More details are emerging from the investigation of the stabbing attack that took place at the University of California at Merced last week.
According to investigators, a two page manifesto was found in attacker Faisal Mohammad’s pocket. In it, he outlined a step by step guide as to how he would carry out the attack, including who he wanted to target and what would happen when he got police to arrive.
One of the most eye raising parts of the manifesto was that his 27th step in the manifesto, once his victims were tied down was to “sit down and praise Allah.” The phrase “praise Allah” was also found written in the margins of the manifesto.
It was then that he would behead one of victims. Following this he would make a fake distress call to police, ambush them, take their guns and kill the rest.
Authorities claim this was not religiously motivated however, but rather spurred by his anger at classmates and society.
From the Daily Mail:
A California teenager who went on a stabbing rampage at his school injuring four, also planned to behead one of his victims it has been revealed.
Faisal Mohammad, 18, a freshman who majored in computer science and engineering at the University of California, Merced, stabbed four people on Wednesday.
In the two-page manifesto found in Mohammad’s pocket by the county coroner, the student wrote a numeric list outlining his plans of who he wanted to kill, and how, including the beheading and shooting of his victims.
‘No. 27 was to ‘make sure people are tied down,’ No. 28 was ‘sit down and praise Allah,” County Sheriff Vern Warnke told Fox News. ‘I remember seeing four or five times, scribbled on the side of the two-page manifesto, where he wrote something like ‘praise Allah.’
Read more at the Daily Mail
Do you believe Mohammad was just mad at classmates or that there was another motivation?