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    VA - ROANOKE FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Knife Attack

    August 22, 2016
    10:15 EDT

    FBI Investigating Possible ISIS-Inspired Knife Attack

    The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Va., looking at whether the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired assault, sources tell ABC News.

    Federal authorities have been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, of the Roanoke area, for some time, sources familiar with the case told ABC News. In the past year, he traveled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting and inspiring sympathizers from across the world, sources said.



    http://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-investi...ry?id=41581213

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    The man fought off the attacker, police said, who fled the scene but was apprehended when he came into the same emergency room where the two victims were being treated. Police were in the hospital and soon arrested the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui of Roanoke County. He is charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and is being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...4fa_story.html

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    A U.S. intelligence source told CBS News Farooqui has been on the FBI’s radar for months and is believed to be self-radicalized.

    http://wreg.com/2016/08/23/fbi-probi...terror-attack/

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    Virginia knife attack may have been ISIS-inspired beheading attempt

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...icle-1.2761591

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    According to one source, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui yelled “Allah Akbar” — Arabic for God is Great — during the stabbing.

    http://wreg.com/2016/08/23/fbi-probi...terror-attack/


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    You think maybe? So inquiring minds want to know where this guy comes from? Is he a citizen? Hopefully that will trickle out sooner or later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by galiuro View Post
    You think maybe? So inquiring minds want to know where this guy comes from? Is he a citizen? Hopefully that will trickle out sooner or later...
    He went to middle and high school here in Roanoke, I don't know if he was born in the U.S. or not.

    ""Mind blown. Everyone was so close in middle school. Everyone knew each other," said Bratcher, who described Farooqui as funny. "He was so happy. Everyone knew him as a happy person. Everybody talked to him, passing the hallway. 'Hey Wasil.' You know, he was a good guy."

    People who live in that area tell WDBJ7 that this is a nice family, good neighbors, with no hint of problems."
    http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/391018391.html


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    Ah yes, so now its back to mentally ill not a terrorist line...whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galiuro View Post
    Ah yes, so now its back to mentally ill not a terrorist line...whatever.
    Just because someone is mentally ill, it does not mean they are NOT a terrorist.
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    Quote Originally Posted by galiuro View Post
    Ah yes, so now its back to mentally ill not a terrorist line...whatever.
    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    Just because someone is mentally ill, it does not mean they are NOT a terrorist.
    Hi galiuro & katydid23 😊

    Seriously!!!!! Both sides of the subject of the matter is good!!!

    If you put 2&2 together you get a
    F¥£k'd "mentally ill TERRORIST!!!!! They're all crazy!

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    Haters don't be hating on me about the difference between mentally ill and terrorism, I get it. I just made a simple statement.

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    Roanoke County Schools says Farooqui attended Hidden Valley Middle School from 2006 to 2009. Then he attended Hidden Valley High school as a member of the class of 2013, but he withdrew in 2012. In school friends say he was a normal guy.

    http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Ne...391119991.html

    Farooqui had a Facebook page like many other people his age. Bushkar said he had talked to Farooqui on social media, although it had been a while and he is not able to find it now which leads him to believe it's been deleted. He said Farooqui's younger brother is still active on Facebook, but hasn't posted anything about this incident.

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    Warrant: Man heard voices telling him to attack before he stabbed 2 people, screaming 'Allahu akbar'

    http://www.roanoke.com/news/warrant-...bc5118e15.html

    Before the attack, Farooqui grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen, leaving his Pelham Drive home, less than a mile away from the the Pines, “to clear his head.”

    Correlli Rasheed, a founding board member of Masjid An Nur Islamic Center, said Farooqui was not a member of the Roanoke mosque, although other members recalled seeing him more than a year ago.

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    He also went to Germany and Turkey this year in a possible attempt to join ISIS, but the FBI decided not to charge him with attempted ISIS support for that, according to NBC News.

    Federal law enforcement officials say both the victims in the attack are Muslim, though the attacker may not have known that.

    http://wsls.com/2016/08/23/federal-i...noke-stabbing/

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