Arabic with a thick accent and a huge, excited smile.
Sometimes I was his walking dictionary and he would ask me, “What does this word mean in English?” or “What is this word in Arabic?” . . .
Once we took a course called “The Politics of the Middle East.” At the beginning of the course, our instructor informed us a research paper would be due by the end of the semester. Steve decided on Hamas, which is known mainly to the world as being a Palestinian terrorist group, which was the first thing that interested Steve about the group. But he also heard Hamas funded many social services, which also interested him. How could one group be put into two completely different categories, Steve would ask.
Unlike most of us, Steve started his research from day one, reading every book he could find on Hamas. He’d give me a status report when we saw each other in class. Steve said that his perception of Hamas changed with all the research he did.
Aside from politics, we sometimes touched on personal discussions about our lives. His was not an easy one. We connected over our difficult upbringings.
Steve told me after high school he left home and had to fend for himself.
Before coming to NIU, Steve was homeless. It was through a great deal of effort that Steve came to NIU because he had to do it all on his own, he said.
He was proud of getting into NIU, excited to learn and do something with his life. At first he was interested in international affairs, but then developed a serious and deep longing to study criminal justice. Steve told me he would need to stay longer in school to get his degree in criminal justice, but it was worth it.
I don’t know the Steve who killed five innocent students who were doing precisely what he valued: learning.

Yup, this guy spoke Muslim phrases in Arabic with an accent and liked HAMAS. Therefore, he could nevah evah be a killer of innocent people. Capiche?
Good thing he’s gone. Very sad he took five innocent people with him and injured countless others. But, hey, he liked HAMAS. So he had “redeeming” qualities.
Nauseating.
Exit question: Since it has all the hallmarks–a loser and loner who felt worthless until college, who was taking Arabic and speaking in an Arabic accent uttering Muslim phrases, who learned to love HAMAS–was NIU killer Steven Kazmierczak converting to Islam or did he already? Just a coinky-dink, right? Or as the French would say, “Quelle Coincidence.” Whatta coincidence!
Just asking.
Thanks to reader Brian for the tip.
**** UPDATE: The plot thickens. Brian Keegan of Muslim Watcher writes:

Debbie. The Muslim woman reporter that the NIU shooter talked Arabic to, about Hamas, is a radical Muslim. Just take a look at my blog where she, Rasmieyh Abdelnabi, is mentioned a lot. She wrote radical Muslim pro-Palestinian articles at NIU, and she spearheaded the wearing of the hijab at NIU. She was a leader in the Muslim Student Union, a Saudi Wahabi outfit.
Interestingly, Derrick Shareef, the would-be Cherry Valley terrorist lived in Rockford but went to mosque in DeKalb, just down the block from where the shooting occurred. Shareef also, according to court documents, said he contemplated shooting Jews at the synagogue just down the block from the NIU masjid (mosque). All that’s at my blog.
Ironically, Rasmieyh did a story on Shareef’s plot, and she attended the same NIU mosque as he did, probably in the same time period. Shareef and she probably met, just like the NIU shooter and her met.

He’s definitely on to something very scary. A shame that the MSM doesn’t take his lead.

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No name for 24 hours, and then only after a blogger found it.
NIU pulls everything they can and he disappears from the web.
He researches “religion in prisons”.
I guess he had to get with some prisoners to do that.
He started learning Arab 6 years ago and it wasn’t even mentioned until now.
This has had a smell to it from the first day.
The girlfriend makes a statement about not living with him and the other day some neighbors in his building said he had a woman living with him.
Curiouser and curiouser.

Aunt Bea on February 21, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Sorry to burst your bubble guys, but you are onto a complete non-starter here. Psycopaths will hook themselves to any cause that they feel justifies their desire to inflict pain. Was Tim McVeigh a muslim? Were the Columbine boys?

    Psychopathic Christians use their hatred of abortion to murder doctors.

    You could argue that glorification of military values equally acts as an “excuse” for this kind of behavior (many kids involved in school shootings come from military families where guns are glorified, and killing is justified).

    Horrifically violent computer games (largely developed in the USA) could also play a part.

    A psycho is a psycho, regardless of race, creed or colour.

    Do you know why that guy tried to kill President Regean all those years ago?

    He wanted to impress Jodie Foster.

    It’s very easy to focus all the problems of the world on a common enemy (just as Hitler did), but you need to realise that the world just isn’t as black and white as that!

