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In Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 12, 2007, wearing a tan trench coat, Sulejman Talović , age 19,went on a shooting rampage killing five civilians and wounding several others at Trolley Square, a Salt Lake City shopping mall, before being fatally shot by police.
The killings by Talovic, a Bosnian Muslim, was immediately labeled NOT a terrorist act. Both the authorities and the media took pains NOT to identify him as a Muslim.
In 2002, Muslim convert John Allen Muhammad, one of the Washington, DC snipers, killed 10 innocent Americans and wounded three more critically.
Authorities claimed no connection between Islam and the Beltway Sniper case, and took pains NOT to identify him as a Muslim.
That same year, an Egyptian immigrant, a Muslim, walked into Los Angeles Airport and shot down two EL Al employees before being killed by El Al Security.
The FBI found no terrorist connection; authorities and the press took pains NOT to identify him as a Muslim.
In the past year, Ismail Yassin Mohamed, 22, stole a car in Minneapolis, and then went on a rampage, ramming the stolen car into other cars and then stealing a van and continuing to ram other cars, injuring one person. During his rampage, Mohamed repeatedly yelled, "Die, die, die, kill, kill, kill," and when asked why he did all this, he replied, "Allah made me do it."
This was determined NOT to be a terrorist act, and Mohamid was not immediately identified as a Muslim in press accounts.
Omeed Aziz Popal, a Muslim from Afghanistan, killed one person and injured 14 during a murderous drive through San Francisco city streets in August 2006, during which he targeted people on crosswalks and sidewalks He identified himself as a terrorist after his rampage. Later the murders were ascribed to Popal's mental problems, and to stress arising from his impending arranged marriage.
His Muslim connections were not immediately mentioned in the press.
On July 28, 2006, a Muslim named Naveed Afzal Haq forced his way into the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Once inside, Haq announced, "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel," and then began shooting, killing one woman and injuring five more.
FBI assistant special agent David Gomez stated: "We believe … it's a lone individual acting out his antagonism. There's nothing to indicate that it's terrorism-related. But we're monitoring the entire situation." Mysteriously, Haq had recently been baptized a Christian.
In March 2006, a 22-year-old Iranian student named Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar drove an SUV onto the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, deliberately trying to kill people and succeeding in injuring nine. During his arraignment, he explained that he was "thankful for the opportunity to spread the will of Allah."
There was no reason to believe that Taheri-azar was a terrorist. Later reports did mention his Muslim religion.
A rewrite with some editorial comments from a report by World Net Daily.