February 19, 2013, - 11:04 pm
As I was driving home tonight from a movie screening, I heard the radio news reports about a gunman on a rampage in the Los Angeles area. The man, Ali Syed, apparently murdered an unrelated woman at his parents’ home, a 69-year-old man, and a businessman, and engaged in a number of carjackings and others crimes, as well as wounding 2-3 others. And as soon as I heard the name I wondered what started it all and whether or not religion–he is obviously Muslim (despite the lack of that fact in any of the news stories)–played a part. Could it be jihad or an honor killing (maybe the woman dumped him)? Note that apparently none of his victims is Muslim.
69-Year-Old Melvin Lee Edwards & 26-Year-Old Jeremy Lewis, Victims of Muslim Ali Syed, Below, and his Jihad
Well, if it is related to Islam, we’ll never be told that because our politically correct media refuses to do that, now more than ever nearly 12 years after 9/11. We’re already being told he’s unemployed, as if that has anything to do with it. Under Barack Obama, we now have nearly one in eight Americans unemployed. And most aren’t going on rampages and murder sprees. But, then, most aren’t brought up in a culture–a religion–where this is okay and even encouraged.
A 20-year-old student is suspected of killing three people [DS: UPDATED to FOUR] and injuring several others in Orange County early Tuesday before turning the gun on himself.
The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Ali Syed of Ladera Ranch. A motive for the shooting spree was not clear. Authorities said Syed had no criminal history. Police originally said he was armed with two long guns, but later said it appeared he only had one weapon, a shotgun.
Police responded to a call of a shooting at a home at Red Leaf Lane in Ladera Ranch around 4:45 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a woman dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
Syed lived at the residence with his parents. He allegedly shot and killed the unidentified woman before fleeing in his parents’ black SUV. It was not clear what the woman, described only as in her 20s, was doing in the residence. She was not related to Syed, according to the department.
Syed then allegedly participated in three different carjackings and shootings at different locations in Tustin and Santa Ana.
Police said the suspect crashed at Red Hill Avenue and Nisson Road in Tustin sometime before 5:30 a.m. and attempted to carjack a vehicle. During the attempted car theft, the driver was shot in the back of the head as he tried to speed away. The victim survived and was hospitalized.
From there, investigators said Syed went to a gas station and took someone’s car.
“Mr. Syed being very polite said, ‘I don’t want to hurt you. I killed somebody, today’s my last day. Give me your keys,'” said Tustin Police Chief Scott Jordan.
Aw, sooo “nice” and “polite” that he later murdered an innocent man and shot two other innocents.
Investigators said Syed continued on the 55 Freeway and even stopped to shoot in the direction of at least three other vehicles, causing minor injury to one person.
Police responded to a second call of a fatal carjacking and shooting shortly after. The suspect allegedly killed a victim near the 55 Freeway off-ramp at McFadden Avenue and Village Way in Santa Ana. That victim was identified as 69-year-old Laguna Hills resident Melvin Lee Edwards.
“The suspect was driving a vehicle that he had taken in the Tustin incident,” Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said in a 10 a.m. news conference. “Reports are that he got out of the vehicle, confronted our victim who was in his BMW. He orders him out of his vehicle, walks him to the side of the curb and executes our victim.”
Syed then drove to the Micro Center parking lot near the 1100 block of East Edinger and Newport Avenue in Tustin. Two additional victims, identified as construction workers, were reportedly shot there. Fullerton resident Jeremy Lewis, 26, was killed. The second construction worker was wounded in the arm.
Syed allegedly took another vehicle from there. Officers located the suspect in the stolen vehicle and followed him to the city of Villa Park.
Syed then fatally shot himself on Wanda Road and Katella Avenue, according to authorities. California Highway Patrol, Orange police and Tustin police officers were on scene as it happened. There was reportedly no confrontation between police and the suspect when he shot himself.
The more people we welcome into this country from cultures where mass killings of innocent people are okay, the more of that we will have.
Say a prayer for the innocent victims of Ali Syed’s jihad, Melvin Lee Edwards and Jeremy Lewis (and the unidentified woman and the unidentified motorist he also murdered), and their families, who lost these men for no good reason.
Tags: Ali Syed, Ali Syed jihad, Ali Syed Muslim, Islam, Jeremy Lewis, Jihad, Ladera Ranch, Melvin Lee Edwards, murder, Muslim murderers, Muslim murders, Scott Jordan, Tustin Police Chief Scott Jordan