February 15, 2007, - 1:44 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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I’m learning more about the Muslim Trolley Square terrorist murderer, Sulejman Talovic. Yet, the Mainstream Media continue to ignore his religious background.
Worse, it sounds like Salt Lake City police are getting in on the denial act. They refused to seize or search Talovic’s computer, as terrorism expert and investigator Bill Warner points out. From the Salt Lake Tribune:
Salt Lake City police spokeswoman Robin Snyder said Wednesday that police have not discerned a motive or found anything resembling a suicide note. With the permission of Talovic’s parents, detectives searched their home but did not take any computers or video games, she said.
Why the heck not? What kind of investigation is this? What kind of investigators are these? Not very good ones. Five people are dead, five more in critical or serious condition, including a pregnant woman. The guy is Muslim and apparently a jihadist who wanted to kill as many people as possible and had on his person the ammo to do it. And they aren’t going to search his computer?! Hello . . .? Did the country not learn a thing from the episode of FBI Agent Harry Samit being repeatedly denied the right to look at Zacarias Moussaoui’s hard drive . . . and then 3,000 Americans were murdered?
We need to know how he got the firearm and ammo, from whom, and whether he was working with anyone. Not seizing and searching the computer is sheer idiocy.
Come on. Bill Warner comments:
Are you kidding me, 18 year old SULEJMAN TALOVIC unemployed (until Dec. 06), a high school drop out who stays home all the time, isolated by himself, who obviously had been planning the shooting at the Trolley Square Mall for some time, and he is a Muslim who had over 18 of his close relatives executed by the Serbs, and they DO NOT TAKE THE COMPUTERS ?????????????????
Then, there’s this e-mail I got from a reader in Salt Lake. Trying to verify it, but if even half of it is true (and I know the part about the people in the gift shop is–they were there buying Valentine’s Day gifts) . . .
I read your article on the terrorist attack at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City with interest. I knew as soon as I spoke with my friends Monday night in law enforcement (the ones who actually killed the shooter) that this was a terrorist attack.
According to my friends on the SWAT team who responded to the scene first, the terrorist killed four individuals inside a gift shop Jihad execution style. He actually made them kneel down. Then he put the gun barrel to the back of their heads and killed each one of them one by one.
The day after the shooting, I observed a man dressed as a Muslim cleric being arrested by the West Valley Police on his way to the Kaadeeja Islamic Center in West Valley City. My friends in law enforcement confirmed that this man is the Uncle of Sulejman Talovic.
Of course the FBI is denying there is any link to terrorism because the DOJ has a direct order from President Bush to ensure that no terrorist attacks occur on American soil since 9/11.
So, why won’t they seize and search Talovic’s computer?
**** UPDATE: Reader Eric, a computer expert, writes:
As a computer security professional I find it ludicrous they did not look at all the computers in the house. Each and every one should’ve been confiscated, imaged and searched. This includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, PDA’s, Sony PSP, pagers … It is not unusual for the local PD to not have the tools/experience to carry out a forensic investigation. However, I would imagine that SLC is large enough to have at least one officer trained on how to secure the equipment until another agency (county, state, federal) is on the scene to conduct the investigation. Just my two cents for whatever it is worth.
It’s worth a lot more than the training they apparently get at the Salt Lake PD.
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