Apr 18 2007
The Manifesto is going to shed a lot of light on the killer Cho Sueng-Hui – aka Ismail. Cho had “Ismael Ax” (or something similar) on his arm, he signed his rantings with Ishmael (or somer similar spelling) and apparently the package sent to NBC came from “Ismail” in Blacksbuirg, VA. I know a lot of people think we give this killer too much attention. And personally I would love to be done with him. But we need to know the motives. We need to know what drove him so we can watch for another case and stop it before it is too late. And we need to know if this disturbed kid was influenced by something. In fact we know he was, but the questio is was it Pop Culture, video games or some kind of cult fanaticism? I know he was emotionally disturbed, so are all killers in my mind. I think the Islamo Fascists don’t have the heads screwed on right. So it is not enough to know he was unstable, we need to know what drove him to kill so many. We need to be able to stop someone else from falling this far into evil. To do that we cannot avert our eyes and wish it would go away. “Ismail” is part of the key to understanding what happened.
Update: Pamela at Atlas Shrugs noticed what I heard but had not caught yet in some form I could link to. The video Ishmael (Cho) sent to includes him ranting against Christianity. Again, there is only one other religion right now raging against the West and Christianity – and it is not the Jews. Pamela also has the picture of the package with “A. Ishmael” as the sender. Pam is also getting a lot of heat for noticing the obvious (yet undeterministic) connections to Islamic fanaticism. The story of Ibrihim and Ishmael is well described here.
Update: Also in the package Ishmael-Cho called himself (and the Columbine killers) a martyr. Obviously Cho was staging a spectaculer end to his pathetic life. Clearly he wants to be seen as a martyr – but the use of the word is interesting (but – again – may mean nothing).