It’s a mystery.
Motive unclear in shooting that killed 1 Fargo officer, injured 2 – AP
Unknown and unclear motives for horrifying crimes are a real problem. They seem to really tick up when America and Europe decided to import a theology that calls for committing horrifying crimes against infidels.
And so we have a lot of these mysteries and crimes whose motives will never be known, but can probably be attributed to “mental illness” or… look a squirrel.
A gunman opened fire on police and firefighters “for no known reason” as they responded to a traffic crash in North Dakota, killing one officer and wounding two others before another officer killed him, Fargo’s police chief said Saturday.
Chief David Zibolski said officer Jake Wallin, a military veteran, was killed in the shooting Friday afternoon. Two other officers, Andrew Dotas and Tyler Hawes, were wounded. A fourth officer, Zach Robinson, shot and killed the suspect, Zibolski said.
Zibolski identified the suspect as Mohamad Barakat, 37, of Fargo, but provided few details about him or the shooting, citing officials’ desire to protect the investigation. He said he was confident authorities would eventually determine the motive.
“The first thing we always want to know in a situation like this is, ‘Why?’” he said. “Why would somebody do this? What happened?”
The feds are looking over Mohamad’s possessions in an entirely routine event that should not lead to any suspicions.
When WDAY was at the apartment complex overnight Friday into Saturday, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and the bomb squad were investigating the grounds and asked residents to evacuate.
Residents were allowed back in the building around 5 a.m.
Zibolski said having federal agencies involved in these types of incidents is standard procedure.
Nothing to see here folks. The feds and the bomb squad looking over apartments is routine and standard procedure. Nothing to do with terrorism.
One witness to the shooting, Abdraihman Abdullahi, was eating a late lunch at Al Hamdi Restaurant, near 25th Street South and Seventh Avenue, when he heard gunshots.
“Two cars collided and police came and then pow, pow,” he said. “I was super frightened. This wasn’t the first time I’ve heard gunshots. I came from Somalia, but it sure did look like Minneapolis. I’ve never seen this kind of thing in Fargo.”
Fatah Mohamed works at Al Hamdi Restaurant and came out after the shots were fired, he said.
It’s certainly a good thing that we decided that what Fargo was lacking was Somalis.
Just as the workshop was about to begin, a community organizer showed up with seven gentlemen, all recent arrivals to the area. They hailed from Somalia, Sudan, Bhutan, and Iraq. I was surprised to learn that almost 8 percent of Fargo’s population is foreign born, largely refugees settled through Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, the only federally approved resettlement organization in the state.
In recent years, North Dakota has led the nation in per capita refugee resettlement. Far from the snow-white portrayal in the eponymous Coen brothers’ movie, Fargo is, in fact, a city of many colors.
I’m not sure which has done more damage to America, Al Qaeda or Lutheran Social Services and other refugee resettlers.
Was Mohamad a resettled refugee? Odds are we’ll never hear about it from the media.