    Lee Boyd on December 22, 2009 at 4:40 am

Good thing the mass media is latching onto this story. NOT SO MUCH! People would rather check out college hoops and the ap rankings.

samurai on February 21, 2008 at 11:56 am

Debbie. The Muslim woman reporter that the NIU shooter talked Arabic to, about Hamas, is a radical Muslim. Just take a look at my blog where she, Rasmieyh Abdelnabi, is mentioned a lot. She wrote radical Muslim pro-Palestinian articles at NIU, and she spearheaded the wearing of the hijab at NIU. She was a leader in the Muslim Student Union, a Saudi Wahabi outfit.
Interestingly, Derrick Shareef, the would-be Cherry Valley terrorist lived in Rockford but went to mosque in DeKalb, just down the block from where the shooting occurred. Shareef also, according to court documents, said he contemplated shooting Jews at the synagogue just down the block from the NIU masjid (mosque). All that’s at my blog.
Ironically, Rasmieyh did a story on Shareef’s plot, and she attended the same NIU mosque as he did, probably in the same time period. Shareef and she probably met, just like the NIU shooter and her met.

Bruce Keegan on February 21, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Debbie,
thank you, thank you, thank you.
The minute I heard about this attack I thought of muslim Sulejman Talovic, perpetrator of the Trolley Square attack, and Seung-Hui Cho, perpetrator of the attack at Virginia Tech. (Cho also had connections to islam.)
Itís a good thing that islam is a religion of peace, otherwise how many more mass murder attacks would there be?

Rocky on February 21, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Another case of Muslim rage and the Lieberals tell us the real problem is “gun control.” What will it take to wake the American sheeple up?

FreethinkerNY on February 21, 2008 at 12:34 pm

It is so scary how these Muslims are going after young people with problems and trying to make them into terrorists by converting them to the religion of terrorism, Islam.
I know for a fact that Muslim mosques are “outreaching” to illegal Hispanics and young gang members here in Northern Virginia.
Also, isn’t it weird how this Abdenabi wants to go to the press to say how much the shooter loved Islam? It seems she is giving a code to Muslims around the world that it WAS a terrorist act that fellow Muslims can take credit for and be proud of, but doesn’t want to come right out and say it. It is PR, letting Muslims around the world know that they are not sitting idly here in the U.S.
It reminds me how that VA Tech Palestinian just happened to be right outside the building, filming the gunshots to broadcast around the world.

Gabe on February 21, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    K, islam is not a terrorist religion , blame religion , christians find bullshit reasons to kill people too , like calling all muslims terrorists… sorry but im alot more worried about the mass american right wing reaction to a small amount of terrorists than those few terrorists that exist. some people thik enitre countires are terrorists, these groups are in the thousands , not millions. dont let the american war machine fearmonger you into killing people either.

    MLG on February 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

Nothing about this whole episode smells right.
I heard he was cremated. Why? I heard he was on three prescription anti-psychotic medications. Why? And what’s with those tattooes he sported?
There are more questions than answers.

Mike on February 21, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Guns don’t kill people, sociology majors do.

dm60462 on February 21, 2008 at 5:53 pm

He was a homeless once? – It is THEN, when mosque outreached him.
What a pity, that he has been cremated after his departure to the right hand of Allah!

MarcAurelio on February 22, 2008 at 3:19 am

Definitely a real shocker, duh.
What ever happened to the Virginia Tech massacre case and the shooter’s alleged ties to Islam? Has the media already buried that story? Is the FBI/local police still investigating that case?

American Sabrah on February 22, 2008 at 9:30 am

ALSO, whatever happened to the father of Amina and Sarah? I haven’t heard anything about him in a long time. Why is that??

nyone on February 22, 2008 at 1:54 pm

You know what, guys?
All these mass and paramass shootings in American colleges and universities – and high schools – in the recent 10 years – almost all of them are children of the same mother.
Killer leaves his words, photos of preparations, even videos with his last testament.
Killer kills at the site of school or college or university campus.
Killer kills himself.
It is a footprint of islamic terrorism.
Even as early as Columbine shooting we can trace the same assortment of patterns.
Same place.
Same preparations.
Same consequences.
SAME GOAL.
The goal – to destroy America’s system of education (or its remnants that still stay) and, by doing so, destroy her ability to continue her superiority in the spheres of military technology.
Because, trown back into conventional weapons platform, America cannot stay a chance against them.

MarcAurelio on February 22, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Great column, Debbie. As others have stated, it’s amazing how NONE of this information is being shared by the msm! Two things jumped right out at me as I continued to read your column. 1) He wanted to major in criminal justice???? What police or sheriff’s department would hire a man marked up with all those tattoos? Wonder who his advisor was to not discourage these thoughts. 2) He was homeless before attending NIU. Does this mean he was the beneficiary of federal/state grants for those who cannot afford to attend college? If so, this is a fine example of someone who shouldn’t be a student and who should have been denied financial assistance of any kind. Do they not have any standards as to who receives financial aid??? So now we are paying society’s misfits to learn how they can destroy our way of life. I wonder how many years he has been living off the tax dollars of hard-working law-abiding Americans! That would be a good story by a Chicago newspaper or a national news magazine to explore!
It makes one wonder how many other thugs there are out there receiving our hard-earned tax$$ to take a seat in institutions of higher learning – so they can learn all about HAMAS and how to speak ARABIC!!!

CapeConservative on February 23, 2008 at 8:33 pm

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